Climate Craziness of the Week: @NPR invites global warming hypochondriacs to tell their story

John Garrett writes in WUWT Tips and Notes:

Only NPR could possibly do something this stupid:

Can’t Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You’re Coping With Rising Temperatures

Recent years have been among the warmest on record, with a spike in record-high temperatures. Heat waves are also projected to become more frequent, more severe and longer.

NPR is working on a series of stories on what happens when people, animals and plants can’t cool down. We would like to know how rising temperatures are affecting your life, business or community.

Have hotter days (and nights) changed your daily routines or long-term plans? Has your business had to adapt to higher temperatures? Please fill out the form below and someone from NPR may follow up with you.

It sounds like an invitation for venting hypochondriacs who imagine they are able to detect that slight increase in temperature over the last 100 years as seen in the real world experience scaled version of NASA GISS global temperatures below:

There’s a submission form in the story link so that you can tell NPR just how you’ve adapted to those rising temperatures, especially since the El Nino is now over and cooling is expected ahead.

I’m sure WUWT readers can help NPR understand.

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127 thoughts on “Climate Craziness of the Week: @NPR invites global warming hypochondriacs to tell their story

    • Or proof they are Socialist Propagandists who know the best methods to solidify the lie is to get the individual to personally invest in it. Easy Peasy.

    • SOB,
      I think that is an excellent foundation for responses to NPR.
      NPR Q: “How are you coping with rising temperatures?”
      Frosty A: “I’m drinking more NPR AGW Koolaide!”

      Could be Mikey Mann-made Koolaide. Could be 5th Chakra Al Gore Koolaide.
      Lotsa possibilities and variations….

      • I sent in a submission, told them that heat was causing a salty oily liquid to ooze out of my pores, and that sometimes, if I had not showered recently, this liquid could smell foul, and that smelly situation was preventing me from finding a suitable mate. Thinking it a bit more sarcasm than the NPR staff could deal with, I didn’t mention that due to the loss of a suitable sex partner, this in turn caused lots of extra self abuse. ALL FORCED ON ME by CAGW. ha ha ha ha

  1. 13˚C. Not coping with temperatures rising so slowly and little. I’m longing to the Madeiran summer.

    They are collecting anecdotal personal experience on something that is not detectable at all as an experience. A human can not notice in any way a global change of 0.8˚C in 100 years around the planet.

    Cheesh. Peak climate is here.

    • And it’s a temperature “anomaly” at that. If the baseline were 1910-1940 we wouldn’t even see the 0.8 deg C.

    • I think I am going to complain, all the CAGW is making my coffee and my shower 0.8˚C hotter than I like. When I set my AirCon to 24˚C I now get 24.8˚C and it’s making my life hell. It’s all adding up to stressing me out and making me unwell … can I get a payout for my suffering?

    • How would we determine, say, the average local effect of an average global anomaly of 0.8 C.?

      What’s the formula for that? Would it involve dividing by thousands of measuring stations, doing some infilling, and then doing some adjustments to come up with, say, something like a fraction of a thousandth of a degree, which would be larger than the margin of error?

      … and then complain that something that is not even statistically significant is causing our air conditioner to work too hard and to use too much extra fossil-fuel-generated power?

      Really, … I want to know how to do that calculation, so that I might fill out my complaint as accurately as possible.

    • NPR is only funded partially by government funding. They aren’t the mouthpiece of the government, but that doesn’t stop them from being utterly inane at times.

      … as if the climate actually cares how you feel about it.

  2. Global warming may not be a conspiracy, and NPR may not be an accomplice in the conspiracy, but if there was a conspiracy and NPR was a willing accomplice, this is exactly what it would look like.

        • Steve,
          We did. I read your book.
          You and Tom performed beautiful world class gymnastics to avoid the plain facts of the corruption exposed in climategate.

        • One guy telling another guy to delete any and all e-mails before they can be FOIA’d is not a conspiracy?

  3. 99 ℉ outside right now in Tucson.
    Within a few more hours it’ll be ~104 ℉.
    Then shit will get real.

    My swimming pool will start calling me.
    The floating lounge chair in the pool will start calling me.
    The cans of cold beer in the fridge will start calling me.
    My favorite foam beer can koozi will start calling me.

    I confess.
    I am weak.
    I usually give in to the voices in my head.

