Is the menial global temperature warming? Damn straight it is. Facts is facts. Is this not a natural cycle of nature? Who can say? We've only been keeping records for so long. Is it man made? I think the jury's still out on that one but I prefer to caution on the side of error and besides, it doesn't hurt to try to clean the planet up if we can.
But, with the erratic and unusual weather patterns we're having lately, snowing in TX and FL, east coast getting pounded, etc., I can see how the term, "global warming" might confuse the simpleton.
But, all indicators prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, the earth is, in fact, warming. Even though it might be hard to convince a citizen in Florida with snow in his yard, of that. If one looks beyond the boundries of their county line, and look at the world as a whole, the globe is definitely going through a warming trend.