News about the health and beauty of the natural world that sustains us.
Recent studies show that the jet stream patterns have changed significantly during the last decade. The oscillations that bring the jet stream down to lower latitudes have increased in frequency and amplitude. This effect is a verification of the climate science models that predict the effects of global climate change as a result of carbon emissions to the atmosphere due to burning fossil fuels. How that happens is explained here in Why Life Exists on Earth.
I recently blogged about why everybody talks about the weather here. Now I’d like to tell you why you need to study the weather and figure out what you’re going to do about it. This is, as they say, “Serious as a Heart Attack."
Consider the following:
The long term trend:
What to Do and Where to Go
Using the maps and links below will help you find a a place that is right for you.
Palmer Drought Severity Index
High Plains Regional Climate Center
Historical Maps of the Palmer Drought Index
Map Measuring Human Influence On the Land, New York Times, Week in Review, July 31,2005.
More Information on the Jet Stream
The Jet Stream is Getting Weird, Scientific American December, 2014.
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