Extreme Cold Does Not Mean Climate Change Isn’t Happening!

The next person who tells me this arctic freeze is proof that the globe is not getting hotter is likely to get a snow shovel slammed over his head.

For one, climate and weather are different things. For another, there is actually some pretty good evidence that climate change is actually triggering colder, more extreme weather, not disproving itself.

I think Randall Monroe sums it up the best, however.

ETA: Alaska is warmer than New England today.

I look at this and think, well this future indeed sucks…


…but maybe some other futures will be better.