If you ask the enviro-lefties on the Left Coast, global warming (aka ‘climate change’) has led to drought and to catastrophic fires.
But now, according to a recent study at Dartmouth, global warming also leads to increased precipitation.
The study found that snowfall levels in the Alaskan mountains have doubled since the Industrial Revolution after core samples were analyzed.
What’s more, say scientists, the same evidence of increased precipitation is found all over the Pacific Northwest.
And of course — since global warming is clearly, without any doubt, established and completely incontrovertible truth — it must be because warming ocean temps have driven an increase in moist air.
So, if you’re following their argument closely, there’s basically no climate condition in the world that doesn’t conveniently point to global warming.
When all you have is a hammer (and sickle), everything looks like a nail.
Here’s more from Yahoo…
Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday.
The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, shows modern snowfall levels in the Alaska Range at the highest in at least 1,200 years, averaging some 18 feet per year from around 8 feet per year from 1600-1840.
“We were shocked when we first saw how much snowfall has increased,” said Erich Osterberg, an assistant professor of earth sciences at Dartmouth College and principal investigator for the research. “We had to check and double-check our results to make sure of the findings.”
The research was based on an analysis of two ice core samples collected at 13,000 feet from Mount Hunter in Alaska’s Denali National Park. The study suggests that warming tropical oceans have driven the increased snowfall by strengthening the northward flow of warm, moist air.