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No Weather Event Is Unrelated To Climate Change Anymore

2011/09/13

Climate change is a complex process with a wide range of consequences.  In a way, this helps created fodder for “doubters” and “deniers”: How can the global temperature be going up?!?  It snowed in California yesterday!

I’ve actually found myself guilty of the complete opposite: blaming global warming and climate change (or climate weirding, as I’ve heard it called) for individual storms or tornadoes.  I know that’s not how it works, but sometimes, my cynicism get the better of me.

However, it turns out I wasn’t far off the mark (woohoo!).  In a recent television interview, Dr. Andrew Dessler, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, stated that no weather event is unrelated to climate change anymore (oh.  Not-so-woohoo…).

The video below is the interview in question and also includes Dr. David Bieler, Chair & Associate Professor Geology of Centenary College of Louisiana.  The two professors do an excellent job of explaining climate change in a way that would be hard to argue against.  Kind of a climate change for dummies, if you will.  Take a look.

 

Source: Climate denial crock of the week

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