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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.