May 30, 2023

Springtime 2023: The American West's Water Levels & Population Gains

New Mexico, during one of my long distance road trips.
Note:  The current Spring 2023 lake water level tables for California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, & Texas appear at very end of this post.

Preview:  It's very elementary, Watson.  If there were a 20 year drought in the American West, the entire West would have become an array of ghost towns by now, with little more than tumbleweeds remaining.  Liars have a way of failing to match observed reality while telling their lies.  After all, during the time span when the former Wild Wild West was supposed to be having its worst drought in the past 1,200 years [1] Texas' population grew 20.68% and [2] Nevada's population grew by 19.45%.   Meanwhile, [3] Utah lead the nation in population growth, to the tune of 23.88%.  This pertains to the US Census Years of 2009 to 2019.  All in all, you can't be more full of crap in your climate doom campfire story.     

Hello there, boys and gargoyles.  Welcome to Pat the Wonder Rat's School for Figuring Stuff out Real Good ... or Really Well ... as in "Let's make this real."  Let's find out the truth, once and for all, about the topic at hand.  It's another one of those Chicken Little topics.  

Funny how the End of the World keeps getting postponed, decade after decade

In case you are as under-educated & inexperienced as is world youth leader, Greta T, know that the end of the world predictions have been rolling off of printing presses like Halloween horror novels, since 1968.  This amounts to a half century of doomsday forecasts that have all failed.  After all, there has never been an onslaught of Category 6 hurricanes smashing into the United States or elsewhere, as was predicted.  Neither is anyone gurgling underwater, at the Daytona Speedway.  In fact, the Category 6 Hurricane was never added to the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale.  

It was the Year 2006 when Al Gore made his bold hurricane prediction, along with his sea level rise prediction.  (A) Since then, a grand total of one and only one Category 5 hurricane made landfall in the continental United States.  (B) Eight Category 5 hurricanes developed in the Atlantic Basin, and that's an average of one Cat 5 hurricane every two years.  (C) As far as goes Category 5 hurricanes making landfall upon the continental United States in the past 100 years, the number is ONLY FOUR --- (i) The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, (ii) Hurricane Camille in 1969, (iii) Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and (iv) Hurricane Michael in 2018.  

(D) As far as goes all Category 5 hurricanes that developed in the Atlantic Basin in the past 100 years, the number is 39.  This amounts to one Cat 5 hurricane every two-and-a-half years.  These are NOT end-of-the-world numbers.  

And for the record, the most recent stat on sea level rise is that it rose 9.96 inches, from the Year 1890 to the Year 2021.  That amounts to one inch every 13 years.   From 1970 to 2021, sea level rose 8.8 mm -- 3.46 inches.  However, a non-government entity who will remain nameless out of politeness claims that the sea level rise was much higher.  The claim was that sea level rose 3.6 inches since 1993, instead of 3.5 inches since 1970.

This brings us to a question:  Whom are we to believe?  ANS:  The ones who have been living on the coastlines for the past 20 and 30 years.  They'll tell you if there is an encroaching sea level rise that will wreck civilization or not.

(E) And of course, the continental United States went 12 consecutive years without being visited by any major hurricane.  This occurred between Hurricane Wilma and Hurricane Harvey.  The years spanned from 2005 to 2017.  The irony is that the longest major hurricane absence in American history began the very year Al Gore predicted that an onslaught of Category 6 hurricanes would smash into American regions such as  . . . all of Florida.  

BTW, in 2022, Hurricane Ian arrived as a Cat 4 hurricane ... and not as a Cat 5.  

(F) In sequence, neither the Maldives nor Lower Manhattan went underwater, as was predicted to US senators in June of 1988.  All in all, the disasters predicted by Al Gore .. and Jim Hansen ... did NOT materialize.  Gore basically got the Nobel Prize for being a False Prophet, all the while making himself outrageously rich.

As a quick observation, if these predicted  calamities are finally going to come true now, then the hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars paid to scientists (to prevent climate disaster) was a complete waste of money, hundreds of billions of times over.  All of the UN climate conferences have been a waste of time and money, also.  This is because co2 rose from 360 ppm (in 1995) to 421 ppm (in early 2023).  

A 61 ppm rise in 22 full years proves the climate conferences to be worthless as to their stated goals.  And the fact that there were far more turbulent weather events decades prior and centuries prior proves blatantly false the Al Gore Theory of Climate & Surface Temperatures.  A rise in CO2 does not accompany more turbulent and more frequent weather disasters, especially during the 12 years between Hurricane Wilma and Hurricane Harvey.

During the days when this type of ship ruled the seas, there were many weather disasters.  This meant that the winds & pressure systems on the high seas ruled the ships, instead.

Nothing New Today & Nothing More Severe than in Former Centuries

The great falsehood of the climate doomsayers is the claim that severe weather events only began with the invention of the internal combustion engine.  For example, both David Attenborough & Michael Mann claimed that the climate and all weather conditions were stable and calm for one thousand years prior to the 20th Century.  Disgraced NY Governor Cuomo said similar, by having said on air that none of the 21st Century's weather events ever happened before.  The truth is that weather events were more turbulent in centuries past, due to one scientific observation noted in this discourse under the title, Pressure Gradient Force.

And of course, Sigourney Weaver became Hillary Clinton's surrogate liar in 2016, by claiming on national TV that, "This we have never seen before" ... concerning severe weather.  No Sigourney.  You were wrong.  It has ALL been done before.  

The truth is that history is filled with multiple weather disasters, even when the atmospheric co2 count was only 65% (two-thirds)  of what it is today (in 1610)   And for the record, the co2 count during caveman days was 61% of what it is today. 

There has not been any adverse climate trend or severe weather event today that was any worse than any weather event or climate trend of the 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s.  Throughout those centuries, there were horrendous weather disasters & life-changing weather trends which were far more turbulent than the vast majority of today's events.  In fact, there were life-destroying trends back then.  This included the December 1287 flood which killed 50,000 to 80,000 people and altered the coast of the Netherlands.  

The weather of the past 700 years included heat waves, droughts, crop failures, severe winds, cold snaps, snow storms, ice stacking, glacier growth, glacier melt, severe floods, epic Rocky Mountain forest fires, and sea storms that annihilated a couple military fleets, as well as numerous individual ships separated from their fleets ... and definitely those ships traveling alone.  

