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Death For Millions In 1921’s Record Heat Wave

August 9, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

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I have mentioned the unusually hot and dry weather in Britain in July 1921. The heatwave was actually much more extensive and prolonged, as the New York Herald reported in early September. The heatwave and drought led to what was known as The Great Famine in Russia, said to be one of the worst human disasters of the 20th century. Exacerbated by Bolshevik policies, the death toll has been estimated at 5 million.

Back home, daytime temperatures in July, according to CET, were a full two degrees centigrade higher than last month, continuing a long run of warm and dry weather that year. The heatwave was also widespread across much of Europe, where forest fires were extensive. Already the Met Office was warning of a famine of unparalleled severity in Russia:

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After a respite in August, the warm weather returned in September and October.

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1921 ended up being by far the driest year in England:

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Poor Roger Harrabin would have a nervous breakdown if we had this sort of weather now.

15 Comments
  1. August 9, 2021 11:04 am

    The Gruiand has started its run up to COP26 today by giving us five worldwide climate disasters. If they print five a day for the whole of the six days, I thought I might put all 30 in a book and publish it as Climate Disasters under the authorship of Ian Guard.

    • Ian Magness permalink
      August 9, 2021 11:13 am

      ..and Sky News has been an absolute alarmist’s paradise this morning with the latest IPCC scaremongering. I watched the hysteria for about 20 minutes but couldn’t take any more. The only time the IPCC representatives looked uncomfortable in a Q&A session was when a question came in about asking the Chinese to reduce emissions. Queue much waffling about “it’s not the IPCC’s role directly to address individual countries etc etc”. In other words, it’s an utter catastrophe but China gets a free pass.

  2. Jack Broughton permalink
    August 9, 2021 11:09 am

    Harrabin is today having orgasms over the IPCC report, along with the rest of the BBC.
    We are apparently all doomed.

  3. David permalink
    August 9, 2021 11:19 am

    When is Andrew Niel returning to GB News as a knight in shining white armour to save us all with the truth?

    • Phil O'Sophical permalink
      August 10, 2021 11:01 pm

      I obviously cannot watch the entire output, but I have seen it covered in several slots. True to their word they allow both sides. Yes we get the zealots like Ward and Betts, but unlike on the MSM they are directly countered by truth tellers who have wiped the floor with them on each encounter I have seen. It’s brief but it’s a start.

  4. August 9, 2021 11:22 am

    The propaganda is really ramping up. They are still talking about oceans becoming more acidic. It is easy to fool the general public with lies based on failed computer models and made-up temperature data.

  5. August 9, 2021 11:23 am

    Apparently this can be dismissed as “some crank blog”
    …. https://twitter.com/Ceist8/status/1423605667441434628

  6. 2hmp permalink
    August 9, 2021 11:37 am

    It seems that the computer temperature projection modellers come from the same school as Neil Ferguson

  7. bluecat57 permalink
    August 9, 2021 11:49 am

    Any balance by deaths from cold over winter that year or 1922?

  8. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    August 9, 2021 1:30 pm

    Must have been a huge amount of anthropogenic CO2 released in 1920/21? Or not….

  9. AC Osborn permalink
    August 9, 2021 5:41 pm

    For them nothing exists before 1980, history never happened.
    It was quite laughable when they were talking about the situation in Greece, nothing like it for 30 years.
    So after 30 years of CAGW we are in the same conditions as 30 years ago.
    They can’t even get the irony of what they are saying.

  10. August 9, 2021 6:45 pm

    “A Red Code for Humanity”! Hahahahaha! How many million dollars did that cost and bloated plutocrats had to get together to come up with that latest piece of climate language inflation?

    Where do they go after that? The (Un)democrats in the US have already called climate “racist”.
    I know I know but I have to ask. Does the BBC not know how this report is produced?

    Some funnies from history for you all curtesy of Guido:

    https://order-order.com/2021/08/09/un-has-been-predicting-planetary-disaster-for-50-years/

    • August 9, 2021 6:46 pm

      Oops! Sorry, I have no idea how this post ended up here!

      • Graeme No.3 permalink
        August 9, 2021 10:42 pm

        It is caused by the built-in UN Prediction machine (dare I say virus?) that causes any UN Climate predictions to appear in any space available.

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