With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.
Then, when a whopper of a blizzard smacked the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people again blamed global warming.
How can that be? It's been a joke among skeptics, pointing to what seems to be a brazen contradiction.
But the answer lies in atmospheric physics. A warmer atmosphere can hold, and dump, more moisture, snow experts say. And two soon-to-be-published studies demonstrate how there can be more giant blizzards yet less snow overall each year. Projections are that that's likely to continue with man made global warming.
The lack of snow and rain in Southwestern Ontario in the last 10 years has caused the great lakes to recede. In the last 2 years there have only been 2 days when I couldn't ride my e-scooter and the year before we had about 7 days when I didn't ride my e-bike.
When I first moved here, 35 years ago, we had snow on the ground from December to March and it was not unusual to have snow in November. About 5 years ago I played golf in mid January and we had to take our jackets off.
So John and Stephen stop trying to decieve the people .... we're not fools