Is global warming ruining our winters?

April 7, 2008 8:13:28 AM PDT
First of all, I don't like to publicly advertise my sentiments on global climate change, since it's such a controversy-inducing subject. However, it is undeniable that the average temperature around the world has been slowly rising over the past century or so.

Erica's Answer:

That doesn't mean that the temperature won't start dropping again in the future!

As far as your question is concerned, there are natural fluctuations in our climate in the Delaware Valley. The 1990s and the early 2000s saw some very snowy years- for instance, 1995-1996 (65.5" of snow), and 2002-2003 (more than 46" of snow). The past couple winters have been very low on snow, but if we assume that the cycle of fluctuations will continue, then we'll see a lot more snow in coming winters. We'll have to wait and see which winters will bring us lots of snow!

- Erica