Jan 22, 2016

Why big blizzards in winter don’t disprove global warming

Washington, DC
USA
by
Joe Romm
,
Climate Progress
Image: Aeris Weather
Image: Aeris Weather

Human-induced climate change, especially warming-fueled ocean temperatures, are super-charging the amount of moisture in the atmosphere the storm will dump on us...

Dr Michael Mann, Director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center, explained: “There is peer-reviewed science that now suggests that climate change will lead to more of these intense, blizzard-producing nor’easters, for precisely the reason we’re seeing this massive storm — unusually warm Atlantic ocean surface temperatures (temperatures are in the 70s off the coast of Virginia).”