Wednesday, February 10, 2010


It always drives me nuts when it gets cold or snows here in Sweat Sock City, people scoff and say, "So much for global warming" or variations on that theme. So I was happy to see this entry tackling that very subject.

It's not hard at all to get temperatures cold enough for snow in a world experiencing global warming. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the globe warmed 0.74°C (1.3°F) over the past 100 years. There will still be colder than average winters in a world that is experiencing warming, with plenty of opportunities for snow.


Anonymous said...

And you find this report from the IPCC credible because...?

With all the evidence that they skewed the data and outright published unsubstantiated lies, I can't find them credible at all.


Seema said...

I have no reason to not find them credible. I cited the paragraph because it drives me nuts when people take one weather event and draw conclusions when statistically, one weather event doesn't have any signficance other than causing lots of brouhaha.