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Although North America's Deep Freeze Looks Cute From Space, It's a Bad, Bad Sign


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection )

Cher Away
- 197 days ago - greenerideal.com
What a rough winter the northern hemisphere is going through this season. Many are still removing debris left from the biggest ice storm to sweep across some areas in over 40-years, and now a polar vortex has sent temperatures plummeting to dangerously



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Jennifer B. (85)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 5:05 am
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Michela m. (3812)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 11:55 am
..."Believe it or not, Global Warming may be to blame for the deep freeze. What is a sign of Global Warming is the depth of the polar vortex, how it has expanded past the polar areas & centered around Hudson’s Bay according to recent weather imagery. Warmer temperatures in the Arctic in the summer weaken the circulation of cold arctic air at lower altitudes. As with most things in nature, the planet has to balance itself out eventually, so we get a colder polar vortex in winter. This occurred during the 2009-2010 winter, when a similar larger than normal polar vortex covered Northern Europe, Eastern Asia, & the North-East coast of North America, dropping temperatures to deadly levels.So, due to a warming planet in summer, the Earth’s cold air circulation system weakens. To counter balance this, in winter that system becomes larger, forcing us into a deep chill, which is what much of North America is currently in. And we’re seeing how Climate Change affects us more than just at the shock to our systems when we venture outdoors."
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 1:28 pm
That is quite a mass sitting over the U.S.. The other day I was looking at some clouds out my kitchen window and I notice wisps of what I assumed to be frozen vapors. I'd never seen this phenomena before.
Mother Nature is trying to tell us something and I think we should all listen to her.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 2:43 pm
I am sooooo waiting for spring to come. Thanks.
 

Kamia T. (66)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 3:04 pm
It looks just like the predictions in the move the Day After Tomorrow. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we eventually bring on the next major Ice Age, and lose 90% of the world's population. And who would we have to blame, but ourselves!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 3:06 pm
anyone have the creepy thought that maybe there WONT be a spring thaw...that this is now the beginning of the return of the ice age*? moo ha ha

*(being channeled from Mother Nature)
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 4:21 pm
I still say "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature" and she is now letter us know the depth of her anger. God obviously hasn't sent Noah out yet, but he will soon,
 

. (0)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 4:51 pm
Great article, Cher. Thanks for sharing.
 

Michela m. (3812)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 5:33 pm


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Shawna S. (43)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 8:54 pm
"cute"?? in what way??
I live in Ontario,Canada. It's mighty frigid here, even for a Canuck. It reached -38 with the wind chill just 2 days ago. The snow had stopped but the sun just couldn't get through. Tonight, it's snowing again. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain. Saturday - more snow.
I'm a November baby, so snow on my birthday is cool. Snow for Christmas is cool. I just dislike the frigid temps, lol. And none of this...is cute.
Thanks for sharing.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 9:31 pm
We will be responsible for our own demise. I'm fearful that it may be too late to save the planet.
 

Manuela Annofsky (88)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 10:45 pm
Bei uns ist es so warm, das die Rosen und andere Blumen blühen. Das habe ich so noch nie erlebt.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:58 am
Brrrrrrrrrrrr
 

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Friday January 10, 2014, 5:00 am
It continues to amaze how quickly the human population has been able to destroy the balance of the planet
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:20 am
This is what happens when you mess up the ionosphere and create other contributing factors such as depleted coral reefs; wetlands and disappearing forests.
 

Ruth Ann W. (205)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:31 am
WHY OH WHY do folks refuse refuse refuse to understand, it is NOT GLOBAL WARMING! It is climate change! But it is still denied denied denied. If we could help people to understand CLIMATE CHANGE is just that, change, uncontrollable, undeniable change. It can make for hotter than hot summers. Colder than cold winters. Heat in Alaska, torrential rains during "dry" season in Florida. CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE CHANGE!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:38 am
Global warming is happening, is harmful and is pushing us to our ultimate demise.
 

Sara P. (53)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:57 am
'Believe it or not, global warming may be to blame for the deep freeze.'........I DO BELIEVE!!!
 

Jeaneen A. (111)
Friday January 10, 2014, 10:51 am
I read a book on the Climate Change and how it may cause more freezing weather, I do believe, too.
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:39 pm
At last, convincing explanations to those who are stilll denying global warming.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday January 10, 2014, 7:59 pm
Great article. Thanks Cher
 

Karen Chestney (103)
Monday January 20, 2014, 4:02 pm
Climate Change / Global Warming is bad news for every living being on this planet. We must take this seriously and work to reverse it. Stop deforestation now....we need trees....stop trashing the Oceans & seas / water ways. Stop toxic spills.....The list goes on. .....Let's get to work.!
 
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