30 Mar '12, 11am

Green Blog: Making Sense of the Wacky Weather

Making Sense of the Wacky Weather By JUSTIN GILLIS Chang W. Lee/The New York Times A heat wave drew sunbathers to Coney Island in Brooklyn a week ago. Like many people, I’ve been struggling to understand what is going on with the weather. As I flipped on my air conditioner one day in the middle of March to cool down an unbearably hot apartment, I thought, this is just weird . In recent years, we have lived through one weather extreme after another, sometimes whipsawing between them rather quickly. So, for my recent article on this topic, reported with Joanna Foster, I tried an interesting little exercise. Climate scientists, like the rest of us, have friends and relatives who wonder what is happening. So I asked the scientists: When you see your extended family over Thanksgiving or Christmas and they ask about the weather, what do you tell them? University of Georgia J. Ma...

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