From floods to blizzards to wildfires, droughts and tornadoes, 2011 has seen some of the most extreme weather in decades. What’s fueling Mother Nature’s fury?
Stu Ostro, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel tells Here & Now, “I’m skeptical by nature. It’s a healthy part of the scientific process and we’ve had wacky weather since the beginning of time, but I started seeing patterns in weather that were not explained by natural variability.”
Ostro says climate and weather are fundamentally linked.
He adds, “It makes sense that if the climate is changing, the weather will change. And what were seeing today is consistent with what we would expect to see in a warming world.”