Look at the years near the top of this record. All are pre-1980. Yet those who accept man-caused global warming argue that the bitter cold winter in the United States this year is actually due to the extremes created by man-caused climate change.
First, it's certainly convenient to change your belief system from global warming to "whatever happesn with the weather is caused by man." Kind of hard to confront that argument, huh? Secondly, what is more likely; that a pause in global warming has resulted in the type of very cold winters we experienced 40 plus years ago, or that global warming is causing cold winters?