The phrase “global warming” confuses the simple minded, as they seem to take from it a promise of year-round tropical paradise. So when we have a year like this one in the Northeast, with record levels of snow and ice, you get the usual “how can there be SNOW if there’s GLOBAL WARMING?” nonsense. Al Gore provides a simple answer, which will of course change no minds:
Last week on his show Bill Oâ€™Reilly asked, â€œWhy has southern New York turned into the tundra?â€ and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.
As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:
â€œIn fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.â€
â€œA rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.â€
Also, this. But who you gonna believe, egghead scientists or Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly?