Just saw the news of a 'Bomb Cyclone', (created by two weather cells colliding with a 24+ millibar drop in air pressure in less than 24 hrs) but this one's different as said storm, heading for the UK, will generate temperatures 70 degrees above normal at the North Pole.
It’s as if a bomb went off. And, in fact, it did. The exploding storm acts a remarkably efficient heat engine, drawing warm air from the tropics to the top of the Earth.
The GFS model projects the temperature at the North Pole to reach near freezing or 32 degrees early Wednesday. Consider the average winter temperature there is around 40 degrees below zero. If the temperature rises to freezing, it would signify a departure from normal of over 70 degrees.
A bomb has gone off but it's only the beginning. When will the so called Repugs actually acknowledge the fact something's rather remiss. Just pray to god the east coast doesn't get a strong La Niña to amp up hurricane season to the max with assistance to rising ocean/air temperatures courtesy the continued burning of fossil fuels to the nth degree.
When looking at this latest anomalous instance of GW, the WTF moniker applies as per a quote given to me by a close friend of mine who has far more knowledge about all things relating to climate than yours truly: "These idiots in Washington have no idea what's coming but I do and it's scary, scary as hell, particularly for future generations who will reap the whirlwind of a man-made catastrophe the likes of which we have never seen."