What Does Climate Change Mean for Winter Storms?
With a massive East Coast snowstorm forecast for Friday, you may be wondering if the extreme conditions are a sign of climate change.
The answer is complicated. As National Center for Weather Administration director Thomas Karl recently explained, scientists now have the ability to show that some specific weather events — such as temperature extremes — are linked to increases in greenhouse gas emissions linked to human activities. But he said that it’s been more difficult to zero in and link other specific weather events to climate change, and this week’s big snowfall would fit into that category. More>>