Activist Monday: You Can Dream of a White Christmas…
Posted December 21, 2015on:
But many of you won’t get one. In fact, for millions of us this year, this is going to be the warmest Christmas on record. Follow this explanation if you can:
So what’s up with this year’s warm weather? Though some have pointed fingers at climate change or tropical weather event El Nino, Mike Halpert of the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center credits (or blames, depending on your point of view) the Arctic polar vortex for the high temperatures.
The polar vortexes, Halpert explained, are swirling rings of cold winds that surround the North and South Poles. Last year, high air pressure in the Arctic pushed those winds southward, away from the North Pole, causing the chilly U.S. winter many remember.
This year, the pressure is low, making the vortex stronger than usual and meaning that more cold air is staying around the Arctic, rather than traveling south.
So basically, all the cold weather is staying up north, leaving us Noo Yorkaz with a Christmas day dilemma: Will it be too warm to wear our ugly sweaters this Friday? It would be a real shame to deprive the world of looks like this:
It looks like we will have to sport our ugly Christmas shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops this year. For inspiration, I’ve got a few must-have looks for all you Widdershins. Please feel free to steal any of these, or improvise your own.
So don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to show your Christmas spirit without breaking a sweat.
This is an open thread.
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