I guess it depends which farmer you ask, many found the spring quite wet, and were looking for a drier summer. The spring hay crop was actually quite heavy and needed a dry period. Drought is practically normal for that area some years, it's a normal variation, not necessarily a sign of a major long term change.http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/article ... griculture
If you average the rainfal for the last two years, it's practically bang on for the historical average, so no overal climate change really evident in news weather stories from one season.
That's from July 12th. Possibly, they were singing a different tune by September.
In any case, the research from the scientists is now quite conclusive. Solar activity has been ruled out because the rise in CO2 corresponds to the rise in human industrial activity, not to solar activity.
BTW, this paper says something about experts.http://www.pnas.org/content/107/27/12107.full
"Although preliminary estimates from published literature and expert surveys suggest striking agreement among climate scientists on the tenets of anthropogenic climate change (ACC), the American public expresses substantial doubt about both the anthropogenic cause and the level of scientific agreement underpinning ACC. A broad analysis of the climate scientist community itself, the distribution of credibility of dissenting researchers relative to agreeing researchers, and the level of agreement among top climate experts has not been conducted and would inform future ACC discussions. Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field surveyed here support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers...
The UE group comprises only 2% of the top 50 climate researchers as ranked by expertise (number of climate publications), 3% of researchers of the top 100, and 2.5% of the top 200, excluding researchers present in both groups (Materials and Methods). This result closely agrees with expert surveys, indicating that ≈97% of self-identified actively publishing climate scientists agree with the tenets of ACC (2). Furthermore, this finding complements direct polling of the climate researcher community, which yields qualitative and self-reported researcher expertise (2). Our findings capture the added dimension of the distribution of researcher expertise, quantify agreement among the highest expertise climate researchers, and provide an independent assessment of level of scientific consensus concerning ACC. In addition to the striking difference in number of expert researchers between CE and UE groups, the distribution of expertise of the UE group is far below that of the CE group (Fig. 1)... "