Climate change continues despite record cold snap
Over a dozen record lows were broken in the East since the start of 2018, including 7 in a row in New Bern. And Sunday morning, many areas approached all time record lows. Temperatures dipped about as low as they ever go in the East but even still, climate change continued.
To understand why, you have to differentiate day to day weather and climate. A snapshot of global temperatures on December 31, 2017 showed that North America was just about the only place seeing temperatures dip well below the norm. Worldwide, temperatures have been around a half degree Celsius (~1 degree Fahrenheit) above normal worldwide for the past several weeks.