However, it seems that the term ‘Global Warming’ is quite misleading, because every time someone experiences a cold day, they question if global warming is really happening. What global warming means is an overall heating of the planet that will cause massive disruptions to local climate patterns: heat waves, draughts, cyclones and blizzards are all part of the forecast. So although the choice of terminology might be poor, the threat is real.
The recent blizzard in the US has demonstrated a critical point – our society is not prepared to deal with changes of weather patterns. Let’s face it, the recent ‘horrendous’ blizzard, as described by the media, was nothing but a minor variation of the ‘normal’ weather pattern of the region, and yet, the social turmoil and the financial loss have been significant.