Even if you go back a thousand years, you will find disasters such as the Great Coastal Flood of 1099 which killed approximately 100,000 Europeans in the British Isles & in the Netherlands.  The weather disasters included the 1315-1322 Great Famine of Central Europe which killed over 7 million people.  

The weather disasters of the past 700 years also included the 11 month-long Tudor Drought of 1540, along with the July 1743 China Heat Wave that reached 112F and killed approximately 11,400 people.  Included was the devastating hurricane of 1780.

They included the 1886 Great Fire of Calgary, in ALBERTA CANADA ... and the 1886 Great Vancouver Fire ... along with the relatively nearby Great Fire of Spokane and the Great Fire of Seattle, as well as the Great Ellensburg Fire (in Washington State,) all occurring in 1889.  

This was all preceded by the two most encompassing fires of them all, namely the Peshtigo Fire of 1871 (in Wisconsin) and the Great Michigan Fire, also in 1871.  Both fires charred 4 MILLION acres of Midwestern America.  The Year 1881 brought a true Yellow Day fire in Michigan, and it was followed by the Big Burn of 1910, effecting Idaho and Western Montana.  It consumed 3 million acres of forestland.  And this was followed by the Great Fire of 1919, in ALBERTA CANADA, as well as in Saskatchewan.  That fire transformed 5 million acres of forestland into charred material.

Moreover, this all occurred when the co2 level was 295 and 303 ppm, 117 to 125 ppm LOWER than today.  Therefore, there is nothing new or apocalyptic about the 2023 Alberta Fires, other than the fact that neglected "downed" timber dries out throughout the years and becomes effective kindling.  Those were all tragic fires, throughout the centuries.  Today's fires are not more superior than fires of centuries past.

Ice Jam Floods of the Renaissance & Elizabethan Era

And of course, there was the matter of "ice jam floods," during the Little Ice Age.  These consisted in wedges & blocks of ice lodged in waterways, causing water to backup.  These consisted in natural dams made out of ice ... and NOT caused by the burning of fossil fuels, being that the co2 count was extremely low.

Incidentally, the Little Ice Age began with the arrival of the Wolf Minimum in 1284, and it ended with the arrival of the warm rain which incubated the very mobile water mold, Phytophthora infestans, in 1845.  The Year 1845 was the start of the Great Potato Famine  ... in Belgium & the Netherlands.  The water mold quickly spread to elsewhere, including Ireland.   None the less, in 1284, the atmospheric co2 count was 282, and in 1845, the co2 count was 284.  Yet, tremendously damaging natural disasters occurred during that time.  

The weather disasters during the Little Ice Age were many, and a few of them even included birds falling out of the sky, during sudden weather changes.  The raining of birds is not at all suspiciously non-believable, being that, in the 20th and 21st Centuries, it has rained small silvery fish, small frogs, and crayfish.  As a specific example, in 1873, it rained frogs in Kansas City.

In scouring through the chronicles, almanacs, captains' logs, and newspapers, you can add to the weather equation the wind-swept decimation of Kublai Khan's first invasion fleet of 1274 and the massive splintering of his second invasion fleet, in 1281.  Also add the Spanish Armada disaster of 1588.  This all happened when co2 levels were 120 to 160 ppm LOWER than today.  PPM stands for parts per million, incidentally.

As you can see, mankind survived very turbulent centuries, as well as having survived the horrendous 6th Century, with the Year 536 being the most traumatic of them all.  All in all, the most devastating of weather disasters did NOT come about by the burning of fossil fuels, especially when such burning was accompanied by modern filtration systems and catalytic converters.  The most disastrous climate disasters were the result of ===> volcanic activity which resulted in disastrous cooling trends.  

The disastrous result was due to sulfur dioxide blasting out of a volcano, into the atmosphere, causing sunlight to be reflected back into outer-space.  This is known as "albedo."  This is also known as the "aerosol effect."  And of course, no crop grows on glaciers or on frost or during frozen temperature intervals.  

What actually does cause deadly "turbulent weather?"

The reason why a mini ice age will result in more turbulent weather than a warming period is because of Pressure Gradient Force.  Very simply, the closer the temperature that exists between the Poles and the Equator, the more stable the atmosphere.  The greater the temperature difference between the Equator and the Poles, the more turbulent will be the atmosphere.  

During global warming phases, the temperatures between the Poles and the Equator become closer to each other.  After all, its during Wintertime when the Polar Jet Stream meanders; not during Summertime.  In fact, in order for any tornado to form, a cold front literally has to "drop in."  Tornadoes are the opposite of global warming events.

All in all, remember the introductory law of Pressure Gradient Force, and even look-up "baroclinic instability," as well as "barotropic instability."  Add Eckman Transport to the reading list.  Eckman Transport addresses the oceans' angular staircase motion through layers of the oceans.  You need to learn these specific elements of atmospheric science & oceanography, in order to avoid being the useful idiot of Al Gore, Michael Mann, David Attenborough, the Third World Reps of the UN, and other individuals who have set their income goals upon American taxpayer money grants and donation money from people who know nothing about atmospheric science. 

Australia Today.  Okay then, show me the Michael Mann Climate Crisis here.  Looks like he has been lying all along, and living without a conscience.

In direct contrast to the various End of the World Reports that never resulted in the End of the World, the following has recently occurred:

[1a] the Great Barrier Reef of Australia recently enjoyed replenishment.  [1b] Australia received its inland rains & ski lodge snow, as well.   [2]  The dams of the American West predominately enjoyed all of the ingredients that successfully replenish water levels there. 

[3a] Antarctica had its coldest recorded Winter in 2021, as well as having had its largest sea ice extent in 2015.  

[3b] In fact, it was found that, between 2009 and 2019, 16 of the 34 ice shelves of Antarctica were growing enough to produce a net ice mass gain of 661 Gigatons there.  It was found that East Antarctica's ice shelves let Antarctica grow another 5,305 square kilometers in ice, despite the 18 ice shelves in the West and on the peninsula which were retreating.  This translates into aggregate ice shelf growth of 2,048 square miles.   Basically, the climate doomsayers were lying to the world about Antarctica, hiding the fact that it was gaining ice mass, all along.

See: (European Geosciences Union, Volume 17 / issue 5 / TC, 17, 2059-2072, 2023 / May 16, 2023.) 

[Andreasen, J. R., Hogg, A. E., and Selley, H. L.: Change in Antarctic ice shelf area from 2009 to 2019, The Cryosphere, 17, 2059–2072,, 2023.]

