- Aug 25, 2001
There's "doom-mongering" and there's "pointing out you're driving very close to that cliff edge".
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/05/world/lightning-increased-north-pole-arctic-2021-climate/index.htmlAnother sign things are getting weird: Lightning around the North Pole increased dramatically in 2021
Lightning increased significantly in the region around the North Pole, which scientists say is a clear sign of how the climate crisis is altering global weather.
Vaisala, an environmental monitoring company that tracks lightning around the world, reported 7,278 lightning strokes occurred last year north of 80 degrees latitude, nearly twice as many as the previous nine years combined.
Arctic lightning is rare -- even more so at such far northern latitudes -- and scientists use it as a key indicator of the climate crisis, since the phenomena signals warming temperatures in the predominantly frozen region. ...
The annual number of lightning strokes in the Arctic -- the region north of around 65 degrees latitude -- has remained consistent over the past decade, but it is now surging significantly in the extreme north. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/thawing-permafrost-is-putting-more-than-just-our-global-climate-at-riskThawing Permafrost Is Poised to Unleash Havoc in The Arctic, Scientists War
Thawing Arctic permafrost laden with billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases not only threatens the region's critical infrastructure but life across the planet, according to a comprehensive scientific review.
Nearly 70 percent of the roads, pipelines, cities, and industry – mostly in Russia – built on the region's softening ground are highly vulnerable to acute damage by mid-century, according to one of half-a-dozen studies on permafrost published this week by Nature.
Another study warns that methane and CO2 escaping from long-frozen soil could accelerate warming and overwhelm global efforts to cap the rise in Earth's temperature at livable levels.
Exposure of highly combustible organic matter no longer locked away by ice is also fueling unprecedented wildfires, making permafrost a triple threat, the studies report.
Blanketing a quarter of the northern hemisphere's land mass, permafrost contains twice the carbon currently in the atmosphere, and triple the amount emitted by human activity since 1850. ...
I too hope this does not happen, those currents gather into dreadful hurricanes and tornados.The U.S. Weather Service, The British Met, and the EU weather service all have agreed that La Niña currents are still in place and will cause extreme heat this summer across the U.S., the UK, and Europe.
The Met has predicted maybe some parts of the UK will see 40 C.
I hope this does not happen.
And up here in the Northeast, we have already had a very early and warm Spring, it was 80 Degrees or more here yesterday already.So true, early predictions show an active hurricane season.
In the southern U.S. states this year we have had already damaging tornadoes.
It seems the “ tornado alley “ over the west and Kansas has move over the south.