Last Word on winter weather, Jan. 10

Last Word on winter weather, Jan. 10

Winter weather

The writer of “Winter weather” must keep in mind that weather is not the same as climate. A spate of exceptionally cold temperatures over the minuscule portion of the world’s surface that the eastern U.S. represents does not mean the Arctic’s ice is not melting, that alpine glaciers are not receding and that coral reefs are not dying.

During the recent snowstorm, I didn’t always receive mail, but my newspaper was there every morning. Sue Reid, I cannot imagine your cold, dark and dangerous journey each night, but I am so very grateful for your extraordinary service.

A recent commenter asked for an explanation of why our arctic-like weather is not a...