is climate change the reason we will have record low temps in most of the U.S. next week?
- Coop 366Lv 73 weeks ago
I see you know as little about our climate as you do about being an American! Sorry but being a Trumpette seems to lower peoples IQ.
- 1 month ago
Sort of, yes. It is hard to point to any one specific occurrence and say "that is climate change." The point of climate change is that it's about large trends over a long period of time- overall, the Earth's temperature is warming. Overall, the weather is becoming more erratic. There is always hot and cold weather, there is always weird weather that surprises people. That's not new. Climate change is the idea that /in general, we will see more erratic weather in coming years/.
The record low temperatures are due to changes in the jet stream. The jet stream is the system of air currents that move around the world in the atmosphere. They control the weather because they carry storms and air. One effect of climate change is that the jet stream is changing. It is becoming less predictable and more unstable.
- KayleenRLv 71 month ago
No that is caused by global warming
- ron hLv 71 month ago
Possible, but it's pretty hard to say that any one event is caused by GW. P
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- 1 month ago
The longer it takes for weather systems to form over the oceans and begin moving across land causes extremes of hot and cold over land masses and the intensity/duration of a system.
As water temperature decreases or increases by even a half of a degree it impacts how long it takes for a system to form.
One factor that may be influencing how the energy from the sun interacts with the ocean is the amount of plastic floating on or near the surface of vast bodies of water. Not to mention health concerns to wild life that ingests the plastic.
Once a stable system becomes unstable, large ice melts and floating ice that decrease water temperature can be hard to predict while melting continues.
The atmosphere and ozone in the atmosphere also impact heating and radiation from the sun.
Some scientist believe the atmosphere thousands of years ago, even millions of years ago, significantly impacted the environment. Some believe that the atmosphere contained a dense frozen layer of ice like an egg shell around the earth. Thus the large dinosaurs could exist and thrive. When the dense ice became unstable, perhaps leading to the Biblical floods, etc. the atmosphere changed and only smaller mammals survived the changes, but their life spans were impacted due to exposure to more radiation.
The oceans typically contain certain levels of salt, whereas fresh water lakes do not. Even this type of change can impact which kind of fish or marine life thrive and which do not. Try this experiment at home---fill 6 ice cube trays with tap water to about the same level. Then pour various amounts of salt into three of the trays. Do not put any salt into three of the trays. You can compare metal to plastic trays also. After 15 minute increments inspect the trays in your freezer and see which are fully frozen versus those trays with pockets of unfrozen water and record the results over 2 hours. What did you observe?
We are a water based planet and depend on water to survive. Changes in our water system have a great impact on all living things on earth.
- MikeLv 71 month ago
Its called a cold Front filed under Weather
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
Climate change is the reason our climate is changing - yes.
- $@!ar W!ndLv 61 month ago
Yes, the Sun is transitioning into an inactive cycle called a Solar Grand Minimum. This is a natural occurrence that has been happening for billions of years.
This solar cycle has been predicted to last 30 or more years. Political climate science has dictated an opposing view, that blames Mankind's burning of fossil fuels as the driving force for changing Earth's climate. This is nothing but political nonsense, mankind cannot affect changes in the Sun, Galactic Cosmic Ray flux, solar orbital variances or planetary orbital variances.
Man has no control over the Earth's climate, Nature will not be fooled by "junk science".
- 1 month ago
Yes, warming upsets the jet stream
- LiliLv 71 month ago
Like many uninformed people, you are apparently under the misapprehension that climate change comprises some steady increase to tropical temperatures.
It does not. In reality, it comprises unusual and volatile weather, among other things. And you might be surprised to learn, very cold temperatures can result in some parts of the US from unusually warm temperatures elsewhere.
For example, last January's extremely cold polar vortex (it dropped to 25 below here in Chicago) was at least partly caused by melting ice at the North Pole. Don't believe it?
Ask a meteorologist.