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Met Office Hype US Heatwave, But Forget 1930s Heatwaves

June 29, 2021

By Paul Homewood



The Met Office blog has posted about the US heatwave. They include this claim:


I have added my comment, which is still under moderation. What’s the betting that it will not see the light of day?


  1. Broadlands permalink
    June 29, 2021 7:48 pm

    Nikos…It doesn’t matter if it took place in the past every ten thousand years or so.What matters is that there was no human-induced climate change (no fossil fuel CO2) when those early record temperatures were observed. It was always natural. CO2 is not the “control knob”.

  2. Douglas Dragonfly permalink
    June 29, 2021 8:03 pm

    I wasn’t able to open the files here on this phone. So I opened one of the former reports. In this case 7th December 2018.
    BBC’s Latest Heatwave Lies.
    There is a great deal of relevant knowledge stored in these past reports. The Government, the BBC, schools, universities and others would do well to take their collective heads out of the sand and take notice .

  3. GeoffB permalink
    June 29, 2021 8:05 pm

    Ignoring any temperatures recorded before 1940 is not exactly rigorous analysis, yet the MSM just accepts it.

  4. Phil O'Sophical permalink
    June 29, 2021 8:38 pm

    Tony Heller has an excellent take on the same nonsense.

  5. Jackington permalink
    June 29, 2021 9:20 pm

    Thanks for sparing the time to reply to what is apparently more utter dangerous nonsense – you can but try.

  6. June 29, 2021 9:44 pm

    The 5:55pm BBCNews report eas hyperbolic
    But it implied that the RECORD temperatures would continue
    FAKENews I thought
    cos yesterday I had already checked the Portland forecast
    Today it’s already cooler and no 40+ temperatures are forecast
    for next 10 days 30-35C

    Wed 30th 32° /18°Sunny
    Thu 01st 30°/16° AM Clouds / PM Sun
    Fri 02nd 34°/17° Partly Cloudy
    Sat 03rd 35°/16° Mostly Sunny

    I can’t speak for other cities in the heatwave zone

    • June 29, 2021 9:50 pm

      typo : The 5:55pm BBCNews report was hyperbolic

      Yes Vancouver 32C today then dropping to 27C Wed, 25C Thu ..then stays in that zone for 10 days

      Calgary dropping also ..below 30C by Saturday

  7. June 29, 2021 9:50 pm

    The Met office geek said his computer models said this heatwave was caused by human induced climate change.

    I would imagine his computer model says every passing shower is caused by human induced climate change.

    I was told by a similar Met Office geek in 1996 that robust Met Office climate models were forecasting that the UK would within the next 20 years experience the climate equivalent to the South of France.

    I am cold and wet in June.

  8. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 29, 2021 10:12 pm

    Portland reached 116F (46.7C) on Tuesday, that’s a sequence of 108/112/116F.

    It’s certainly extraordinary!

    • June 29, 2021 11:03 pm

      MrGrimNasty are you sure it was Tuesday ?
      AFAIK that 116 was *Monday* in a valley outside the city (the city was cooler)

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      June 30, 2021 9:00 am

      It’s a local phenomenon that’s all. The rest of the US is not at all hot. There must be hundreds of millions of potential weather scenarios for the West Coast in late June so there’s no possible way we have experienced them all. It’s throwing a dice with a million sides on it.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        June 30, 2021 9:11 am

        That’s not really accurate, it’s over a large area of US and Canada.

  9. Mack permalink
    June 29, 2021 10:29 pm

    A couple of boring points to mention to the ‘so called’ scientists at the Met Office hyperventilating about modern ‘heat records’.

    As scientists, they should know that modern instrumental records (and let’s forget the arguments about data tampering, homogenisation etc etc for a minute) are just a brief snapshot of a panoply of much longer physical and geological evidence that proves that the planet was much hotter and for far longer than the temperatures we enjoy now. If the life of this 4.6 billion old planet could be reduced to just 365 days, man’s ‘attempted! accurate’ measurement of temperature might just encompass a fraction of 1 second of that time period None of the causes of these historical warming periods can be laid at humanity’s door. And, such temperatures occurred when co2 levels were much higher and lower than now. Ergo, arguing that the odd major heat spell occurring now is a freak occurrence driven primarily by human activity, even though history proves the opposite, demonstrates one of two things: either the ‘so called’ scientists making such claims are pig ignorant or they are merely activists fraudulently using science as a blind for their political activism.

  10. June 29, 2021 11:12 pm

    BBCnews 5:55pm “Climate Change” is being laid on thick in the West America and Canada heatwave report
    that’s “Weather is not Climate except when we do it”

    6:15pm ITV pseudo-local news
    “Climate Change” is being laid on thick in @NityaGRajan’s syndicated national item
    “here I am in this magic eco-home
    ..every home in the UK needs to be upgraded to the same standard at a cost of £50K each”


    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      June 29, 2021 11:36 pm

      We have a local trades advert. mag get posted through the door with little bits and bobs of local interest from time to time. Last one was like an XR pamphlet, climate change – what you can do, electric cars, gardening to stop the insect apocalypse, the dangers of greenwashing……….

