Professor Phil Sakimoto was interviewed today by our local NPR station, WVPE, about the relationship between climate change and unseasonal winter storms such as the one we are experiencing now:
Early Winter weather conditions like snow and cold temperatures don’t mean the effects of climate change have stopped. When most people think of global warming, they think of extremely hot temperatures - but harsh winter weather can also be a sign of climate change.
Philip Sakimoto teaches in the sustainability minor at the University of Notre Dame and works to educate the public about climate change. He said that while the overall temperature of the earth is heating up, all weather patterns are being disrupted.