Based on my own several decades of observation in central Illinois, I can tell that the climate is changing. It's been raining today; the fields near our house are flooding again. That used to happen in early spring, before planting. Now the spring rains don't come, just an occasional sprinkle -- but sometimes there is enough rain in early summer to cause flooding. One farmer near us has already had to replant once because the corn sprouts got drowned. After this week's rain, there will probably be more drowned crops. This is not good.
Many of our actions as a species are making the Earth a more violent, less hospitable environment. That means more loss of life, which people fuss over but rarely motivates any changes; and more property damage, which drives people into hysterial outrage and might actually get them off their butts eventually. You don't like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires flattening your continent? Let's try replanting the forests we've clearcut, restoring the river and marsh systems, and cutting back on fossil fuel emissions. The first two will restore much-needed buffers, and the latter will slow the rate at which the atmosphere is heating up (and thus fueling nastier storms). The storms are not random. They are results of patterns created by a system. We are messing with it in stupid ways. That needs to stop.