The Climbit Change Crowd like to have it both ways: if the weather’s hot, it’s Global Warming/Climate Change; and if the weather’s cold, it’s Climate Change. Heads they win, tails we lose.
Government’s job, its mission, is to scare us into giving it more and more power over our lives. Why anyone should want this–ask the Devil, he knows.
No, it doesn’t have to be consistent, or make any kind of sense. It just has to be scary. A good scare will always whip the plebs into line.(See COVID, End of World, etc.)