The Bay Area just had its foggiest May in 50 years. And thanks to global warming, it's about to get even foggier.
That's the conclusion of several state researchers, whose soon-to-be-published study predicts that even with average temperatures on the rise, the mercury won't be soaring everywhere.
"There'll be winners and losers," says Robert Bornstein, a meteorology professor at San Jose State University. "Global warming is warming the interior part of California, but it leads to a reverse reaction of more fog along the coast."
This week, the Telegraph headline reads "Fog over San Francisco thins by a third due to climate change". Fog over San Francisco thins by a third due to climate change :
No matter what the weather does these guys will blame it on "Global Warming". Except now they don't call it Global Warming anymore. Since the Earth has been cooling for the last few years they now call it "Climate Change". How can anyone possibly take these guys seriously?
The sight of Golden Gate Bridge towering above the fog will become increasing rare as climate change warms San Francisco bay, scientists have found.
The coastal fog along the Californian coast has declined by a third over the past 100 years – the equivalent of three hours cover a day, new research shows.
And it is not just bad for scenery, the reduction in the cooling effect of the fog could damage the health of the huge Redwood Forests nearby.