Natural Southwest heat causes propaganda to rise like the Phoenix

It’s hot in the American Southwest.

Really hot.

So hot that airlines have been delaying flights for their smaller planes, waiting for cooler, denser air to provide better lift.

June, however, is a particularly hot month in the region.  Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit are the norm.  Phoenix’s “all-time high of 122 degrees has stood since June 26, 1990.”

All that heat is historically normal.

Nonetheless, the usual suspects just can’t resist attributing natural heat waves to global warming.

“The Southwest is broiling. Are you paying attention, President Trump?” asks Jill Filipovic at CNN, “If you’re stranded in Phoenix right now, or worried about an elderly acquaintance in California, or are without power in the Bay Area, or nervous about a wildfire taking your home, you can thank the long list of politicians who do the bidding of polluting corporations instead of their constituents and protect profit over the environment… You can thank the President who tore up the Paris climate agreement.”

“It’s a well-known problem” writes the reliably warmist BBC, “a 2016 report from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) even warned that higher temperatures caused by climate change could ‘have severe consequences for aircraft take-off performance, where high altitudes or short runways limit the payload or even the fuel-carrying capacity.’”

The Atlantic asks, “Did climate change ground flights in Phoenix?” and concludes, “Yes, but it didn’t act alone.”

This is all nonsense.

Global warming, climate change, call it what you will, is not a significant factor driving today’s weather.  Global warming is not broiling the southwest, nor is it grounding flights in Phoenix.

Local weather happens.

The warming that took place last century, with little or none in this, is simply too small.  Even after they got done fiddling with the data, the most warming researchers can come up with amounts to less than one degree Celsius above the global temperature baseline.

Extreme global warming capable of meaningfully impacting the weather remains a figment of climate computer simulations that never check out when compared to real world observations.  They continually predict higher temperatures than actually occur.

Hyping hot days as climate and poo-pooing cold days as “the weather” is one of the oldest tricks in the global-warming playbook.

So is attributing extreme weather to climate change by obscuring the fact that today’s weather is normal outside the alternate world of computer simulations.

We live on the real Earth, not a computer-derived Matrix. 

Weather, as it always has, remains the average of extremes.  Exploiting extreme weather to score propaganda points is a shameful tactic.  Warming campaigners should knock it off.  The media should do its job and fact check this kind of fake climate news out of existence.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    To all Global Warming wackos to GREENPEACE,EDF, to AL GORE,LEONARDO DiCAPRIO ,LUARIE DAVID,DAVID SUZUKI,BARACK OBAMA,USELESS NATIONS and the IPCC and other eco-wackos ITS SUMMER TIME STUPID

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    G

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    This is a DESERT at peak summertime temperatures…

    Do I get to submit increasingly cold and long lasting winters in the Midwest as counter-arguments? Do I get to hold up the coldest day of the year here as representing the “new normal”? Of course not!

    The climate change agenda is all about cherry picking data to support wild assumptions and even more wild political “solutions” to a phony crisis. Wake up America!

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    David Lewis

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    I drove through the Sacramento Valley when the temperature was 120 degrees. It must have been due to global warming. But wait a minute, this was in the late 1970’s. This was before the current build up of carbon dioxide and at a time of the ice age scare.

    Weather does happen, and unusual weather happens. It always has and always will.

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    Dave C

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    Weather should not be confused with climate. However due to climate disruption we should expect events like this more regularly.

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    David Lewis

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    What do you mean by climate disruption? Are you talking about the one degree increase in temperature since the start of the industrial revolution? Are you talking about the predictions of the UN climate models, where it is more and more obvious as time goes on that even the moderate models have over estimated warming.

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      Dave C

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      I’m talking about anthropomorphic disruptions in global climate.

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        David Lewis

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        What does anthropomorphic disruptions in global climate consist of?

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    David Lewis

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    I have been following the global warming/climate change movement almost since the beginning. I read over a thousand articles a year from all around the world and all points of view.

    When it became obvious that the warming wasn’t happening as predicted the cause became “climate change.” From the on set the goal was to radically change our society, and if it couldn’t be justified by warming, then it could be justified by extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, heat waves and others. However, this didn’t happen either. According to the IPCC extreme weather events are not increasing. Once there was a prediction that the US would suffer three category five hurricanes a year due to climate change, but we our currently in a hurricane drought.

    Now for the point of this comment. In all of my reading I have never encountered an explanation of how climate change was causing all of the stated impacts when the predicted warming wasn’t there. I would be interested in hearing the explanation even if I don’t agree with it.

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