Just Because It’s Cold, Doesn’t Mean Global Warming Isn’t Happening
It may be unseasonably freezing where you are at this moment, but that doesn’t mean global warming scientists are all wet.
“It’s part of natural variability,” said Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. With global warming, he said, “we’ll still have record cold temperatures. We’ll just have fewer of them.”
Deke Arndt of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., noted that 2009 will rank among the 10 warmest years for Earth since 1880.
Scientists say man-made climate change does have the potential to cause more frequent and more severe weather extremes, such as heat waves, storms, floods, droughts and even cold spells.
Besides just because it’s cold where you are doesn’t mean it’s cold everywhere else. The key word is “global.”
If you live in a place where it brings air up from the south, you get warm weather. In fact, record highs were reported this week in Washington state and Alaska.Click here for reuse options!
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