Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Heat Is On

To quote the line from 1776, it’s hot as hell in Philadelphia.

Temperatures peaked at 102 at 3:54 p.m. at Philadelphia International Airport, breaking the record of 98 set in 1999. It also hit 102 in Trenton and Atlantic City. Sporadic winds made it feel alternately like a convection oven or dragon’s breath.

An excessive heat warning for the region remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday, when the record of 98, set in 1994, is also expected to fall.

Which brings to mind a question: where are all the climate-change deniers that were mocking Al Gore when the Eastern Seaboard was buried under a couple of blizzards last winter?

A blizzard doesn’t disprove climate change any more than a heat wave proves it. That’s the difference between climate and weather. But don’t bother trying to explain it to the whack-jobs; it’s still Obama’s fault for not stopping the oil leak yet.