Global Warming Changes Jet Stream & Global Weather Systems

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    Global Warming Changes Jet Stream & Global Weather Systems





    153 Climate Change Skeptic and Denier Arguments Debunked by Actual Climate Science


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  • okcomputer201...

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    Oct 25, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    The effect of sea ice loss on the exchange of heat between the ocean and the atmosphere is one of the coolest topics EVER. Open ocean = more heat (latent and sensible) = higher pressure surfaces and disruptive vertically propagating waves = weaker stratospheric polar vortex= deeper troughs and more intense cold fronts.

    What about the subtropical Jet and these awful tornado outbreaks in the southeast? Expansion of the Hadley Cell associated with global warming leading to a more intense subtropical jet and greater windshear to drive supercells?
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    Oct 25, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    I would love to have listened them to talk about possible projections of what the Jet Stream speed will do in correlation to a further loss in artic sea coverage. Also, rex block patterns from what I learned in Meteorology in college often produce more benign weather (less extremes in how heavy precip and how large temp swings are) in the short term and often more serious consequences in the long term (such as drought, flooding etc.). If that's true about rex-blocks, then there's a frog in boiling water situation going on here...
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 03, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    Looks like the changes are already taking place. People will argue whether it's man made, or the fruition of a doomsday religious prophesy spurred by gay marriage. Either way, we'll be forced to adapt to a new world of extreme weather. How many Sandy's will there be in the next decade?icon_eek.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 03, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    Not only will the US be negatively affected by this global warming and climatic change. The rest of the world will experience similar catastropic changes as well. I would love to know how those extremely gigantic skyscrapers in Dubai are going to withstand violent storms because the Indian Ocean basin is also going to experience these potentially disastrous climatic changes like the rest of the world. A very frightening scenario indeed.
  • metta

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    Nov 03, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Nov 03, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    153 Climate Change Skeptic and Denier Arguments Debunked by Actual Climate Science


    http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php?f=percentage
  • Clementian

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    Nov 03, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Mm.
    I'm not surprised.

    I still can't see the purpose in denying our involvement in this... Whether it's caused by us or not, we've got to get our shit together in order to stop it from progressing. Unless there're people out there thinking it's "just a phase".. C'mon though, get real. Nothing's really "just a phase" ;)