About 10 years ago, snow was predicted to be a thing of the past because of climate change. Even as early as two months ago the “Smithsonian Tween Tribune” was predicting the decline of snow days for school children.
So naturally, with a snowstorm leaving up to three feet of snow, people are blaming it on climate change. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that the snowstorm is caused by climate change, The Guardian reports. “There is a pattern of extreme weather that we’ve never seen before, [and] anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns is probably denying reality,” he said.
Warmist website Climate Progress concurs, citing a research by Dr. Kevin Trenberth, former head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be,” Trenberth claims, adding that warmer climates will increase humidity and therefore strengthen the storms.
This affirmation is corroborated by Marlene Cimons of the National Science Foundation in an interview to newspeak liberal website Alternet. “The warming results in air that becomes supersaturated with water, often bringing drenching rainfall, followed by flooding or, if it is cold enough, heavy and intense snowfall,” she said.
Climate scientist Don Wuebbles also concurs that warmer weather means heavier snowstorms. “More very large events becoming more common is what you would expect with climate change, particularly in the Northeast,” he said in an interview with National Geographic.
Well-known green activists Bill McKiben also blames the storm on climate change, tweeting that “5 of 10 worst blizzards in NYC in last ten years, 0.2% chance that’s chance.”
Science popularizer Bill Nye also linked the storm to climate change. “I just want to introduce the idea that the strong winds that we had in southern California, the very strong winds that will be associated with this storm in the next couple of days, these could be connected to climate change,” he said in an MSNBC interview.