Scientists may hesitate to link some of the weather extremes of recent years to global warming — but the public, it seems, is already there.
A poll due for release on Wednesday shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this year’s unusually warm winter, last year’s blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has been getting worse, rather than better, in recent years.
I never remembered a winter like 2010/2011 where we had 6' of snow on the ground for 3 months, nor one like this last, where I can count on one hand the number of days below freezing. Ask the folks out in the Midwest, who've already seen more tornadoes this spring than they do in a year. You don't need to know the science behind it to know something is wrong.