Here we go again: Climate activists blame record cold/snow on warming! – ‘How global warming also brings colder weather’ – Climate Depot Rebuttal


By: - Climate DepotFebruary 14, 2021 2:47 PM with 0 comments

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By Jeannette Cwienk – Deutsche Welle (DW) – Germany’s international broadcaster

Article Claim: Temperatures in the Arctic have risen more than twice as fast as the global average over the past 40 years.

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Article Claim: “If the jet stream is weak and wavy, the polar vortex also weakens, and sometimes breaks down completely. The cold snap across Europe is the result of a weak jet stream — more precisely a dip — that has caused a strong and long-lasting collapse of the polar vortex.”

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Physicist rips ‘global warming’ causing record cold claims: The whole ‘narrative involving the polar vortex is just another pseudoscientific scam’

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Obama’s nuclear czar Ernest Moniz blames climate inaction for cold weather in Texas: ‘It’s giving the public an idea of what the stakes are for addressing the climate crisis’

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https://www.dw.com/en/cold-winter-global-warming-polar-vortex/a-56534450?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

By Jeannette Cwienk – Deutsche Welle (DW) – Germany’s international broadcaster

Why is it so cold?

The past week’s sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls are more than just a cold winter. They are made more likely by the collapse of the polar vortex — a huge ring of cold winds raging in the Earth’s stratosphere — at the North Pole.

The polar vortex is closely connected to the jet stream, a band of strong winds about 10 kilometers above the ground. At the polar front, this flows between warm air from the tropics and subtropics, and cold polar air. The pressure extremes that form in this transitional area at lower layers are sometimes referred to in weather reports as the Icelandic low or the Azores high.

The jet stream usually determines the winter weather in Europe: if it is strong and flows from west to east, it brings mild, windy and rainy weather from the Atlantic, and holds the cold air from the Arctic.

But if the jet stream is weak and wavy, the polar vortex also weakens, and sometimes breaks down completely. The cold snap across Europe is the result of a weak jet stream — more precisely a dip — that has caused a strong and long-lasting collapse of the polar vortex.

How can climate change make the weather colder?

Excerpt: Climate change, however,  doesn’t only lead to higher temperatures, but more extreme weather.

This is where the disproportionate warming of the Arctic comes into play, said Stefan Rahmstorf, head of the Earth System Analysis research department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Temperatures in the Arctic have risen more than twice as fast as the global average over the past 40 years. “These changes are affecting the weather in Europe.”

Arctic warming is particularly strong in winter, said Dörthe Handorf, who researches the physics of the atmosphere at the Alfred Wegener Institute of the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). “As many studies show, this weakens the jet stream.”

The wind stream begins to fray, said Handorf, which could lead to more dips that affect temperatures in Europe.

Will climate change make European winters colder?

Climate change won’t necessarily make European winters colder because the outbreaks of cold air from the polar vortex are sometimes milder than the current cold snap. The Arctic is also not the only part of the world where air currents are changing because of rising temperatures.

Strong warming over the subtropics also affects the jet stream, said Handorf. While the Arctic warming tends to direct the jet stream southwards and cause cold spells in Europe, the subtropical warming generally sends the band northwards. If this is the case, she said, the winter weather in Europe will be milder. Climate models do not yet know which warming trend will dominate in the future, she added.

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Tony Heller of Real Climate Science explains:

The Washington Post says cold winters are caused by disrupted Polar Vortex, which is caused by global warming. And three weeks ago they said Americans are “winter starved.”

Here is their diagram showing what global warming has done to the Polar Vortex.

What a ‘wrecked’ polar vortex means for winter-starved Americans

Here is the same diagram from Science News in 1975, which showed what global cooling did to the Polar Vortex.

Wayback Machine

March 1, 1975 | Science News

The Washington Post said colder winters indicated a disastrous new ice age which would begin as early as 2021.

washingtonpost.com – search nation, world, technology and Washington area news archives.

U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming

“Winter starved Americans” are facing the coldest February since 1936.

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