You may have noticed that "news" readers are reading the very same copy about "heat waves."
That's because the copy is generated by typists looking at EPA's very slick lying.
...you go to [EPA's page titled “Climate Change Indicators: Heat Waves.”...
At the link, you will see a graphic. But if you're too damned lazy to read the footnotes ("news" people fit that description) you won't notice some VERY important qualifiers.
...But then I slowed down and read more carefully and noticed some significant qualifiers, point by point:
- “Heat waves are occurring more often than they used to in major cities ….”
- “In recent years, the average heat wave in major U.S. urban areas ….”
- “The average heat wave season across the 50 cities ….”
- “During the 1960s, the average heat wave across the 50 cities ….”
- “Of the 50 metropolitan areas in this indicator, 46 experienced a statistically significant increase in heat wave frequency between the 1960s and 2010s. Heat wave duration has increased significantly in 26 of these locations, the length of the heat wave season in 44, and intensity in 16 ….”
Huh. The labels in the graphs didn’t say anything about “major cities,” “urban areas,” “metropolitan areas.” They appeared to depict what happened for the whole United States. .....
That was the point, of course. "Appeared to depict" is exactly what the propagandists wanted.
If you've paid attention, you know that "major cities" are heat islands, trapping heat in asphalt and concrete--and as reported elsewhere, the temperature-measuring stations therein are 96% corrupted.
But there's more!
...Longer-term records show that heat waves in the 1930s remain the most severe in recorded U.S. history (see Figure 3). The spike in Figure 3 [Figure 3? What’s that?] reflects extreme, persistent heat waves in the Great Plains region during a period known as the “Dust Bowl.” Poor land use practices and many years of intense drought contributed to these heat waves by depleting soil moisture and reducing the moderating effects of evaporation...
Oh. So the 1930's were worse. THAT'S why the EPA charts started in 1961, you see.
And even more, yet!!
Remember those "largest metro areas" cited by EPA? Where were they in the 1930's? And where are they now?
...Of them, none were in the Great Plains region. By the way, only one, Baltimore.—in the northernmost of “Southern” states—was in the “Southern region,” none was in the Desert Southwest region, and only one in the entire Southwest. But the South and Southwest are the hottest regions of the country.
What about the 1960s? Only 1 of our 10 largest cities was in the “Great Plains region,” in its southernmost state, and 1 was in the Southwest, specifically, southern California. The rest, not.
How about the 2010s? Because the Great Plains region includes Texas, 3 of our top 10 cities were in that region. One was in the Desert Southwest, but 3 were in southern California—which, apart from irrigation, is also desert, and it’s definitely in the southwest, so it ought to be included in the “Desert Southwest.” So 7 of our 10 largest cities were in the southern Great Plains region, the Desert Southwest, or the desert of southern California....
So EPA is measuring "heat waves" in two very different geographies, but not telling you that little factoid.
EPA, just like NOAA, consists of people who like their jobs and would not have them if weather is just weather. And they certainly cannot enforce "green new deals" on a population who understands that weather is just weather.
That's why you see charts, not text.
And that's why nobody trusts the "news,"