National Geographic Explains The Polar Vortex

On January 30, 2019 National Geographic said the Polar Vortex was record cold. Two days later they said it should have been colder, except for global warming.

January 30     February 1

This is a change from November, 1976 when they explained how the climate and the polar vortex were driven by the sun.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

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5 Responses to National Geographic Explains The Polar Vortex

  1. SteveT says:

    Hi Tony,

    Thought you might like to see this temperature related article from the XMetman blog in the UK, regarding the drop in temps since 2015, and before the Nina started.
    https://xmetman.com/feb-2021-diy-global-temperatures/

  2. Richard says:

    They should stick to what is known by those experts
    Tonight it will be Dark – tomorrow when Sun comes up it will be light again

  3. G W Smith says:

    Someone said, ” it is easier to be told what to think than practicing one’s own critical thinking.”

  4. Ruby Gray says:

    Tony, any fool can see that if the sun was switched off for a few days, the planet would freeze over. So of course it is the sun that drives the climate.
    Those who can think a little for themselves can see that clouds have a huge effect on temperature. Clouds come over on a hot sunny day and reflect the sunlight back into space, cooling the earth beneath.
    Sunlight warms the earth during the day, then that warmth is radiated back into space on cloudless nights as infrared radiation. Hence chilly nights and frosts after searing daytime heat.
    But clouds also act like a blanket. A cloudy night reflects that infrared radiation back to earth at night and I know my tomato plants are safe.
    These phenomena are in the order of many degrees difference between clear and cloudy days and nights. Far more significant than any imagined longterm effect from CO2.
    To be correct though, even this old article teaching us that the sun is responsible for the climate, does mention the alleged effect caused by CO2 from burning fossil fuels, although this is in the greater context of many other factors, which are actually far more powerful than the CO2 issue.
    Today since the myopic focus on a single factor that can be blamed on humans who can be financially exploited for it, all these other factors are conveniently ignored.

    • David G says:

      Ruby, what a concise and informative post! Smart informative pushback is becoming much more important now as our politicians leap on to the scam. Keep it up please.

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