I have definitely heard people say statements like this. Italways made me wonder if that is truly what they believed or ifthey have never fully looked into researching global warming beforemaking these comments. However, there is a drastic difference inthe comparison of weather and climate. In fact, weather describesthe conditions of the atmosphere at a given time and place. Whereasclimate is the long-term average of weather (Trujillo p.186).Indicating that weather can change from day to day but climate isthe study of weather over a long period of time to find trends andpatterns. Yet, through studies it is understood that the generalclimate on the Earth can be warming while certain locations arestill having snowfall.
Moreover, the connection between oceans and atmosphere has aninitial impact on weather and climate that we experience on Earth(NOAA). It has been studied that warmer or cooler than averageocean temperatures affect weather patterns by influencing high andlow pressure systems, winds, and precipitation (NOAA). Thus causinga shift in the weather patterns, though in quick examination doesnot change climate. With the knowledge that I have about climateand weather I would formulate a response to the comment made aboutglobal warming. It would start simply with that fact that whenweather changes it does not directly change the climate in acertain region. Due in part because climate change is studied overa long-term period to understand and interpret data logs of weatherand draw conclusions. Climate change is not something you cananalyze by merely looking out your window at the current weather.For example, if it rains in the desert for a week the weather didin fact change from heat to rainfall. However, the arid climate ofthis desert region did not change. So, referring back to thecomment, just because there was much snow and cold weather duringthe winter does not mean that it directly affects climatechange/global warming.