Weather and climate are two different things which is why arguments like “Climate change can’t be real because it still snows” are terribly flawed and incorrect. Weather is the immediate conditions of the outside world, climate is the long term patterns of the area. The climate crisis has advanced so much that it is showing up in our general weather patterns.
Climate change is really impacting the weather, and how we experience the world, to a greater degree than originally thought. On the one hand, this is not great news but on the other, if scientist can work out how the two relate to each other better, we can plan more accurately for climate crisis fueled events such as droughts and storms.
It is clear that the world’s weather patterns are changing and that extreme weather is on the rise. We’re going to see more heatwaves, more fires, more severe storms. It’s better if we can get a handle on seeing them coming while we work out getting our climate crisis under control.