This comment would NEVER come from me… but I’ve heard it (at least 20 times from family and friends over the past three months).
Each time I want to scream. I desperately want to get in arguments and pull out all the facts. My husband pleads with me to “let it go” and brings me down to (our undeniably snowy) earth. But I do have to share the reality with them….
I understand how this is a quick, easy argument from anyone who doesn’t believe in global warming or climate change. It seems logical, but it’s not supported by science. The fact: hotter air can hold more moisture and this, in turn, creates and releases massive amounts of snow when the temperatures are below freezing. This is the same reason hurricanes have become so destructive… warming waters, rising sea levels and an increase in the intensity of the storm.
We could all argue the point until we’re blue in the face (and yes, the naysayers would tell you you’re turning blue because you’re freezing your a$$ off!) but the evidence of the earth’s temperature rising is factual. It’s on record. The 11 warmest years on record have occurred in the last 13 (and that record dates back to 1880!)
We can debate (until we’re BLUER in the face) if a portion of that is caused by human behavior, activity and INaction, but that’s another huge conversation.
Take a look at this quick interview with a physics professor to prepare your defense to family and friends.
Call it global warming, climate change, global swings, whatever… but the fact is undeniable… we’re heatin’ up, baby, and yes, that means lots of snow too!