The face of climate change

Ice to Desert - Climate Extremes
As climate change continues, extremes will not only become more extreme, but more frequent. Ref. 3

Ask and ye shall receive. As I got in the shower this morning, NPR ran an interview with NOAA meteorologist Martin Hoerling [1] [2]. The conversation was about the implications of “Snowpocalypse” vs. the current heat wave. He spoke exactly to the issue of mistaking weather for climate, and how climate models predict that what we think of as rare extremes now will become more commonplace in the century ahead.

 

[1] http://www.npr.org/2011/07/23/138635455/will-global-warming-cause-more-extreme-weather

[2] http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/people/martin.hoerling/

[3] Photo is made from two pictures, one by Matthew Saunders (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsaunders/) and the other by Withrow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86953562@N00/)

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