Dr. Amanda Staudt, climate scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, has reported on how the climate crisis is causing extreme winter weather...

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Climate Change and Extreme Winter Weather

Are you curious about how this extreme winter weather is related to Global Warming? 

Dr. Amanda Staudt, climate scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, has reported on how the climate crisis is causing extreme winter weather:

  • Global warming is bringing a clear trend toward heavier precipitation events. Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snowstorms, especially in the upper Midwest and Northeast.
  • Global warming is shifting storm tracks northward. Areas from the Dakotas eastward to northern Michigan have seen a trend toward more heavy snowfall season.
  • Reduced ice cover on the Great Lakes increases lake-effect snowfalls.

Go here to watch Dr. Staudt explain the connection between rising carbon pollution & extreme winter weather.

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