George Will: Record Heat Waves and Drought Are Just Summer, “Get Over It”

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July 9 2012 4:05 PM

George Will: Record Heat Waves and Drought Are Just Summer, “Get Over It”

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.”

Columnist George Will
Columnist George Will, a longtime climate change skeptic, says the latest heat disaster gripping the U.S. is just "summer" and that people should "get over it."

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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.”

Will has argued that global warming has stopped, while data collected around the globe increasingly shows a warming planet.

Video by Paca Thomas.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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