    • We are finally getting back to the 90’s but of course with 76% humidity. But all that sweating cleans out the pores, removes toxins and in general makes you feel good. But of course, as my wife always points out, I don’t have boobs that sweat underneath.

    • Still sleeping under a blanket out here in Portland, Oregon (but I still drink beer anyway).

  4. How stupid. This June has started well below average temperature in Spain and well above average temperature in Norway. So Norwegians are being told it is due to global warming, and Spaniards are being told this variability does not contradict global warming.

    I think people are starting to disbelieve the propaganda.

    • We love it, last summer was rubbish! Didn’t have a bath neither in the sea or in the freshwater pond at the cottage. This week we have been swimming every day so far (bring on Holocene optimum!)

  5. What rising temperatures? Where? On what planet, for Pete’s sake?

    The overnight temp was 43F. This morning, I turned the furnace on and let it run because the indoor temperature was 68F and I was chilly. The dew point (when water vapor attaches itself to your house) was 44F.

    I will no doubt get a ‘guesstimate’ of what I’ve used this month for heat/cooking from the gas company, compared to last year, but I can only say I’m sincerely glad I have a thermostat that I can poke to start the fires burning. Also glad I installed a new blower motor four years ago. I expect more cold mornings and chilly nights like this in the future, because the cold air is coming from the north, and (guessing about this part) starts at the snow fields up north that have not yet melted back. I just checked the EOSDIS image and Hudson’s Bay is about one-sixth open.

    I repeat: what rising temperature?????

    Someone tell me what planet NPR is located on, so that I can send them my gas heating bill to pay. They need some serious professional help with their disconnect from reality. Are they even vaguely aware that it gets quite cold at night in the deserts?

    They can’t possibly be here on Earth. They are just plain nuts to boot.

    Thank you.

    • It was beastly HOT here in my little bedroom community just East and over the hills from San Francisco … but then Nature’s air conditioning kicked in … and for the past two days it has been FREEZING! And now, the fog is lifting, and the winds are subsiding. Tomorrow will be a BEAUTIFUL, sunny 😎 day.

      Same as it ever was. Same as it EVER was. In every one of my 62 years living here. Same as it ever was.

      • As Mark Twain quipped, the coldest Winter he had ever experienced was a Summer in San Francisco.

  6. I can’t believe during college and a few years after I actually listened to Noctous Puss Radio. Ground central for pompous marxist virtue blather. I hate a single dollar of my taxes ever go to it.

    • Sun Tzu said it is important to know your enemy. I still listen to NPR affiliates so I am prepared with rebuttal arguments, and to be aware of just how nuts they are. Plus they do a great blues music show on Sunday. I love taking advantage of the SJW donations funding my listening.

      • I need to read that again. KKFI in Kansas City is raging communist but they have the very best music shows on the planet.

    • I do the same thing I do every year. When it is too warm in my house, I turn on the AC. When it is too cool, I turn on the Heater. If I find it too warm outside, I stay inside. If I need to go someplace, I turn on the AC in my Fossil Fueled auto.

    • My thought too. Tony Heller has gone on extensively on the lack of high temperatures in the US.

    • It’s impossible to know from what is presented in that link how he treated the data spacially. For example, if there is a decline in the percentage of stations is especially hot areas, his decline in temps would be an artifact of that.

      Are his 95-degree data as percentage of days averaged across stations?

      “This of course doesn’t stop government climate fraudsters from generating fake graphs in an attempt to influence policy.”

      He doesn’t say why this graph is fake, or why his data are better. His argument is that “The entire point of government climate science is to influence policy. It has nothing to do with science or climate.” What is government climate science, and how is that different from other science? Does NASA send spaceships to Mars to influence policy? It’s a ridiculous claim, anyway. Which came first, the science or the policy? Did a bunch of scientists get together, decide fossil fuels are bad, and dream up climate change as a way to get rid of them?

      • Long past time to remove taxpayer dollars from NPR and PBS.
        Let the SJW’s fund their mouthpiece.

        In the day when there were only 3 networks, there might have been a valid excuse for the taxpayer to fund them. There is cable now. The internet. Streaming video. Hula, Netflix, etc. Those days are long gone.

