Climate scientists explain the record-breaking heat this summer by saying the planet is experiencing strange weather from man-made global warming.
Columnist George Will, whose level of expertise on the matter seems to originate from growing up in Illinois without air conditioning, has a different take:
“How do we explain the heat? One word: Summer.”
Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Will scoffed at the heat waves and drought that so far have killed 35 people, broken over 3,000 all-time heat records across the United States, and spurred some of the worst western wildfires in recorded history. “Come the winter, there will be a cold snap, lots of snow, and the same guys … will be lecturing us,” he said. “We’re having some hot weather. Get over it.”
Video by Paca Thomas.
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