James Taylor, president of the Heartland Institute, on heat waves: “When climate alarmists react to annual summer heatwaves by claiming they are being caused by global warming, people interested in the truth now have a concise, compelling source for rebuttal.”
The source is a new Heartland study. Its bullet points:
- Heatwaves during recent decades remain far less frequent and severe than was the case during the 1930s – nearly 100 years of global warming ago.
- A majority of each state’s all-time high temperature records were set during the first half of the 20th century – approximately 100 years of global warming ago.
- The most accurate nationwide temperature station network, implemented in 2005, shows no sustained increase in daily high temperatures in the United States since at least 2005.
And then there are the Arctic temperatures. Here’s Sterling Burnett also writing for Heartland:
High temperatures in the Arctic circle are not that unusual: On June 27, 1915, the temperature hit 100 degrees F in Fort Yukon, Alaska. As for Siberia, “A 2016 article in the journal Regional Environmental Change discusses how large forests in Siberia have been shaped by fire throughout the centuries, “writes Burnett.
Photo of James Taylor from Heartland.