Meteorologist talks Global Warming
SUNBURY — While global warming is often times perceived as a growing threat, one weather expert says it may not be as prevalent as some say. AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg of State College said he likes to provide both sides of the argument, but personally, he thinks it is just a cycle.
“I believe that we are in another weather cycle. There are certainly some things, like if you look back at the past 50 to 100 years; our climate has gotten somewhat warmer. But if you look back over the past 15 year, that warming has seemed to stop quite a bit. In fact, there is some indication that global temperatures may be trying to cool a little bit.”
Lundberg said carbon is known to contribute to warming, but he’s not sure how large that contribution is. He said, “One of the things that bothers me a little bit, is that climate models have suggested that there is going to be a pretty steady increase in temperatures in lockstep with the increase in carbon monoxide that is in the atmosphere… that just hasn’t happened.”
Lundberg would like to allow people to make their own decisions on the subject by providing them with both sides of the argument. He will be laying out the information at the next Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting on Earth Day.
“Global warming-fact or fiction” will be Lundberg’s topic at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn of Lewisburg at 7:00p.m on Monday. You can find more information on the upcoming meeting at www.susquehannavalleyconservatives.com. Lundberg was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program Thursday. You can hear that program online at WKOK.com. (Codi Jade)