A good old fashioned heat wave over the weekend had us holed up with our air conditioners. Meanwhile the Internet, TV and newspapers were screaming, “See? Global Warming is real! It’s going to get really bad in the next few years”
Yeah, it was pretty uncomfortable out there, but how bad was it really?
By some estimates it was the 48th worst since careful records have been kept, considering temperature alone. When factoring in the duration, the rather wide area covered, and the humidity levels, it was cited by some as the 39th worst. It is worth noting that nowhere in the US was a record high temperature recorded.
Anyway, now it is cool again, and the heat wave seems to have traveled to Europe. We will see what they think about it.