No Weather Event Is Unrelated To Climate Change Anymore
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