THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Obama administration scientist on snowstorms: ‘Weather is not climate’

A top Obama administration scientist on Monday struck back at climate skeptics who claim that record snowstorms this winter have undercut evidence of global warming.

“It is important that people recognize that weather is not the same thing as climate,” said Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Lubchenco, speaking on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” said the planet is warming but that weather is variable. The snowy weather, Lubchenco said, “is not a contradiction and it is not really unexpected.”

Read more: The Hill

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February 15, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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  1. Really now? According to the Western Regional Climate Center the term climate means “Climate The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region”

    So climate is the accumulation of weather events.Hmmmm

    Comment by MTR | February 15, 2010 | Reply


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