Climate Change and Extreme Winter Weather
Are you curious about how this extreme winter weather is related to Global Warming?
- 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.