Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Stella!

The Northeastern US is in the grip of winter storm Stella today. It's a bit of a shock, since it is a little late and there were already signs of Spring all about. Can we blame it on global warming?

Best answer: nobody knows. Weather happens and weather varies. Global warming does affect the jet stream and storm tracks, so it's a possibility that it could make late winter nor'easters more probable, but the evidence isn't there. The opposite conclusion, that late winter storms are evidence against global warming, is even more ridiculous, and based on a complete misunderstanding of the term.