Thursday, May 23, 2013

Explaining why Senator Whitehouse's claims are accurate

In light of Senator Whitehouse's claims, I thought this lesson, based on up to date information - explaining what scientists are observing within the Arctic Circle and the implications of those observations, was worth sharing.

It's a recent post from that has the most comprehensive collection of digestible information I've seen to date about our Jet Stream.  Considering how much the Jet Stream influences weather this is an informative article that should be read as supplement to Senator Whitehouse's attempt to wake up Republican Senators to the stakes they are gambling away.

Thanks again to for making these posts available to folks like me.

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A Rough Guide to the Jet Stream: what it is, how it works and how it is responding to enhanced Arctic warming (via Skeptical Science)
Posted on 22 May 2013 by John Mason Barely a week goes by these days in the Northern Hemisphere without the jet stream being mentioned in the news, but rarely do such news items explain in detail what it is and why it is important. As a severe weather photographer this past 10+ years, an activity which…

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