Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cold Weather Doesn't Disprove Global Warming

We knew somebody had to say this - just in case you might stop panicking.
This is hardly news, but seeing as though residents in the Midwest will have to deal with heavy snow and wind chills as low as 50 below zero today, it bears repeating: Cold weather and global warming can go hand in hand. Even though it's tempting to wonder what about this whole global warming thing? when China has its biggest snowfall since 1951, scientists insist these types of events should be seen only as anomalies in a long-term pattern. "It's part of natural variability," one expert explained, noting that record cold temperatures will still be reached. "We'll just have fewer of them." Although scientists have said that global warming could cause more extreme hot and cold weather, experts say the current cold spell has more to do with "a big outbreak of Arctic air," as one put it. Read more.

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