DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s been a March for the record books, weather-wise. So are the 80 degree highs predicted for the next two days a sign of global warming?

WWJ asked Perry Samson, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Michigan:

“The scientist in me says that this is a natural fluctuation in weather, which we have from time to time, and days will be warmer and days will be colder. On the other hand, here in Ann Arbor we’ve had two of the fifty year storms in the last couple of years, and it does … raise questions from the public about what the heck is happening,” said Samson.

Samson says the evidence of global warming is the increase in average temperatures around the globe.

“Global temperatures on average are going up, now to get into specific areas and specific weather events the question becomes far more difficult to pinpoint southeast Michigan,” said Samson.

He says it’s still unclear what effect that will have on major weather events like storms and tornadoes.

Comments (6)
  1. Coolie Temps says:

    And we have China to thank for all the low-tech industrial output stolen from American business or given to them by cost reducing American aggressor capitalists. America’s smokestacks have been crushed in the ashtray. We don’t make much anymore and hence don’t pollute much anymore. But China’s slave labor-low tech and no pollution control continues to deplete the ozone layer. This just burns me up

  2. Meijerman says:

    No mention of the record cold and snow fall in europe and Japan this year, though! It seems more that all the oil let lose in the gulf has to do with the temp flux this year. Wasn’t it the scientists that said warmer sea temps affect the weather? Oil freezes @ a lower temp than water does, now we have all that unaccounted for oil still out there.

  3. Laurel says:

    Arctic Oscillation? Natural occurance. And duh, tornadoes occur because of these weather patterns.

  4. Dan says:

    Seems to fall in line with the end of the world scenario. This summer we all will be well cooked french fries, as the earth spontaneously combusts :-)

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