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Jet stream shift could prompt
harsher winters: scientists

Agence France-Presse, by Jean-Louis Santini

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/16/2014 9:37:13 PM

Chicago - A warmer Arctic could permanently affect the pattern of the high-altitude polar jet stream, resulting in longer and colder winters over North America and northern Europe, US scientists say. The jet stream, a ribbon of high altitude, high-speed wind in northern latitudes that blows from west to east, is formed when the cold Arctic air clashes with warmer air from further south. The greater the difference in temperature, the faster the jet stream moves. According to Jennifer Francis, a climate expert at Rutgers University, the Arctic air has warmed in recent years as a result of melting polar

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And there you have it. Bitterly cold, snowy winters are caused by (drum roll...) global warming.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Objectivity, 2/16/2014 9:45:38 PM     (No. 9735220)

Before Putin decided to return to ´office´, Russians predicted possibility of mini-ice age likely next 30+ years (see weatherman Joe Bastardi who has helped translate much of this to the West). Russkies are good at long term weather forecasting it seems. This was when ´global warming´ was at its peak in our beloved media.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jir, 2/16/2014 9:54:41 PM     (No. 9735227)

Wait just a minute! Last week the global warming was "hiding" under the cold water in the ocean! These pseudo scientist better get their stories/data straight while we patiently freeze to death up here in Northern NJ. This is the most snow we have had piled up on the ground since the winter December ´95 through March ´96. Right now I would really appreciate some AlGorebal Warming.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 2/16/2014 10:22:21 PM     (No. 9735252)

Latest BS story from the GW charlatans.

Red is caused by too much blue, up is caused by too much down, and all this cold weather is caused by too much warming.

The next time I hear anything about this in person, I swear I am going to laugh out loud, right in the speaker´s face.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/16/2014 10:26:58 PM     (No. 9735255)

This last week there was snow and ice on the majority of the United States. Do you mean the ice has melted in the Arctic? I thought the Northwest Passage never opened this year. Did it open in January and February when no one was looking?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtydave, 2/16/2014 10:30:54 PM     (No. 9735259)

A warming arctic explains why the ice coverage there is increasing.

Sounds like that Hail Mary, last ditch desperation ploy to me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quaestio, 2/17/2014 12:02:03 AM     (No. 9735324)

Even the IPCC has acknowledged that there has been NO warming for nearly 15 years. So if there hasn´t been any warming, then how can they say the jet stream is changing because of a warmer Arctic? How can it be warmer if the sea ice is expanding? Why are journalists such complete freakin idiots?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Guard SGT (ret), 2/17/2014 12:07:54 AM     (No. 9735326)

OK, so a warmer Artic that has more ice this year than the last few years is causing the cold weather in the US and Europe????

Can anyone see any logic in his statement???

I don´t!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2014 1:30:10 AM     (No. 9735345)

Last week, meteorologist Joe Bastardi told Sean Hannity that the current weather patterns of cold and snow were reminiscent of the 1960´s and 70´s. He went on to say that weather is cyclical, and described the process.

Not a word of climate change or global warming -- just weather.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/17/2014 1:32:54 AM     (No. 9735346)

Orwell could not have imagined that they would try "Cold is Warm!"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/17/2014 1:45:11 AM     (No. 9735350)

Is climate changing? Yes. It´s getting colder.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 2/17/2014 4:28:08 AM     (No. 9735378)

When I see "could" in a weather story headline I quit reading right there. Everything from that point forward is baloney.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno, 2/17/2014 6:04:37 AM     (No. 9735408)

Meanwhile Wendy Davis is concerned about how much fuel the Jet Stream uses...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/17/2014 2:14:50 PM     (No. 9736008)

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ok state mom, 2/17/2014 2:20:46 PM     (No. 9736018)

FTA: it is premature to blame humans for these changes.

The jet stream DOES drive the weather pattern - if it changes so does the weather. This is not climate change hysteria. It is fact. Why is it changing? Because weather patterns are cyclical.

I agree with Joe Bastardi that this winter reminds me of the ones of my childhood...in the 60´s.

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