As the graph shows, huge areas of the US and Eurasia in addition to the Arctic and Greenland is currently very cold.
That is not suppose to happen because of what the (Man Made) Global Warming hypothesis is telling us; As the earth warms the Arctic (and Antarctica, ref.: Antarctic temperatures recently plunged close to the theoretically coldest achievable on Earth! 2018) will warm faster than the areas closer to the Equator.
This phenomenon is called the Polar Amplification Effect, and as the Arctic warms the temperature difference is suppose to decrease, according to the (now failed) hypothesis, making current record cold-spell impossible.
But, of course, there’s no (Man Made) Global Warming, AGW., or Climate Change – so all this is quite natural.
Bizarre Theory Linking Global Warming To ‘Polar Vortexes’ Resurfaces
By Michael Bastasch
The media is once again pushing the narrative that global warming is behind extreme winter cold. However, many scientists disagree with this theory and there’s little evidence to back it up.
Cold waves have lessened over the past 50 years,” said one scientist.
In what’s become an annual affair, the media is pushing articles suggesting bone-chilling temperatures about to hit the U.S. are the product of man-made global warming.
However, many scientists disagree that global warming is having the bizarre effect of making it colder in winter, despite the media’s narrative.
“The bottom line is that folks claiming that cold waves are increasing in the U.S. are ignoring observations and the peer-reviewed literature that state the opposite,” University of Washington climate scientist Cliff Mass told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
As a “polar vortex” bears down on middle America, threatening to break Chicago’s all-time record cold, the Windy City’s iconic newspaper featured one scientist who said, “winters like these could become more common in the future due to climate change.”
“The Arctic is warming twice as fast compared with the rest of the planet, in part because there’s less ice cover,” climate scientist Jennifer Francis told The Chicago Tribune, adding “instead of ice reflecting sunlight away, the water is absorbing this heat.”
Axios echoed that claim Monday evening, reporting that “studies published in the past several years show that polar vortex disruptions may be more likely as the Earth warms and sea ice in the Arctic melts, though this is an active area of research.” The basic idea is that Arctic warming is causing the jet stream to weaken and send cold air south.
“I have argued less sea ice, especially in the Barents-Kara Seas, favors a ridge of high pressure across northwest Eurasia,” Judah Cohen, the top forecaster at AER, told Axios.
Cohen said a chain of events “then connects the effects of newly open ocean with events high in the atmosphere.” Francis and Cohen are regularly featured in news stories alleging a link between melting Arctic sea ice and U.S. cold snaps.
The two scientists published a study last year claiming cold snaps are more likely when the Arctic is abnormally warm, but their work suffered from serious flaws — namely, it did not test any hypothesis nor did it try to establish causality between global warming and cold snaps.
The New York Times also pushed Cohen and Francis’s theory of global warming-induced cold. However, many scientists disagree with that theory and, in fact, there seems to be more evidence it’s just plain wrong.
“Frankly, it is a stretch to make that link,” Kevin Trenberth, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, told TheDCNF.
“There is always cold air over the Arctic in the polar night and the question is whether it sits there or breaks out,” Trenberth said. “So all this is in realm of weather. Not climate.”
Other studies have tested the link between Arctic sea ice melt and mid-latitude cold snaps, but couldn’t find one. A study by Climate Central found the opposite, that “[c]old waves like this have decreased in intensity and frequency over the last century.”
The U.S. government’s fourth National Climate Assessment, released in 2017, found that while it’s likely mid-latitude temperatures influence the Arctic, “confidence is low regarding whether or by what mechanisms observed arctic warming may have influenced the midlatitude circulation and weather patterns over the continental United States.”
“Cold waves have lessened over the past 50 years,” Mass said. “All one has to do, is to go to official government statistics to see that these claims are not true.”
Read more at beforeitsnews.com
Polar Vortex Of Stupidity
By Tony Heller
A few years ago, the Washington Post said global warming would cause cherry trees to start blooming in January.
That didn’t work out for them, so now they are blaming the record cold on global warming.
If the Polar Vortex is caused by global warming, why does it mimic the pattern of the last ice age?
Read more at Real Climate Science
The air over land and ice covered sea cools more and faster than air over water. That is the reason the cold keeps the same pattern (mimic the pattern) as the last ice age. As the continents are slowly relocating as continents drift, this pattern will probably change, depending on where the open ocean ends up and if that mass of water will recieve influx of warm water.
