KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- As the northeast is getting pounded by its second super-storm this year, a Western Michigan University Professor says we can expect more violent storms, droughts and more powerful hurricanes because global warming is taking place faster than anyone had previously thought it could.
Dr. David Karowe, a professor of biological sciences says in fact its happening probably 20-times faster than at anytime in the last 55-million years, and the evidence is obvious. The rise in the level of ocean waters and the fall in the Great Lakes, the melting of all ice on Greenland, and the retreat of the glaciers.
He says the climate models have been predicting it for decades, just not at this rapid a pace.
He says another big difference between this warming cycle and previous warm periods in earth’s history is that this one is taking place during a time while the energy from the sun is decreasing.
All the previous warming cycles were caused by increased energy from the sun.
We will have the full interview on “Focus” Sunday morning and the “Afternoon News” on Monday.