Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Watching The Arctic Die - 5

The Arctic is disintegrating
This current ultra cold snap is caused by a heat invasion into the Arctic, which once again broke up the Polar Vortex:
"It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic.

Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering more often in recent years.

It all started with misplaced Moroccan heat. Last month, the normally super chilly air temperatures 20 miles above the North Pole rapidly rose by about 125 degrees (70 degrees Celsius), thanks to air flowing in from the south. It’s called 'sudden stratospheric warming.'"
(Associated Press, emphasis added; cf. Yahoo News). Oh how it hurts my feelings when they blame it on me folks ("It wasn't the rogue mechanoid that destroyed the Mark II robo-judge. It was Dredd - Dredd did it!" - Silencer).

I haven't focused on the Arctic for awhile, so I'm adding this post to an ongoing series (Watching The Arctic Die, 2, 3, 4).

The Arctic that we have known for centuries is fading due to Global Warming induced Climate Change.

At one northern latitude we have extreme cold, but at the other we have extreme heat (120 deg. heat in Australia).

"It is the work of librul scientists" (Once Upon A Time In The West - 2) according to His Troofiness Lord Inhofe (Inhofe's One Man Troofiness Crusade).

The bottom line is that the Arctic is going to get much more "interesting" to China's plans for that area (China: We are a 'Near-Arctic State' and we want a 'Polar Silk Road').

The coming "interesting Arctic" gives new meaning to the Chinese curse: The Chinese Curse: (May Your Life Be Interesting).

Yep, a very "interesting" Arctic is on the way (Mysterious Zones of The Arctic, 2, 3).

The previous post in this series is here.


  1. The polar vortex is a two-story affair in more ways than one (link)

  2. "The polar vortex is a sprawling area of cold upper-level low pressure that typically resides in the Arctic. But every so often, the normal winter pattern becomes disrupted, splitting the polar vortex and sending pieces flying in different directions." (CBS)