I have one question for every climate change denier who used winter weather to show that climate change isn't happening: Does the fact that the East Coast is broiling under a heat wave mean that climate change is back on?

You see it every winter — a large snowstorm is inevitably followed up with an accompanying blizzard of news releases from industry front groups like the Heritage Foundation, corrupt crackpot politicians like Sen. James Inhofe, and rightwing link masters like Matt Drudge (I must admit that I've been a daily reader of his site for well over a decade) screaming that the snow means climate change couldn't possibly be happening. They get bonus points if the snow disrupts hearings or events centered around climate change.

So, if winter snow means climate change isn't happening, does summer heat mean it is?

I'm confused. Could a climate change denier take a few minutes and explain to me how it all works?

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It's hot outside: Does that mean climate change IS happening?
If snow in the winter disproves climate change, shouldn't hot weather in the summer prove it's happening?