Important   ====>

BTW, Antarctica's peninsula is outside of the Antarctic Circle.  In fact, it's closer to Argentina than to the South Pole.  This is understandable when you take into account the reality that Antarctica is 5.5 MILLION square miles wide.  It's the exact same size as the Arctic Ocean, on the other side of Planet Earth.

[4] Concerning the other side of Planet Earth, even in Western Greenland, the Jacobshavn Glacier was found to be regrowing, in 2017, 2018, and 2019, at last count.  [5] Also up north is England whose landmass experienced record low temperatures in 2023, despite the July 2022 claim that England was now going to be experiencing only dry record heat and fires all over the place.  

[6] Meanwhile, a multiplicity of nations enjoyed record crop yields recently.   [7] And you now have this, as of 2023, and it is completely opposite of that which was predicted by Michael Mann, Jim Hansen, Al Gore, John "Mr Roboto" Kerry, Bill "Newspaper-Funder" Gates, David "Smooth-Talker" Attenborough, and a number of others who recently came into lots of money, ever so coincidentally =====>

421% of the normal for May.  319% & 327%, as well, thereby summing the equation up to a plentiful water supply ... and NOT a 20 year-long drought.  This summarily invalidates all of the climate doomsayer assertions, especially those from the ever so arrogant mouth of the present governor of California who blamed co2 on his absence of foresight.

Okay now.  We've been told that the American West has been enduring its worst drought in 1,200 years.  Well, the truth is that the worst drought there transpired between 1276 and 1299 C.E.  (Common Era.)  In fact, between 1903 to 1918 (when atmospheric co2 was very low) Arica Chile did NOT receive a drop of rain.  And NASA officially stated that the worse drought year in the past one thousand years was 1934.  This and other related topics were already addressed at the Blue Marble Album.

We have also been told that there is a Western American drought that has been ongoing for 20+ consecutive years, despite the Monsoon seasons that regularly visited the American West and which actually came from the Gulf of Mexico ... and NOT from the Pacific Ocean, during any La Nina weather system.  

In as much, wherever there are monsoons, there are NO droughts.  And what is a monsoon?  It's a sea breeze on a continental scale ... on a massive scale.  Even England has a Monsoon season.  It's called, the Return of the Westerlies. This explains the British male stereotype.  It was of a man wearing a black derby hat, while carrying an umbrella with him everywhere he goes in England.

In re: The present dishonesty of the climate doomsayers, despite 35 years of failed doomsday predictions by which they should have admitted being in error long ago: 

Let's continue with the issue of the climate "experts" stating that the American West is trapped in a long-term drought.  Directly below is another official State of California conveyance, as of May 2023.  Ladies & Gentlemen ... Boys & Gargoyles ... this is the OPPOSITE of a long-term drought or a long-term "climate crisis."  This is the state of the State of California less than one calendar year after it was proclaimed that Planet Earth was in a catastrophic heat, drought, and city fire mode, as well as a forest fire mode.

You need to understand that politicians seek to deceive, while activists seek to intimidate.  Below is an official government illustration, aka chart, aka supplement to an official government report that certain politicians and activists do not want you to view.  The map up top focuses on specific locales.  This one covers all of California.

This is one of the many pieces of evidence ... spanning a 35 year period ... which shows that Michael Mann & Al Gore, as well as Jim Hansen, are NON-factual in their doomsday prophecies.


Despite the contrary reality, the hyper-theatrics of the climate doom scientists were megaphoned by the commercial media, Democracy Today, the U.N., and the state-funded National Public Radio.  Such propaganda would rationalize the $370 BILLION U.S. taxpayer outlay for the climate doomsayers.  There was also an outlay of $424 BILLION, during the final two years of the Obama administration.  So, I'll go look at the pertinent official statistics ... yet again ... and assess this doomsday drought assertion of the Michael Mann Hockey Sticklers, the John Kerry Frequent Fliers, & the Al Gore Carbon Taxers.  

If those doomsday assertions are correct, then the water levels of all the dams and tributary lakes (also reservoirs) in the American West will be near their "dead pool" levels.  And if this is the case, we have to immediately move tens of millions of people out of California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas, as well as the Red Desert of Wyoming.  

For those unaware, "dead pool" is the water level at which a reservoir or basin or tributary lake can no longer flow downstream.  It's technically known as Minimum Power Pool Elevation.  In addition, when it comes to a water level enabling turbine power generating, "INACTIVE POOL," comes into play, as it applies to hydrology data statistic sheets.  Inactive Pool is the minimum water level elevation for generating electrical power.

As an added educational note: When you see the phrase, "tributary lake" or "tributary river," think of a moving body of water "contributing its water" to another river or lake.

I shall return in a few hours, after checking out Western lake & dam water levels.   Tic/tic ... tic/tic ... tic/tic/tic.  Tic again. Tic some more.  Ticarooski. 

Okay, I'm all back and everything from doing all of that fact checking stuff, to see if there really is a drought in the American West by which the World needs to be saved by that muscular model of manliness, Michael hockey-sticks Mann, and that electricity-sparing wise budgeteer, Al carbon-credit Gore.  The conclusion is  ====>

Someone needs to grow up.  Or someone else needs to file a number of False Claims Act lawsuits, where "treble damages" are exacted upon the fraudulent receiver of federal dollars.  Treble damages mean "three times the liability price tag, exacted upon the wrong-doer."  A wrong-doer is known as a tort-feasor, in American law.   

Another Blatant Lie of the Media

Okay then, let's confirm yet another example of the commercial media's lies, in the hyping-up of occasionally severe weather events that were never worse than any other severe weather trend in the past thousand years.  This includes the ==>"nine flood-rich periods" of Europe, ==>wind storms, ==>the many droughts throughout Asia and Europe, ==> ice stacking events during the Little Ice Age, ==>brutal cold snaps, ==>heat waves, ==> the severe droughts of the American West long before the arrival of the "white man," etc.

On July 25, 2022, it was reported that a five mile stretch of the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque New Mexico went dry, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  This sounded like long-term, parched territory that couldn't possibility be replenished in three or six years.  Well ...

Firstly, the long Rio Grande River has places where water diversion & bypass occurs, for irrigation purposes. Water was being deliberately bypassed into diversionary ditches, at that point of the river.

One thing to point out is that there is no way that any river moves with the regular flow of water and then suddenly dries-out at one point, only to have flowing water suddenly reappear in it, five miles later.  The actual truth is that . . .

