Criticism  

Weather is not climate, but so what?

Regarding a White House video linking global warming to wildfires, Charlie Petit argues that reporters need to break the habit of saying that no single event can be tied to climate change: "As journalists, we don't have to ape public speakers if they trot out such fuzzy thinking. If weather and climate are different, this way of stressing the distinction only feeds confusion and may backfire. What does it mean, we can't blame any single weather event on climate change?"