What is the polar vortex – and how is it linked to climate change?

What is the polar vortex – and how is it linked to climate change?

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Hudson river, ice and snow. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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The polar vortex has broken into ‘two swirling blobs of cold air’, bringing the most frigid conditions in decades to the midwest…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (01-31-2019)

Polar Vortex in U.S. May be Example of Global Warming, Climate Central (01-07-2014)
Scientists said the deep freeze gripping the U.S. does not indicate a halt or reversal in global warming trends, either. In fact, it may be a counterintuitive example of global warming in action…

Study: Global Warming Doubles Risk of Extreme Weather; BBC News (01-26-2015)

Blizzard of Nor’Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate Change, National Geographic (01-2015)

Warm Water and Strange Weather May Be Connected; NASA (04-18-2015)

Where global warming gets real: inside Nasa’s mission to the north pole; Guardian UK (07-27-2017)
For 10 years, Nasa has been flying over the ice caps to chart their retreat. This data is an invaluable record of climate change…

Study: humans have caused all the global warming since 1950; Guardian UK (04-21-2016)
A new study has found that humans are responsible for virtually all of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century. It’s not a novel result – in fact, most global warming attribution studies have arrived at the same general result – but this study uses a new approach…

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