Temperatures soared above 100 everywhere in the Mid-Atlantic, with truly extraordinary temperatures in some locations.
Since temperature records have been maintained, it has never, ever, on any day been hotter than July 21, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey when 108 degrees was reached.
Record temperatures are being set with increasing rapidity over the last 20 years and so Newark's all-time record and many of its daily records are likely to be broken yet again in the next 20 years.
But many conservative ideologues insist that the rising average temperatures that already are a fact and the inexorable, annual rising atmospheric concentrations of heat trapping gas are not associated and not linked. Or these deniers of scientific facts insist that the rising temperatures and the rising atmospheric concentrations somehow are a product of natural changes and have nothing to do with human activity pumping huge amounts--more than 30 billion tons per year--of heat trapping gas into the atmosphere.
Ideologues of all stripes will deny science, facts, the truth when they collide with their ideology.