Recent Heat Wavers are Climate Change, not Flukes

Our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change. The deadly European heat wave of 2003, the fiery Russian heat wave of 2010 and catastrophic droughts in Texas and Oklahoma last year [2011] can each be attributed to climate change. The odds that natural variability created these extremes are minuscule, vanishingly small. To count on those odds would be like quitting your job and playing the lottery every morning to pay the bills.

~ James E. Hansen (1941-03-29 age:76) head NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Goddard Institute for Space Studies The Washington Post 2012-08-03