If you live outside of VA or DC, you probably felt like October was cold too. And you would be correct: the whole United States experienced its 3rd coldest October on record.
To climate skeptics, this is evidence that global warming has stopped. Indeed, the unusually cool weather seems to be affecting Americans' views on climate change. And it's happened just as Congress is trying to get the courage to pass climate and clean energy legislation.
But like politics, all weather is local. Climate is not. Here's what the "cool" October actually looks like:
(courtesy of Joe Romm at ClimateProgress)
It seems Nature has a cruel sense of irony: the only place on the planet that is "cooling" is the country whose leadership we most need to stop it from warming.