It was a super big media alarm. The End of the World was coming. Oh my! An untold, unprecedented, unparalleled, unimaginable, unquenchable, and unbearable heatwave was menacing South America, during its Winter of 2023. The central focal point of time was August 1st of that year.
Santiago was reported as being a place of oppressive & "sweltering heat," all the while creating plumes of deadly smog over the city ... even though smog is simply ground-level ozone and is NOT formed the way in which journalists uneducated in atmospheric science claim.
None the less, also put on display was Vicuna, Coquimbe (in Chile). It was reported to have reached 99F there, on August 1st, 2023 ... NOT. It was then mentioned by none other than the less-than-honest CNN that 100F+ temperature readings were occurring throughout South America. The meteorological companies tell a much more tame story.
As an example, world renown Accuweather and the equally renown Weather Channel marked Vicuna as having reached no higher than 63 degrees Fahrenheit, on August 1st.. The evidence is below, in multiple professional meteorological report illustrations, all posted pursuant to the United States Fair Use Act.
Immediately below is part of a CNN article, also posted pursuant to the US Fair Use Act. It's a report on the August temperatures in Chile. Take note that it states: "dozens of stations are recording their highest ever temperatures in the first half of August." The mention of 100F temperature readings is also in that news article.
Okay then. Where is the list of the weather stations involved? Where are the official stats, data, charts, calendars, graphs, reports, briefings? Where's the evidence? Were people being hospitalized by the tens of thousand in those areas? Were people dying by the thousand there? People were dying by the thousand in Paris France, in 1911. Paris 1976 and 2003 were tragic summers, also. So, if South America in the Winter of 2023 was not like Paris in 1911, then the recent news reports were a collective fraud via sensationalistic hyper-exaggeration ... done by media employees who need to be fired immediately.
Below is actually one of many Doomsday passages in the CNN Book of the Apocalypse. This is countered by over 31 pieces of evidentiary support, all posted here. Let us begin. Shall we?
Immediately below are three reports of Santiago, for August 2023, posted pursuant to the Fair Use Act. One of from the world famous Weather Channel. Another is from the equally known Accuweather. The third one is the reading at the international airport in Santiago. No 100F heat there. No 90F heat there. No 81F, 82F, 83F, 84F, or 85F heat there, in August of 2023. The only brutal heat in Santiago was the heat coming out of the engines of the passenger jets there.
When it comes to discerning the truth about the claim of Vicuna Coquimbo's high temperature as of August 1, 2023, the tale of the tape will be found in  the temperatures of the towns surrounding Vicuna,  and in the temperatures of the days surrounding August 1st, 2023.
If Vicuna were 99F on August 1st, then nearby towns would have been unusually hot, also. Let's start with PAIGUANO, 11.8 miles away from Vicuna,. Surely two cities less than 12 miles apart from each other would have the same weather and temperatures. Well, according to well-known Accuweather, on the day when the media reported Vicuna as having reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, Paiguano's high for that same day was only 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2C). In fact, throughout the entire month of July ... and throughout the first five days of August 2023, the temperature at Paiguano did NOT exceed 69F (20.5C) ... according to the same Accuweather meteorological service. That is a 42-day period. Where is this 100F heat that CNN said was out there?
|24C = 75F. That's NOT a heatwave temperature.
|Keep in mind that this is the July 2023 report. This means that the report for Tuesday, August 1 high temp is in the bottom row here. The first five days of August are reported in that row.
Now, the greatest smog disaster ever ... which occurred in Donora Pennsylvania, in 1948 ... occurred due to a thermal inversion in late OCTOBER, when chilly autumn weather was present. In a thermal inversion, the cold temps are at the surface, and the warmer temps are above the cooler temps. To attribute a cloud of hovering smog to a heated day shows that the writer knows nothing about basic atmospheric science, even though he/she presents himself/herself as an expert with a degree of knowledge above and beyond "the little people."
"Smog" is a phrase that was originally used to describe the combination of fog & smoke during the days of heavy European coal use. Heat does NOT cause smog. Photochemical reactions do, and nitrogen oxides are ingredients. Classical Smog is basically ground-level ozone (surface-level ozone) that needs cooler temps. Furthermore, when it comes to photochemical smog, sunlight is required ffor that to occur. More weather reports on Santiago are posed here, in addition to the ones above, just to prove that CNN is nothing more than a corporation of liars.
|Note: 24C = 75F ... 18C = 64F ... 12C = 53F.
The mainstream reports specifically mentioned how Buenos Aires got caught in the alleged South American heatwave of 2023 with a heat wave of untold proportions, as well as Uruguay in general.
Okay then, for my first trick, ladies & gentlemen of the jury, I will show you a professional temperature report of none other than hot hot Buenos Aires!!! Needless to say, it's posted pursuant to the Fair Use Act of 2007. Look for yourself and see ... see how full of crap the modern media and climate activists are. Thirty-six days out of forty-two days there had high temperatures in the 50s & 60s Fahrenheit. This is not any kind of climate crisis for that region at any time.
|Above: In a 42 day period, 17 days had highs in the 50s, 15 days had highs in the 60s, and even 2 days had highs in the 40s ... Fahrenheit, of course.
In review, if this summer were the hottest year in the last 125,000 ... or even 7.5 milllion years ... the Arctic Ocean would have been ice-free at the time of this writing.
BELOW: National Snow & Ice Data Ctr / NASA Earth Observatory, as of Aug 11, 2023.
For those of you who are products of the American Public School System, look below and know that you are looking at an official visual report of "a Hell of a lot of ice." Yet, this year has the twelfth lowest amount of sea ice on top of the Arctic Ocean, since the satellite era began. This means that ALL late summer sea ice extent volumes were large. The lowest amount of Arctic ice cover ... in 2012 ... was an area of ice which had a perimeter equal to flying from NYC to Minneapolis to Houston to Miami, and back to New York City. It was also the size of the subcontinent known as India. That is a large chunk of land.
Most importantly is that fact that, even if all of the ice on the Arctic Ocean would suddenly turn into water, the sea level rise would be zero . . . just like when the ice cubes in your iced tea completely melt. No water rises over the top of your glass.