Climate Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Richard Seager, professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, compares this year's mild winter to years past and discusses how this warm January weather fits into the pattern proposed by climate change.
The holiday blizzard of 2010 knocked East Coasters out of their routines this week, but there was a hint of deja vú as the snow fell. Big weather events have been making headlines across the country and around the world for several years, now. Last week, enough snow fell in Minneapolis that the roof of the Metrodome collapsed. Blizzards crippled Western Europe's airports and rain deluged San Diego. Is this bad weather part of a new normal? Is global warming bearing down on us at a hastening pace?