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

Paul Beckwith, discusses the severity and extent of the North […]

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January 29, 2014

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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10 Comments

  1. ClimateState January 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm - Reply
  2. Glenn Klotz January 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    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.

  3. Ben @ Rocksalt Shop February 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    It’s amazing how our impact on the planet can cause such terrifying and destructive weather patterns to emerge.

  4. Chris Perver February 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    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.

  5. mcc helipilot February 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    NO MYSTERY!
    Explains a lot, even for those who still don’t believe the north pole is melting away.

  6. Noelio Emerald-Isle February 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Wonder what 5 to 10 years will be like?….the film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ comes to mind…

  7. Atanacio Luna March 2, 2014 at 6:32 am - Reply

    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.

  8. Peter Hall March 7, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    good explanation, thanks

  9. plank ton March 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    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?

  10. Robert Olson April 24, 2014 at 3:11 am - Reply

    from 1979 to 2014.. you call that a weather map…

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