Paul Beckwith: Climate Change Deep Freeze (Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and Sea Ice)

Paul Beckwith, discusses the severity and extent of the North American deep freeze and how it results from fractured jet streams due to climate change.

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  1. Looks as if the transition to a new climate state is now underway. Abrupt climate change is not out of the realm of possibilities. Paul mentions methane making its appearance in all of this right at the end. If huge amounts of this super GHG start to show up and it already is as the Arctic tundra melts and worse the methane hydrates on the Arctic sea start to boil off its curtains for mankind.

  2. Manmade CO2 production is about half a percent of the total global output,
    most of which is produced naturally through volcanic eruptions, etc. I
    think that the changes we are seeing in the weather is due to the cycle of
    the sun, and not anything earth related.

  3. OK, it may be a serious situation building up, but we need to look realistically at our options. Pluvinergy shows how we can take heat directly out of the atmosphere and cycle it out into space, the process forms an engine, which can supply all the energy civilization will ever need. It also produces freshwater at agricultural levels. If people learn about it, science will expedite its peer review process so that the system can be built within 10 years, and fully deployed in another 30. That will be in time to save most species on earth, including human beings.

  4. Paul, please explain how the polar vortex jetstream in the tropopause is
    powered or caused by the temperature difference between the warm mid
    latitude atmosphere and the high arctic latitude atmosphere, and why the
    warming is 3-4 degrees C higher in the arctic, reducing the temperature
    contrast between north and south and how that leads to stalling of the
    polar vortex, and why cold masses then migrate south from the arctic and
    warm air masses from south travel north to the arctic?

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