. . .  the Albuquerque River water "gage height" was 1.62 ft on July 25, 2022.  Three days later, the gage height then elevated to 2.3 ft.  Three days after that, on July 31, the gage height rose even higher, to 3.39 ft.  Then, within three more days, on August 3, the gage height rose to 4.09 ft.  That's a very quick rise of water level that negates the assertion of "drought."

Conclusion:  On July 19, 2022, in England ... and on July 25, 2022, in America ... we were told that we have an irreversible "climate crisis" drought, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  Yet, within NINE days, the gage height of the Albuquerque segment of the Rio Grande River rose 250%!  As of May 15, 2023, the gage height of the same river was 6.65 ft, while the "maximum operating limit" there is 7.50 ft.  In fact, the "minor flood stage" there starts at 8.00 ft.  

The Rio Grande, in Albuquerque, rose 410% in 10 month's time ... in 294 days' time.  Without doubt, that July 25, 2022 commercial media news report was & is blatant fraud that frightens schoolchildren.   Look for yourself at the significant change for the better that the media did NOT reveal.  The media kept the lie going.


Schoolchildren of America, you do not have to fear that which Albert Gore predicted 16 years ago and which never materialized even slightly, other than an occasional heat wave in a world which has had multiple heat waves throughout its recorded history, along with droughts, famines, and floods.  And of course, this is the atmospheric equivalent to Lions and Tigers and Bears.  On my!   

Below is a graph that serves as a supplement to the Old World Drought Atlas.  That map covers the late Medieval Era.  That era is actually the Renaissance.  The graph below shows that there was a severe drought transpiring in Central Europe when Augustinian friar, Father Martin Luther, submitted his 95 Theses for public discourse.  The drought was pronounced east of Austria, however.  Luther was in Germany.

In addition, there was a European drought of note in 1506-07, as well as in the 1470s & 1480s.  In fact, 1616 & 1741 were historic drought years for Europe, as were the years 1893 & 1921.  History has droughts all over the place, from time to time, taking turns with floods, pestilence, major land storms, humid heat waves, dry heat waves, ice stacking, cold spells, snow storms, sea storms, and even algae blooms in what is modern Florida, etc.  

Tornadoes are a bit different, being that the first one ever reported in England was in 1091, and that is relatively late.  Yet, ancient Greece has writings on the occasional presence of tornadoes in the Mediterranean.  All in all, David Attenborough and Michael Mann lied when they said on different occasions that the weather of the past 1,000 years was stable & mild until the invention of the gasoline engine.  Turbulence is an integral part of weather history, even 200, 400, and 600 years before the invention of the diesel engine, the lawn mower engine, the rocket engine, etc.

Now, PDSI means Palmer Drought Severity Index.  The JJA means June-July-August.

This mostly refers to Hungary, Slovenia, etc.  It is simply a small puzzle piece showing the larger picture.  The larger picture is that the weather was NOT mild & stable for a thousand years, until the Industrial Revolution.  Michael Mann & David Attenborough are liars.

As far as goes forest fires, research scientists concluded that the Little Ice Age didn't have epic ones, but the Medieval Warm did ---  Involved were American Rocky Mountain forest fires as tremendous as the ones in the 1930s, as well as the ones in California in recent years.  See:  the world renown publication, Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesMedieval warming initiated exceptionally large wildfire outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains |:| Edited by Monica G. Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, and approved September 1, 2015 (received for review January 13, 2015.)

See also:  Live Science,  March 18, 2010.  Giant Redwood Trees Endured Frequent Fires Centuries Ago

And also:  Univ of  Arizona News, March 17, 2010, Giant Sequoias Yield Longest Fire History from Tree Rings

All in all, you do NOT need to fear the doom-ridden 1988 predictions of the former director of NASA's NYC branch, Jim Hansen, in his 35 year old predictions which never came true, at all.  After all, the Maldives did NOT go underwater, lower Manhattan did not go underwater, and the Arctic's closest event to an ice-free August was in 2012, when 1.32 MILLION square miles of ice remained on top of the Arctic Ocean during the hottest time of the year.  

Covering the perimeter of that distance of ice was equivalent to flying 1,148 east to west and then 1,148 miles north to south.  That's close to flying from Boston to Milwaukee, and then from Milwaukee to Houston, followed by flying from Houston to Miami, and then going from Miami back up to Boston again.  That sheet of Arctic ice was 6 times LARGER than the size of France, and it was the lowest amount of Summertime Arctic ice in modern history.  Yet, it was a lot of remaining ice.

Moreover, the UN recently lied when stating that worldwide fatalities due to weather disasters are on the rise.  The opposite is true.  Observe:
Looks like a Choir of Liars were singing to Greta T., deceiving her into believing opposite of the facts.

In the sample graph below ... of 2019 ... take note that the least frequent causes of death were natural disasters.  IF and ONLY IF the climate doomsayer claims were true, then the number of deaths caused by natural disasters would have had already skyrocketed decades prior.  However, that type of cause of death is still at the bottom of the statistical list.  

This is yet another piece of evidence proving that the hysterics presented by Al Gore, Michael Mann, the third-world-country reps at the UN, Jim Hansen, Bill Nye, and several others, including the summarily nonfactual peddler of fraud, Sigourney Weaver, during her science fictional portrayal at the 2016 Democratic Convention.  Deaths by cause of Natural Disasters have ridiculously low numbers compared to all of the other causes of death.  Heart disease is the #1 cause, as in 18,560,000 vs 6,076 deaths in the same year caused by natural disasters.  Look for yourself.


It very falsely reported that 5 million people die each year die from heat.  The reality is not even close, no matter which data set you use.  Example: In the chart above, the statistical claim is that 48,000 people died from heat and cold exposure, for the Year 2019 ... not 5 million.  According to USA TODAY, two million people died from "extreme temperatures" since 1970.  This averages-out to 40,000 deaths a year, in a 50+ year period, from heat and cold, counted together.  However ...

There was another statistical presentation which claimed that, in 2019 alone, there were 356,000 heat-related deaths.  However, the same paper stated a statistic which lessened the impact of the 356,000 heat-related deaths.  That statistical allegation is that there were 1,300,000 deaths due to freezing to death, in 2019.  This means that, in 2019, three-and-a-half times MORE people froze to death than succumbed to heat.   So, which data set are we to believe?

IF and ONLY IF Al Gore, Michael Mann, and the Bill-Gates-Funded news outlets were correct in their claim that we have crisis-stage global warming today, there would have been three-and-a-half times MORE heat prostration deaths than freezing deaths.  However, today you have far more of a chance of freezing to death than dying from extreme heat exposure.