        PS Sesame Street. How many Big Bucks have “The Muppets Inc.” raked in over the years? Do they need taxpayer dollars to stay on the air?

      • I didn’t turn it off to reduce their revenues. I did it to decrease my irritability in the heat.

  7. Because they are asking for names and emails in order to post your story, this is probably more of a marketing ploy to put together an updated email list for solicitations.

    • Do what I have just done in completing their questionner.
      Make suitably enlightening comments as to how miniscule any temperature rises, if any, effect daily life.

  8. For fun I filled out the form. The last question asks how you have adapted to handle the hotter weather. This was my reply:

    “I have been walking to and from work for near 30 years. I have not had to wear my heavy coat in the winter as often as I did 25 years ago due to warmer morning temperatures. In addition, I have noticed that where there used to be puddles of water that would freeze on cold winter mornings after a rain, the water no longer collects as sidewalks have been installed and all the water flows into the storm drain leaving no puddles. Summer high temperatures have not been as high over the last several years and has made walking home much more pleasant.”

    I hope they enjoy it.

  9. It’s especially hard on the masses of panhandlers that have sprung up on every major street corner during the lowest unemployment rate in memory. Imagine the working conditions out there.

  10. At lunch time today it was about 12C in southern Ontario. I coped by putting a blanket over my bare feet while working in my home office. Too lazy to get a pair of socks out of the drawer up stairs.

  11. I simply rotate my really kewl looking NEST thermostat to 65 deg.F … that’s how I cope. And if Jerry Brown and the CA PUC would STOP raising my electricity rates … I would be really happy

  12. My air conditioning broke down several years ago and I haven’t bothered to have it fixed. I live in south Florida and I have adapted to this by turning on a couple of fans at night. I have not noticed any substantial changes in the temperature over this time. Some summers are warmer than others, but overall there has been no trend.
    And, yes, I do shower daily. You’re welcome.

    • I’d guess you live near the beach. Most always cooled (even if only to the 70’s) when I was in FL in the summer at the beach.

  13. Here are the questions n the form:
    Can’t Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You’re Coping With Rising Temperatures

    Have you changed any daily routines or long-term plans because of higher temperatures?
    How is your job or business being affected by the increased heat?
    How is your community responding to the warming climate?
    How else are you adapting to handle the hot weather? Or, if you’re in a place that has traditionally been hot, do you have advice for those not used to extreme heat?

    • Have you changed any daily routines or long-term plans because of higher temperatures?

      Shoveling the “hotter” snow was much easier this past winter even though there was more of it more often. (But that might have been because I now have a snowblower.)
      This past May I was still wearing a jacket to work till late in the month because of how different the temps were from the previous May.

      How is your job or business being affected by the increased heat?

      Our HVAC was kept a bit busier keeping the heat-pump putting out heat.

      How is your community responding to the warming climate?

      The schools had more snow days last year.

      How else are you adapting to handle the hot weather? Or, if you’re in a place that has traditionally been hot, do you have advice for those not used to extreme heat?

      Advice?
      Ma’ Gaia. Love her or leave her?
      If you can’t stand the heat, turn off the radio?

      • Regarding the new comment system.
        I noticed that the bolding and spacing I put in my comment didn’t show until after I clicked the “read more” thing.

  14. There is no global warming due to AGW and the minor recent global warming that did take place is ending this year, year 2018.

    Thus far year 2018 is cooperating with overall sea surface temperatures now less then +.15c above 1981-2010 means in contrast to +.35c during the past summer.

    In addition according to satellite data the global temperatures this year are lower then a year ago through today.

    One key metric that has to be watched is the North Atlantic which is now in solid negative territory around -.60c from 1981-2010 means.

    Greenland Ice very healthy.

    As the sun continues in a prolonged solar minimum state this is going to equate to lower overall sea surface temperatures and a slightly higher albedo which in turn will equate to a colder climate.

    The weakening geo magnetic field will compound this .

    I have been saying this for years and this year 2018 , is the first year that my two solar conditions have been met in order to have the sun result in a more significant climatic impact. Those being 10+ years of sub solar activity in general(which started in year 2005) and within this sub solar activity in general a period of time of very low average value solar parameters(which started in year 2018) meaning solar reading equal to or lower in magnitude that occurs during typical solar minimums with the duration of time of these very low solar values longer then what is typical.

