Al Gore explains 'Snowmaggedon' in midst of global warming

Posted Feb 3, 2011 by Matt Harding
Global warming guru and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore explains the nation's frigid temps and unusually heavy snowfall.
Al Bore...An Inconvenient Truth
Al Bore...An Inconvenient Truth
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With record lows in southern Texas and incredible snow storms in the Midwest and elsewhere in the U.S., a person might wonder if global warming even exists.
Gore believes he has the answer to explain the unusual cooling in the midst of global warming. Gore says, "As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now, and they say increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming."
His full response is in his blog, a response to a question posed by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. He wondered, on his show, why global warming was such an urgent science policy priority when the New York City area had become a "tundra" this winter.
Some scientists were quick to debunk Gore's claims. Others supported him. Dr. William M. Briggs, a statistician and climate scientist told
"Gore's statement actually indicates a deeper problem -- lack of precise predictions. He's saying that anything bad that happens must be because global warming caused it. Activists like Gore are great at identifying events after the fact as being caused by global warming, but terrible at predicting them beforehand."
Agreeing with Gore, meteorologist Jeffrey Masters told
"It's not hard at all to get temperatures cold enough for snow in a world experiencing global warming. There will still be colder than average winters in a world that is experiencing warming with plenty of opportunities for snow."
Whether you believe in global warming or not, it is evident that this winter has truly brought a deep freeze (and snow) along with it.
[Note: I tried looking for other sources who sided with Gore on this issue. Aside from Fox News, no other source covered the Bill O'Reilly question with such depth.]
Midwest  Snowpocalypse  2011
Midwest 'Snowpocalypse' 2011