Andrew Revkin, senior fellow at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University, said on NPR’s The Takeaway that this year’s record temperatures are an indication of what to expect in the future.
“Expect more of the same as the climate warms. But, on a year-to-year basis, don’t confuse climate with weather,” he said. “When you look globally, keep in mind that the other side of the Northern Hemisphere has some really harsh cold conditions this winter.”
The positioning of the jet stream has led to much of the fluctuation between usually similar climates this year.
“When you look at the global conditions, you do see this trend, that we’re warming. The climate is warming,” Revkin said.
“The Takeaway” is a national morning news program, a co-production of WNYC and PRI, in editorial collaboration with the BBC, The New York Times Radio, and WGBH Radio Boston.
Revkin writes the New York Times’ DotEarth blog. Here is his post on this:
Revkin also wrote about an objective forum on hydro-fracking put together by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies in this DotEarth post.