That’s what this Time story would have us believe.
To be fair, it is not scientifically implausible that global warming could contribute to intensified local weather events. And it is also true that local and temporary events (weather) don’t necessarily disprove long term trends (climate). One rising stock does not prove that the market is not trending down. But you would think, given all the bad press the global warming crowd has generated for itself recently, that propriety would dictate that global warming proponents kind of lay low these days, instead of writing scoff inducing apologias, however scientifically plausible they may be, that the blizzard people are currently trying to dig themselves out from under is actually caused by that old’ villain global warming. It has an air of desperation about it. “Please don’t stop believing.” If I was one of the thousands of passengers stranded at the airport with no hope of departure in sight, and I opened my computer to find this story prominently awaiting my attention, I would likely throw my computer through the nearest wall and pledge then and there to buy the biggest most obnoxiously gas guzzling SUV I could find just to put a thumb in the eye of the clowns with the lack of good sense to write such a story. Hint to anthropogenic global warming advocates. Now is not the time. Back away from your keyboard.