Skip to comments.Why a Warming Arctic May Be Causing Colder U.S. Winters
Posted on 07/11/2017 11:36:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
When a U.S. Republican senator threw a snowball onto the Senate floor in late February of 2015, he used it to underscore his belief that humanmade climate change was an alarmist conclusion. The snowball had been rolled from the capital grounds in Washington D.C., which, at the time, was experiencing an uncharacteristically cold winter.
If global warming was real, he postured, how could the nation's capital experience such severe cold?
Uncharacteristically cold winters, however, just might be one of the most hard felt effects of climate change, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience by a team of researchers.
The study found that unusually cold temperatures in northern North America and lower precipitation in the south central U.S. all coincided with periods of warmer Arctic weather.
To reach this conclusion, the researchers analyzed how teleconnections in the Arctic cause cooler winters in North America. Teleconnections are largescale weather anomalies that influence weather across continents and span large portions of the atmosphere.
Anna Michalak, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science, was involved in creating the model that was used to collect data for the study's findings. She explained that the massive system of climate models, called CMIP5, creates a large dataset that allows researchers to study the interconnectedness between activity on Earth and the atmosphere.
While the specific repercussions of warmer Arctic seasons and the severity at which those repercussions will be felt requires further research, the study effectively underscores the interconnectedness of Earth's atmosphere.
Speaking about how human influence changes weather patterns, Machalak added, "Winters could be harsher; flooding is more intense; droughts are more frequent... By emitting greenhouse gasses, we're not just warming temperatures, we're perturbing the Earth's entire system."
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Yes! Global warming makes it colder! I knew we’d come to that...
ROTFLMAO. They just never stop with the hilarity.
Something happened yesterday. I don’t know what it was. Or where it took place. It may have been a one-time thing. Or it could be recurring. The only thing I can say for sure is that the thing that happened yesterday absolutely confirms that Global Warming is very real.
The earth getting warmer is making us colder? I love voodoo science!
Ohmigawd! You have got to be kidding me!
I think I predicted this the other day; that all the snowpack in Greenland was destined to be to blame someday for a rise in the sea level (WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!).
So, yes, a drop in global temperatures will itself be blamed on global warming.
Hot is the new Cold.
And this, after some of the warmest winters we’ve had in the midwest.
I burned half the wood last year that I normally do
...why do presumptive intelligent people bring us incoherent drivel...
“Why a Warming Arctic May Be Causing Colder U.S. Winters”
or, Why Colder U.S. Winters May Be Causing a Warmer Arctic.
COROLLARY: “Hot weather is climate, cold weather is just weather.”
The author is employing a logical tautology and therefore is an invalid argument.
AGW Newspeak: Cold is warm.
“While the specific repercussions of warmer Arctic seasons and the severity at which those repercussions will be felt requires further research, the study effectively underscores the interconnectedness of Earth’s atmosphere.”
I.e., rather than admitting failure, we’ll adjust our models so that they can predict the past correctly.
HotColdWetDry. Everything proves AGW!
Hot weather is climate, cold weather is just weather
Hey, wait a minute.....why you.........
I think better article would be “Why AGW Supporting “Scholars” are Lowering the Average IQ”.
It must be great to make a prediction after the fact and call it science. Too bad it isn’t that way in the real world.
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