The people who point to the cold weather and snowfall as proof that global warming does not exist do not understand the difference between weather and climate. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the preferred term is “ climate change ” as it reflects what is happening much better than the term “global warming.” There are other changes taking place rather than just a rise in temperature.
Canada, for example is experiencing numerous earthquakes as a result of melting polar icecaps. The release of pressure on the Earth is causing undersea landslides that trigger shifting tectonic plates. Northern Europe is expected to have increasingly colder winters. By the end of this century, it may become uninhabitable.