Please click the links below to read about the effects of current freezing temperatures in Siberia and the United States.
Global Warming is real, but the name can be misleading (there really have been increases in the temperature of the planet itself, though). The process affects weather in different ways, and can result in extremes we don’t expect if we’re focused on the name alone. It’s likely the nightmare freezes, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, etc. we hear about are caused by the abuse humans have inflicted on the environment. The problem isn’t limited to heat waves, which are threatening enough.
Face it, humans drove too many cars, cut down too many trees, and in general placed instant gratification ahead of concern for the future. We shouldn’t assume it’s too late to do anything about it, though. Some things are already being done, but we have to set higher standards if we want the planet and most of its species — including humans — to survive.