The Problems With Winter Warming
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Jan 25, 2017
The decrease in winter cold effectively makes the winter shorter. While that might sound good at first, it comes with consequences for recreation, farming, and the environment. In colder climates, winter-based recreational activities, like skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling will become less prevalent. More disease-carrying insects, like mosquitoes and ticks, will survive through a milder winter. Declining snow pack leads to lower reservoir levels, providing less water for irrigation of crops. Fruit trees, which need to become dormant in the winter to blossom in the spring, may produce smaller yields. Pollen counts will rise, which can trigger respiratory illnesses for allergy sufferers.
Jan 24, 2018
As the world warms, the intensity and frequency of extreme cold are both decreasing, as the lowest temperature observed each year is trending upward in most U.S. cities.
Nov 29, 2017
Winters are warming across the U.S., and in some locations, the warming is dramatic. The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.
Jan 13, 2016
The average number of very cold nights each year has declined across much of the country since 1970.