I know there is a big difference between local weather and the global climate, but with the massive heatwave frying the air around Kansas City, I can't help but make the connection in my head. Of course, the local talking-head teabagger, Chris Stigall (710 KCMO AM) made some comments about it this morning, too. He said he hadn't heard any news or commentary about what he calls a "fraud and coverup".
Hmmm, I do seem to recall a number of stories, articles and reports about it -- and all of them have indicated the global climate is warmer this year than just about any other. 2009 ended the warmest decade ever recorded. 2010 had the warmest January. 2010, the warmest March, April and May. The hottest spring ever just ended in June. June was hotter worldwide than any previous year. We're on pace to have the warmest August worldwide.
The Arctic ice is thinner and less extensive than ever. A 100 square mile chunk of Greenland's glacier just broke off this weekend.
It sure seems like there's been a lot of news and information out there about the climate and how warm it's getting. Of course, since Chris apparently only gets his news from Fox, they must not be reporting it. Oops -- I guess he wasn't reading very close:
Global Warming Continuing
Climate Report Reaffirms Global Warming
Of course, there isn't much else about global warming on FauxNews, probably because they don't want to admit when they're wrong. They've spent so much time over the last couple years touting the short-term slight downtrend in global climate, they forgot to notice that even during that timeperiod, the global temps were still higher than ever before.
I wonder if Chris will read this and comment?