It seems like every time it snows or gets cold climate change deniers like to use these single events as evidence that global warming and climate change is not taking place. This article from National Geographic explains some of the science behind how “warming can lead to cooling” and how climate change can cause severe winter weather.
This quote from the article is just one aspect of what is going on
“First, it’s important to understand the difference between climate and weather. Climate is defined as the average weather patterns in a region over a long period of time. It’s the difference between Europe’s temperate and Mediterranean zones versus the harsh cold conditions of the Arctic tundra. Each of these climate regions experiences day-to-day fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, air pressure, and so on—daily variations