Well, not in my state it hasn't been "normal", and not in the state I vacationed in this summer either, which is relatively north for the US - Maine. It's been brutal. We've had several days that nearly hit, or did hit,100 degrees F in July. The last half decade has been like this. This is not normal, or rather, it's the new normal. When I was a little kid back in the late '60s, early '70s, we thought it was hot if it got over 80F. Then 90F was common.. As a previous skeptic, I can say it has definitely been getting hotter, at least, in the summer.
These records aren't coming from some political pundit, it's NOAA and NASA. And *even* if we dispute the degree of anthropogenic contribution, it certainly doesn't make sense to exacerbate the situation. Surely we can find a way to help things settle down, without crippling our economy, and continue to develop other methods of energy production, and work at reducing fossil fuel consumption. After all there are several reasons to do so, not just GW: 1) They're a finite source that will run out some day. That is an inescapable reality. Then what? 2) FFs often make 1st world countries more dependent on corrupt 2nd or 3rd world countries, which leads to foreign policy messes, and 3) burning oil and coal are quite dirty, and at the very least contribute to pollution, which is a huge problem in and of itself. Oil companies needn't just be "oil" companies, they should be "Energy" companies, flexible enough to produce energy with multiple means.
Really, alternative energy - solar, nuclear, wind, geothermal- could and should be for the 2000-teens and twenties what the Pentium, Windows, Solaris, and the Internet was for the 1990s, a huge tech boom that drives the economy while improving the standards of living.