The Science of the Polar Vortex and Jet Stream

At least since around 2001 we have study papers connecting the polar vortex / jet stream behavior to anomalies, such as cold weather outbreaks or precipitation changes. The polar vortex phenomenon was described as early as 1853. In recent years studies linked changes in the cryosphere to the polar vortex. Feel free to suggest further study papers in the comments.…

Jon Stewart Rips Fox on Global Warming: Your F*cking Opinion Is Not as Valid as Scientific Fact!

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook January 6, 2014 – Jon Stewart kicked off the first Daily Show of 2014 by going after a number of Fox News personalities for using the current insanely cold weather to mock global warming. Stewart explained that just because something is “your…

Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and Climate Change

Current coverage of polar vortex intrusion. ‘Polar vortex’ could send wind chill to 65 below zero in Midwest More realtime coverage Carson Walker: Temperature records will likely be broken during the short, yet forceful deep freeze that will begin in many places on Sunday and extend into early next week. That’s thanks to a perfect…

Extreme Weather November 2013 (Super Typhoon Haiyan, Midwest Tornado Outbreak, Sardinia Cyclone) HD

Music “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”  by Chris Zabriskie chriszabriskie.com Video NBCNews.com Report KSFY ABC News Report Tornado footage Washington Ill. by Marc W. BBC Report Sardinia Aerial footage by Policia di Stato Images Huffington Post AFP Floods From Mediterranean Storm ‘Ruven’ Kill 18 in Sardinia, Italy http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2584 Rare November Tornado…

Superstorm Sandy One Year Later: ‘We’re Still Living Through It’

On Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York City’s waterfront. The Rockaway Peninsula in Queens still bears the scars. Houses damaged by floodwaters sag with rot and mold. Businesses are shuttered. The beach’s miles-long boardwalk is gone. One year later, the residents there face a difficult dilemma between staying and leaving, as the reality…

Does Freshwater Runoff in the Arctic change Ocean Circulation to Unlock Methane Hydrate in the Deep Ocean?

Recently freshwater intake into the Arctic Circle have changed ocean currents, in the following a collection of related science, and what if freshwater currents drive warmer water into the deep ocean and unlock methane hydrates? Mechanism have been identified recently. Arctic freshwater input into the North Pacific could serve as a catalyst for methane hydrate…

Extreme Weather (2013)

Interviews with the following climate scientists. Dr Erich Fischer, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Dr Karl Braganza, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Dr Lisa Alexander, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Dr Susan Wijffels, Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO Professor Jennifer Francis, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Extreme Weather From Mother Nature

Flooding, tornadoes, hail and fire are in the forecast — and with costly outcomes. ABC News: ‘Scientists Say Human-Caused Climate Change Is … Creating More Heat Waves, Droughts And Intense Downpours’ Here’s the transcript: And once again tonight, flooding, tornadoes, hail, and fire as the nation takes another punch from mother nature and climate. ABC’s…

Fresh water from rivers and rain makes hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones 50 percent more intense

An analysis of a decade’s worth of tropical cyclones shows that when hurricanes blow over ocean regions swamped by fresh water, the conditions can unexpectedly intensify the storm. Although the probability that hurricanes will hit such conditions is small, ranging from 10 to 23 percent, the effect is potentially large: Hurricanes can become 50 percent…

Cyclone Activity Has Been Intensified in the Arctic

Cyclones are key weather elements that make a major contribution to climate trends and variability, and that also bring intense high-frequency changes in wind, temperature and precipitation. Given the recent dramatic change of the Arctic climate, Arctic cyclone activity has attracted an increasing amount of attention. We investigated the Arctic cyclone activity in the context…