Climate Change Why Is It Cold This Winter? (& What’s Up With The Jet Stream?)

Published on January 31st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Why Is It Cold This Winter? (& What’s Up With The Jet Stream?)

Peter Sinclair over at Climate Denial Crock of the Week and Greenman Studios recently published another of his wonderful science smackdown videos — humorous and informational all at once. It covers the annual question “why is it so cold this winter?” as well as some interesting notes regarding the jet stream and the polar vortex. Check it out and chime in below if you’d like to add to the fun:

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  • James Paulson

    Great and easy-to-understand explanation of how the jet stream works in conjunction with the recent freezing temperatures we’ve been having here in the MidWest!

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