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- The Right to Food: The Global Campaign to End Hunger and Malnutrition: Francis Adams January 22, 2021
- The Man Who Fed the World: Leon Hesser January 22, 2021
- How Many People Can the Earth Support?: Joel E. Cohen January 22, 2021
- The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health – EAT Knowledge January 22, 2021
- Did the coronavirus pandemic alter the course of climate change? January 22, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: Where the Left Goes After Trump (2021 Interview) January 22, 2021
- The New Climate War (w/ Dr. Michael Mann) January 22, 2021
- Global Capitalism: US Capitalism’s Decline and Desperate Efforts to Save It January 2021 January 22, 2021
- George W. Bush Amnesia w/ Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House | The Jacobin Show January 22, 2021
- The Legacy of Orientalism and Edward Said w/ Vivek Chibber & Bashir Abu-Manneh January 22, 2021
- Mark Blyth: An End to Austerity Economics January 22, 2021
- Joint MLK Sermon by Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Reverend Ray Hammond on MLK Sunday, 2021 January 22, 2021
- Pres. Biden Signs Executive Actions Addressingthe Economic Crisis | LIVE | NowThis January 22, 2021
- Jane Goodall’s climate change reality check | CLIMATE NOW January 22, 2021
- From Africa to the Persian Gulf: Inside the booming illegal market for wild pets January 22, 2021
- Joe Biden’s Cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline Is a Landmark in the Climate Fight | The New Yorker January 22, 2021
- In Memorium – Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again | EV & N 375 | CCTV January 22, 2021
- Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf discouraged by COVID vaccine roll-out plan | Reuters January 21, 2021
- GRAIN | Digital control: how Big Tech moves into food and farming (and what it means) January 21, 2021
- Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration January 21, 2021
- Cooling the Climate Mess with Soil and Water January 21, 2021
- Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming January 21, 2021
- Why Soil Matters January 21, 2021
- Soil Solutions to Climate Problems – Narrated by Michael Pollan January 21, 2021
- Put carbon where it belongs… back in the soil January 21, 2021
- Soil carbon: with Walter Jehne January 21, 2021
- Walter Jehne – The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles January 21, 2021
- Five killed in blaze at plant of world’s biggest vaccine maker January 21, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021
- The story of Trump’s last day and Biden’s inauguration – BBC News January 21, 2021
- 2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Kick-off event January 21, 2021
- Capitol Insurrection Highlights Increasing Radicalization of Right-Wing White Police Officers January 20, 2021
- Live: Explore a new Maritime Silk Road Museum in SE China 一起探访中 国首个大型海上丝绸之路博 物馆 January 20, 2021
- “Unmitigated Disaster”: Michael Eric Dyson on How Trump Turned White House into “Ful crum of Fascism” January 20, 2021
- Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million January 20, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
- WHO: Equitable Vaccine Distribution at ‘Serious Risk’ January 20, 2021
- Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary January 20, 2021
- Communicating Science (in a science-skeptical world) January 20, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 20, 2021
- A Message from First Lady Melania Trump January 20, 2021
- George Conway: Hawley, Cruz ‘Disregard The Constitution’ For Own Political Agenda | All In | MSNBC – YouTube January 19, 2021
- Michael Cohen: N.Y. PROSECUTORS WILL BE THE “FIRST ON LINE” TO BRING “TRUMP AND FAMILY TO JUSTICE” January 19, 2021
- Trump’s final day as president January 19, 2021
- ‘The world was not prepared’: WHO interim pandemic report January 19, 2021
- Janet Yellen Urges Lawmakers To ‘Act Big’ To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Economy | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan Includes Financial Support For Families, Businesses | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- How Past Presidents Said Farewell To The Nation | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 19, 2021
- King Boston January 19, 2021
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.