Friday, February 12, 2010
More snow: global warming
Senator DeMint said, "It'll snow in DC until Al Gore cries uncle." I, of course do not agree with this. Senator DeMint should realize that a record amount of snow has fallen in the DC area, and other records such as the first snowfall in Florida in 30 years. Now, I would like to make one thing claer that global warming does warm up the planet, but it can cause extremes of both hot and cold. That means that these records could have been made by global warming, and we will continue to see this unpredictable weather for years to come So I believe that if we reduce our emissions we will save our planet for the future. Because it turns out that hotter air can hold more moisture, thus creating MORE snow, not less. As pointed out by meteorologist Jeff Masters at Weather Underground, "Record-breaking snowstorms are not an indication that global warming is not occurring. In fact, we can expect there may be more heavy snowstorms in regions where it is cold enough to snow, due to the extra moisture global warming has added to the atmosphere--an extra 4% since 1970."