A Better Explanation Of Climate Than ‘Greenhouse Gases’
By Dr. Peter L. Ward (Geophysics)
Recent discovery of a fundamental mistake in the physics of heat explained below suggests that greenhouse-warming theory may not only be mistaken, it may not even be physically possible.
Don’t you think we should re-evaluate the science before spending such large amounts of money on junk science?
Since 1798, physicists have thought of heat as being a rate of flow of thermal energy per second—a flux. The greater the flux absorbed, the higher the temperature of the absorbing body is assumed to become. Note that this definition does not require us to specify or even understand what thermal energy actually is physically.
In 1896, Svante Arrhenius quantified greenhouse-warming theory thinking in terms of net flux—the amount of flux of thermal energy absorbed by Earth minus the amount of flux of thermal energy lost into space by Earth. Just four years later, in 1900, Max Planck formulated an empirical equation based on extensive laboratory measurements showing that the physical properties of heat change with the temperatures of the radiating and absorbing bodies and that flux is simply a function of this difference in their temperatures—not a function of the net amount of flux of thermal energy. In other words, what is important for warming is not the amount of radiation flowing, as currently assumed, but the physical properties of the radiation.
Furthermore, in 1900 physicists were just beginning to understand the atomic structure of matter. Electrons had just been discovered in 1897 and the nucleus of atoms would not be discovered until 1909. It would be many decades before physicists began to understand that thermal energy in matter, physically, is the oscillation of all the bonds holding matter together. We are just beginning to understand now that the amplitude of oscillation at each frequency of oscillation is transmitted through air and space via resonance, as described below, much like a radio signal at a single frequency, but thermal energy is transmitted at all frequencies of oscillation simultaneously.
There Is An Alternative Explanation For Observed Warming
Recent warming and warming throughout Earth history can be explained far more precisely and in much greater detail by observed depletion of the ozone layer caused by chlorine and bromine gases. One atom of chlorine, under the right atmospheric conditions in the lower stratosphere, is observed to destroy approximately 100,000 molecules of ozone, making ozone depletion the Achilles heel of climate warming.
The ozone layer protects life on Earth from the highest energy solar radiation to reach the lower stratosphere. Ozone depletion allows more than usual of this very hot, ultraviolet-B radiation to reach Earth. Ultraviolet-B radiation is 48 times more energetic and has 48 times greater thermal effect on the absorbing body than infrared radiation absorbed most strongly by carbon dioxide. Ultraviolet-B radiation has enough energy to burn your skin and cause skin cancer, cataracts, and mutations.
Climate scientists have dismissed ozone depletion as being unimportant for warming because they failed to understand that the narrow band of frequencies, the small amount of frequencies, contained in ultraviolet-B radiation is far more important energetically than the broad band of frequencies, the large amount of frequencies, of the much less energetic infrared radiation absorbed by greenhouse gases. Ultraviolet-B radiation causes sunburn while no amount of infrared radiation over any length of time can cause sunburn.
Ozone depletion and related warming began to increase around 1970 as humans began manufacturing more and more chlorofluorocarbon gases used as refrigerants, solvents, and foam-blowing agents. These gases, when broken down by ultraviolet radiation in the stratosphere, release atoms of chlorine, depleting the ozone layer. Global warming stopped increasing in 1998 after the United Nations Montreal Protocol had mandated major cutbacks in production of these chlorofluorocarbon gases. Humans appear to have caused the increase in warming beginning around 1970 and to have stopped this increase in warming by 1998. Warming throughout Earth history, on the other hand, appears to have been caused by large, effusive, basaltic, volcanic eruptions covering hundreds to millions of square kilometers of land, emitting megatons of chlorine and bromine (See WhyClimateChanges.com).
Ozone depletion, which is greatest during winter in polar regions, explains why the greatest warming observed was on the Antarctic Peninsula, just inside the Antarctic ozone hole, why warming primarily affects minimum monthly temperatures when ozone is most depleted, and why warming has been greatest at latitudes above forty degrees. Furthermore, the northern hemisphere contains 90% of world population and most industry, suggesting ground-level ozone formed by pollution may be dissociated by the increased ultraviolet-B radiation causing greater observed air temperatures in the most populated areas as observed.
Read more at whyclimatechanges.com
Humans can’t affect the Ozone layer and Ozone layer do not dictate temperature, that has already been disproven.
Btw. there’s no warming, 1936 is still the warmest year with 1998 as # 2 (according to empirical, unaltered observations from the US., Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Greenland and proxies from China). I.e. there’s no warming observed or measured empirically, humans can’t be responsible for something that doesn’t exist. Ozone theory fail.