Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

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The north polar vortex caused bitter temperatures in the northeast states of America for the first week of the new year, 2014. But is global warming to blame?

Frozen Trucks

Highways were frozen over causing many accidents, such as this truck. Not only did it go off the road, it is frozen solid and stuck there for who knows how long.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

Frozen Water Fountain In New York City

Just because it’s an unusually cold winter doesn’t discount the affects of global warming. Deniers fail to take into account that global means the whole world, and it’s still hot in Australia.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

Frozen Fire

Water from the fire hoses froze on the building as soon as it hit, making it hard to fight the flames. The building is now encased in ice as a tomb to the destruction of the fire.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

The Unwelcome Sign

That welcome sign doesn’t look too inviting as cars try to drive on the icy and snowy roads into the city. Visibility was almost non-existent and roads were extremely treacherous.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

The Captain

Aye Captain! This guy looks like he’d rather be anywhere else than on these frozen cold streets. Even walking the plank may sound better to him.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

Snow Jaws

Some people made the best of it as these boys built a shark instead of a snowman. With the snow freezing solid, they were able to make this giant replica of Jaws.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

That’s Gotta Hurt

As careful as pedestrians tried to be, the sidewalks and streets were frozen solid. Unless you’re wearing ice skates, falling may be on your agenda for the day, as this unfortunate woman found out.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

5th Avenue

Fifth Avenue in New York City was a mess of cars and people all trying to navigate the frozen streets and sidewalks. Those in cars and taxis were the lucky ones, as pedestrians braved the cold to get to work.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

Hard To Walk In New York

This polar vortex may actually be the result of global warming, not the opposite. Any extreme change in climate, such as what the northeast is experiencing, can be a sign.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?

Frozen New York Streets

Looking more like Siberia, New York has experienced colder temperatures than it has in a very long time. It is said that the skin at these temperatures will freeze in 15 seconds.

Polar Vortex: What Does This Have to Do With Global Warming?


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