Climate Matters: Weather Systems Stalling

Paul Douglas from Weather Nation on weather whiplash, the latest on the Polar Vortex, Sochi weather problems. And, the 30-30-30 rule, which is good to know.

Published on Jan 24, 2014
"It seems like the weather, increasingly, is getting stuck." Meteorologist Paul Douglas explains this weather pattern that seems to be stuck in a rut. Swells, drought and a polar vortex! Learn how it is impacting everywhere from Hawaii/Alaska all the way to Europe. The Winter Olympics may feel more like the Summer Olympics!

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In response to Dame Jane Goodall...

Yes, hope is vital. But so is being intellectually honest and morally courageous enough to speak out loudly, clearly and often about what is real, according to the lights and science we possess. We cannot make a difference that makes a difference if we continue not to question the ubiquitously broadcasted delusions by the leaders of my generation who are leading our youth down a 'primrose path' to surely precipitate the utter extirpation of global biodiversity, the irreversible degradation of Earth's environs, the reckless dissipation of its limited resources and the destruction of life as we know it. The very thing our leaders claim to be protecting and preserving for children everywhere and coming generations.

“The greatest danger to our planet is that we lose hope – especially if our youth loses hope. Because, if we have no hope, we give up and stop trying to do our bit to make a difference.” - Dr. Jane Goodall

By Steven Earl Salmony (not verified) on 26 Jan 2014 #permalink

Why not publish the video entirely? Currently still only accessible when you have the link. Thus, not indexed in search engines.