It’s HOT! HOT! HOT! (but SHH! it’s not Global Warming!!)

ABC World News on Wednesday June 18, 2014 reported on the “Heat Emergency” as well as severe storms and drought, but didn’t mention Global Warming.

Video, Heat Wave Emergency

Video, Severe Weather

How many times will media show “people who work outside during heat waves” ??

UPS driver says “It’s Hot, I’m keeping hydrated.”

Construction crews say “It’s hot, I’m keeping hydrated.”

etc, etc,

Dear ABC News, maybe this from AP will help you!

FEDERAL REPORT: WARMING DISRUPTS AMERICANS’ LIVES May 6, 2014

Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

Climate change’s assorted harms “are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond,” the National Climate Assessment concluded Tuesday. The report emphasizes that warming and all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives…

the normal response from the normal groups

Some fossil energy groups, conservative think tanks and Republican senators immediately assailed the report as “alarmist.”

climate change is happening now

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the report says. “Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington state and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience.”

National Climate Assessment Home Page

Every region is affected by climate change

So yes, heat waves are increasing, and starting sooner, and storms are increasing in severity and frequency.  But this is not only just a weird story, nor just a weather story.  The story is global warming and the reports should reflect that.

Story on Iraq, then “pain at gas pump”
Video, ISIS approaching oil refinery
There was a report that ISIS was approaching an oil refinery–and yes while that may be a reason for some of the increase, you need to remind viewers, who are only scared by your story, that gas prices rise and fall all year, and typically rise and fall many times each year for various reasons, including market speculation and production increases or decreases.

Charts from Gas Buddy

Here is the 11 year Chart–before Obama, before Bush, before the war in Iraq or Recession

Here is the 2 year price chart as well, notice previous rises in prices in June 2012, February 2013 and February 2014

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