Is Climate Change Ruining Your Life?

How Does Climate Change Affect People

Having an abnormal harvest season? Perhaps a harsh winter or overbearing summer? Studies have found that extreme weather has been on the rise, causing unfavorable weather patterns.

Research also reveals that man-made climate change may be the cause of the problem by interfering with global air-flow patterns.

Floods, freezes and heat waves favor certain areas of the Northern Hemisphere, due to strong atmospheric currents that steer extreme weather to the same places repeatedly.

For example, there is an annual monsoon season in Asia, heat waves in western North America, as well as cold winters in eastern North America. Sounds familiar, right?

Giant waves of air in the atmosphere normally even out the climate, by bringing warm air north from the tropics and cold air south from the Arctic. However, this new study suggests these waves have been getting stuck in place during extreme weather events.

“What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their tracks for weeks,” lead author Vladimir Petoukhov, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany, said in a statement. “So instead of bringing in cool air after having brought warm air in before, the heat just stays,” via Business Insider

The Greenhouse Effect Due to Climate Change

Essentially, the greenhouse effect is when greenhouse gases form a protective layer around the Earth, which captures some of the suns rays and keeps Earth from becoming a frozen planet. This also allows organisms to grow. The theory of climate change is that the more greenhouse gases we release into the air, via human activities such as deforestation, industrial agriculture and tourism, the thicker this protective layer grows, capturing more heat from the sun, continually making the Earth warmer. Many worry Earth may one day become too warm to sustain life, via The Frog Blog

What does this mean for you?

How long these weather extremes last is critical, the researchers say. While two or three days at 86 degrees Fahrenheit pose little threat, 20 plus days can lead to extreme heat stress, which can trigger deaths, intense fires, water shortages and lost harvests, via Live Science

How to predict the [current] weather:

I have always been fascinated by the weather, and while I cannot predict climate change, understanding current weather patterns can prove to be very helpful in a survival situation:

The truth of the matter is, we live on a very dynamic planet.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 11, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

21 Responses to :
Is Climate Change Ruining Your Life?

  1. Actually, this year I am having one of my best vegetable gardening seasons ever.

  2. brian dash says:

    What happened to it all being a giant hoax? I miss those days.

  3. jerry berman says:

    I am surprised and also disappointed that you would join in the scare tactics about so called man made global warming. This is nonsense. The truth is is that weather cannot be looked at in such short term thinking. Our weather is no worse than it has ever been. All you have to do is simple mathematics to see that for our present concentrations of co2 (about .04%)to double to a “staggering” (purposely facetious) .08% would take well over a century based on current worldwide co2 output. There is much more variation in our biggest greenhouse gas… water vapor! Please keep your survival tips to things that really matter.

    1. Right on Jerry! Water vapor is 30 times the greenhouse gas of CO2.

      And looking more closely at the same data that scare mongers like Al Gore promote shows that CO2 lags BEHIND temperature increases by a couple of years. When the temperature goes up, the oceans release more CO2 and vice versa.

  4. Lorraine E says:

    Weather CONTROL has been on-going for well over 50 years. The lies about global warming/cooling/change are used as an excuse to tax and control the people and provide the elite with even more billions. See:

  5. Xanthan_gum says:

    Awesome response! I’m bookmarking your citations. Hey, Survival Life. Whoa, careful there, you’re going to run your readers off.

  6. Danny says:

    I hardly know where to even begin. So-called “climate change” is not man made. NOAA has an 800,000 year history of temperatures that show the climate has gone through a regular pattern of warming and cooling. Our current temps are neither abnormal nor without precedent. Further, our current period of warming started over 20,000 years ago long before humans were a significant presence on the planet.

    Now if you consider that HadCRUT data is showing that 30 years ago the pace of global warming began to slow, 20 years ago it began to slow dramatically, and 10 years ago temps flattened to even showing a slight decline.

    If you look at the CryoSat data from europe’s ESA you can see that both north and south pole ice is GROWING over the last few years.

  7. Ringo says:

    Hey watch out all you climate change activists! A polar vortex is coming next week with record low temperatures in the USA for July.

    I suppose this is why you changed your mantra from “global warming” to “climate change”; so you could chalk up any weather to your favorite cause.


