Rise and Fall of the Westerlies

The Rise and Fall of the Westerlies Abrupt Change

Two circular bands of winds called the westerlies are being changed by human-caused global warming. The consequences from these changes could become quite large and come on suddenly – quite the surprise for anyone who still thinks climate change is a future “slow” problem. In the words of Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, these and associated climate changes are “just not part of a natural cycle.” From his perspective, an abrupt climate change has also just taken place – in the Arctic. And more could be on the way at the other side of the world.

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

Let’s Save Each Other

Let’s Save Each Other

Illustration by Stephanie McMillan. Used with permission