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Longer colder winters mean larger heating bills mean more fossil fuel is consumed means more air pollution means more global warming means

climate change.
Global warming may or may not have been in existence since the ice age however now there are bllions more humans participating in the event.

 

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Longer colder winters mean larger heating bills mean more fossil fuel is consumed means more air pollution means more global warming means

climate change.
Global warming may or may not have been in existence since the ice age however now there are bllions more humans participating in the event.

 

If global warming is real, how can there be longer, colder winters? LOL

 

 

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If global warming is real, how can there be longer, colder winters? LOL

 

 

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Heat is a major factor in winter storms and such.

 

How many want to live with more insects? Mosquitos, the pesky fly , the chigger , the copperheads , the brown recluse,the black widow etc etc etc.

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Heat is a major factor in winter storms and such.

 

How many want to live with more insects? Mosquitos, the pesky fly , the chigger , the copperheads , the brown recluse,the black widow etc etc etc.

 

Florida one day will covered in water .....

 

The US Navy takes climate change serious and is planning the nations security accordingly.

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Longer, harsher winters may be in store for the portions of North America as the polar vortex continues to weaken and shifts, according to a new study.

The polar vortex is a large pocket of frigid air that hovers above the polar regions, and is most prominent in the winter months.

Researchers at China's Lanzhou University penned the study, which was published in Nature Climate Change last month.

Lanzhou researchers found that a loss of sea ice in the Arctic regions due to rising temperatures in the Barents-Kara seas, along with an increase in snow cover over Europe and Asia, has caused the polar vortex to weaken. The pocket of cold air has in turn shifted toward Eurasia.

This movement could lead to colder and possibly extended winter seasons for portions of North America and Eurasia, according to the study.

"With warming and ridging in the Kara Sea, this typically allows for less ice cover but also is a conducive atmospheric pattern for lower temperatures in the North American mid-latitudes," AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee said.

The polar vortex in winter can extend well into the atmosphere and at times be more than 100,000 feet deep, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said.

650x366_11170013_ap450531719284.jpgPassers-by make their way along a snow-covered bridge over the Charles River, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A weaker polar vortex allows the stratosphere, or a distant part of the Earth's atmosphere, to warm, while a stronger one prevents that process, according to Vallee.

"The stratospheric vortex typically governs the tropospheric vortex [in the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere] during the winter months and is based on polar heating and cooling," Vallee said.

"As the stratosphere warms in winter, it can reverse the wind direction below it," he said.

This could block high pressure systems from taking shape in the high latitudes of the Earth, which would increase opportunities for cold in the mid-latitudes.

According to Smerbeck, the southern shift could bring the other end of the polar vortex toward eastern North America, yielding colder winters for the region.

"There are other factors that determine where the vortex sets up," Smerbeck said. "The warm blob over the north Pacific in winter 2013-2014 and the unusually warm waters along the west coast of North America [for the] 2014-2015 winter contributed to a southward dip in the vortex across eastern North America and cold winters in the central and eastern U.S."

Smerbeck said there is a lot of research still being conducted, and that while some researchers may not find the latest study overly convincing, a mechanical connection between the lack of sea ice and the vortex shift as opposed to just a statistical connection should allow for more accurate modeling.

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At times during the winter, a warm layer of air will develop high up near the stratosphere over eastern Asia and head toward the stratospheric vortex causing it to weaken by being pinched, displaced or even split. This will cause a portion of the stratospheric vortex to extend farther south.

A stronger polar vortex will hold the cold air northward. When it weakens and shifts away from the pole either by squeezing, splitting or displacement, it will drag cold air with it, Smerbeck added.

"Reduced sea ice over the Barents-Kara seas in the fall leads to a storm track that can increase snow cover over Eurasia and Siberia," he said.

"It has been shown that increases in Eurasian and Siberian snow cover in the fall can launch upper-level warming events that reach into the stratosphere and weaken the stratospheric polar vortex," he said, stating that this Arctic warming can weaken and alter the placement of the polar vortex.

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Global warming is already having significant and costly effects on our communities, our health, and our climate.

Unless we take immediate action to reduce global warming emissions, these impacts will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly and damaging, and increasingly affect the entire planet — including you, your community, and your family.

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Average global sea level has increased eight inches since 1880, but is rising much faster on the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Global warming is now accelerating the rate of sea level rise, increasing flooding risks to low-lying communities and high-risk coastal properties whose development has been encouraged by today's flood insurance system.

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Wildfires are increasing and wildfire season is getting longer in the Western U.S. as temperatures rise. Higher spring and summer temperatures and earlier spring snow-melt result in forests that are hotter and drier for longer periods of time, priming conditions for wildfires to ignite and spread.

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Florida one day will covered in water .....

The US Navy takes climate change serious and is planning the nations security accordingly.

 

 

They won't be next year

 

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121352495

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http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/29/mother-all-risks-insurance-giants-call-g20-stop-bankrolling-fossil-fuels

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Florida one day will covered in water .....

 

The US Navy takes climate change serious and is planning the nations security accordingly.

There about 200 ( known to exist ) cities submerged in the Mediterranean, that have been under water for 1,000s of years.

How'd that happen?

Longer colder winters mean larger heating bills mean more fossil fuel is consumed means more air pollution means more global warming means

climate change.
Global warming may or may not have been in existence since the ice age however now there are bllions more humans participating in the event.

 

Well, something melted those 3 K high ice sheets way back when.

Possibly our ancestors goofin around & burning Wooly Mammoth farts.

Probably little entertainment during past ice ages.

Big shindig at Kanooks cave. Bring your own mammoth.

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More destructive hurricanes
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While hurricanes are a natural part of our climate system, recent research indicates that their destructive power, or intensity, has been growing since the 1970s, particularly in the North Atlantic region.

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Dangerously hot weather is already occuring more frequently than it did 60 years ago—and scientists expect heat waves to become more frequent and severe as global warming intensifies. This increase in heat waves creates serious health risks, and can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and aggravate existing medical conditions.

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Military bases at risk
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Rising seas will increasingly flood many of our coastal military bases.

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National landmarks at risk
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The growing consequences of climate change are putting many of the country's most iconic and historic sites at risk, from Ellis Island to the Everglades, Cape Canaveral to California's César Chávez National Monument.

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Damn. I was counting on global warming. It snowed here today. I wanted beachfront property for a Fish & Chip joint. Cape Cod and Kennedy Compound would be under water. The BIG DIG under water. Governor and the state legislature move to Springfield. I have my clam shack. I was actually thinking of hugging a tree. You made a believer out of me and then let me down. I feel like a snowflake that supported Sanders.

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