"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Snowstorm: What Happened to Global Warming?

Time Magazine deserves a Winter Olympics Gold medal ,degree of difficulty 9.9, for its verbal gymnastics with multiple twists to implicate global warming in the huge US snowstorms.The article says :While the frequency of storms in the middle latitudes has decreased as the climate has warmed, the intensity of those storms has increased. That's in part because of global warming — hotter air can hold more moisture, so when a storm gathers it can unleash massive amounts of snow. Colder air, by contrast, is drier; if we were in a truly vicious cold snap, like the one that occurred over much of the East Coast during parts of January, we would be unlikely to see heavy snowfall.
So if I have it right hot air causes snowstorms .I 'm having trouble picturing what global cooling will do if this is global warming!

1 comment:

  1. So in January it's natural but in February it's man made global warming. I'm glad that's all sorted then.