You’ve probably heard your right-leaning friends (hey, you may even be a right-leaning friend) say something along the lines of, “if global warming is true, why is it so damn cold outside?”
And now it looks like this:
Two immediate implications. First, there will still be cold stretches: global warming shifts the distribution, it doesn’t eliminate the left side of the distribution. So there will still be cold spells; that proves nothing.
But the pattern should have changed: we should be getting lots of record highs, and not as many record lows — which is exactly what we do see.