A cool couple of weeks of June are giving way to hot times in Wisconsin. Today could be one of the hottest days of the year in Wisconsin. But Meteorologist and State Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon), says so far this month the median temperature in Milwaukee and Wausau is minus three degrees and Madison is minus one.
Climate change is often blamed for what appears to be unusual weather. Ott is skeptical that actions by man have altered weather on a global scale. However he cites smaller examples of this such as the climate in a city is going to be different than the area, prior to development, when it was grassland or forests.
If such change is happening on a grand scale and determined detrimental, the Mequon Republican says the challenge is determining public policy because turning cities and farmland into forest is not practical.
Ott claims that every unusual weather events and dire computer prediction is used by "global warming alarmists" to push their agenda.