You are all familiar with the current cry of global warming alarmists. It is a heat wave like no other!
You have seen the headlines:
Why This Summer Is So Hot—And Why the Future Will Be So Much Hotter.
Why is it so hot right now in Southern California? Here are 3 reasons, according to science.
OK. let’s take a look at that. As it turns out the worst heat wave was in… are you ready… 1913! Death Valley recorded temperatures of 125 degrees or higher for more than a week… and it entered the history books when the temperature soared to a blistering 134 degrees at Furnace Creek, California, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States. It was also the year of the longest heat wave in Midwest history. There were 20 consecutive days above 100 degrees and 81 consecutive days over 90 degrees in Missouri.
They had headlines back then, as well. And they were pretty dramatic (July 10, 1913) — “In New York the heat wave was most intense, and many people were driven insane!” Well, maybe they just had never been to New York before and didn’t realize it was an open air loony bin.
Here is a September headline from 1913:
Does the following data comport with “the hockey stick?”
While the 1930s are not the standout years on the above graph, it was a remarkable decade for heat with two periods of sustained temperatures above 100 degrees..
As far as “feeling” the heat, the 1930s dwarfed any other years on the heat wave index.
The following was actually from the Washington Post (you won’t ever see this republished in Pravda on the Potomac):
Before there was global warming, there were the dust bowl years of the 1930s, also known as “The Dirty Thirties.” The record-setting heat waves and drought of the 1930s occurred during the middle of the Great Depression and contributed to the economic hardship felt throughout the nation. They also occurred when most people did not have the comfort of air conditioning and many heat-related deaths were reported. Two years during that decade were particularly hot for our region, 1930 and 1936. Those two years set heat records in Washington which still stand today… Unprecedented heat and drought caused disastrous crop failures throughout the United States. The summer of 1930 ushered in the “Dust Bowl” era… that plagued the U.S. during much of the 1930s.
Returning to 1913, do you know how many cars there were in the US? There were 1.25 million cars and trucks. In 1995 when the “global warming alarm” was sounded there were 201.5 million cars and trucks in the US (only a 25000% increase). And currently world-wide we have 1.2 billion vehicles (of course this is necessarily a rough estimate).
Draw your own conclusions about “heat waves” and thank your lucky stars that Willis Haviland Carrier invented the modern air conditioning unit if you bought the tripe from the global warming alarmists.