If you believe those ignorant, uninformed scientists, the Earth has set another heat record — May 2014 was the hottest May on record (April 2014 tied the record for April). These are compared to records going back to 1880, not compared to the total historical record, which of course can only be estimated.
Fortunately for us, we don’t have to believe scientists — most of whom agree that humanity is at least partially responsible for this warming trend — because we have stately educated people like John Boehner to assure us we don’t need to take any steps to help the climate, at least not if they’ll hurt the economy. (Boehner clarified that he’s “not qualified” to debate the science.)
And you know Jim Inhofe can be believed, because he wrote a book calling climate change science the “greatest hoax”, “…which is an effort to dramatically and hugely increase regulation of each of our lives and business…” He goes on to explain that there are people who benefit so greatly from more regulations that they came up with the whole “climate change” nonsense in order to benefit themselves by further regulating businesses and consumers. In his book, Inhofe lists his qualifications to debate this subject: “I am not a scientist. I do understand politics.”
There are many — too many to list here — more people with similar qualifications and name recognition, some of them with the ability to keep winning elections, who will say the same thing. So you can rest easy, my friend. The Earth isn’t getting warmer. The climate has always changed, so any changes now are normal. And if it does change, Inhofe has assured us it can’t possibly get out of control because, well, God.
In the meantime, those same silly and ill-informed scientists keep checking their magical, imaginary thermometers — which now show there hasn’t been a cooler-than-average month since February 1985. Every month since then has been warmer than average. And the last time a month set a record low was December 1916.