"PRESS CALL TODAY: Record snowstorms, extreme weather and climate change science"
Weather Underground’s Dr. Jeff Masters and I will discuss impacts of climate change on recent extreme weather events:
In Vancouver, B.C. they have experienced the warmest January on record resulting in the need to airlift snow in for the Olympics, meanwhile, the nation’s Capitol, Philadelphia, New York City and much of the Mid-Atlantic were hit by two major snowstorms in just the past week.
The most recent review of climate science by The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) concluded the strongest cold-season storms “are likely to become stronger and more frequent” – even as the planet warms overall.
Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology for the Weather Underground and former Hurricane Hunter with Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Dr. Joseph Romm to discuss how heavier, more frequent snowstorms and other extreme weather events are consistent with the predictions of leading climate scientists throughout the world that global warming is occurring.
When: Today, February 11, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST
Please contact Suzi Emmerling at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend the call.
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