Heatwaves and fires around the world are in the news, and Newsweek helped sound the climate change alarm:

According to Newsweek’s attribution, that photo is from 2006, apparently so the point could be made that the “new normal” has been going on for quite a while. Newsweek also confessed that many of the fires are suspected to have been started by arsonists, but climate change exacerbated them so just shut up and blame global warming, deniers!

Meanwhile, there are alternate theories for why it’s so hot:

No way!

Maybe it depends on what your definition of “new normal” is.