While USA has a winter is without end, the UK got flooded and here in the South of France blossoms are shooting up. Its so warm that I was working today in a T-shirt in the garden. Wild hyacinths came up overnight. Wild bees are already busy, - and they pretty aggressive....
Farmers of the region are facing challenges: November and December brought much rain, so lot of the seed was just rotting in the soil. Don't tell me about climate change, tell me about denial. While all sorts of experts are talking, fees for house insurances will certainly raise.
With temperatures rising in the Arctic two to three times faster than in the rest of the globe, the difference in the temperatures of air masses seems to weaken. As a result warming Arctic means winter weather patterns will become stuck over areas in the North of the globe for weeks on end as we see in the US and Canada.
The temperature difference between the Arctic and lower latitudes is one of the main sources for the jet stream. This differences are causing winds. Also increasingly "freak-winds". So, because the Arctic is warming so fast, that temperature difference is getting smaller, and in consequence the fuel for the jet stream is getting weaker. When it gets into this pattern that winds are occasionally rather brutal then balanced the seasons as we know them spring, summer, autumn and winter tend to be more just summer and Winter without spring and autumn.
Also the strong warming of the Arctic that might drive this is tied in with the loss of sea-ice cover and the sea-ice cover acts like a lid that separates the ocean from a colder atmosphere. If that lid removed, all this heat goes up into the atmosphere.
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