This Heatwave Is No Accident

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I was out of the office last week and missed this, but it’s still worth posting. Peter Sinclair over at Climate Denial Crock of the Week has an excellent video putting this summer’s record heat and catastrophic weather events into context, while calling out the skeptics:

I happened to be home in New Jersey over the weekend for the crazy storms and flooding there. Parts of South Jersey got more than 10 inches of rain on Sunday; I thought I was going to need a pontoon to get home. The damage from the storm is expected to cost the county $20 million. It doesn’t take a weatherman to know that things are wacky out there.

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