Personally,I don't think it has anything to do with liberals or conservatives or cowboys or ballerinas. Weather has been changing for as long as there has been a world....that's why we have "averages" and not "normals".
Agreed. However, that's also why we have statistical anomalies, and this year was certainly one.
All true, what is also true is these hysterical headlines are also being used by extreme environmentalists to push an agenda. Of course, those who don't want to conserve and just consume are also to blame for the hysteria.
I think if there is hysteria about most anything someone from the media will blow it up for the sensationalism. The old phrase that it sells papers doesn't exactly apply ,though. Most folks I know read news online or watch one of those 24/7 news networks.
The internet is far worse, it's immediacy does not allow for rebuttal or refelction.
That's why you have to look around for your news....it's easy to pass something off as truth if there is only one side presented.