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Super storms

USA Today used Brad Johnson, a meteorologist in UGA’s geography department, as an expert in an article about the massive amounts of snow received this year in Boston, which could be due to weather patterns impacted by global warming.

Johnson told the newspaper that higher temperatures warm ocean water and allow the atmosphere to hold a larger amount of water vapor.

“Both of these factors, among others, contribute to stronger storms in general,” he said.

Johnson also said scientists cannot directly attribute a single storm or series of storms to climate change.