    It is happening this year and this is the first time since the ending of the Dalton Minimum, that my two solar conditions are occurring.

    In the meantime all the basic premises AGW theory is based on have failed to materialize while the global climate is not even close to being unique.

    The theory should have been trashed 20 years ago but has survived due to political agendas.

  15. Leftists prefer to live in fantasy worlds, by choice. Reality has virtually no effect on their brains even when it slaps them up side the head. Any changes that have taken place in the last 100 years are probably the equivalent of moving no more than 50 miles north or south from where you currently live.

  16. My contributions to NPR:

    City: Irving TX

    Have you changed any daily routines or long-term plans because of higher temperatures?
    Well, after moving from Hawaii to Minnesota in Jan 1984 I am used to severe changes in temperature. My latest venture, moving from NY to TX in 2002 forced me to give up shoveling snow and enjoying a more dry climate free of the oppressive humidity of New England.

    How is your job or business being affected by the increased heat?
    It’s not. We use air conditioning down here.

    How is your community responding to the warming climate?
    We are importing people from around the world (being one of the most diverse/immigrant dense cities in the US), who find out climate wonderful.

    How else are you adapting to handle the hot weather? Or, if you’re in a place that has traditionally been hot, do you have advice for those not used to extreme heat?
    If you can’t stand the heat, move to Minnesota.

  17. “Can’t Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You’re Coping With Rising Temperatures”

    …it’s F’in summer….I put on shorts

  18. People have been told over and over and over … that things are rapidly warming. Psychologically they are going to believe it and warm days this year are going to feel warmer than the ones last year. The heat spells are going to seem longer this year. Even as a proud “denier” I find myself sometimes feeling that this year is hotter, even though an actual look at the temperatures shows no significant difference.

  19. Submitted the form. Doubt they will like it!

    This is the National Public Radio Inc. obviously hell bent on Greenblob propaganda.
    Being in the USA I expect they will zap my U.K. contribution.

    Incidentally I understand in the USA renewable subsidies are funded by the State and do not appear on domestic bills as they do in the U.K. It will be interesting to know how the inevitable political backlash will evolve in each of the these countries, when it arrives.

  20. How am I supposed to sleep without the constant roar of my furnace burning my money in June? Literally! Last weekend it was running off and on both Saturday and Sunday.

  21. I used to listen to NPR regularly but by the mid 90’s their news coverage had swung so far left that I stopped listening to them and don’t miss them.

  22. Here’s my planned reply to their question: “Have you changed any daily routines or long-term plans because of higher temperatures?”

    Because the higher temperatures have occurred mostly at night and in the winter, I’ve been able to reduce my heating bills and put the balance into savings. My long-term plans to install double-glazed windows no longer make economic sense, so I’ve been able to divert those savings as well. As a result, I have been able to buy that big new SUV I’ve always wanted.

    Should I submit it?

  23. I was talking to a friend yesterday about the magnificent start to winter we were having here in Melbourne, reminiscent of the mild winters we experienced during ten years of “permanent” drought at the beginning of the century. He replied, “Well you won’t believe it–the Bureau of Meteorology says it’s the coldest start to winter in decades!”
    So, I look it up, and that’s exactly what they say:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-06/melbourne-shivers-through-coldest-start-to-winter-in-36-years/9840460
    Amazing! No mention of the bright sunny days that emerged after the cold mornings, no mention of the unusually warm maximum temperatures for this time of year (e.g., ~17C yesterday & today).

  24. “A human can not notice in any way a global change of 0.8˚C in 100 years around the planet.”

    This seems to be a theme here. But this is a long-term trend in the global average, not what people experience. People, plants and animals experience weather, not climate, and in some places the weather patterns have changed demonstrably over time. Flowering and bud break is getting earlier on average. Migrations are changing. Fish in the Atlantic are moving north. I bet if you talk to some of the veteran ice fishermen in MN you’ll find they tell similar stories about how the seasons have changed.

    Fulani tribesmen are attacking Nigerian farmers with whom they wouldn’t normally come in contact. They are moving into new territory because of desertification and prolonged drought. Certainly, it could be due to natural variation. All of these things could. The problem is, there is no natural explanation for the diverse global changes. And there are very obvious explanations from human interference.

    Why post that idiotic graph? It might have been funny once, but mostly it’s just a way of hiding from reality.

