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The Climate Change and Blizzard Connection


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, protection, globalwarming )

Cher
- 418 days ago - greenerideal.com
A soon-to-be published study has found that the rise of blizzards are a result of man-made global warming. While this assertion seems counterintuitive--how can global warming cause more blizzards?--there's substance to the findings.



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Barbara D. (107)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 9:36 am
This winter seems to be proving the point.
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:23 pm
Thanks for a very informative article.
 

Gene Jacobson (233)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:43 pm
"Climate scientists agree that less snow and more blizzards is not far fetched, and actually makes sense. The warming caused by global warming decreases the amount of snow that falls each year and shrinks the snow season, but when the snow hits, it will hit hard."

The second punch is that warm weather storms are also going to increase in size and damage. Climate change does not mean it is hot everywhere all the time, it means wild weather swings, in places one wouldn't normally expect such things and an ever increasing ferocity to the storms that have already and will continue to smack us. Humans are, maybe because of our short life span in comparison to the planet, seemingly incapable of understanding long range prospects for anything, including global warming and climate change. This is just beginning and it will not in the lifetime of anyone on this planet now, probably not for anyone born even 300 years from now, pity them. The concluding ice age could last 50,000 years, but we are not capable of thinking in those terms. And that will be our downfall, human hubris.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:09 pm
Yep!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:31 pm
I have to read more of this article. As I've said before, I live in the northeast and this winter has been a doozy. Wild swings from longer January thaws to n'oreasters. I believe the scientists. It's too bad that most of our government doesn't.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:51 pm
Nothing surprising in the article - just a lot of fear for the future.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:20 pm
Noted
 

Sharon W. (4)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:11 pm
At our place, the winter has been unusually harsh, too. But no, global warming is a liberal myth *sarcasm off*.
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:45 pm
I'm not so sure this is counterintuitive. Several years ago we (the Colorado Rocky Mountains) had some very heavy wet snowfalls (which were followed by a very wet spring, but I didn't know that was coming when my intuition kicked in) and my intuition said, "This must be part of global warming (this was before the phrase "climate change") because all this water that we don't usually get has to be coming from somewhere, and I'll bet it's from polar ice melting." Not that anyone was interested at the time.
 

Susan Allen (208)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 9:33 pm
It makes perfect sense to me that they're connected. The polar cap melting is dumping tons of fresh water into the oceans and that's just screwing everything up and that's just one thing going on. There are so many other horrible things we're doing to the planet environmentally as well; and it's all interconnected and all just too sad that, for the most part, conservatives seem unable to make the connection. Noted and shared.
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:57 am

Mother Earth is now bi-polar.

Can we rescue her?

We cam at ;least ,make it better.
 

Ro H. (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:52 am
ty
 

Judith Lammers (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:48 am
Another wakeup call that will be ignored by the climate change deniers !
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 12:21 pm
Noted with great concern, Cher. Thank you for sharing the article.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:03 am
noted, thanks Cher. pretty scary!!
 
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