I listened to an NPR story this morning about wild weather tied to unusual jet stream activity and I waited patiently for the eventual tie in to Global Warming. I knew it would happen and I was not disappointed.
It’s not clear whether global warming contributed to the recent extreme weather in Colorado, but it is possible, Francis says. That’s because the Arctic is warming up much faster than other areas, which “must have an effect on the jet stream,” Francis says.
Never mind that Arctic sea ice increased this year. And don’t look at the data showing Arctic sea ice at the same level we were at in 2005. And by all means, don’t look at the data that show the Arctic sea ice is now ‘normal’ when compared to the average since 1981.
“It could be drought. It could be heat waves. It could be flooding due to prolonged rainfall,” she says. “All of those kinds of patterns should be becoming more likely.”
Drought, flood, heat wave, you name it – Global Warming caused it.
The science is settled.