Global Warming vs Heat Waves



Real Science reports:

Heatwaves Were Much Worse Through Most Of US History

Michelle Malkin in the Nation Review writes:

Only You Can Exploit Forest Fires
Global-warming blame-ologists ignore the hard truths.

Al Gore slithered out of the political morgue to bemoan nationwide heat records and pimp his new “Climate Reality Project,” which blames global warming for the wildfire outbreak. NBC meteorologist Doug Kammerer asserted: “If we did not have global warming, we wouldn’t see this.” Agriculture Department undersecretary Harris Sherman, who oversees the Forest Service, claimed to the Washington Post: “The climate is changing, and these fires are a very strong indicator of that.”
And the Associated Press (or rather, the Activist Press) lit the fear-mongering torch with an eco-propaganda piece titled “U.S. summer is what ‘global warming will look like.’”
The problem is that the actual conclusions of scientists included in the AP’s screed don’t back up the apocalyptic headline. 
From Dr Roy Spencer:

June 2012 U.S. Temperatures: Not That Remarkable

I know that many journalists who lived through the recent heat wave in the East think the event somehow validates global warming theory, but I’m sorry: It’s summer. Heat waves happen. Sure, many high temperature records were broken, but records are always being broken. 

“But, Roy, the heat wave is consistent with climate model predictions!”. Yeah, well, it’s also consistent with natural weather variability. So, take your pick.

h/t KW and RC and Climate Depot

 

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