The Atlantic Coast gets hit by record snowfall, and immediately the climate change skeptics come out of the woodwork. “This proves climate change and global warming is a hoax!” they scream. Presently at the Olympics, Vancouver’s interior inland is expected to hit 16 Celsius today – temperatures they don’t normally get to June. Snow or lack thereof has been a problem at Cypress Mountain for a month and a half prior to the Games even starting. I’ve also read it’s the warmest February in the Vancouver/Lower mainland area in almost 100 years.
I’m not seeing those same sceptics turning around and saying, “hmm, maybe global warming IS real!”, because of that weather phenomenon. Interesting how that works, eh? We call this “cherry-picking”, as in trying to pick and choose certain weather events to support their claims that the science of climate change is wrong.