Some Believe Extreme Weather Events Are Evidence of Climate Change

A record winter of 2009-2010, a major tornado outbreak this past spring, and snow in October.
Those are just a few of the things we've seen in the Valley, that some argue is evidence of global warming.

Others say it's proof that global warming is a myth.

A global warming seminar was held Thursday night where some say the extreme events are a result of climate change.

From numerous and powerful tornadoes, to floods in the Midwest, the ongoing Texas drought and an October nor'easter.

It seems every week there is another extreme weather threat so the question is asked is this a result of climate change?

Does it seem like major weather events are become more extreme?

Some like environmental engineer Leslie Grady say it is because of climate change.
"The evidence is getting stronger and stronger."

But it's a topic many people don't want to discuss.
Grady says, "I don't want to accept it, but because it has huge implications about our energy systems about the future, and it's a threat."

And those who say climate change is happening are concerned about the future of our planet and our resources.

Debbie DeWalt is concerned about the environment and what climate change could do to the earth.
"The earth only has so many of it's resources and once they've been used up, where are you going to get them from."

Grady says, "Our energy problem is a huge problem even without climate change."

Since it's a widely debated topic, Grady say's we're still learning about climate change and what it does.
"Even if one piece we later find to be incorrect, there are hundreds of other pieces of evidence that say it's true."

The bottom line is they just want to preserve the beauty of our land for the future.

DeWalt says, "Those are important things to live by and we have to preserve our planet that we've been given time to use."

The seminar discussed how the young, old, and poor are not equipped to deal with climate change issues.

They also say part of the solution to deal with it is to change our energy resources, focusing more on solar, wind, and geo-thermal energy.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 133668828 - whsv.com/a?a=133668828