Sometimes I think if we didn’t have the weather to talk about there’s be a lot less talking, which might not be a bad thing. So we had a really cold spell for a while. So what? Global Warming deniers like Donald Trump say that means Global Warming is a hoax. Of course he isn’t bright enough to grasp that Global Warming doesn’t mean conditions are warmer every day or week or month.
It means that weather is becoming more unpredictable as the planet slowly heats up. As for cold snaps, millennials have been relatively spoiled since they were born because we don’t get the prolonged extreme cold along with lots of snow that I remember when I was a kid. I spent my early and mid-teens in Europe where the winters were much milder than on the Canadian prairies. I spent my late teens in Winnipeg where I remember long stretches of 40 below. When we see what’s been happening weather-wise in other parts of the continent we have nothing to complain about just because it was really cold for a while. We survived and if the temperature dips again we’ll survive again even if Tim Horton’s is serving coffee on a stick.