Winters in San Antonio ain't getting warmer

Back in December of last year, San Antonio held a get-together to talk about climate change. Here is how the San Antonio Express-News reported on the event: Attendees of San Antonio's first official event on responding to climate change came outside to find fat flakes of snow falling on downtown. The snow served as a metaphor for weather extremes under a changing climate, something Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe calls "global weirding."  Only a few days ago, San Antonio recorded a high temperature of 83 degrees, according to weather data[.] ... "You have this natural pattern of up and down and up and down, and it's being stretched," Hayhoe said of Texas' extreme weather. Over decades, the climate is getting hotter, she said, explaining that average annual temperatures in San Antonio since 1960 have increased 0.7 degrees per decade in the winter and 0.5 degrees per decade in the summer, leading to more...(Read Full Post)