Extreme weather, the new Global Warming

When the history of the global warming scare comes to be written, a chapter should be devoted to the way the message had to be altered to keep the show on the road.

Global warming became climate change so as to be able to take the blame for cold spells and wet seasons as well as hot days. Then, to keep its options open, the movement began to talk about “extreme weather”. Those who made their living from alarm, and by then there were lots, switched tactics and began to jump on any unusual weather event, whether it was a storm, a drought, a blizzard or a flood, and blame it on man-made carbon dioxide emissions. --Matt Ridley, The Australian, 10 July 2013