The Reason why "Global Warming" was changed to "Climate Change"

An undeniable scientific fact ... as undeniable as Medieval Viking artifacts being found in formerly warm Southern Greenland ... is that there was NO GLOBAL WARMING FROM 1999 TO 2016.  Thus, in order to retain the psychological terrorism on the under-educated human population of teenagers and pre-teen schoolchildren, the climate activists needed to delete the phrase, "global warming," and replace with someone that sounded frightening.  As is proven in the very revealing Climategate Emails, the replacement phrase of "climate change" was conjured.  This is a foolishly selected phrase, because climate can also change for the better.

The important point in mentioning the aforementioned paragraph is that you can instantly detect a fraudulent academic paper, IF and ONLY IF the claim is that there was "global warming" for the first 15 years of the 21st Century.  For example, one very worthless paper claimed that the global warming which mankind endured from the Year 2000 to the Year 2018 caused 5 million heat prostration deaths a year.  Once again, science officially identified the Years 1999 to 2016 to be years of NO GLOBAL WARMING.  And more importantly, there is nowhere in worldwide statistics & in the record-keeping world that a number exists even close to five million people dying of heat per year.  The highest statistical number was 256,000, and the lowest statistical number was 40,000.

You need to understand that climate doomsayers outright lie about the facts.  And of course, the number 1 piece of evidence proving these doomsayers to be liars are the newspaper editions of the 1870s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, when it comes to heat ... and the editions of the 1940s, 1960s, and 1970s concerning the temperature decline which was correctly reported in the Briffa temperature graph, but which was fraudulently omitted from Michael Mann's blatantly fraudulent hockey stick graph.

Mention of the Briffa graph was already addressed at the Blue Marble Album, and there is a search box at the top right-hand corner of the Blue Marble website.

Back to the Doomsayers' Claim of a Western US Drought

The West has been known to get yearly Monsoons as recently as last year (2022).  If there presently is the worst drought in 1,200 years, then Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, and Utah would have become ghost town states, by now.  Texas would be the land of the great climate exodus, with Texas "climate refugees" endlessly rolling into Louisiana.  Such a drought would have been front page news, with graphic photography that can fill a museum.  We've had no such iconic American drought photos since 1936, except for some California fire photos & videos which reminded us that neglected fallen-trees become dried kindling that does a much better job than do blue-tip matches, when it comes to starting and perpetuating a massive fire.

The government employees, grantees, and contractors who make these "alarming climate calamity" predictions get LOTS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS, if and only if they claim that things are terrible and that the world's going to end soon without the American taxpayer shelling-out billions more (to the exact same scientists), to save the planet.

Conversely, those same people get no taxpayer money at all, if they say that the climate is under control ... and that there is no climate crisis today any worse than there was in the 1500s or in the 1700s or in the 1900s.  So, they cry out the most profitable phrase of them all, namely "Climate Wolf!"  

In the alternate, they cry-out, "The sky is falling, from all that co2 up there" --- all one-half of one percent of it in the Troposphere (0.042%)... and much less than 0.042% in the Stratosphere.  As a result, an entire generation of useful idiots joined the political movement of the enriched doomsayer scientists and the heavily enriched non-scientist activists.  That generation will be expected to pay-off the overwhelming American national debt of $32,000,000,000,000 ... thanks to the 108th U.S. Congress all the way to the 117th U.S. Congress, and all of the long-term politicians who inhabited the U.S. Congress from 2003 to 2022.  

None the less, the children of today are being told by Michael Mann, Democracy Today, and state-funded American radio that these obscenely high outlays of taxpayer dollars are needed to save the world from worldwide destruction.  What worldwide destruction?  All in all, the Conflict of Interest amongst Climate Activists =💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲

Concerning Michael Mann's audacity in stating that both the American West and Australia are going to very soon create mass sums of climate refugees, let's review:   Firstly, he and Hansen and even Gore stated similar things years prior, and this has not happened.

Secondly, due to the existence of  ENSO (already mentioned multiple times at the Blue Marble Album and elsewhere), the weather of Australia and Western America has "an inverse relationship."  So too is this the case with Indonesia and America.  That is to say, the opposite happens in Australia to that which happens in the American West.  Indonesia, too.  Those two general geographic territories are not on the same page.  After all, look at a globe or a world map.  The only way in which these two different and very distant parts of Planet Earth can have the same weather is if and only if Planet Earth suddenly becomes flat.

The reality is that, from 1895 to the Year 2010, an average of 14% of America endured a D2 drought (severe) and/or a D3 drought (extreme), constantly.  Of course, co2 levels were quite low from the 1890s to the 1920s to the wartime 40s and even during the Vietnam-era 1960s.  In fact, even in 1965, when the Beatles made world  history, the co2 count was 100 parts-per-million LOWER than it is today.  Even when the co2 count was below 300 ppm, the American West hosted long-term droughts, in the plural, long before the arrival of the European explorers. 

This indicates that somewhere in the continent of America there are always drought conditions.  This includes today.  As for the Spring of 2023, where would the drought be, if not in the former Wild Wild West?  ANS:  For mid to late May 2023, try Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as the Tampa Bay area, ironically enough.  Florida was supposed to have gotten a thousand year storm in April.  Yet, the West Coast of that State is in need of rainfall in May ... of the same year.  True thousand year storms aren't so narrow in scope.

USA, May 2023.  Look at the "Bread Basket of America" and remember the 14% observation.

Okay then, back to the claim that the American West has been under a dreadful drought for decades.  Well, if this is the case, then the water levels of all the dams and/or tributary lakes and/or reservoirs in the West will be drained down to their dead pool levels.  The reality is that no such thing is even closely occurring out West, despite the increase in a water-consuming population there, dating back to the opening of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.  Look for yourself.  BTW, there is an article (discourse or post or writing) on Lake Mead at the Blue Marble Album.  This is why it isn't mentioned in this post.  And of course, the Blue Marble Album still has a search box at its top right-hand side.

State by State Analysis

Firstly, New Mexico was mentioned by name as being a sovereign state severely afflicted by drought. Well, its four major dams are almost topped-off.  Where's the drought there?

Note:  The Navajo Dam is on the San Juan RIVER.  That river is a tributary river to the famous Colorado River.  Plus, the Ute Dam is on the Canadian River, in Logan, N.M. That river is a major tributary river to the Arkansas River.  The Ute Dam was constructed in 1963.

