Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowmagedon And Global Warming

Pictures such as this set off a good deal of discussion in the blogosphere last week over the connection between Global Warming and big winter storms like the one just winding up outside of my window. Some of this discussion was well-meaning but confused, and some of it quite painfully stupid.
I thought I would pinch from a recent essay by blogger Tamino to help clarify things.
The graph above shows the NA snow cover trend back to the 1970s. Tamino's analysis of it and several similar graphs concludes as follows:
An exceptionally clear, well-written post.

4 comments:

Paul S said...

First time I've seen snow cover addressed. I'm wondering if tamino's definition of snow cover also encompasses sea ice extent as his graphs seem to mirror recent ice melts in the Arctic.

bigcitylib said...

http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.php

If you look at the pics, it just snow on land.

Paul S said...

Thanks BCL. Is there any data for the southern hemisphere?

Bhuvan Chand said...

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