GR: Here’s an informative article describing linkages between violent storms (the one on January 22-23, 2016 in particular) and human-caused global warming. Good luck to everyone in this storm’s path.
There’s a historic blizzard in the form of Winter Storm Jonas setting its sights on the US East Coast. The storm is slowly coming together Thursday evening and now appears to be set to paralyze a 1,000 mile swath under 1 to 2.5 feet of snow even as it hurls a substantial storm surge and 40-60 mph winds at waterfront cities from Norfolk to Boston. A monster storm whose predicted formation has made headlines since Tuesday. But what you won’t hear most major news sources mention is the likelihood that this gathering storm has been dramatically impacted by a number of new climate features related to a human-forced warming of the globe.
(Jonas begins its ocean-heat-fueled rampage on the evening of Thursday, January 21. Image source: NOAA.)
A Warming Arctic Shoves the Cold Air Out
To understand how climate change helped make Jonas so extreme, it’s best if…
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