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Oreskes Discovers It’s Hot In India

June 11, 2019

By Paul Homewood


h/t Dave Ward/Joe Public

Nomeo’s getting her knickers in a twist because it’s hot in India:



NEW DELHI — When the temperature topped 120 degrees (49 Celsius), residents of the northern Indian city of Churu stopped going outside and authorities started hosing down the baking streets with water.

Churu — home to more than 100,000 people — has been the hottest place in India in recent days, part of a summer heat wave suffocating most of the country as temperatures rise above normal even for this sweltering time of year.

According to weather website El Dorado on Wednesday, five of the hottest 15 places on the planet over the previous 24 hours were in India or neighboring Pakistan. In Churu, the mercury hit 118 degrees, down from 122 degrees on Monday. That temperature is just shy of India’s all-time high, recorded in 2016.

In fact, 122F is not even as high as the previous record of 123F set in 1956, which was finally beaten in 2016.

As for Amritsar, which is pictured, daily temperatures in summer have not peaking higher in recent decades. As we so often see, annual average temperatures are only increasing because there fewer really cold days:


Which brings us to the crux of the matter – cold kills many more than heat, even in India, as this study last year showed:




When do we ever hear the Washington Post or the rest of the shrill alarmists rejoice that winters are milder?

  1. A C Osborn permalink
    June 11, 2019 7:56 pm

    Paul, there you go again, using those horrible FACTS.
    You really must get with the program and learn to EMOTE instead, I am sure it will make you fell much better.
    Well there must be some reason that they all do it.

    ps Amritsar in 1992, thaat spike looked much warmer than the rest of record

    • tom0mason permalink
      June 12, 2019 12:14 am

      Yes, A C Osborn,
      And he’s yet again failed to model his (adjusted) data.
      Accurate facts, no modeling, raw data, no emotional sophistry. How can this compete with the the might of the MSM and reports from modern science?

  2. Broadlands permalink
    June 11, 2019 7:58 pm

    “When do we ever hear the Washington Post or the rest of the shrill alarmists rejoice that winters are milder?”

    When will they also be happy that the global temperatures (predicted to continue rising back in 2000) have “paused” . One would think they would be delighted that their plan might be working, instead of telling us it’s all an error and didn’t happen…an artifact.

  3. Jackington permalink
    June 11, 2019 8:21 pm

    A lovely “put down” again Paul – thanks

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    June 12, 2019 12:35 am

    Readers may find this interesting:

    Average onset dates of the Monsoon in India:
    Skymet Weather Team

    The rain is of more importance than the temperature that is always hot prior to the arrival of the monsoon.

    celebrations to follow

    • John F. Hultquist permalink
      June 12, 2019 12:44 am

      Sorry. Letters and codes caused a brain f_ _ t!

  5. June 12, 2019 9:05 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  6. Harry Passfield permalink
    June 12, 2019 9:41 am

    Typical alarmist, cherry-picking hot places to prove CC. I wonder what she would say about the very cold, very wet June we’re having in the UK at the moment. Maybe the 42% reduction in emissions that Skidmore and Perry say the UK has achieved over the last 10 years has caused the drop in temps…(I’m just surprised the idiots haven’t claimed that as an achievement.)

  7. June 12, 2019 10:24 am

    Just phoned the BBC 03704 101 060 to chase up the overdue reply to my follow up complaint on Climate Change The Facts that I sent on the 14th of May. I was supposed to get a reply within 20 days.
    I was told on the the phone that the relevant department would be made aware of my phone call chasing a reply. No assurances of any action. Told I could write in or phone again if nothing happens. So probably give them another 2 weeks and chase again if no reply.
    Probably get meaningless reply like last time.

  8. tom0mason permalink
    June 12, 2019 2:20 pm

    As far as I’m aware the nature of the Indian subcontinent’s climate has aways been one of relatively pleasant and warm periods with regular monsoons, interrupted by years of viscous droughts and higher than usual temperatures, or years of extended monsoons when floods are the major problem. And most researchers and meteorologist seem to think the major driver appears to be the ocean temperature cycles and solar effects.

    Note (17) from ‘A 900 year (600 to 1500 A.D) record of the Indian summer monsoon precipitation from core monsoon zone of India’ Ashish Sinha et al., Geophysical Research Letters, DOI:10.1029/2007GL030431, 2007.

    India monsoon failures lasting 15 to 30 years occur roughly at 150 year intervals and appear to correlate to Indian Ocean and Pacific ocean multidecadal variability (Meehl and Hu 2006). Also a number of recent studies demonstrate a close correspondence between Holocene monsoon variability and proxies for solar activity… Such correlation suggests that a direct solar influence on the location of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (Newton et al., 2006)

    So it would not appear to be unusual for the Indian subcontinent to experience unusual weather or temperatures when the sun is going to a solar minimum.

  9. June 13, 2019 2:39 pm

    Just as Paul Ehrlich had discovered that there were a lot of people over there. It so impressed him that he wrote an apocalyptic book about it.

  10. June 21, 2019 1:50 am

    Traveling friends of mine went to India in the early 1980s (when it was a sort of rite of passage for a certain set of people). When they visited Delhi, the temperature peaked at 45 Celsius every day except one, On the one day that the temperature reached “only” 43 Celsius, people in the street would remark “It’s cooler today.” This gave my friends the distinct impression that the locals were well-accustomed to such temperatures.

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