During the Snowpocalype that hit most of the Northern Hemisphere with massive snowfall and shattering cold, Al Gore had this to say by way of explanation:
In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow
Gore is saying that warmer weather causes more evaporation of water, and thus more moisture in the air, which leads to greater precipitation (in the form of record-breaking snow).
But anyone can Google “snowfall despite drought” and find the following:
North China – Snowfall after drought since October
Alabama – Ice and snow after persistent drought
North Carolina – Record snowfall in December after below-normal rainfall since last July
Missouri – Record making snowfall following 2-year drought
California – Massive snowfall after 3 years drought
Oklahoma – Snow and freezing rain after dry months
Arizona – Plenty of snow after 14 year drought!
Kansas – Trio of snowstorms after chronic drought
Georgia – Crippling snow after months of drought
There hasn’t been precipitation for months or years despite ‘highest temperatures in recorded history’, so where did all the water go? Did it hang out in the upper atmosphere all the way until 2010/11’s Snowmageddon?
Or maybe there hasn’t been excess evaporation at all… After all, there has not been any real warming for the past decade. That would explain why there has been a drought recently, yes?