Actually the Time article did not say this. Here is what it actually reported:
There is some evidence that climate change could in fact make such massive snowstorms more common, even as the world continues to warm. As the meteorologist Jeff Masters points out in his excellentblog at Weather Underground, the two major storms that hit Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this winter - in December and during the first weekend of February - are already among the 10 heaviest snowfalls those cities have ever recorded. The chance of that happening in the same winter is incredibly unlikely.
But there have been hints that it was coming. The 2009 U.S. Climate Impacts Report found that large-scale cold-weather storm systems have gradually tracked to the north in the U.S. over the past 50 years. While the frequency of storms in the middle latitudes has decreased as the climate has warmed, the intensity of those storms has increased. That's in part because of global warming - hotter air can hold more moisture, so when a storm gathers it can unleash massive amounts of snow. Colder air, by contrast, is drier; if we were in a truly vicious cold snap, like the one that occurred over much of the East Coast during parts of January, we would be unlikely to see heavy snowfall.(See pictures of the effects of global warming.)
Climate models also suggest that while global warming may not make hurricanes more common, it could wellintensify the storms that do occur and make them more destructive.
What climate change brings in addition to a hotter earth is a likelihood that weather patterns will change. That is all Time was saying.
Uh-oh, you mean there is a difference between WEATHER and CLIMATE? Apparently so and according to those pesky climate scientists, it is the warmest January in 32 years and the 3rd warmest month on record overall.
First the Climate Scientists started the conspiracy, then the Polar Icecaps decided they wanted in on the action and started to melt rapidly, don't forget those Farmers who are planting crops further NORTH than they should be (farmers are such assholes) and now the f-ing month of January is on board trying to fool the Wingnuttariat into believing in this obvious hoax. DAMN you January!
Look at the spike in CO2 levels. I wonder what is going on to cause the spike? If you are a clever winger, you will note that the notoriously liberal Mona Loa is supplying the data that documents the spike. Everybody knows that volcanoes active participants in the AGW conspiracy. Ice sheets (see polar caps above) are definitely major players in perpetuating the hoax as well.