Is the epic snowstorm called 'Snowmageddon' or 'Snowpocalypse' - a sign of global warming?
Or is this extreme weather normal for Earth and that for the past few hundred years have been unusually calm - and therefore a factor of global exploration, overpopulation and the industrial age?
I'm talking about the Little Ice Age in the 6th century & how according to Milankovitch Cycle theory - we are supposed to be in a little ice age right now - if it wasn't for the global warming trend.
Can you think of any other names for this epic snowstorm - ? Snowzilla ?
I can't call it anything but a mess.
Right now my city is in an iceage lockdown,and snow is coming later.
Schools,universities,many jobs,museums and other public offices are closed.
Baby,it's cold outside in the midwest!
As the leader of Vulcan said to Kirk when Spock got the hots, 'The weather is the weather.'
Anyway, it's not global warming anymore, when we started to have a few cold spells, it changed to, climate change, to accommodate fluctuation.
The Earth's temperature and weather patterns have always fluctuated, although I don't think we should take a cavalier attitude to our part, but I don't believe our part is as important as the anoraks would want us to believe.
I think it is a sign of a polar Shift ... climates everywhere are changing dramatically. Lands of ice are melting and causing incredible floods. The new poles would freeze over, with the intense cold killing life. Deserts will gain moisture; rainforests could dry up. Flora and fauna would need to adapt to the new conditions or become extinct.
Now many signs of global warming is coming. But you can not think of it as something going to end the world as you can see in movie 2012. Recall the speculations that came in 2000.
Because scientists have to have complicated acronyms for everything, El Niño is more officially known as El Niño Southern Oscillation phenomenon or "ENSO" (atmospheric scientists call lunch the "Distribution of Mid-Day Nutrients and Caloric Energy" event).
ENSO is essentially a disruption of the atmosphere by warm waters in the tropical Pacific that has enormous consequences for the entire climate system and weather around the world. The current ENSO is one of the most drastic since 1997-1998 and is dumping record precipitation across the country.
This is largely due to a sudden surge in Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific around late October and November, currently ranging from 1.8 to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal ocean-surface temperatures.
Yet it's so important to keep in mind that the warming of the earth does not mean uniform warming across the board. There are so many factors that influence our complex climate system, that warming could (and likely will) mean that regions of the world will experience changing weather patterns in different ways, including colder winter weather and epic, record-shattering snow storms. This is perhaps what is most frightening about global warming: its incredibly difficult to predict where we're headed, and once we know, it's going to be too late to do much about it.
Simply, no. Just a few short years ago I was hearing commentary about how Chicago winters aren't what they were when older folks were growing up. Well, the cycle came back around and now it's cold, windy, snowy, and generally miserable in both Chicago and elsewhere. Next winter will no doubt signify a further return to colder climes.
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