"Climate Fight Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze"

"WASHINGTON -- As millions of people along the East Coast hole up in their snowbound homes, the two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting drifts to bolster their arguments.

Skeptics of global warming are using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change — this looks more like global cooling, they taunt.

Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events.

But some independent climate experts say the blizzards in the Northeast no more prove that the planet is cooling than the lack of snow in Vancouver or the downpours in Southern California prove that it is warming."
 
John M. Broder reports for the New York Times February 10, 2010.

See Also:

"Heatwave Roasts Rio, Kills 32 in Southern Brazil" (AFP)

"More Snow Here Than in Vancouver?" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

"Snow Finally Falls on Bare Cypress" (Reuters)

"Harsh Winter a Sign of Disruptive Climate Change, Report Says" (Washington Post)

"What The Snowpocalypse Tells Us About Global Warming" (New Republic)

"Does Snow Mean Global Warming's Over?" (Post Carbon)

"'Snowmaggedon' in Washington Spurs Climate Change Doubters" (Los Angeles Times)

Colbert Rips Fox News for Using Snowstorm To Deny Global Warming (Huffington Post)

Source: NYTimes, 02/11/2010