Our Recent Cold Snap and Global Warming

Several viewers have e-mailed recently with questions about our recent record breaking cold wave, and how it relates to global warming. The short answer is, it doesn’t relate at all, but a more in-depth explanation is in order. For that, we turn to our First Warning Weather environmental education partner, Earth Gauge, a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation. The recent cold snap may be the most severe the eastern United States has experienced in more than 30 years. Do a few weeks of cold temperatures in one region of the world mean that global warming has stopped? There are a few variables to consider…