Right now, this is what is happening: Freak storm in North Atlantic to lash UK, may push temperatures over 50 degrees above normal at North Pole
Computer model simulations show the storm, sweeping across the north central Atlantic today, rapidly intensifying along a jet stream ripping above the ocean at 230 mph.
People do not seem to realize exactly how much heat is being pumped into the Arctic – but it is absolutely GIGANTIC.
Consider this commentary:
As interesting as the N.A. temps are, the arctic is simply gone nuts. Longyearbyen, Svalbard: “The warm season lasts from June 15 to September 4 with an average daily high temperature above 41°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 48°F and low of 42°F.”
Current temperature: 43F.
That’s insane since considering they haven’t seen the sun since October 27th. Two months with no sun and the temps are as high as mid-summer?
Global warming? Arctic amplification? Of course not – it’s the sun …. oops 🙂
Scientist are trying to get this message out – but the world is still barely listening. It may be the middle of winter – but it’s not a traditional kind of winter at all.
On Wednesday, the North Pole will be warmer than Western Texas, Southern California, and parts of the Sahara.
Read the links! The ice is MELTING IN WINTER. The permafrost will now melt all that much faster, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Methane hydrates will also melt much quicker now, there is no more seasonal ‘buffer’ to keep the Arctic cold like before.
These extreme temperature changes in winter have huge significance to our climate and our weather in the lower latitudes. 2016 will undoubtedly be devastating to humanity as a result with mega-storms wiping out infrastructure and lives, extreme heat waves and gigantic deluges of water falling from the skies. This is what this means when we lose winter. Imagine what summer will bring. Imagine what storms will be spawned. Imagine what temperatures this is going to mean. Now imagine how many people are going to die.
There is no doubt that multiple ‘tipping-point’s have been exceeded. Accelerated climate collapse is now in effect. It will severely impact the whole of human civilization and our ability to survive on this planet. Extinction rates will also accelerate as other lifeforms try to survive these changes. Most won’t. Estimates are 50 – 75% will die by 2100.
Discussions are now focused on “limiting warming to 1.5 °C” but clearly this is much too late. Yes, better late then never, but the global response has been quite pathetic in comparison to the size, scale, speed and severity of climate collapse. It’s like driving a VW Bug at the Indy 500 – you’re really not even in the race. You’re a joke, a laughingstock, a humorous buffoon pretending to be competing. That’s a good summary of what the world is “doing” and what Cop 21 advocates. It’s not even remotely close to a survival strategy or even a basic preparation strategy for what is clearly already happening.
Are you prepared? Or are you still unconvinced? Maybe so – but you’ve been repeatedly warned. The world now has to accept the responsibility for inaction, disbelief and its refusal to accept responsibility – it has NO other choice. And that is what is going to happen to every human on the planet. The inescapable reality that we caused this – and we did nothing. Many of us didn’t even believe there was a crisis, let alone a planetary emergency. But we are definitely going to reap what we’ve sown now, the warning signs are absolutely everywhere.