      It’s like a virus.

  11. June 29, 2021 11:19 pm

    The unusual heat is not visible on the global average temperature, as it wasn’t in the 1930s

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      June 29, 2021 11:42 pm

      Yes the global average has stayed pretty steady throughout this event, mainly because the Arctic cooled by about half a degree; the central Arctic on the DMI model is actually running slightly colder than average.

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        June 30, 2021 9:01 am

        I wonder where the heat from the Arctic went?

        This is all simply uneven distribution, not additional heat.

  12. June 29, 2021 11:40 pm

    Reminder : we can get news about the German situation from the NoTrickZone blog

  13. John Hultquist permalink
    June 30, 2021 5:05 am

    Does the term “devastating” have a different meaning in English English than it does in American English?
    Insofar as I live in the “devastated” area where the local airport (KELN) reported a high of 114°F [ 45.5°C ] I will admit it was a bit warm today, but on a 30 mile drive I did not see any devastation.
    Your reporter, I think, has mixed up summer in the PNW with the collapse of the condo in Surfside FL.
    Easy to do from London, I suppose.

    • John Hultquist permalink
      June 30, 2021 5:10 am

      Oh. The average June maximum when compared to a single day’s high is as useless as . . .
      Hmm! I don’t know the English English that would finish the sentence.

      • dave permalink
        June 30, 2021 6:32 am

        Wavy jet streams for the whole globe, with the usual consequence (increase in blocking patterns in temperate regions) – all as predicted by Piers Corbyn and several other prescient persons, as we pass through Solar Cycle 25 (the second half of the present 22 year cycle). Solar Cycle 26 will be quieter in all senses of the term. A new LIA seems on the cards.

        If people draw silly conclusions from the tripe in the Meja, they are going to suffer the consequences. Unfortunately everyone else will suffer, as well – but not as much if forewarned.

        It is snowing hard in Greenland.

  14. Ben Rupert Cosin permalink
    June 30, 2021 7:13 am

    The link included in Paul Homewood’s then unmoderated reply does not seem to work. Am I clicking wrongly?

  15. Douglas Dragonfly permalink
    June 30, 2021 7:58 am

    Yes. It is ALL about the hype and nothing to do with the weather.
    Climate change/emergency is a hoax.

  16. Stonyground permalink
    June 30, 2021 8:24 am

    There will always be a weather event happening somewhere in the world. These things have been routine for ever. Now, with global communications, we get to hear about every single weather event wherever it happens. Each one being ascribed to man made climate change in this kneejerk fashion is no less ridiculous than the Bishop of Carlisle blaming the gays for flooding.

  17. Phoenix44 permalink
    June 30, 2021 8:56 am

    “Almost impossible ” is possible. And once every few thousand years is random so we would need perhaps 3-4 of these heatwaves in a few years to suggest the claim is right.

    So the usual absolute lies from the Met Office.

  18. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 30, 2021 9:26 am

    Now claiming record broken 3 days running at Lytton – 49.5C 121F

  19. Gerry, England permalink
    June 30, 2021 10:37 am

    GWPF is highlighting a Euractiv article on concerns about an EU carbon tax of fuel and heating bringing a backlash. A noted comment is:

    ‘One advantage of extending the measure is to show citizens the true cost of the green transition, said Andrei Marcu, Founder and Executive Director of the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition.

    “The advantage is that you do tell people what the real price of this transition is at the speed which is being proposed in the climate law. And at some point, that is going to have to dawn on people, that there is a real price and it has to be paid,” Marcu said.’

    The battleground will be whether the price does have to be paid or is the whole thing the biggest waste of resources in human history.

  20. Joe Public permalink
    June 30, 2021 12:05 pm

    As at 12:04 today, your comment remains in the Black Hole, Paul.

    • June 30, 2021 12:17 pm

      After 23 hours zero reader comments have appeared

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        June 30, 2021 1:40 pm

        Makes you wonder why they bother with a comment facility!

  21. June 30, 2021 12:10 pm

    The Portland TV station weather man just tweeted “heat wave over”
    and note his city temps are all below 100
    so we can see that the super-temps are in cherry picked areas outside the city

    • Joe Public permalink
      June 30, 2021 1:04 pm

      So the two separate 1898 Oregon records still stand:

      • June 30, 2021 2:07 pm

        Recently in Washington State, Dallesport Airport hit 118°
        matching Wahluke, WA in 1928
        & Ice Harbor Dam in 1961

        It’s amazing how people
        chose the HOTTEST PLACE in a region, to build a tarmac filled airport
        then filled it with hot jet engines.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      June 30, 2021 1:51 pm

      There’s still a massive area of N.America in heatwave territory, extreme heat does seem to have left the coastal area a bit.

  22. June 30, 2021 1:13 pm

    I was effectively banned from commenting in the Met Office blog around five years ago. I will be very surprised if your latest comment gets through moderation let alone it ever being answered.

  23. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 30, 2021 1:59 pm

    Another hot place where the record (118F/48C) is in the 1930s.

    The highest recorded in the last few days was about 42C.

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