It snowed two feet in Colorado on the first day of summer. That’s weird. Blame it on global warming. No seriously - CNN says the reason you had a snowstorm is because the atmosphere is “warmer and moister than before”, and then goes on to mention the 100-degree heat wave hitting Florida. First, slow down CNN. Second, a global warming could theoretically lead to colder temperatures. The sun’s rays hit the Earth directly between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer. That’s why they’re hot. The sun’s rays hit the poles very obliquely and get mostly reflected by the atmosphere. That’s why they’re cold. Circulation of that heat differential is largely due to ocean and atmospheric circulation patterns. Global warming could slow down those circulation patterns, which would reduce the ability of the planet to transfer heat to the extent it does currently, and would likely make the equator hotter than it is and northern/southern latitudes colder. Like in the Younger Dryas period or more recently the “Little Ice Age” in Renaissance Europe.
Anyway, Earth science tangent aside, the point is unintended consequences (especially when dealing with any sufficiently large, complex, and not fully understood system - like cough cough the economy cough), and how those unintended consequences just tend to make things weird.
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