On the stump in Iowa, the Breck Girl blames the heat on global warming.
I'm pretty sure it's hot in Iowa this week because it's freaking AUGUST. Data from the closest ISU (of SCIENCE and Technology...you remember science...) to my hometown. Pretty much verifies everything I remember (the summer of 1983 was pretty hot; the winter of 2000-2001 was the BEST EVER) and lookie there...the average max temps for Iowa in August vary about 15 degrees over 50 years but aren't trending hotter.
OK, no more numbers--Prince Fielder just knocked out his 37th HR and I want a beer.