Record cold debunks global warming? Not so fast…
I’ve heard it. You’ve probably heard it. Someone you know, when it is 10 degrees outside and snowing, says, “Well, where’s that global warming now??”.
As you try to fight off the urge to punch them in the throat, try to take a breath…count to 10…and calmly explain to them that global warming cannot be proven, or dis-proven, by single events, or even periods that seem to support it or discredit it. Record heat waves in the summer do not mean it is absolutely, positively occurring…just like record cold and snow in the winter does not mean it is a myth.
Global warming is complicated, and I cannot begin to try and explain all of the complexities involved.
Again…this does not PROVE anything. It is just an example of how extreme weather might indicate something totally opposite of what you might think.