Can we stop this nonsense where every time a snowflake lands on Al Gore, we laugh about how it proves he’s wrong about global warming?
There’s lots not to like about Al Gore. And while I’m generally convinced that the earth is getting warmer, I’m also skeptical that (1) it’s entirely man-made, (2) there’s much we can do it about, (3) even if we could marginally offset it, it would be worth the enormous costs, (4) anyone really knows what the consequences of it will be.
But “global warming” refers to average temperatures across the planet. “Climate change” is the more appropriate term to describe the broader phenomenon, which is a greenhouse gas-caused general disruption in the climate patterns we’re accustomed to. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard Al Gore or anyone else say “global warming” means every spot on earth will be hotter, all the time.