Many parts of all 50 States in the U.S were dumped with snow, Even in Florida, that shouldn’t be. The ocean’s water by this so called Sunshine State on all three sides were as warm as a bathtub. The seawater usually heats the Atmosphere. What caused this winter weather, it was a Jet Stream. A Jet Stream is a river of air in the upper Atmosphere, it races from Regions that are warm to those that are cold causing all the snow to fall on all 50 States of the U.S.
With the destruction of fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and drought, people would like to be able to control the weather. In 1947, scientists learned to seed clouds with dry ice - frozen carbon dioxide. This seemed like this would be the start of a new way to control the weather, but it is hard to control and it could cause more damage. Now, more focus is on what we could change about our human habits to use fewer carbon fuels which are causing higher temperature in the atmosphere.
Gifford Miller, a paleoclimatologist, found samples moss uncovered from warmer temperatures melting the ice on Baffin Island in Canada. His team measured the age of the moss by radioactive carbon readings. He found over 300 types of plants that were clustered in age, 550, 900, 3700 years ago.
An alga Clamydomonas nivallis, which is watermelon colored, cause the snow to soak up more sunlight. This made the glaciers in Alaska melt more easily. Scientists are studying the effects of this alga in Greenland.