Whenever media headlines announce a major unexpected snowfall, many people exclaim, "Aha, global warming is a hoax!"
Their logic is simple: Snow requires cold weather, therefore, record snowfall must indicate record cold, not warming.
But the apparent logic is deceptive. Snowfall is also determined by other variables, including precipitation. In fact, global warming models predict more erratic weather, with increased drought in many locations along with increased precipitation (including snowfall) in others.
Is there a philosophical term for the deceptive logic or "pseudo-logic" described in the first paragraph? Can we call it logic to begin with?