(Video from Crooks and Liars).
The fallacy goes: Is it hot? No. Then, there is no global warming. How about global weirding instead?
I like Maddow's prove-your-point-make-fun humorous style.
But in the end, it doesn't make a difference. No matter the evidence*, people believe what they want to believe. We've seen it, time and time and... time again.
You know, if one person wins the lottery, that‘s awesome for that person. But it does not disprove the existence of the recession. When it rains in the desert, that does not disprove the existence of the desert. It‘s still a desert, right there, even in the place where it rained.
If you have smoked a cigarette in your life and you are not currently suffering from lung cancer or heart disease, your existence—while healthy and happy—does not disprove the fact that smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease.
The evidence we have of flight—birds, bees, airplanes, what-have-you, does not disprove the existence of gravity.
The existence of monkeys does not disprove evolution.
The existence of tadpoles does not disprove the existence of frogs.
Are you convinced?_________
*Serious now: The explanation is a bit more complicated.
As the climate warms, evaporation of moisture from the oceans increases, resulting in more water vapor in the air. There are two requirements for a record snowstorm:
1) A near-record amount of moisture in the air (or a very slow-moving storm).
2) Temperatures cold enough for snow.
It's not hard at all to get temperatures cold enough for snow in a world experiencing global warming. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the globe warmed 0.74°C (1.3°F) over the past 100 years. There will still be colder-than-average winters in a world that is experiencing warming, with plenty of opportunities for snow.
The more difficult ingredient for producing a record snowstorm is the requirement of near-record levels of moisture. Global warming theory predicts that global precipitation will increase, and that heavy precipitation events—the ones most likely to cause flash flooding—will also increase.