Monday, February 28, 2011

ideo: Veteran Meteorologist Explains How a Warm Arctic is Disrupting Your Weather

Meteorologist Dave Eichorn, with the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry, explains how Arctic warming is disrupting weather patterns to the south, especially in Winter. 
"The notion that climate change is a good thing and that we are all going to be basking in warmer weather in the coming decades is most certainly a misunderstanding.  As the world continues to warm so unevenly, it seems very likely there are going to be additional disruptions in storm tracks and precipitation across the Northern Hemisphere.  Put simply, it probably means that most of us are going to end up with what used to be somebody else's weather," he concludes
Eichorn is veteran meteorologist with three decades of experience (see his biography here).  In an earlier video, A meteorologist on climate change, Eichorn explains climate change.  The videos are  components of a Global Climate Change Education project funded partly by NASA. House Republicans have approved sharp cuts in NASA's budget, with some arguing that funding for NASA's climate change research be cut even more, shifting funds instead to manned spaceflight.
The College of Environmental Science and Forestry also offers online courses, including the following in Spring 2011:
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