"This year is likely to be among the top 10 warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization," Roger Harrabi (environment analyst), 2013 "One of Warmest" on Record, BBC News, Nov. 13, 2013. According to Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, "All of the warmest years have been since 1998, and this year once again continues the underlying, long-term trend…" The 30-year warming up of the Arctic is the devil behind the details of this erratic behavior of anomalous jet streams (Source: Jennifer Francis, PhD Rutgers University.) According to Dr. Francis, polar amplification, or rapid warming at the poles, is impacting the upper atmospheric jet streams, which have become much more anomalous in recent years. In turn, this throws off weather patterns all across the Northern Hemisphere, causing embedded record heat waves, droughts, extreme rain events, and extreme weather events of all kinds.
/ / / November 2013, Hottest on Record