Does snow mean global warming's over?
By Juliet Eilperin
With all this snow, people are yet again wondering what this means for climate change.
Since few things fascinate people as much as extreme weather, this year's series of blizzards might touch off a new round of scientific inquiry into the question of what it means to have more moisture stored in the atmosphere above the ocean.
But Christopher Field, director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, notes that it's always important to recognize that you can't write off climate variability altogether: "It's a wonderful example of the large random component in weather."
Of course, it's easy for someone to say that when they're sitting at their desk in sunny Palo Alto, Calif., as opposed to snowy D.C.
Juliet Eilperin| February 10, 2010; 5:34 PM ET Save & Share:
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