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Is the 'Polar Vortex' Caused By Global Warming?

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, greenliving, protection )

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On Sunday night, a reporter for The Weather Channel stood in a Minnesota snowstorm, talking about local efforts to move homeless children into heated shelters. "How cold is it supposed to get?" the anchor, back in the studio, asked. The reporter replied

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divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7:46 am

David C (133)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:11 am
if you think about it as climate change....or climate destabilization...or environmental destruction.....the answer is absolutely yes....

David C (133)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:12 am
Key line...and one predicted by climate change scientists for years (and maybe decades)....."Extremes on both ends are a symptom. Wild, unusual temperatures of both sides, both warmer and colder.”

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:02 am

"....this cold weather we are having does not disprove Global Warming” “All weather events are affected by Climate Change because the environment in which they occur is warmer & moister than it used to be.”

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:06 am
noted, thank you

Kit B (276)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:09 am

This a Purrfect place to share a joke that Carole sent:

Have a great day!

65 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Iowa plant gardens.

60 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Iowa sunbathe.

50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Iowa drive with the windows down.

40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Iowa throw on a flannel shirt.

35 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Iowa have the last cookout before it gets cold.

20 above Zero
People in Arizona all die.
Iowans close the windows.

Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Iowa get out their winter coats.

10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Iowa are selling cookies door to door.

20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Iowa let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Iowans get upset because they can't start the Snowmobile.

40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Iowa start saying... "Cold enough fer ya? "

50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Iowa public schools will open 2 hours late.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:09 am
Yes, Michela!

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:00 am
Thank you Carole and Kit, loved this one...this also applies to Minnesota.
Could say that 50 above zero, Minnesotans sunbathe.
40 above zero the shorts, sandals and thongs come out.
Makes no difference what the temp if the Vikings are playing at home, tailgating is the norm for diehard fans.

Hope people out there realize this is just the temps..don't forget the windchill factor. In the recent 50+ below windchills out some of our rural schools did close. I did finally had to dig out my thermals - haven't needed those for a few years.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:53 am
Thank you.

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 12:37 pm
-12 chill factor convinced me to move to Hawaii

Katie K (70)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 12:52 pm
Has been interesting to watch all the freaking out when there isn't a thing we can do about it but hold on because it is going to be a bumpy ride.

Judith C (159)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 1:29 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:31 pm
Can't wait for spring. :-) Thanks.

Athena F (131)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 4:22 pm
thank you

. (0)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 4:39 pm
It might be, Cher. Thanks for sharing. It's still plenty chilly here in Morriston. The wind was brutal when I went for my walk after lunch.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 6:11 pm
Having been born and raised in New England I've been used to the cold and snow. they never cancelled school when I was a kid. We just built igloos where the plows banked the snow. A good snow is great for protecting the plants but when I can't get my car doors open and I've got ice on the inside of the car, well it's gone too far. They were completely sold out of ice crampons at our store in town today. I managed to get a pair, thank goodness.

Victoria Oakey (124)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 6:58 am
Noted. Thank you.

Katie K (70)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 7:46 am
Another thing that worries me is all the salt and chemicals they have thrown out on the roads. This junk can't be healthy for anything, us included.

Sara P (57)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 8:36 am
You know that my english is not that high but I was interesting in this issue and I tried to understand much as I can. So I agree with the last comment at the end of the article:
“The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question,” he has written. “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”
Thanks Cher.
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