Let's see the sovereign state of California which is said to be in the death-throes of drought. It looks like you have a greater chance of drowning in California than drying out there.

Utah was also reported as being severely water-deprived more than usual.  False report.

Arizona was said to be in really really desperate conditions:

And next, Oregon. Drought?  What drought?

Texas was said to be one big dried-out desert.  Well, if there were no water there, there wouldn't be people there, either.  It appears that there's a lot of water in dry dry Texas.  Let's see for ourselves:

Colorado was mentioned too, in all of the doomsday reporting.  Let's see how doomsdayish Colorado looks in the Springtime of 2023. 
Do you get the message, yet?  Or have you been so severely brainwashed by commercial TV, the American Public School System, Michael Mann, Jim Hansen, John Kerry, & Al Gore that you are incapable of thinking your own free thoughts?   Do you miss your own personal opinion, or do you bind yourself to whatever your fifth grade teacher told you to do for the rest of your life, in the name of  your carbon blueprint?
Incidentally, the atmosphere is presently 99.9734% carbon-free, as in 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.93% argon, a pinch of hydrogen, a dash helium, a smidgen of neon, etc. 
Also for the record, the most recent End of the World prediction ...
... before the 2030 end-of-the-world prediction ... before the 2020 Glacier National Park failed prediction ... before the failed Maldives-sinking-in-the-ocean prediction for 2018 ... before the failed Ice-free Arctic prediction assigned for the Year 2014 ... 
... there was a doomsday prediction for the Year 2000, and it came from the U.N. in 1989.  Observe:  "... official says entire nations could be wiped off the Face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the Year 2000."  That prediction was yet another FALSE PROPHECY.  And the false prophesying continues. 

The world is always coming to an end, when it comes to money-grabbing activists and unemployed scientists.   The truth is that you have more of a chance of dying during a Nuclear Winter than during a phrase of Global Warming.  Such phases have come in cycles, mostly due to multi-decadal ocean oscillations and perhaps due to sunspot activity.  The opposite thereof was the case between the Years 1645 and 1710, when sunspot activity was often on vacation, and when ice festivals on the Thames River were an easily accommodated Winter tradition.

This trend of climate doomsayer theft-by-deception has been ongoing for over THIRTY-FIVE YEARS.  Some of us are old enough to have remembered the original bull crap.  Others are not old enough to have remembered, and they ended up making worldwide jackasses out of themselves on national & international TV.
Well, at least the CO2 police assigned the predicted doom-events to be even-numbered years ending in zero.  This includes the Next End of the World (having been assigned the Year 2030) and the Former End of "Entire Nations" (having been assigned to the Year 2000), as well as the Extinction of Glacier National Park's several glaciers (predicted to be gone by 2020.)  By the way, are those pesky things still up there?

May 23, 2023

The Great London Lie of July 19, 2022

Hello there, boys and gargoyles.  Welcome to Pat the Wonder Rat's School for Figuring Stuff out Real Good ... or Really Well ... as in "Let's make this real."  Let's find out the truth, once and for all, about the topic at hand:  The July 2022 claim that fires around London County and elsewhere in England are ratcheting upwards in frequency, year after year, causing a perpetual climate crisis in the British Isles, Part 2. 

Let us begin with the various fire & incident frequency charts provided to the public by the London Fire Brigade.  Concerning Greater London's size, it encompasses an area of 610 square miles.

In July of 2022, the media claimed that atmospheric co2 finally reached a tipping point.  The claim was that co2 was saturating the atmosphere so badly that it was now causing London to dry-out and start burning.  The same media failed to mention that the average number of Greater London fires went from 156 per day in the 1970s, '80s & '90s, to 41-55 per day in the 2020s.   In fact, when the Year 2014 came, the yearly number of Greater London fires had decreased to one-half of what they were in the 1970s, '80s, & '90s.  

The Earth's atmospheric co2 level rose unhindered year after year.   Simultaneously, Greater London fires decreased a pronounced amount, year after year.  This is 100,000% proof that an increased level of co2 does NOT cause a pattern of increased London fires.  And co2 definitely did NOT cause the two-day heat occurrence of July 18 & 19.  Now, July 19 did have a high statistical number of "incidents" attached to it, including a high number of false alarms (reported with "good intent.")  But so too did numerous other days throughout the history of Greater London. 

Let's review this correctly, without any sleight of hand con artistry:

Between 1969 and 2004, the 610 square mile region known as Greater London had between 110 to 156 fires PER DAY.  Throughout that same time period, Greater London averaged 40,000+ & 50,000+ fires per year.  Then, in the Year 2009, yearly London fires decreased below 30,000.  Then, in 2014, yearly fires decreased to 20,000 per year.  So, between 2015 and 2022, Greater London had an average of between 41 to 55 DAILY fires ... approximately. 

The number of London fires were literally cut in half, while co2 increased significantly.   Thus, a courtroom lawyer could actually tell a jury that the rise in co2 caused a decrease in London fires.  Yet, the truth is that co2 remain at an extremely small atmospheric level that it can't affect the air, either for good or bad.  It can only affect living species of vegetation, one plant and one grain at a time.  The atmosphere is humongous.  Plants, trees, weeds, and blades of grass are all tiny, in comparison.  CO2 drives the biosphere; not the atmosphere.  Cirrus clouds retain the infrared light with significance, as does water vapor.  The other greenhouse gases are too small in quantity to drive an air mass greater than a laboratory experiment chamber.

For the sake of a brainwashed generation, let it be repeated:  Greater London fires decreased significantly & constantly while atmospheric co2 was increasing notably & constantly.  Therefore, there was no way in which the co2 level of July 2022 was suddenly causing London to catch on fire.  Equally high co2 levels of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 resulted in Greater London having its lowest number of yearly fires ever --- in its recorded history, that is.

The news article below is "truncated."  It's only part of the whole.  The entire article can be found by clicking here:

Back to 2022

The pronounced decrease in Greater London fires occurred while the population of the area increased by 1,300,000 people.  Now, an increase in population brings with it an increased probability of fires.  However, despite the simultaneous increase in the London Area population and in the atmospheric CO2 level, Greater London achieved an eighteen-year-long streak of consistently decreased fire event numbers.  Thus, CO2 is not as powerful as the media claims it to be, in killing-off society.   The asininity of demonizing CO2 is that, without CO2, life on Earth ceases.  After all, CO2 is the activator of photosynthesis. 

 The important note here is that, from 1968 to 2004, yearly Greater London Area fires occurred in excess of 40,000 each year.  In fact, 2001 & 2003 each had over 50,000 fires, as did 1970, 1976, 1989, 1990, and 1995.  Then, the yearly number of London Area fires had progressively diminished to less than 20,000 per year, by 2017 --- in addition to the Year 2014, when only 19,621 fires occurred in Greater London.  Then, in 2021, the Greater London fire tally was under 15,000.  From 2003 to 2021, it went from 50,000+ to under 20,000.

At this point, keep in mind that the media in July of 2022 showed houses or small buildings on fire, as if CO2 caused spontaneous combustion throughout London.  "Chart #17" below is from the London Fire Brigade, and it mentions that "House fires in Greater London have reduced drastically since 1981."  This decrease occurred while co2 levels were rising and while the population of Greater London was rising by an additional 1.3 million people.

This proves that in no way did the constant rise of atmospheric co2 cause an increase in Greater London fires.  Thus, the 2022 London news reports were all scams.  It was one big false alarm.   In as much, let's view additional evidentiary support once provided by the London Fire Brigade, but which was ever-so-coincidentally taken offline three days after this discourse was originally posted:


Above:  The stats of 2021.  That's last year.  Last year was the year of the LEAST NUMBER OF FIRES in the London Area, in all of London's recorded history.  In as much, 14,929 is much less than 40,000.

Most important is that the co2 level of 2021 was the exact same co2 level of 2022, minus an insignificant one and a half parts per million.  The exact same co2 level gave the 610 square mile London Vicinity its LOWEST AMOUNT of fires-per-year, ever since record keeping began.  Thus, we have 100,000% proof that the co2 level of 2022 did NOT cause London to catch on fire, as the media very falsely claimed, to its future legal detriment. 

Above are the stats for the Year 2020.  This is the year with the second LOWEST number of fires.  17,409 is also much less than 40,000.

Directly below are the stats for the Year 2022, as of October of that year.  The Year 2022 will be one of the lowest incident & fire years on record.  In fact, it thus far is the year with the least number of incidents, depending on the November & December stats.  But as far as goes its final tally for fires, that is projected to be about 18,000 to 19,000, if this chart (posted in November) includes the October fire statistics.  If the chart below only includes the stats up to September, then the projected sum total is 20,000 to 21,000 for the year.  This also is much less than the typical 40,000+ yearly fires that occurred between 1968 and 2004.

Below is the Year 2009.  It's here to show you that other years had many more fires than did the Year 2022, in addition to what the 2014 London Fire Brigade graph showed.  The 29,591 fires of 2009 are much more than the 14,929 fires of 2021, the most recent year with "completed statistics."  Remember, 2022 still has at least November and December to be counted in its stats.
Below is the Year 2010, posted to show the same.   The 27,462 fires of 2010 are a whole lot more than the 14,929 fires of 2021.  Thus, there was no co2 saturation burning-up Greater London.  It was all a lie.

And of course, in order to show that there is no cherry picking going-on here, the Year 2011 is included.  Its fire numbers are also much higher than those of 2022, as well as 2021.  Thus, 2022 was NOT the tipping point in any capacity.  It was merely another year where the media once again lied to the public.
Now, the media reported that, on July 19, the London Fire Brigade had its busiest day since WWII.  Well, look at the charts above, at the "All Incidents" window.  Those are "fire calls" to which the London firemen and women must respond, firstly to see if it's a false alarm or not.  The Year 2011, for example, had 115,130 "incidents."  Amongst them, 55,724 were false alarms.  Divide the incident number by 12 (12 months.)  115,130 divided by 12 is 9,594 fire calls per month.  That translates into an average of 318 calls per day.  There were far more "daily incidents" (daily fire calls) in the 1970s, '80s, & '90s.
Many other years had averaged many more calls (incidents) per day than 2022 ... and 2011.  In fact, the Year 2009 had an average of 370 "incidents" (fire calls) per day.  After all, it had 134,379 incidents.  There has always been a high number of fire-calls ("incidents") in Greater London, in any one day.  Were the number of fire calls (incidents) for July 19, 2022 that much higher than any other London day, in light of the fact that the London Fire Brigade gets hundreds of calls everyday? 
UK's 2022 crop yields also prove the London-is-burning-due-to-co2 alarm to be a false one.

Now, when you see a fire occurring near green grass and green leafage, the fire is not fueled by dried-out grass and leafage.  Moreover, being that the media claimed England to have been the victim of drought and heatwaves in the Summer of 2022, one would logically conclude that the 2022 harvests of the UK would be dismal crop failures.  Well, they turned out to be very healthy crop yields, thereby showing the July 2022 media to be a cabal of sophomoric liars.  Observe:

No downhill sliding board here.  Steady crop yield pattern, with increases, since the Year 2000.

In 2022, the UK enjoyed an 8 1/2% increase in cereal grains.  It was simply that there was an approximate 1% less and a 1 1/2 % less moisture content in the harvested grains than average.  So, where is the great co2 disaster in Britain, during 2022.  The agricultural industry didn't see one, at all. 

None the less, wheat was up 11% and barley was up 6%.  The UK's main oilseed harvest was up by 39%, but the crop yield increase was only 17%, being that the UK used more farmland for planting its main oilseed crop.  In fact, the UK used 13% less farmland for oats, and the oats yield for 2022 was surmised (estimated) to be 10% less than last year.  Technically, this translates into a humble 3% increase for UK oat farmers, per acre. 

Conclusion:  There is no man-made-co2 driven climate catastrophe occurring in Greater London.  

Concerning the commercial media networks' claim that mankind has to aggressively rid the atmosphere of the industrial "carbon footprint," you need to understand the following facts:  The atmosphere is made of [1] 78% carbon-free Nitrogen, [2] 21% carbon-free Oxygen, [3] 0.93% carbon-free Argon.  Thus, the Earth's atmosphere is already at least 99.93% carbon-free.  
Know that the concentration of co2 in the atmosphere is so low that, for every 2,398 molecules in the sky, only one of them is co2.  One more time:  Outside in the sky, there is 1 and only 1 co2 molecule for every 2,398 molecules out there.  Round it off to 1 co2 molecule for every 2,400 molecules in the atmosphere. 
China, India, & Indonesia are the present concerns:  Not London.
The only valid present concern is whether the construction of multiple Chinese, Indian, & Indonesia coal power plants will result in the aggressive rise in atmospheric co2, or will there be carbon capture technology provided with each new coal plant.  An aggressive rate of rise changes the picture, moderately for the present --- but significantly for the distance future, as in the next century.
At present, there's not an immediate hysteric concern.  No scientist publicly claimed that the world is coming to an end, due to "greenhouse gases" in twelves or in 112 years.  However, the recent history of Beijing does not give humanity much trust in the ruling political political of today's China, not to mention the ruling parties of India & Indonesia.  So, we cringe, wondering what will become of the atmosphere in the decades to come.  
This is why hoaxes like the London one have to be ejected from society's concerns.  China, India, & Indonesia are what count.  Not London and not healthy Australia ... and not the American Southwest which got its share of monsoon rains in recent years.  Moreover, there is the issue with Mercury and Sulfur Dioxide when it comes to coal use.  That must be addressed more so.  BTW, refusing to go to high school in Sweden isn't going to help, at all. 
Qualifying Note:  The Sulfur Hexaflouride issue is the other important concern at present.  That one can still be proverbially nipped at the bud, though.  However, you don't jag around with something like Sulfur Hexaflouride.  You cut to the chase and get the task done.  The task is finding its substitute.   It's all too tempting for industry not to do so.

We proceed to London, in 1901, 121 years  before the July 2022 day placed under amplified attention by the media.  July 19, 2022 was presented as the unprecedented beginning of the End of the World.  The media claimed that it was a day unprecedented in the history of England.  They lied.  The truth is the climate is CYCLICAL --- unless something drastic occurs.   In as much, the Year 2022 was little more than the Year of the Great Deja Vu.  This has all been seen and experienced before.

As an added piece of documentary evidence, lets see how things were across the Atlantic Ocean, in New York City, during the same July 1901:

Let's sail over to Italy, to see how it was doing in August of 1901.

It is often stated that "history repeats itself."  Well, that is the historically proven case, concerning Climate History.  And remember, in 1901 the co2 level was a mere 296 parts per million.  The co2 count was 121 ppm LESS than today.  It was 29% LOWER than today.  Yet, sweltering heat & much more dry drought-inducing heat occurred and reoccurred throughout the first four decades of the 20th Century than today.  This was when the co2 level was much lower than today.  

 In 2014, NASA declared that the worst drought year in the past 1,000 years was 1934.  The co2 level at he time was 309 ppm.  That's 108 ppm LOWER than today.  Yet, according to the Al Gore theory, 2020, 2021, and 2022 should have been the worst drought years.  Well, contrary to what the media claimed, Arizona & Nevada have been getting yearly monsoon rains.  This neglect of reporting the truth is the result of media's managers wanting to deceive you into thinking that we are trapped in a deadly circle of Dante's Inferno.  The truth is that we are doing nothing more than repeating history in a cyclical fashion.

In caveman days, the co2 level was 260 ppm.   And during recent heated eras, such as the Roman Warm Period & the Medieval Warm Period, co2 was only 280 ppm.  Today, atmospheric co2 is 417 ppm, and today's heat is only a repeat performance of the past.  The two 1901 articles above are a small sample of the hundreds of pieces of documentary evidence which show that a rise in temperature is not dependent upon a rise in co2.  Rather, according to ice core analysis, a rise in temperature historically came first, resulting in added evaporation of ocean water and the simultaneous emission of additional co2 into the atmosphere.

Climate is a pattern --- not a week-long event or even a month-long event.  July 18th & 19th were the the result of a dry air mass from Northern Africa.   And yes, there were a couple weeks of no rain --- in July, when such a thing is likely to happen.  However, after July 19th, everything instantly went back to normal.  The "back-to-normal" part is the climate.  

To call July 2022 "unprecedented" makes knowledgeable people roll their eyes and say, "Give me a break, and cut it out with the theatrics."  After all, there was such a thing as the Great Fire of London in 1666, along with ~the Great Fire of Tooley Street, 1861, ~the Burning of the Parliament, aka the Palace of Westminster (which was a complex of buildings), 1834, ~the Whitehall Palace Fire, 1698, ~the London Bridge Area Fire, 1633, the first London Bridge Fire, 1135, ~the Southwark Fire of 1212, ~the Great Fire of 1087, ~the Great Fire of Aldgate which burned all the way to Ludgate and which included St. Paul's Cathedral, 961, ~the Fire of 120 AD, when the Romans ruled.  

And of course, there were the fires caused by Boudicca's rage.  Those were not atmospheric science issues.  In fact, the Great Fire of 120 AD could have been an act of war, as well.  None the less, calling July 2022 London fires unprecedented invalidates a journalist, as much as does calling July 2022 a co2 cataclysm, when the truth is that the rise of co2 for the last 19 years was accompanied by a major decrease in London fires for the past 19 years.
Now, Planet Earth has had atmospheric co2 at  levels 9 times and even 16 times HIGHER than today.  In fact, during the height of atmospheric co2, the Cambrian Explosion occurred, resulting in the emergence of multi-celled sea life.  And later in history, when atmospheric co2 was 9 times higher than today, the Ordovician Ice Age was in progress.  This assertion, of course, is all a matter of "ice-core proxy evidence," inter alia. --- (Inter alia means, "and other things.")  Incidentally, the "inter alia" included the stoma-count of fossilized leaves.  Stoma are openings in the leaves, where co2 is absorbed.
 Anyway, London had two back-to-back heat days, one week apart.  The first week comprised two 87 degree Fahrenheit days.  One week later, there was a 99 degree Fahrenheit day, followed by a 103 degree Fahrenheit day.  After the 103 Fahrenheit day of July 19, the temps immediately went back to normal.  But, the propaganda machines had a field day with Britain's sole 100+  Fahrenheit day.  Oh, it was Armageddon 3.0, the Apocalypse 4.0, and the End of the World, squared & cubed.

Needless to say,  it was everybody's fault, for riding in motor vehicles and keeping warm in the Wintertime, as well as using evil evil air conditioners in the Summertime. 

Below is the London Temperature Calendar, for July 2022.  Here's the London that was presented by the media as an overly heated inferno.  Okay, Bill-Gates-funded-journalists, I'm all ready for this climate crisis, end-of-the-world doomsday stuff, now.  Show me where this super oppressive, long-term, human-body-killing heat is, in the London Summer of 2022.  Where is that darn Climate Crisis that the media kept talking about?  Come out, come out, wherever you are.  Wow.  The End of the World is right in front of my face, and I can't even see it.  Silly me.  

In Celsius:

In Fahrenheit: