If Global Warming Is Real Why Did A Blizzard Hit New York City?

Above: “Major intersection: Nostrand ave & Eastern Pkwy and no one is going anywhere.” All photos courtesy of Abigail Ekue

The post-Christmas blizzard hit the East Coast with record snowfall, blanketing the area in tons of snow, not just New York City of course, but from Maine to the Carolinas. In this city our mayor, Michael Bloomberg,
is getting buried in an avalance of complaints, so to speak, about slow snow cleanup, but if the Earth is getting warmer why is there so much snow to cleanup in the first place?

Abi snow

Global warming leads to more extreme and possibly unusual weather events. We’ve had that this year, from droughts,to landslides and flooding, to extreme high temperatures haven’t we? This blizzard was the latest, featuring high winds, low, at times no visibility and most notably “thundersnow”, a rare phenomenon where a snowstorm has thunder and lightening.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Recently spoke with Dr. Paul Epstein of Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment about the connection between global warming and extreme weather worldwide.


  1. Abigail

    Agreed. There is a misconception that Global warming means every season should be warmer than usual. In the past few months alone, we’ve had major rainfall, a “flash” hailstorm and a tornado in NY. Let’s hope it’s not too late to halt or reverse the damages. We’ll have to brace ourselves for more wacky and destructive weather and El Nino may go loco!

  2. MToussaint

    The science seems to indicate we’re in the danger zone and if major changes aren’t made soon things amy become irreversible. Hopefully this wacky and destructive weather will wake more people up. Thanks for your comment and photos Abigail!

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