Just remember, “Weather is not climate.”


It’ll be very again today, so here’s a slice of hot and timely science from Mother Jones.

Attention GOP Presidential Candidates: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming

Weather is not climate.
It may seem obvious to you that the existence of extreme winter weather doesn’t negate the scientific fact that humans are warming the planet. But that’s probably because you aren’t a climate change denier who’s contemplating a run for the GOP presidential nomination …

 … If you’re a regular Climate Desk reader, you already know why all this is wrong. You understand the difference between individual weather events and long-term climate trends. You probably even know that according to the National Climate Assessment, winter precipitation is expected to increase in the northeastern United States as a result of climate change. But if you’re a Republican who wants to be president, please pay close attention to the following video: