The Jet Stream, Gulf Stream, Polar Shifts and Global Climate Change
Are the two connected? Yes I firmly believe they are.
What is happening to the jet stream is similar in ways to what is happening to the Gulf Stream. Both are being affected by the changing conditions on the planet and both are causing changes to our climate. Throw into the mix the weakening polar field that is the beginning of a polar flip and our planet really is in a state of turmoil.
What is the Jet Stream?
In simplistic terms they are fast flowing air currents in the upper atmosphere. The main ones on Earth are westerly winds, which flow from west to east. The main jet streams on earth are the Polar Jets, which are located around 7-12km above sea level, above these are the slightly weaker Subtropical Jets which sit around 10-16km above sea level. Both poles have their own set of Polar and Subtropical Jets, the Northern hemisphere jet flows over the middle to northern latitudes, thus covering North America, Europe and Asia. While the southern hemisphere polar jet tends to mostly circle the Antarctic. The Jet Streams are caused by a combination of factors, the planets rotation on its axis and atmospheric heating from solar radiation.
What is the Gulf Stream?
Again in simplistic terms, the Gulf Stream is a fast flowing, warm Atlantic Ocean current that begins at the tip of Florida, it follows the eastern coastlines of the U.S and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream influences the climate of the east coast of North America to Newfoundland, and the west coast of Europe.
It would appear then that in some ways the two forces are linked; now throw in the polar activity and see what we get.
What is the Polar Shift
It appears that our Magnetic field is weakening, and the result could be a mass polar flip, North becomes south and vice versa, if this is indeed on the cards and a flip of the magnetic poles already underway this would undoubtedly have some connection to the extreme and weird weather we are experiencing.
The current issue is down to the ‘Blocked Jet Stream’ which has caused our weather pattern to literally become locked in place, hence the sudden and continued change in climate for most of the Northern Hemisphere.
The Blockage appears to have started mid-July, since which time the good warm weather in the UK has ceased, Russia and Japan are locked in a heat wave and Pakistan has been ravaged by floods.
Look at each case on its own and the capacity of noticeable changes to our climate is apparent, put all three together and they could be the combined reason for the ‘freak weather’ we are currently experiencing. The saying, ‘A butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil and a Tornado strikes Kansas’ comes to mind. What we are seeing s the ever changing cycle of life that the planet has undergone many times, the only difference now is we are here and aware of what is happening to the world around us.
It would be foolish to believe that each seemingly separate issue is in fact separate, if it effects are planet then it is connected. If the Gulf Stream weakens due to melting polar ice then surely this will affect the Jet Streams, and if the magnetic poles are weakening this will also affect the behaviour of the Jet Streams. The final factor of our sun being at a point of low solar activity could be another, more external cause to our current dilemma. The exact causes for the unusual weather system and the blockage of the jet Stream is unknown, we can but hypothesis as to the reasons. But I firmly believe that the above mentioned issues are all connected, when one part of our fragile eco-system beings to fail then other area’s will eventually being to suffer.