In 2006, the New York Times announced the “endless summer.”
That didn’t work out very well for them, so now they are blaming the cold and snow on global warming and shrinking Arctic ice.
Some researchers, including Dr. Francis and Dr. Cohen, say they suspect that the more frequent polar vortex breakdowns can be tied to climate change.
the Arctic is warming at a rate twice as fast as the world average. That warming has led to historically low levels of sea ice in the region. The melting sea ice, particularly in an area near the Barents and Kara Seas off Siberia, may be linked to the changes in the polar vortex.
Forty years ago, they blamed the polar vortex on global cooling, and increasing Arctic ice.
International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere
By WALTER SULLIVAN JAN. 5, 1978
A gradual increase in area of the northern circumpolar vortex, the massive flow of frigid air around the Arctic, has been recorded by Drs. Angell and Korshover. In 1976 its southern’ extent was the greatest in 10 years and last winter it was 1 percent larger than in any previous winter observed.
Snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere have varied greatly but there has been a net increase according to a satellite photograph analysis by Dr George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont‐Doherty Geological Observatory. This has been most marked in the spring when so highly reflective a cover returns much solar energy into space at a time of intense solar radiation.
The Polar Vortex used to be evidence that a new ice age is setting in. Now it is evidence that the Earth is burning up.
Another Ice Age?
Time Magazine Monday, Jun 24, 1974
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex