Heat Wave AGW Hysteria Not So Much. Why?

Posted: July 29, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate

The media is still long on climate assertions and short, if not bereft, of any supporting science – other than yet more assertions from so-called experts of the climate alarm variety.

Science Matters

An editorial at Investor’s Business Daily poses the question: Why Hasn’t The California Heat Wave Sparked The Usual Global Warming Hysteria?  Excerpts in italics with my bolds.

It wasn’t long ago when the mainstream press took every opportunity, no matter how weak the connection, to blame bad things on global warming. So far, at least, we haven’t found one major story using the heat wave gripping the southwest to sound the alarm about global warming.

This lack of alarmism has not gone unnoticed.

Writing at the New Republic this week, Emily Atkin complained that despite record-breaking heat and a wildfire season that, she says, is already worse than usual, “there’s no climate connection to be found in much news coverage, even in historically climate-conscious outlets like NPR and The New York Times.”

When Atkin contacted NPR for an explanation, the network’s science editor said “You don’t just want…

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  1. Bitter@twisted says:

    The old saying “you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time” applies here.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Cold shower for heatwavers…

    More flood warnings as heavy rain and 50mph gusts to batter Britain
    Sunday 29 Jul 2018

    ‘It’s a very unsettled weather picture across the whole of the UK,’ said Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent.

    Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/29/more-flood-warnings-as-heavy-rain-and-50mph-gusts-to-batter-britain-7772730/

    At least we got 2 months of nice weather instead of the usual 2 days 😎

  3. pameladragon says:

    It is about time! I have been noticing, shall we say, a softening of the hard line CAGW clown normally espouse. It is a good thing that calmer minds are now worried about being labeled “alarmists” by their colleagues. I guess the money is drying up….

  4. MrGrimNasty says:

    I’m not sure what stone some people have been hiding under.

    The MSM has been listing temperature records that have supposedly fallen all over the globe, and rabidly promoting the ‘unprecedented global heatwave – it’s really bad/different this time’ nonsense, solidly for weeks.

    The World Weather Attribution Project [the weather ‘SWAT team’ in the leaked Lehane(Tom Steyer)/Podesta email?)] has been rushing out junk reports for the MSM. Mann, and every climate ‘expert’ under the sun have been saying how the ‘dice is loaded’, ‘we literally would not have seen these extremes in the absence of climate change’ etc.

    If they overlooked one corner of the world, well it’s only because the weather elsewhere has been so useful to their cause.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Piers Corbyn on current heatwaves & extremes across the world, Comment 26 July 2018


    He has no time for alarmists whatsoever.

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    it’s all down to selling ad space. Dead tree media as well as the various electronic media all survive on selling ad space at the highest price they can gin up. To do that they need, “death!”, “disaster!”, “crime!”, etc. The classic line is, “If it bleeds it leads.”

    AGW was a perfect storm of disparate but needy interests. The media needed something sensational to alarm the sheeple with and draw viewers. The pols needed something to alarm the sheeple with so the sheeple would cry out, “Save us! Save us!” The academics desperately needed something to gin up millions in grant money or they might have to come out here and get a real job.

    Eventually, even the sheeple figure it out. ‘The boy who cried wolf’ is not just a fairy tale. Now if we can just get rid of those gawd awful windmills!!

  7. pochas94 says:

    Now the story is “More Extreme Weather.” This may result from deeper loops in the jet stream, stronger Rossby waves. If so, this has nothing to do with CO2, and likely nothing can be done about it. I suspect it is a consequence of low solar activity.

  8. oldbrew says:

    pochas – yes, that’s very much been Piers Corbyn’s line for years now.

    The problem of course is that these natural variations can be hijacked by the alarmists and presented as ‘your fault’ with lots of support and very little kickback from the media.

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    I note that line about the lack of response to the extreme heat in California. Why? Simples:

    1) Nobody is watching, reading, their “news” anymore. The last CNN prime time audience was about 2/3 the size of ONE medium sized city in California. More folks in the Sacramento Metro area or San Francisco city. Essentially all they have for audience are the True Believers and a few die hard “opposition research” folks. Everyone else has checked out.


    2) Those of us who lived here a while know it isn’t happening. I grew up about an hour away from Redding where the big Carr fire is happening. My standing line about summers there is that it was “110 F in the shade and there ain’t no shade!”. Highest I personally remember is 117 F one summer about 1960 or so. LOTS of 110 to 112 EVERY summer. Well, the news moaning over how horribly hot it has been had ONE 109 F day, then some 103 to 105 days, and one 98F or so. For end of July that is “normal to slightly cooling”. 100% unremarkable.

    So their credibility is entirely blown and they are hollering to nobody listening.

  10. oldbrew says:

    BBC News is talking up the western USA wildfires, muttering about ‘human activity’, but…

    Date: 25/07/18 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

    “Global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago.
    . . .
    Direct fatalities from fire and economic losses also show no clear trends over the past three decades.”


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  12. Adam Gallon says:

    They’re struggling.
    Let’s face it, here in England & Wales, it’s been hot & sunny. So we’re generally loving it. Summer of 76 & all that.
    It’s quiet on the hurricane front, nothing much happening on the Arctic ice front.
    So, what else to get all het-up about?

  13. tom0mason says:

    What was that ….







    Global wolfing!

    It’s a big bad global wolf!

    It’s a big very bad …

  14. c777 says:

    BBC thread trying to link heatwave to supposed AGW.
    Ten years ago the comments would have been in agreement or mildly sceptical, not now, ,most are are actually facetious, public mood has changed.
    Most are not buying it anymore, “Fear Fatigue”..

  15. ivan says:

    The answer to the headline question is that some parts of the MSM are beginning to realise that they have over hyped the rhetoric and it is now seen as a negative message that reduces their ratings when mentioned on TV and reduces their readership in the dead tree press.

    See also Jo Nova on the same subject. http://joannenova.com.au/2018/07/climate-change-is-a-ratings-killer-everyone-is-bored-to-death-of-the-sermon/

  16. oldbrew says:

    For how many years can Arctic ice be ‘rapidly melting away’ without actually melting away? Sooner or later such claims are exposed as fake.

  17. oldbrew says:

    Iceland is having the worst summer for 100 years – is Britain’s heatwave to blame?

    But is our sunny luck really causing Iceland’s damp squib? “It’s a chicken-and-egg scenario,” says the Met Office’s Alex Deakin. “Is the high pressure causing the jet stream, or is the jet stream causing the high pressure?”

    The location of the jet stream (a group of strong winds above the Earth’s surface, which helps to steer weather around the world) is the main driver of heatwaves. To necessitate Icelanders getting the sun cream out, it needs to move north.


  18. oldbrew says:



    More hot air from the NYT.

  19. oldbrew says:

    Air-con and refrigeration are stumbling blocks for man-made warming fantasists.

    “As populations grow and temperatures reach new records, the health and economic risks associated with lack of access to sustainable cooling are growing exponentially,” Rachel Kyte, director and Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary-General for SE4ALL, told DW.. . . . .
    However, cooling technologies also use a significant amount of energy — mainly from fossil fuels — which contributes even more to air pollution. In 20 years, air conditioning systems could account for 40 percent of electricity consumption in Southeast Asia.


    Note they now class CO2 as ‘air pollution’, which is scientific nonsense.

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