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Former Met. Assoc. head: Global warming makes Americans forget cold temps

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While appearing on Sunday's edition of CBS’ "Face the Nation," Dr. Marshall Shepherd, the former head of the American Meteorological Association, claimed Americans have forgotten how to cope with severe winter weather as a result of global warming, Mediaite reported.

Shepherd claimed the reason is that cold weather has become rarer as global warming accelerates.

“I think we’ve forgotten how to be cold or deal with snowstorms, because we’re seeing so few of these big storms like we’ve seen,” he said. “And that probably is because of climate warming.”

The statement was made even though this February is set to be the third coldest winter recorded in the U.S. as Americans from Davenport, Ohio to Alaska have experienced record cold temperatures.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, the The National Weather Service announced Saturday that Alaskans experienced a record wind chill of -97 degrees on Friday. The record-breaking low was recorded at Howard Pass in the Brooks Range.

"Mother Nature has a cold heart this Valentine's Day," the service said on its Facebook page.

Last Tuesday, the Quad-City Times reported a chilling -23 degrees at the Davenport Airport.

Nevertheless, some, like Shepherd, claim the temperatures are the result of man-made global warming.

"We know that climate change is happening and humans are contributing,” he said, adding that both cold and warm temperatures are the result of global warming.

He also said skeptics shouldn't use the cold temperatures to doubt global warming, telling Bob Schieffer it's like saying “because it’s nighttime, the sun doesn’t exist anymore.”

Ironically, he also warned the public not to blame every weather event on climate change.



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