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- The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date: Samuel Arbesman October 28, 2020
- Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books): David Biggs October 28, 2020
- Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands (Culture, Place, and Nature): Jonathan Padwe, K. Sivaramakrishnan October 28, 2020
- Bomb Children: Life in the Former Battlefields of Laos: Leah Zani October 28, 2020
- The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development October 28, 2020
- Introduction to 3D Modeling and Scanning, Fall 2020 Digital Scholarship Workshop October 28, 2020
- Hist Lit Research Process: Finding Historical Maps October 28, 2020
- Information Literacy for the Historian October 28, 2020
- Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It: Tom Philpott October 28, 2020
- Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC October 27, 2020
- Why Are Christian Leaders Walking Away from Their Faith? October 27, 2020
- Scientists measuring marine health as metric for climate change October 27, 2020
- Does Nigeria Need Restructuring? What Are The Major Problems Of Nigeria? #ENDSARS October 27, 2020
- The Blacks in Canada: A History: Robin W. Winks October 27, 2020
- Sen. Whitehouse Gives Presentation On ‘Dark Money’ Influence On Supreme Court Nomination | MSNBC October 26, 2020
- Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s opening statement in Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks during hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett October 26, 2020
- The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade October 26, 2020
- New Report Highlights,30 Recommendations to Make,Coastal Communities More Resilient October 26, 2020
- Environmental Humanities – Yale October 26, 2020
- Trump administration says coronavirus pandemic will not be contained October 25, 2020
- Food Futures: The Choices Facing Us Now October 25, 2020
- Christian Leaders Speak Out Against The President | Morning Joe | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- TRUMP SLAMS REPORTER, WALKS OUT OF 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW | ticker October 25, 2020
- Cohen: ‘There Will Never Be A Peaceful Transition Of Power’ | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- Expert on Trump’s Executive Order Enabling Him To Fire Fauci | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- OUR FUTURE OUR PLANET: FEATURING MARK RUFFALO (8PM ET) October 25, 2020
- Textiles in the West African Coastal Trade Prior to to European Economic Penetration & Displacement October 25, 2020
- Hunting ‘Death’ – Boko Haram | Short Doc October 25, 2020
- Trump’s America | DW Documentar y October 25, 2020
- Christopher de la Torre – IMDb October 25, 2020
- “It’s Criminal”: Biden Slams Trump as Gov’t Can’t Find Parents of 54 5 Children Separated At Border October 25, 2020
- Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths October 25, 2020
- Why scientists are so worried about this glacier October 25, 2020
- Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election October 25, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 23, 2020 October 24, 2020
- The Future Tsunami That Could Destroy the US East Coast October 23, 2020
- What is Climate Change? | Start Here October 23, 2020
- #AGU20: What to expect from Fall Meeting October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – virtual Bay Area premiere October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – Official Trailer October 23, 2020
- The Vow: Official Trailer | HBO October 23, 2020
- The Square Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Documentary October 23, 2020
- The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix October 23, 2020
- Researchers unveil roadmap for a carbon neutral China by 2060 – China Dialogue October 23, 2020
- Uncle Juan Carlos: A Preventable COVID-19 Tragedy • Vote 2020 October 22, 2020
- Highlights of Donald Trump’s Leaked Interview with ’60 Minutes’ | NowThis October 22, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
- “A Barrett Confirmation Is a Catastrophe”: What Democrats Can Do to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick October 22, 2020
Daily Archives: January 8, 2018
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Climate change manifests in snowier winters in places like Boston, thanks to a warmer Arctic. Credit: Peter Enyeart, via Flickr
Rising Arctic temps are changing the jet stream, drawing cold air further south, showing climate change can drive extreme weather in unexpected ways.
Aug 31, 2015
Melting sea ice and warmer temperatures in the Arctic are to blame for the brutal cold snaps that have plagued parts of Asia and North America in recent years, according to new research by Korean and European scientists released Monday.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience, adds to the growing evidence linking rising Arctic temperatures to changing weather patterns across the globe. It also helps further debunk one of climate deniers‘ favorite arguments: cold weather proves the world isn’t warming from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Deniers reveled in their theory last winter as a record-breaking 110.6 inches of snow fell on Boston and temperatures as low as minus-35 degrees Fahrenheit chilled wide swaths of the Central Plains and Northeast. Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe famously brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to “prove” his point and Republican Presidential frontrunner and businessman Donald Trump tweeted in February, “Record low temperatures and massive amounts of snow. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING?“
“This research blasts enormous holes in that argument, if the deniers choose to pay attention to these findings,” said Jennifer Francis, a climate scientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey who was not involved in the research.
A strong polar vortex (left, from December 2013) is centered over the Arctic. A weakened polar vortex (right, from January 2014) allows cold air to dip farther south. Credit: NOAA
The loss of sea ice may be weakening the polar vortex, allowing cold blasts to dip south from the Arctic, across North America, Europe and Russia, a new study says.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News Sep 28, 2017
When winter sets in, “polar vortex” becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives.
New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently over the past four decades, even as the planet as a whole has warmed. While it may seem counterintuitive, the scientists believe these bitter cold snaps are connected to the warming of the Arctic and the effects that that warming is having on the winds of the stratospheric polar vortex, high above the Earth’s surface.
Here’s what scientists involved in the research think is happening: The evidence is clear that the Arctic has been warming faster than the rest of the planet. That warming is reducing the amount of Arctic sea ice, allowing more heat to escape from the ocean. The scientists think that the ocean energy that is being released is causing a weakening of the polar vortex winds over the Arctic, which normally keep cold air centered over the polar region. That weakening is then allowing cold polar air to slip southward more often.
Norfolk and Miami frequently see nuisance flooding now. The cost to protect them and other coastal cities in the future is rising with the tide.
By Nicholas Kusnetz Dec 28, 2017
To get a sense of how much it will cost the nation to save itself from rising seas over the next 50 years, consider Norfolk, Virginia.
In November, the Army Corps released a proposal for protecting the city from coastal flooding that would cost $1.8 billion. Some experts consider the estimate low. And it doesn’t include the Navy’s largest base, which lies within city limits and likely needs at least another $1 billion in construction.
Then consider the costs to protect Boston, New York, Baltimore, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston and the more than 3,000 miles of coastline in between.
Rising seas driven by climate change are flooding the nation’s coasts now. The problem will get worse over the next 50 years, but the United States has barely begun to consider what’s needed and hasn’t grappled with the costs or who will pay. Many decisions are left to state and local governments, particularly now that the federal government under President Donald Trump has halted action to mitigate climate change and reversed nascent federal efforts to adapt to its effects.