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This video clip from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart addresses the question of "How can global warming be true, if there are record snowfalls?" This provides a nice context for discussing the difference between single data points (individual experience) vs. larger samples (accumulated experience).
The key part of the clip starts at 3:33.