3.13.2017

The Law of Averages

The average temperature of the globe is gradually and steadily rising due to greenhouse gases produced by humans. That being said, it is a gradual increase, not especially noticeable by most people day to day, which is why it's so insidiously dangerous (think frogs in a pot of water gradually heated to the boiling point on a stove).

In a given year, the average temperature might only rise by a fraction of a degree. But when you have a few days of record high temperatures in the 60s and 70s in February in Wisconsin, the Law of Averages says that has to be balanced with some record cold temperatures in, say, March. It's the Law.

And that's what scientists are talking about when they say global warming causes EXTREMES of weather.

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