Daily weather does not affect the overall Climate
Global warming is happening. Regardless of the day to day weather reports, changes are happening around the world. Especially on particularly frigid days, you can’t discount the effects of harmful chemicals being released into the atmosphere. The repercussions are astronomical, even though not measured daily.
One of the first things to notice about measuring global warming is that it is a long-term observation. Just because we have a day here or a few days there that is very cold or wet, doesn’t indicate the end of global warming.
There are so many things to consider.
Our first look is a trend that will occur over time. As far back as at least around 1000 AD, scientist recording changes, trends and any variance. The warmest years recorded thus far started in 1997. Following 1997, NASA documented ten concurrent warming years.
Most variations in weather like a blizzard, hurricane, or drought do not affect the warming trend. What you can see, is the evidence or side effects of global warming from these examples.
Use of fossil fuels will contribute to pollution which will affect warming. Additionally, when icebergs break off and float into warmer waters, the dissipation of water will heat up the atmosphere. But it will also increase humidity.
Humidity in the atmosphere will initiate more precipitation. Whether in the form of snow or rain, it makes no difference. These weather changes only indicate the amount of water in the atmosphere. If the air is dry, this is more of a problem. Additionally, plant life can suffer from warm trends.
There is no doubt we need to shift our thinking.
Find more ecofriendly energy sources. Convert to a green mindset. Indeed, changes in conservation must be addressed. It’s not unreasonable to convert our organic waste into the usable green material. Not only will have a positive impact on the earth, but it will also influence the greenhouse effect.
Pollution, synthetic chemicals and materials contribute negatively
Arctic amplification is the idea that sea ice causes major warming. Furthermore, the poles exemplify the warming depending on whether it is summer, autumn, winter or spring. Another factor we must consider is cloud cover.
Although, a decrease in cloud cover would be expected to cause cooling, during the spring the influence is the opposite.
Nevertheless, there isn’t much evidence that cloud changes affect recent Arctic warming.
The relationship between Arctic temperatures and weather patterns in North America is not simple. More data and research still need investigation. Having said that, we can understand the idea of Arctic Oscillation.
Arctic oscillation is complicated
Essentially, there is a regularly occurring powerful hurricane like a vortex spinning at high speeds. The spin keeps this cold air at the North Pole. If the vortex breaks for some reason, the strong winds and pressure will push everything towards the South Pole.
As the winds pass through, on their way from one pole to the other, temperatures in other places will shift. Often the shift is colder temperatures.
Why does a polar vortex break and travel? Scientists at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration explain warm conditions lead this flow of air we call the vortex. Inevitably they will descend to lower latitudes.
One of the teleconnections in the atmosphere, such as pressure changes can influence changes thousands of miles away. Only by using statistics and analyzing atmospheric pressure can we discover the teleconnections. Whether physics is involved in this or not, is a question.
Certainly, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center not only keeps track of these measures, but they can also detect changes before they happen.
Of course, there are arguments that research supports global warming. There are just as many arguments supporting the opposite. Who knows if the world will suddenly shift in the direction of global cooling? How would that look?
We do know that a cold day now and then maybe with snow that keeps falling will not change our warming world.
Think of it as a sign of where we are today.
Making a dent in the trend is more important than just observation. Action must be involved. So, the next time it’s suddenly cold outside, and you have to dress up with long underwear, winter coats, hats, and mittens, keep in your mind that it’s partly your fault.
Global warming is something each of us has a responsibility to make an effort to fix. It’s not going to go away by itself.