Southern Skies Benefit from a Rare Climate-Diplomacy Success

Financial Post | Mar 25, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  • Diplomacy can fix large-scale harm done to the planet by industrial pollution.
  • The springtime stratosphere cooled by as much as 7° Celsius through the 1990s, throwing off the temperature balance between Antarctica and mid-latitude areas of the Earth and pushing the southern jet stream about 2° of latitude closer to the South Pole.
  • The result was warming in Patagonia, New Zealand, and the Antarctic Peninsula, dryness in Tasmania and New Zealand, and changes to the Southern Ocean’s temperature, currents, and salinity levels.