Posted by:carbord, 14:31 GMT je la 21an de marto 2012
I'm no meteorologist, but I've got this theory that the Bakken oil fields are causing this stretch of many months of incredibly warm weather.
Our mild winter was caused by the jet stream, according to this Scientific American article from January. There were never any of the dips or fluctuations referred to as Alberta Clippers. Prominent excerpt: "...the most extreme configuration of the jet stream ever recorded."
The phenomenon of Urban Heat Islands often effects the surrounding climate, "including the altering of local wind patterns, the development of clouds and fog, the humidity, and the rates of precipitation".
For more than 2(?) years now, there's been a fracking bonfire burning continuously in the NW corner of North Dakota. Why? Because the natural gas they've unearthed is so abundant that it's value has crashed, so they're burning almost all of it off to get to the oil.
So, I surmise that as the jet stream comes west to east over the Rockies, it's being directed on its path past the continental US. The cause of this is the expansive Bakken oil fields, at the southern edge of the N. Atlantic Oscillation, located where the land had been barren for eons.
They say trees are 90% air, but birds can't fly through them. My uncle says affecting the jet stream is akin to peeing in a river. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me why my theory is a bunch of hooey.