It’s been miserable out there. Death Valley reached a deadly 127-degree record. Flights were canceled in Phoenix because it isn’t safe to take off when the temperature exceeds 117 degrees. Parts of our valley sizzled at 110. And there was U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry blathering on CNBC about how he doubts carbon dioxide and humans cause climate change, prompting the nation’s main society of weather scientists to denounce his “fundamental misunderstanding” of science. Not Gov. Jerry Brown.
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