- Didja notice the weather in the Upper Midwest? Global warming is a world-wide thing. If it's balanced out between one place and another, it doesn't count.
- Global warming also isn't a one-year thing. If you'd been talking about the past few summers' heat wave across Europe, you could blame that on global warming, but blaming one single summer on global warming doesn't cut it.
- El Nino is the most likely cause for this winter's weather, both the warmth in the Northeast, and the snow in the Midwest. El Nino is a short cycle in the weather that really CAN vary from one year to the next, so it's the most likely culprit.
So there. Stop calling it global warming already! *grr*