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Norway Heatwaves Are Perfectly Normal, Despite What Paul Krugman Says

July 5, 2022

By Paul Homewood

Another step towards climate fraud:


We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Also a temperate heat wave and an Arctic heat wave, with temperatures reaching the high 80s in northern Norway. Climate change is already doing immense damage, and it’s probably only a matter of time before we experience huge catastrophes that take thousands of lives.

Sheer fraud!

According to the Evening Standard, temperatures in Tromso reached 30C, or 86F:


Temperatures in the 80s are perfectly normal in the north of Norway, such as Tromso:

time series

And there is no evidence that these sort of temperatures are getting more common.

According to Wikipedia, the record high temperature at Tromso was 86.4F, set in July 1972.

The rest of Krugman’s article is just a boring diatribe against the Republicans and the Supreme Court, which explains perfectly why Krugman is lying through his back teeth.

  1. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 5, 2022 10:34 pm

    There has never been a year like this one for the MSM rabidly reporting every heatwave that crops up. A few days ago it was Japan, although the heatwave was a small blob not much bigger than Tokyo. Recently we had heat records broken from Africa to the Artic circle they said, yes in a narrow slice with unusually cool weather either side.

    • July 6, 2022 6:47 am

      They’re scared in case people notice that global temperatures have fallen 0.6c since mid 2016

  2. M Fraser permalink
    July 5, 2022 10:42 pm

    Whether unprecedented or not I was mountaineering in Lofoten last week and it was indeed 30 degrees on sunday, 31 degrees monday and tuesday, thursday 29 degrees. But not this week!

    • David Calder permalink
      July 5, 2022 11:55 pm


      • M Fraser permalink
        July 6, 2022 8:42 pm

        Just corroborating the actual temperatures.

    • Anders Valland permalink
      July 6, 2022 2:39 pm

      I was at Senja, between Lofoten and Tromsø. Tuesday was + 29 degrees, Wednesday started at +15 and went up to +28 around 14:00, and plummeted to abou +13 at 14:20 when the wind shifted to a steady northwestern. Thursday was a normal 15-18 degrees, Friday was 25-30 and Saturday was +32 degrees. Sunday it was back to 13-15 again. Now it is around +10 degrees.

      Yes, it was very warm for a few hours. No heatwave though.

  3. alexei permalink
    July 6, 2022 2:33 am

    Paul Krugman is a WEF disciple – what more do you need to know?

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      July 6, 2022 7:27 am

      Krugman is a good economist who bizarrely cannot stop being quite rapidly Left-wing even though that is in opposition to his knowledge of economics. He is a very strange case.

      • bobn permalink
        July 6, 2022 12:26 pm

        Sorry, disagree. Krugman is a bad economist who has got most things wrong. He is on the MMT bandwagon of endless money printing that has led to our emerging inflationary economic crisis. Krugman’s policies are leading to stagflation then recession, and perhaps depression. He is a fraud.

  4. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 6, 2022 7:24 am

    I see “record temperatures” aren’t those “above average”, not actually the highest ever.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      July 6, 2022 7:24 am

      *are* not *aren’t*

  5. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 6, 2022 7:30 am

    And from the graph, what is obvious is that there has always been very high variability in maximums, with 10 degrees not unknown. The inability or unwillingness of people to understand the data is deeply depressing and allows what are little more than lies to spread widely.

  6. Harry Davidson permalink
    July 6, 2022 7:34 am

    Arctic heatwave my Aunt Fanny,
    The Arctic had a cold spring and now a cold summer. Summers have been slightly below average every year since 2000.

  7. Stuart Hamish permalink
    July 6, 2022 9:49 am

    The Tromso maximum temperature series you displayed seems to be truncated to 1925 or thereabouts Paul Do you have any luck extending the Tromso time series to 1920 or 1900 ? Probably not wise to rely on Wikipedia for Tromso’s record temperature high. Tony Heller recently cited this report published in Melbourne’s ‘The Argus ‘ newspaper dated August 14 1922 :

    ” Northern Norway is experiencing unprecedented tropical heat . Outdoor labour is now being done at night by the light of the midnight sun . Tromso for six weeks has experienced temperatures ranging from 90 to 95 degrees Fahr. ”

    Some may recall Arctic explorers and fishermens reports in the 1922 Monthly Weather Review ” describing exceptionally warm conditions in the seas and islands within the Arctic circle that would appear to corroborate the Tromso summer heat of 1922

  8. July 6, 2022 9:58 am

    Which newspaper was that in? Ah, the New York Times. Their climate alarm clock never stops ringing.

  9. Stuart Hamish permalink
    July 6, 2022 10:01 am

    When I type the caption for Tromso ‘new time series ‘ in the link below the chart the response manifests as ‘Error ” Do you have any better success Paul ?

  10. July 6, 2022 3:50 pm

    BTW in Twitter advertising The Coop Bank CHOSE to use an image & video of a polar bear on a small iceberg
    to symbolise how ethical they are

    When BBC used the same image they credited it to Getty
    Paul Souders 2014 : “Polar Bear, Hudson Bay, Canada – stock photo
    Canada, Manitoba, Churchill, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on top of iceberg in Hudson Bay on summer evening”
    .. I wonder if it’s a “concept image” or photoshopped

    • July 6, 2022 4:43 pm

      In a show of how UNpopular mad green policies are
      almost all the comments are against the CoopBank
      except for
      – one guy who claims polar bears are starving
      – & someone trying to bully them from advertising in the Daily Mail

      5 specifically say polar bears are doing OK

  11. July 7, 2022 7:54 pm

    “The definition of a robust society: where Paul Krugman could exist without harming others.”
    ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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