But a new study by NOAA scientists, published in the Journal of Climate, says it’s too early to tell if the last two winters were the product of a warming Arctic. There are potential links, the study found, but more research is needed.
“We are in the pre-consensus stage of a theory that there are links between the rapid warming of the Arctic and some severe weather events since 2007,” NOAA’s James Overland, the study’s lead author, said in a statement.
Obama Science Czar John Holdren defends his 1987 warning about possible 'carbon dioxide climate-induced famines' killing as many as one billion people 'before the year 2020':
Holdren: 'I very much hope, of course, that nothing as dire as a famine killing a billion people will happen as a result of climate change by 2020, or ever. But the prospects for permanently avoiding such an outcome… will be greatly improved if this country follows through on the sensible measures in the President's Climate Action Plan.'
'Isn't this a good thing? Why would we want to stop it and return to an age of roughly 20,000 years ago when glaciers were carving out the Great Lakes and leaving Chicago under a mile-thick sheet of ice?'