~ The consequences of ignoring warming Polar regions extends way beyond snow and ice lands.
~We look at one example, where lot's of people live.
And so the Arctic just had record lower sea ice extent minimum again, a few weeks after mid September minima being 2nd lowest ever. In the Arctic, this gave warmer September and October weather with a whole lot more snow and strong blizzards, nothing to worry the world about. But further South, weather patterns have changed not so favorably in some places. We look further away to the place where wildfires rage, California, because there is less rain there for a reason:
The Northwards shift of jet stream or the October 600 mb -20 C line movement towards the high Arctic is strictly the result of vanishing sea ice, during especially about the Arctic sea ice minima, causing massive warming feedbacks, especially for North Pacific sea surface temperatures. These fires were very predictable, because what happens in the Arctic, does not stay there. WD November 5 2019