Detroit — “Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks,” hyperventilated the AP’s Seth Bornstein this month. “Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts.”
But in all their scaremongering that the drought of ‘12 is evidence of a man-made Apocalypse, America’s media has forgotten the “global” in global warming.
Just across the pond — as Brother Pollowitz points out nearby — Olympics-hosting England has been splashing and shivering though one of the wettest summers on record. “June was the wettest since records began, with double the average rain falling during the month, ” reports London’s Guardian. What, no drought?
“It is the second month this year to see record-breaking amounts of rain, after April became the wettest in records dating back more than a century to 1910,” continued the paper, noting the inconvenient truth that June was the coolest since 1991.
Meanwhile, Michigan media here gasped that July 17 was the hottest day on record, tying the record set in 1887. You remember 1887 don’t you? Those hot days when weather wasn’t blamed on SUVs, coal plants, and light bulbs.