How a warmer Arctic could intensify extreme weather

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Is there a link between the vanishing Arctic sea ice and extreme weather?Some prominent climate researchers think so. That’s because warming temperatures in the Arctic are altering the behavior of the polar jet stream, a high-altitude river of air that drives weather patterns across the globe. As the winds that propel the jet stream weaken, storms, droughts, and extreme heat and cold move over continents at slower rates, meaning bad weather can stick around for longer. Eli Kintisch reports aboard the Norwegian research vessel Helmer Hanssen about how changing conditions at the top of the world could be impacting weather far away. This video is part 2 of a three-part series on the changing Arctic. Part 1 - 3 - to the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for supporting Thaw. You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. Subscribe and stay tuned for more.Footage and story made possible by Interdependent Pictures’ documentary film, “Into the Dark,” coming 2019. (Learn more: https://www.interdependentpictures.or...) Subscribe to our channel! is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Twitter: on Facebook:


  • jeeveso
    jeeveso  a years ago +666

    Build a wall and make the arctic pay for it

  • Demodog
    Demodog  a years ago +382

    The fact that's there's a great amount of people who think global warming is bs is outstanding. Evidence is right there in front of our faces and people just overlook it

  • Aaa
    Aaa  a years ago +360

    Be prepared for commenters who subscribed to this channel, simply to say everything is fake.
    Apparently these people know more about the weather than 97% of climate experts because they watched some very unbiased youtube videos.

  • Jack Jowett
    Jack Jowett  a years ago +221

    When you’re early on a Vox video.
    “This comment section doesn’t seem so bad”

  • Harrison Vongsay
    Harrison Vongsay  a years ago +670

    Well it’s winter in April right now in Canada Ontario

  • tekashi50
    tekashi50  a years ago +21

    I think all 7 billion people should watch this because one of the causes of all this changes to our planet is ignorance

  • Onac
    Onac  a years ago +65

    The day after tomorrow is becoming a reality but with mixed weather around the world

  • ebin nisti
    ebin nisti  a years ago +337

    congratulations, America. You just played yourself

  • john pardon
    john pardon  a years ago +111

    4:56 can i have her hair? i'm pretty sure you can melt it into bars of gold.

  • Nick C
    Nick C  a years ago +482

    Americans will be freezing to death in Miami, dying of heat stroke in Anchorage, and still chanting “Trump! Trump! Trump!”, oblivious to the proverbial pistol they’ve pointed at their heads.

  • Richard Lazarus
    Richard Lazarus  a years ago +70

    Please let the US voters not be drunk in the next elections.

  • fiddlesticks
    fiddlesticks  a years ago +26

    In high school there was a conservative SCIENCE teacher telling students climate change was fake. Conservatives don’t care about our planet 🌏

  • Randy Hagofsky
    Randy Hagofsky  a years ago +12

    Absolutely tremendous video that can combat the myopic opinions I've heard here in the northeast (I still doubt they'll care though). Mainly, the sarcastic "Damn Global Warming," that people like to say anytime we get cold weather after March. I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets infuriated by how ignorant these people can be. Thanks Vox for another great video.

  • Ryuk
    Ryuk  a years ago +40

    Here in the Philippines it's summer, today we just got 51 degree Celsius in certain region, average is 38. Can't sleep due to heat :(

  • pasha kucheinyk
    pasha kucheinyk  a years ago +10

    Elon Musk, save us all.

  • はゴミですAleks
    はゴミですAleks  a years ago +27

    Im clicking on this in Toronto where we had an ice storm and power went out in some places and its almost mid april and its gonna snow all day. :s

  • Greg M
    Greg M  a years ago +8

    Last summer more than 1,200 people died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal as a result of flooding, with 40 million affected by the devastation.
    It is estimated that in less than 50 years the people of the island nations of Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and the Marshall Islands will be under water.
    We have already past the point of no return.

  • A Boy
    A Boy  a years ago +10

    Why are humans so ignorant?

  • Lars-Kristian
    Lars-Kristian  a years ago +10

    3:46 i actually live on one of the islands in this frame. Awesome. Greetings from Norway!

  • Snotty Scotty
    Snotty Scotty  a years ago +17

    Here in South we call all this climate change WACCY - Warm Arctic Cold Continents Y'all