If Global Warming Exists, Why is it so Cold Outside?



Katharine Mach

Associate Professor, Marine Ecosystems and Society, University of Miami

Ann Reid

Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
Ben Santer

Ben Santer

Fowler Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Woods Hole; Visiting Researcher, UCLA

The last five years have been the hottest on record globally. But this past winter, plunging temperatures, snowstorms and torrential rains throughout the country have a lot of people questioning the reality of climate change. If the planet is warming up, why is the Midwest suffering record cold temperatures?

Climate scientists, communicators and educators join us to talk about why, after one of the hottest years on record, the country has suddenly gone into deep freeze. On today’s Climate One: climate science explained, and climate myths debunked.