It was a Nor’easter…..these are very typical regardless of global warming or not, however they do rarely occur before Christmas. I would say that it is not evidence for or against global warming, I would say that global warming doesn’t exist…..these types of storms have been occurring for many moons and until we see something different it’s hard to agree with AGW. I’ll stick to my chaos theory….
At least if you’re going to give me a negative nerd-it, tell me why. I’ve lived in Philly my entire life. I’ve seen these storms every year. When the conditions are right they dump tons of snow. It is not proof for or against global warming and trying to equate it as so is discrediting every scientist who has studied this stuff. If it were proof you wouldn’t have the media making such a hoopla out of it, you’d have more scientists claiming proof for or against, of which there are none talking…..
I didn’t say it was global warming. I said it could have been caused by it.
Moreover, I didn’t even begin to suggest that the storm wouldn’t have happened in the absence of AGW, I said that AGW contributes to increasing the intensity of the storm.
It’s virtually impossible to point to any particular weather event and say, “global warming caused this”. The signal-to-noise ratio is just far too high.
On the other hand, annual precipitation in the US since 1970 is about 5% higher than in the 70 years previous. Snowfall is up about 10% over the last century. Extreme snowfall events (more than 2" in 24h) have increased by 20%.
Wishing it ain’t so doesn’t make it so.
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