Springtime in Paris ... while we all marvel at the magic and beauty of yet another surprise snow fall here in Europe, the tale it tells whispers darker words than its charming aesthetics portrays. We don’t normally associate global warming with snow or cold, but according to a study by Marlene Kretschmer and Judah Cohen of the @americanmeteorologicalsociety the surge of milder weather in the North Pole (melting the ice caps) is extremely likely to be related to the cold front here in Europe. It is caused by a weakened polar vortex (which usually locks cold air at higher latitudes) which according to an article published by @nytimes (from one of my fav authors / journalists Kendra Pierre-Lewis) is “worth noting” because “In January the extent of Arctic sea ice was the lowest ever recorded for the first month of the year. In some parts of the Arctic the sea ice is already breaking up before winter’s end. And Arctic sea ice has been declining since at least the late 1970s” ... hinting that while these snow falls may not yet be definitively proven to have been caused by climate change, 97% of climate scientists agree humans are the cause of climate change ... which brings me back in a very round about way to my @kate_arnell @natalyelbaz recent collaboration with @wwf_uk // @wwf where we offered up a total of 22 simple suggestions on sustainable switches you can make for #earthhour coming up this Saturday ... your #promisefortheplanet might not be the thing that saves the world in the long run, but we certainly stand a better chance at righting the wrongs of our species if we give it a go together ...
📷 @mylittleparis ** I’ll link the nytimes article in my stories if you wanna read it xx