George Will: Historic heat wave is just ‘summer… get over it’
Conservative columnist George Will is denying that the historic heat wave that’s cooking most of the United States has any relation to global warming or climate change.
ABC News reported on Sunday that more than 2,000 heat records had been broken across the U.S. just since the beginning of July. That’s in addition to the droughts in the heartland, the massive wildfires sweeping across western states and the devastating windstorms in mid-Atlantic states that left 20 dead and millions more without power.
While no single weather event is proof of climate change, The Associated Press press declared that this summer is “what global warming looks like.”
But Will insisted that the weather was just business as usual.
“How do we explain the heat? One word: summer,” Will said on Sunday. “I grew up in central Illinois in house without air conditioning. What is so unusual about this?”
“We’re having some hot weather,” he added. “Get over it.”
Watch this video from the ABC’s This Week, broadcast July 8, 2012.
(h/t: Think Progress)