Extreme weather hit cities and towns along the eastern and southern US this January, with snow and ice in places not accustomed to dealing with it, frigid temperatures, and dangerous wind chills many Americans weren’t prepared for or expecting. And while many shivering in the cold may have thought otherwise, scientists saw this cold blast and unusual wintry weather as evidence of yet another way our climate is changing (despite misinformed tweets to the contrary from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue).
In a recent blog post, world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann outlined why this is the case and how these conditions are entirely consistent with our expectations of weather dynamics transformed by climate change.
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