There is a consistent change in the weather conditions of the Pacific Ocean. Local authorities are tensioned because of the fact that nearby regions are already affected by the hot climate.
Seattle scientists conducted a research regarding the changing weather conditions in the West Coast (dry and hot weather) and in the East Coast (extremely cold weather). They wanted to know if the events are directly related to Arctic melting or the warming in the Pacific regions.
During the last 18 months or so, an enormous blob of warm water is observed in the West Coast. This explains the drought occurring in California and violent storm in New England, and as well as the melting snow resorts in Washington.
The research team spent long weeks of hard work to conduct the study and react a significant conclusion. This is primarily in response to the many people, scientists and experts who keeps blaming global warming as the major cause of this issue.
But based on past findings, Arctic melting gives negative impact on the polar vortex that results to the unwanted conditions in the East Coast happening over the past two winter seasons. However, the Seattle scientists do not agree with this conclusion.
The climate scientist from University of Washington, Nick, was the person who gave the term “The Blob” to describe the 7-degrees Fahrenheit hotter pool of water as compared to the normal water, which was initially observed in the fall of 2013.
The Blob has stretched drastically from Alaska to Mexico since then. Nearby areas are also affected giving an average temperature of 3.6 degrees higher than normal measurements. Unfortunately, climate experts warn people that they should expect the temperature to increase as months go by.
Therefore, they believe that the Blob is mainly responsible for the drastic weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean. The study is calling on to officials to make some solutions to the problem, because if not, they expect the issue to worsen faster towards the coming years.