If you’ve been outside (and not died) in the past month or so, you already know the news, but hey, it’s really hot. How hot is it? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, June was the hottest June on record — ever. What’s interesting about that is the hottest June on record directly follows the hottest May, hottest April and hottest March!
Again, never in the history of recorded temperatures have we had a hotter March, April, May or June than the ones we had this year. To wit, according to NOAA, “this was the 304th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below-average temperature was February 1985.”
Head over to Drudge, though, and see if it’s being reported. Listen to Limbaugh. Or don’t do either. We’ll spare you. Here’s the top of Drudge right now:
Nope, that’s not David Cameron dying from extraordinary heat; it’s something totally unrelated because, of course, the highest temperatures on record don’t conform with Drudge’s worldview that climate change isn’t real. Snow in Denmark in December, though? STOP THE PRESSES!
To the GOP and the wingnut news outlets, this is all just the ups and downs of weather. If we all weren’t such pussies, we’d just man up and shut up about how hot it is. That’s what the greatest generation would’ve done. That’s what Ronald Reagan would’ve done. Science schmience!