Democrats Suddenly Discover that Summers are Hot


by Brian C. Joondeph, American Thinker:

Summer is the season of warm and often hot weather. The Lovin Spoonful sang it clearly, “Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head.” Sly and the Family Stone also celebrated, “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”

We are now in the middle of summer, also known as the “dog days” which according to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Traditionally refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere.”


Yet Democrats and the media seem surprised that summer is hot.

This past spring was “stubbornly chilly” according to That should not be shocking as weather varies from year to year.

The media can’t grasp that idea though. On the one hand, “July 4 was the hottest day on Earth since record-keeping began more than 40 years ago, according to scientists at the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer project.”

On the other hand, 24/7 Wall St claims, “Across the US, this will be one of the coolest summers in years. In some parts of the country, the entire season may have temperatures below normal.”

Which is it? Hotter than normal or cooler than normal? Global warming or global cooling? For the left, calling it “climate change” covers all bases — hot, cold, wet, dry, snow, heat, storms, floods, tornadoes — all evidence of constantly changing short-term weather and long-term climate. In other words, climate change is perfectly normal, occurring long before any human activity.

Today’s weather should be labeled, using gender language, as “non-binary,” neither too hot nor too cold, any variation identifying as climate change.

We have had ice ages relatively recently in terms of the Earth’s age, the last one ending ten thousand years ago. The planet cooled and then warmed significantly long before humans existed. That is climate change. What caused it then and are the same forces at play now?

So what if it was the hottest July 4 in 40 years? The earth is 4.5 billion years old. Could it have been hotter 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 1 million years ago? It’s the ultimate in hubris to assume history began 40 years ago when we started such temperature measurements.

Even the left-wing Washington Post questioned this myopic view of history, “Why the Dust Bowl was hotter than this heat wave, despite global warming.”

While this past July 4 was the hottest in 40 years, what if was hotter 80 or 800 years ago? What is the “normal” temperature for July 4 at any particular location? Unless that can be defined, how do we know if a temperature is above or below normal?

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