Across the United States, extreme heat has claimed the lives of at least 60 people
The point of the story is that global warming is causing a record number of heat records and deaths. As usual, PBS has not done their homework. During the third week of July, 1936 – 12,000 died from the heat in one week.
Let’s do the math. There are 1,200 USHCN stations. The USHCN database is 120 years long. Every day, each one of those stations has one chance out of 120 of breaking a record. That means we would expect (on average) 10 high temperature records per day or 3,650 per year.
Half of the country has been below normal, and half of the country has been above normal.
There have been 38 warmer years in the US, including 1934 1921 1925 1946 1954 1953 1938 1931 1911 1939 1910 1896 1952 and 1900.
Global warming is deeply rooted in ignorance and superstition.