What is a polar vortex? A polar vortex is an area of low pressure with continuous swirls of cold winds. During the cold months of winter, the winds usually expand and move downwards towards North America. Thus, creating extreme climatic conditions in the country. Professor Aroop and his team at Northeastern University studied these events. They proved it to be independent of climate change or global warming. He explains the same in his ‘Geographical Research Paper’.
It is evident that a polar vortex is independent of global warming. However, an increase in the average temperature can become a spur in determining how severe a vortex can be. Researchers believe it to be due to global warming. Scientists have suggested that the increase in the number of cold snaps around the world can be credited to global warming. Other natural processes like the North Atlantic Waves is a natural event leading to a rise in greenhouse gases. The vortex, on the other hand, does not have any such effect. Hence, it would be safe to say that the polar vortex has no relation to changing global warming. The swirls may temporarily dampen the effect of global warming in a region. However, this does not show any long term effects or benefits to that area.
Professor Aroop suggests that the polar swirls will take place again. This wasn’t the only time they would face such extreme climatic conditions and hence must be ready for the same. The polar vortices are an unavoidable anti-clockwise spinning mass of cold air. These have proven to be very dangerous to the cause of global warming. The polar vortices are not proof of climate change, just masses of cold air which one must be ready for even in the future.