Wind and climate change

Jun 8, 2023 | Environmental, Nature, Videos

A dangerous vicious cycle has begun. Wind patterns are changing, and with them, extreme weather events are becoming more and more likely. The wind, the motor for our weather, is being influenced by climate change and causing devastating consequences. Atlantic hurricanes, that often lay waste to swathes of land on the eastern coast of the US, are becoming more intense, bringing heavier rainfall. Droughts and flood catastrophes are both likely to recur, a harrowing warning for all of us.
Researchers on the island of Spitsbergen have already made an alarming discovery. As climate change alters the wind, the altered wind seems to be accelerating climate change, creating a dangerous vicious cycle. But what exactly is happening and why? And, more importantly, what can we do about it? These questions are explored in a new documentary, taking us on a journey through shifting wind patterns, the causes for warming in the Arctic and the science behind the Earth’s wind systems. The documentary reveals how these phenomena are now interconnected in ways that were unexpected and is crucial viewing for anyone hoping to understand the impact of climate change on our world.

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