Read here. Here and here are prior postings on the heat wave. Of course, an actual scientific finding like this crushes the hopes of liberal-left politicians, celebrities and the MSM reporters/pundits everywhere. They are so enamored with the global-warming meme, they literally blame any (every?) earthly condition on it. (Honestly, are leftists/liberals just more susceptible to mass group stupidity?)
As a plus, when you read the article, especially note how the hysteria of global warming brings out the extreme stupidity of left-wing organizations, such as the Pew Center on Climate Change and their in-house climate "scientist." Yikes, don't pay to hear this dufus speak on climate.
"...greenhouse gas forcing fails to explain the 2010 heat wave over western Russia. The natural process of atmospheric blocking, and the climate impacts induced by such blocking, are the principal cause for this heat wave. It is not known whether, or to what extent, greenhouse gas emissions may affect the frequency or intensity of blocking during summer. It is important to note that observations reveal no trend in a daily frequency of July blocking over the period since 1948, nor is there an appreciable trend in the absolute values of upper tropospheric summertime heights over western Russia for the period since 1900. The indications are that the current blocking event is intrinsic to the natural variability of summer climate in this region, a region which has a climatological vulnerability to blocking and associated heat waves (e.g., 1960, 1972, 1988)."
Update: Another example of natural heat waves, which occur without any help from the trace gas CO2.
Update: More detail - "There is strong evidence that the immediate cause can be placed at the doorstep of an extreme pattern of atmospheric winds—widely referred to as blocking....."In many ways,the heat wave is a “black swan” event in that it is well beyond the normal expectations in the instrumental record.....There is strong evidence that the immediate cause can be placed at the doorstep of an extreme pattern of atmospheric winds—widely referred to as blocking.....Blocks are not an uncommon occurrence over Eurasia in summer, with a episodes of July blocking in the region between 0-60°E evident during the past half century. This region is vulnerable to episodes of blocking owing to physical factors related to the region’s location downstream of the Atlantic westerly jet."
Update: Uh-oh...the liberal elites are mounting a response - leftist/progressive "scholar" claims U.S. used its climate-change weapons against Russia...it's only a matter of time before elite Democrats claim "BUSH CAUSED IT!"