AP's Fake News Headlines and Climate Myopia (nearsightedness)
“This hot air mass is so extensive, the preliminary figures show that yesterday was the hottest day on record in Australia (118 Fahrenheit), beating out the previous record from 2013 and this heat will only intensify,” bureau meteorologist Diana Eadie on Wednesday.
Cooler conditions are forecast from Friday.
But now read the real story, a throwaway line:
On Wednesday temperatures soared to 47.7 Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) in Birdsville
The highest temperature reliably recorded in any location in Australia was 50.7 Celsius (123 Fahrenheit) in January 1960, at Oodnadatta.
So when was the real (known) record set, 2019 at 118F or 1960 at 123F?
Today's so called "Weather Chaos" looks more like the norm when seen through the perspective of history and without the influence of the likes of AP as false prophets of doom supporting the Globalist control agenda.
Reality is that 106 years ago saw the highest air temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth.
For example 1913 saw both hot and cold records smashed!
The intense record heat (and cold) of 1913 in California was not the only extreme heat measured that year in the US. There was a widespread heat wave in June of that same year across the eastern half of the nation which resulted in many readings above 100°F. In fact, NOAA’s official temperature records still cite June 16, 1913 as the hottest ever on a nationwide basis for that particular date.
The “Great Flood of 1913” remains one of the worst natural disasters ever for Ohio.
Later that same very eventful year, one of the worst storms ever for the Great Lakes region took place and it is now referred to in multiple ways including “White Hurricane”, “Freshwater Fury” or simply “The Great Lakes Storm of 1913”.
March 30, 1913 reported that “recent observations seem to show that glaciers are gradually disappearing all over the world”.
Weather station reliability
There are many risks when comparing high temperature records set in today's world to those set decades ago. Many of today's “official” reporting weather stations have had significant growth in development (housing, roads, etc.) in their immediate surrounding region with materials like asphalt and concrete that are known to have an overall warming effect on temperatures. This “urban heat island (UHI)” effect has become an increasingly important problem to deal with in the analysis of long-term temperature trends and the evaluation of modern day high temperature records. In the Southwest US, for example, where populations have doubled or tripled in the past 50 years near official reporting weather stations (e.g., Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ), the UHI effect has become important enough that record high temperature records of today are questioned in some locations.
One final note of interest, the coldest temperature ever recorded at Death Valley occurred in, yes, the same year of 1913. On January 8th, 1913, the temperature dropped to 15°F at Furnace Creek which is the lowest ever recorded in Death Valley.
Climate Chaos 106 years ago
Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 December 2019 - 12:47 PM.