Oppressive heat in the Midwest breaks records
"People struggle to find relief as even nights are hot
St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, and several other Midwest cities have broken heat records this week. And with even low temperatures setting records, some residents have no means of relief, day or night.
The National Weather Service said Friday that the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation’s midsection for several days was beginning to move into the mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast. But excessive-heat warnings remained in place Friday for all of Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as much of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Kentucky.
The National Weather Service said it expected heat warnings and advisories to be continued or expanded on Saturday, with the heat largely centered over Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic states. ....."
Another report lists "two weeks of oven-like temperatures had taken their toll: at least 46 deaths were tied to the heat " and a friend in Romania mentioned that the heat there was so intense that the goverment has cut the number of daily work hours for employees. Here in northern Thailand we are entering the second month of intense daily heat and the normal monsoon rains seem to have evaporated before they ever arrived . . .
However, any mention of a possible link to 'global warming' seems to have become verboten and the MSM in the U.S. carefully resists even mentioning it.
Record heat, derecho storm: Does global warming get blame?
"It's complicated, but some climate scientists argue that stifling heat waves, drought and even June's derecho all come out of the global warming playbook.
At the same time, they caution against pointing to a warming climate as the direct cause of any one bit of wild weather this year, even as much of the nation sweated out a record-breaking heat wave through the start of July, one expected to break by Monday.
.....For more complex and local events, say storms or tornadoes, it's even more difficult to point to global warming as the culprit. However, even June's derecho, a series of thunderstorm downbursts that unleashed 80 mph winds that knocked out power for millions from Ohio to Virginia, has been foreseen as a consequence of global warming. Derechos don't happen very often but with heat waves more common under climate projections, they would most likely increase in frequency and severity, says forest ecologist Chris Peterson of the University of Georgia in Athens. He pointed to likely extreme weather impacts on forests in a 2000 study."