Hot weather and climate change – a mountain from a molehill?

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This is a WUWT post  – Guest essay by Steve Goreham, Originally published in The Washington Times.

It is reposted rather than reblogged because I have just read in the Australian Herald-Sun today, an article purporting to prove that global warming is real and dangerous.


My searching so far to offer a counter to what I believe is more blatant misinformation, led me here and will do very well as a start. Just had a hiccup thought that they meant “hottest decade on record” for the 21st Century and that would indeed be true.

Regardless, the amount of claimed warming, as discussed by Steve Goreham in his article, is not statistically significant. In his post, it is interesting that airport temperatures are quoted. They are notoriously influenced by local heating, increased traffic and modern jet engine sources.

Now looking forward to a response from Anthony or perhaps Andrew Bolt (Herald-Sun columnist), to really get stuck into the UN over this claim.

On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reached 117oF, tying the previous record set in 1942 and 2005. National Geographic, NBC News, and other media ran stories attributing the Southwest heat wave to human-caused global warming. But history shows that today’s temperatures are nothing extraordinary.

The United States high temperature record was set in 1913, measured in Death Valley on July 10th. Twenty-three of the 50 US state high temperature records date back to the decade of the 1930s. Seventy percent of state high records were set prior to 1970.

The alarm about climate change is all about one degree. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global surface temperatures have increased about 1.3oF (0.7oC) since 1880. Proponents of the theory of man-made warming claim that this is evidence that man-made greenhouse gases are raising global temperatures.

One degree over more than 130 years isn’t very much. In contrast, Chicago temperatures vary from about -5oF to 95oF, about 100 degrees, each year. Continue reading

As well as the link is contained above, the source article is here, the home page for WUWT is here.


About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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1 Response to Hot weather and climate change – a mountain from a molehill?

  1. omanuel says:

    Hi Ken,

    I will post later today on my web page,

    A list of deceased individuals and eternal experimental findings that exposed sixty-eight (68) years of deceit (2013 – 1945 = 68 yrs) destroying our basic constitutional rights.

    Oliver K. Manuel

    Sent from my iPhone

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