Despite the repeated efforts of paid propagandists like Joe Romm (Center for American Progress) to try to make this event about global warming, by parroting faulty science from James Hansen, it simply isn’t true. Hansen’s paper isn’t even peer reviewed, it simply reflects his own opinion published on his own website: http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2012/20120105_PerceptionsAndDice.pdf
Despite these efforts to turn something natural into something sinister, the evidence keeps accumulating showing that global warming had nothing to do with it, and blocking highs, a natural pattern that develops and often stays static for days or weeks, does.
For example back December 2011 I covered a story out of UCAR via Dr. Roger Pielke Sr that spoke to the Russian Heat Wave saying:
How much could global warming have contributed? Although the heat wave unfolded during one of the warmest years on record globally, the NOAA group found no evidence of a significant…
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