“Climate change” fanatics who have blamed this year’s European and North American summer heatwave on “man-made global warming” have been stumped by the news that almost identical temperatures were recorded in 1895, 1896, 1934, 1936, 1954, 1980, and at least three other times before 2019.
The New York Times, for example, ran a banner headline on Aug. 2, 2019, announcing that “Europe’s Heat Wave, Fueled by Climate Change, Moves to Greenland.”
In that article, it was stated matter-of-factly that “climate change had made the heat wave at least 10 times more likely.”
Quoting “climate change” fanatics World Weather Attribution (a group which, the NYT told its readers, “conducts rapid analyses of weather events to see if they are influenced by climate change”), the report said that “in Germany, the heat wave was at least eight times more likely because of climate change . . . and in Britain, where the heat did not linger as long, it was at least two times more likely.”
This sort of nonsense—sprouted without any form of justification—was repeated ad infinitum by the controlled media, leading to lunatics such as Britain’s “extinction rebellion” group and others taking to the streets to demonstrate against “climate change.”
The endless propaganda has spread all around the world, with thousands of Australian school students planning a second walk out of their classrooms on September 20, 2019, as part of a “Global Climate Strike,” three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit.
On March 15 this year, a crowd estimated at 150,000 students marched in protest around Australia, with 1.6 million students on strike worldwide.
However, the reality is that hot summers have come and gone throughout history. Well-known weather forecast company Accuweather—which has become a worldwide mainstay of weather forecasting on the internet—let the cat out of the bag this week when it admitted that
“Many of the records late this week and this weekend were set during a vicious late-season heat wave that lasted many days 124 years ago in 1895.”
That year was not the only time record heat temperatures were recorded.
1. Heat Wave of 1896
Nearly 1,500 people died during a 10-day heat wave as temperatures reached 90 degrees with 90 percent humidity on the US East Coast.
2. Heat Wave of 1934
The United States’ hottest year on record saw 29 straight days of temperatures hitting triple digits. To top it off, during the summer of 1934, an extreme drought affected over 70 percent of Western North America.
3. Heat Wave of 1936
1936 was one of the worst years for the American people. Battered by the Great Depression, drought, and dust storms, the area of the Dust Bowl was hit especially hard by the heat wave. Temperatures hit record highs, going well over the 120-degree mark in some regions. By the end of the summer, more than 5,000 Americans had died from heat-related causes.
4. Heat Wave of 1954
From Colorado to the Carolinas, a significant portion of 11 states cooked under the 1954 heat wave. For 22 days, temperatures reached over 100 degrees. The heat damaged crops, caused power and water shortages, and generally wreaked havoc over the entire region. Three lakes dried up in the St. Louis area, and water was rationed. An estimated 300 deaths were recorded.
5. Heat Wave of 1980
A mix of drought and heat made 1980 a terrible summer for the U.S. Though not as bad as earlier heat waves, this one stood out because of the damage. The economic losses were estimated at $16 billion, while the death toll was at least 1,700.
6. Heat Wave of 1988
Another heat wave coupled with a massive drought occurred in 1988. With the loss of anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 lives, the catastrophe was devastating. The agricultural damage was estimated at $71.2 billion. Wildfires hit national parks like Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, and rainfall from April through June registered even lower than the Dust Bowl years.
7. 1995 Chicago Heat Wave
Chicago lived through five sweltering days that resulted in approximately 700 heat-related deaths. The temperature reached 106 degrees, and record humidity levels made things worse.
8. Heat Wave of 2006
Spread throughout most of the U.S., the heat wave of 2006 saw heat-related deaths from New York to California. Temperatures climbed to over 100 degrees, and California saw the most lives lost with 126.
9. Heat Wave of 2012
Failed crops across the Midwest cost $30.3 billion. The shortage drove up food prices, affecting the rest of the country. Combined with 123 fatalities, the loss was devastating.
It is clear to any objective observer that extreme temperatures fluctuate by the decade, and that very cold or very hot weather by itself is no indication of long-term change in weather patterns.
This simple fact will, however, be ignored by the climate change fanatics, who function on a diet of ignorance and misinformation, fueled by endless fake news from the controlled media.