Snowstorm is a sure sign of – global warming?December 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm by Ted Nesi under General Talk
The Boxing Day Blizzard is pretty much over, and people are continuing to clean up from the storm – check out my afternoon WPRI.com story for more information and head to our home page for lots of other details.
The New York Times op-ed page had a slightly contrarian take on the weather over the weekend. Judah Cohen, who heads up an environmental research firm in Massachusetts, says the wintry conditions are actually a sign of global warming:
That is why the Eastern United States, Northern Europe and East Asia have experienced extraordinarily snowy and cold winters since the turn of this century. Most forecasts have failed to predict these colder winters, however, because the primary drivers in their models are the oceans, which have been warming even as winters have grown chillier. They have ignored the snow in Siberia.
I was actually thinking a little about this myself yesterday, remembering my days as an environmental reporter. It also shows why it’s probably more accurate to call the phenomenon in question “climate change” instead of “global warming.”