Tagged: global warming


Cold days do not mean global warming is a hoax

By Emma Markus | Feb. 1, 2018, 9:11 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming…" President Trump tweeted on Dec. 28. Trump's mockery of people who believe that climate change is real is based on the false assumption that one can make generalizations about the climate based on the weather of a few days.


Controversy and cold weather

By Sarah Trunk | Feb. 13, 2014, 9:52 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

The recent and ridiculously named "polar vortex," "cold snap," "winter of mass destruction," "when even Hell froze over," simply "Hoth" or whatever you want to call it, prompted much heated discussion about weather patterns from scientists and talking heads alike. What is the real cause of this cold-spell?


Letting it burn

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 1, 2013, 9:43 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference recycled ineffective resolutions from past conferences and put off actual decision-making for a later date, a hesitation inappropriate for the severity of the issue.


It's getting hot in here

By Sarika Ramaswamy | July 12, 2012, 11:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Baking in the triple-digit temperatures that overtook the nation last week, it was not unusual to hear people exclaim that they were "dying" from the heat. The record-breaking temperatures really did kill though; at least 46 people across the nation have been reported dead due to the extraordinary heat, including ten from the Washington area.


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