As Bill McKibben explains in the Washington Post, more warmth means more moisture in the air (4% more since 1970).  And, despite rising temperatures, it is still cold enough in the winter to snow.  So, more moisture meets winter temperatures and you have yourself more snow than usual.  It also means bought-and-paid-for U.S. Senators who think they are funny mocking Al Gore.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.