George Will discussed the latest heat waves plaguing the nation on ABC's 'This Week'. His explanation for the extreme weather? "Summer."
"How do we explain the heat? One word: summer," he said on Sunday. "I grew up in central Illinois in a house without air conditioning. What is so unusual about this?"
This week's weather has resulted in at least 35 deaths. In some parts of the country, the temperature hit triple digits more than once.
The New Republic's Noam Scheiber points out 10 hottest recorded years have all occurred in the past decade or two.
According to a recent study, a great percentage of people say they believe in climate change after recent extreme weather events like the heat waves and Colorado wildfires.
Will is, apparently, not one of those people — unsurprising for a man whose history of skepticism around climate change has attracted serious controversy in the past.
"Come the winter, there will be a cold snap, lots of snow, and the same guys, like E.J. [Dionne, a Washington Post columnist], will start lecturing us," he said. "There's a difference between the weather and the climate. I agree with that. We're having some hot weather. Get over it."
Last week, a climate expert told the Associated Press of the recent weather that "this is what global warming looks like."
Watch Will's comments in the video below.