Is the “death of winter” coming because of an unprecedented change in the earth’s jet stream? Some scientists and meteorologists seem to think so. Scientists have recently witnessed an event they are saying could be the “end of seasons as we know them” on our planet, according to a report by RT.
So, what’s happened that has got so many people so concerned? Northern Hemisphere jet streams have crossed the equator, and what that could mean to weather patterns isn’t fully understood.
Indeed, Northern Hemisphere jet streams have completely crossed the equator and merged with jet streams in the Southern Hemisphere. This so-called “death of winter” jet stream anomaly has never before been witnessed by meteorologists or scientists, as the equator’s warm air usually provides a barrier between the Norther and Southern Hemisphere’s jet streams.
“Both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere consist of jet streams made up of either warm moist air or cold dry air.”
The jet streams are supposed to run east to west. However, new information surrounding the “death of winter” jet stream scenario indicates that the jet streams in the Northern Hemisphere have completely changed their course. Now, they have completely converged with the Southern Hemisphere jet streams. While the “death of winter” jet stream observation is unprecedented, climate experts are already panicking. At least one climate scientist, Paul Beckwith of the University of Ottawa, had a very harsh reaction to the new “death of winter” jet stream data.
Beckwith calls it a “global climate emergency” and says that it could have terrifying, profound and deadly impacts on the global human population.
“Welcome to climate chaos. We must declare a global climate emergency.”
The University of Ottawa climate scientists says that the implications of the “death of winter” jet stream change is massive. Theoretically, the unprecedented shift in jet stream patterns could completely disrupt the entire planet’s food supply and even be the cause of “massive geopolitical unrest.”
Not everyone agrees with Beckwith’s assessment of the “death of winter” jet stream scenario, and some called him out publicly on his Twitter feed to share their opinions with him and the world.
Plenty of folks used social media to respond to the dire-sounding jet stream news.
Apparently, Mr. Beckwith was made aware of the new “death of winter” jet stream changes by way of a blog post written by Robert Scribbler. Scribbler is an environmentalist, and he placed the blame for the new and unprecedented jet stream pattern squarely on the shoulders of humanity. According to Scribbler, “human-forced climate change” is the root of the “death of winter” pattern, something he says is the result of the flattening of the “atmospheric slope” from the equator to the respective poles.
He says that this is the change in atmospheric conditions that have allowed the “death of winter” jet stream to form.
“It’s the very picture of weather weirding due to climate change. Something that would absolutely not happen in a normal world, something, that if it continues, basically threatens seasonal integrity.”
Not all laypersons agree with the assessment that this jet stream change is going to wreck major havoc on humanity or even weather planets. Some meteorologists and scientist have claimed to require much more data before they could draw such a conclusion.
Other meteorologists have come flatly said that the “death of winter” jet stream is not unprecedented at all, as claimed by the environmentalists, but is rather something that is known to happen from time to time.
According to Scribbler, the “death of winter” scenario could take place as a result of the new jet stream pattern causing summer heat in winter and winter cool in summer, effectively erasing the seasonal weather patterns we’re accustomed to.
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