By Jason Tetro - Super Awesome Science Show Global News Posted October 8, 2019 6:00 am A person scrolls the screen of a mobile phone while loading information on how to counter fake news in New Delhi, India, in May 2019. EPA/HARISH TYAGI View link » In a fast 24-hour news cycle, stories sometimes get the facts wrong. Normally, these lapses are not intentional. But recently, there has been an explosion in false, inaccurate and harmful stories that are made with the sole purpose of convincing...
The mere mention of the term “polar vortex” elicits thoughts of bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Most people are aware that the frigid air in the Northern Hemisphere is coming directly from the Arctic region, yet they don’t know why polar vortexes happen. Not surprisingly, this has led to some rather heated debate. One side of the argument claims that the polar vortex is a result of climate change and human activity.