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Some in the weather community don’t consider June’s scorching heat normal. They say normal when they mean average. However, one writer told me this week that he remembers working in air conditioning over 20 years ago and dealing with a similar early heat wave. June is transitional and unpredictable. A few years ago I went to the Oasis and a salesperson told me she had only lived in Idaho for a few months. She asked if June was always cold and rainy. It was 7 degrees outside and pouring rain.

I try to keep perspective when some tree-hugging cereal eater screams man-made global warming. Any look back at Earth’s history shows long periods of drought and hot weather mixed with cloudy and cool periods. Some droughts can last several hundred years. Many last an average of about 30 years, which could mean we are nearing the end of a cycle.

Since 1980, rainfall in the region has decreased by several centimeters per year.

Due to water shortages in eastern Idaho, this summer could be dire for farmers across Idaho. The persistent heat will cause many irrigation systems to evaporate, but in the short term it won’t have a major impact. Anyone who has been in farming for more than five years knows the risks. If you look at your ancestors’ diaries, you’ll see they’ve had some tough times.

I don’t think there’s much anyone can do about it, despite the alarmist warnings of the climate movement. People will get through it and/or adapt, as they always have throughout history.

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