Letter: Climate change versus weather
Please educate me on “global warming”; I’m a bit confused. In July I am told that a heat wave is “irrefutable proof” of so-called climate change, that we must act now in order to stop our dear Earth from becoming a CO2-fueled incinerator. Yet, when I’m walking through armpit-deep snow in January in minus-degree wind chills (wondering where the “global warming” is at that moment), I’m admonished by those obviously more educated than I not to confuse “weather” with “climate change.” So, if I got this right, “global warming” is the cause of a midsummer heat wave in July, but it’s just “weather” that’s the cause of a midwinter snowstorm in January. Correct? Okay, I get it now.