As George Monbiot wrote during the last cold spell:
The weather of the past few weeks would have been unexceptional in the early 1980s. Today it is being cited as definitive proof that manmade climate change can’t be happening. There’s a splendid example of such blithering idiocy here. Gerald Warner, writing in the Telegraph, contends that the cold snap lends more support to the idea of a new ice age than to global warming theory. Were he to apply this reasoning consistently, he would have to write another blog on Sunday showing that, due to the unseasonably warm temperatures the Met Office forecasts for the UK this weekend, global warming is definitely happening. And the following week, if there’s another cold snap, he should predict a new ice age again.
A million idiots lurch out of hibernation to declare that it's cold in a cold country in winter, therefore there's no such thing as climate change. It's a depressingly familiar scenario, but should such a tiresome twit irritate you today as you gaze out of the window at work and dream of tobogganing, just remind them that temperatures are going bananas in Australia and lots of people are dying because of it. Not that they'll give a shit, but it'll pass the time before you get home and get that sledge out of the attic.