The Arctic ice is not freezing over properly as winter approaches leaving the scientific community worried. Measurements show a big increase in water and air temperatures as the Jet Stream deviates from its normal path and transports warmth into the Arctic. The Arctic is in the grip of a catch-22 situation. As winter approaches, the Arctic ice wants to freeze over, but it can’t form properly. There is not enough ice because the ocean is too warm. The Arctic Ocean remains too warm because there is not enough ice. Scientists believe that the movement of the Jet Stream upward toward the Arctic may be to blame. The Washington Post reports: It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken. But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is totally off. The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia. At […] The post Arctic Meltdown: North Pole Is 36 Degrees Warmer This Winter appeared first on Your News Wire.
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