A blog item discusses melting permafrost and existential dispair. [1] Someone in the comments is just asking questions:

"Also, how is the report of melting permafrost different from a conservative saying that a particularly cold winter disproves the climate change?" [2]

What is your answer?

[1] slatestarcodex.com/2019/06/26/
[2] slatestarcodex.com/2019/06/26/


My answer is the difference is the same as the difference between long-term trends and short-term fluctuations. Permafrost melts due to year-after-year temperature increases and means possibly significant change. Freakish weather is a happenstance due to particular circumstances and doesn't mean much past its own existence.

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