Just in from NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. January, 2015 was the second hottest January on record. I know, I know - the Polar Vortex, all those snowstorms, - yada, yada, yada. But, you see, that's the "global" part of global warming.
Much of central and eastern North America has been in the deep freeze for several weeks but much of the rest of the planet has been toasty. Recently Barrow, Alaska has been logging warmer temperatures that many states in the lower 48. Here's what the world looked like in January. Red is warm, blue is cold.
So, as you scrape the ice off your windshield, consider yourself unique, somehow special. The rest of the world doesn't get to do that.