  8. Wayne Glidden says:

    Dear Survival Life,
    I am disappointed that you linked to this blog and appear to buy into “man-made global warming”. The “proof” used to validate the warning that man-kind is destroying the planet is computer models based upon human projections which are biased by personal beliefs. In order to prove man-made global warming scientifically, the thesis (statement of hypothesis) must be proved by reproducible experiments (which is not “scientific consensus”). That has not happened. I read and respected your previous articles on survival issues but now do not know if I can trust them based upon the appearance that you have bought into global warming as a foundation and threat to our existence. There are already so many real threats that a new, fabricated one is not needed.

    I am unsubscribing.

  9. John C says:

    I very disappointed to see that you are propagating the global warming hoax. It makes me question everything else you are print

  10. Karen Thompson says:

    Everybody here needs to actually sit down and READ the article. lol.

  11. Jack says:

    Thank you–I work with wildlife and deal with many environmental issues. It does tend to boggle my mind that people still think that man made climate change is a hoax–my question is why would someone go through the trouble?–kind of a stupid thing to make a hoax out of. But of course the oil companies use good sound science LOL. Thank you for posting this.

    1. Mark says:

      Jack, I understand when you work directly with wildlife, you see immediate changes, constantly. However reasoned science demonstrates that over 1000’s and millions of years, climate constantly changes, and in the last century we know much of it is linked to sunspots/sun activity (funny, the global warming alarmists never refer to this). Don’t fall for a “Post hoc ergo propter hoc” falicy (which means: “After the fact, therefore because of the fact”. I.e., just because something happened does not mean anything that happened before it, caused it). But I’ll skip the long list of facts for that here, but to address your question “why would”…someone go through all this to make a “hoax”? Very easy: By getting greater society to buy into this, people “give up” something for the (supposed) greater good, and we give up mobility, freedoms and more. Who profits? Al Gore and a few other uber rich globalists who OWN the carbon exchanges. When we buy “carbon offsets” (to have the right to “live”), Al and a handful of others get unimaginably rich while the rest of the world loses living economic standard for the “privilege”. Follow the money; that’s why they would go through all this as a hoax. To create a global government that then tells us all how we can live. Power, money.

  12. Thomas Stark says:

    Do not be roped in by this drivel. CO2 absorbed heat and acts as a heat sink that absorbs heat that would otherwise reach earth. It has little to nothing to do with the alleged AGW. In fact CO2 increases cyclically as a means of moderating solar periods of high activity which is currently at or near a peak. Co2 is also absorbed by plant life and the ocean with a life cycle of about seven years from emission to absorption. AGW is a fraud and a scam designed to reduce America to a
    Third World Status while making a few rich through “pollution credits” being traded on the financial markets while electric rates “necessarily skyrocket” (Barack Obama, 2008). I am disappointed to see this site promoting such scams and misleading their readers in this way. Study the facts, not the info provided by people who rely on govt. grants for a living. They will say/do anything to keep the money flowing. Sad that so many have been duped.

  13. STMA says:

    One large volcano can produce more C02 (as well as other “greenhouse” gases) than mankind has produced in his entire existence. This has happened many times in history, and yet we are still here. Do we have to keep hearing about this? Follow the money, like everything else.

  14. Laird Bean says:

    Don’t tell me that you guys have bought into the hoax of “man-made climate change”! This article reads like something out of an environmentalist wacko piece! Give me a break!!

  15. Moeeaton says:

    Your claim that human activity “continues to make the earth warmer is bogus and not backed up by the scientific facts that show the Earth has warmed up less than 1 degree in the last 17 years. In fact, the Earth is getting cooler in spite of the increase of C02 in the atmosphere. Wake up, stop drinking the “global warming” myths koolaid. Those that are informed know that the Sun’s activity always has and always will control our climate, not mere mankind.

  16. MNM says:

    what is MOST disturbing is our young impressionable youth are being indoctrinated in public schools that global warming – oops, i mean ‘climate change’ is caused by bad old whitey. ..I mean humans in general… but we know who they really mean.
    So, since schools don’t teach critical thinking but rather rote and retardation…. i mean, regurgitation, the majority of kids will be ignorant mindless parrots believing we are responsible and should be forced to drive a prius.

  17. Anonymous says:

    References anyone?

  18. Anonymous says:

    The fact that people don’t understand fragile ecosystem is beyond me. We change our environment with our existence, and to act like everything we do has no effect on our planet whatsoever is ignorant.

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