    • Why post that idiotic graph? It might have been funny once, but mostly it’s just a way of hiding from reality.

      Which graph do you mean? The one in the post itself that shows no “hockey stick” type of change?
      One from the comments that also does not show what you want to see?
      Are they “idiotic” because they are not exaggerated?

      All of these things could. The problem is, there is no natural explanation for the diverse global changes.

      Just because your “climate scientist” don’t understand and/or refuse to acknowledge “nature doing it’s thing” is something they can’t explain does not mean what they can’t explain is not natural.

      And there are very obvious explanations from human interference.

      Theories. Hypothesis.
      “Obvious explanations”?
      Ever hear of the scientific method?
      https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method
      (That site is for kids.)
      Tell me, just what experiments have been performed to prove “human interference” is the “obvious explanation” for all the “stuff” you mentioned and not just nature has been doing since nature began?

    • Kristi,
      That graph is reality. It is honest data displayed in graphical form. It isn’t ‘funny’ or ‘idiotic’. It’s fact. That graph is posted to educate the uninformed. The way it seems to trigger cognitive dissonance and stimulate hostility in AGW alarmists is just an unanticipated and amusing consequence.

    • From Ms. Silber: “”Flowering and bud break is getting earlier on average.”

      No, they are not. Flowering and bud break normally take place in April, from mid-April onward. That did NOT happen until the third week of May. I have photos showing these events, how late they tok place, and how tightly closed the buds were until spring warmth set in.

      And I have yet to see any change in migrations. The geese show up in late February and early March, even if there is ice on the ponds and lakes. They don’t care. I have photos of them walking on an ice-covered pond at the end of February. They also come north in January if there is a chinook event, but that hasn’t happened since about 2006.

      • In Kristi’s mind, if the bud’s are breaking earlier someplace, it’s proof that they will soon be breaking earlier everywhere.

    • Miss Silber,
      Parroting untrue talking points, as you do, does not make you look credible or the talking points true.

      • Kristi paid a lot for her phoney baloney degree. How dare you imply that she wasted her parents money.

        • Yeah, I always hear about the advantages of a college education – that only applies if what you’re learning there has any validity.
          It’s always a shock to the system when graduates enter the real world.

    • You have to remember, that in the mind of an acolyte, everything that changes can only be caused by CO2.
      Has the earth warmed? It’s caused by CO2.
      Has the earth warmed before? Doesn’t matter, because the models prove that this time it’s being caused by CO2.

  25. IIRC, except in the arctic, warming temperatures have manifested themselves in N. America in longer growing seasons, or earlier and/or later summers, not in more hot days. So NPR’s list of questions should have focused on that phenomenon. It should have been addressed mostly to gardeners and bird watchers and hunters.

  26. Well, after having moved from Minnesota to Taipei, I’ve coped by doing thinks like January mountain hiking and walks to the beach.

    As for June, after hell season sets in, I cope with the liberal use of air conditioning. Think NPR want’s to hear my story?

    • They’re going to have to stop doing that.

      It is not climate, it is weather, and their information is incorrect. I don’t know where they are getting their numbers, but considering the numbers of weather stations available to meteorologists, you’d think they’d stop saying these things.

      If it was the “warmest May on record”, then how come even Chicago had a record LOW in May?????

    • Steve,
      Why do you confuse weather with climate?
      And when are you going to focus lkike a laser in the deceitful adjustments if temperature data that are well documented?

      • I was going to post something else, but changed my mind.

        Steve has an issue. He will have to solve it himself.

    • Funny thing, just a few months ago, Stevie Wonder here was having a hissy fit when we pointed out that the US was having record cold temperatures. Something about the US not being the world.

    • And I loved every second of it after our nearly COLDEST APRIL on record. You’re a died in the wool leftist believer. Can’t help your sickness.

    • My little chunk of the contiguous U.S. must have bucked the trend, then. Our average high temperature was 74.13 F. I have our complete high/low temperature data set for 1896-2006, and there were 14 of those years with a warmer average high for May, 10 of them before 1970. The warmest was 1911.

      Or, maybe we didn’t buck the trend; maybe it’s just that I have raw data to play with instead of homogenized numbers.

      • Oh. My. Word.

        I manually typed in this May’s high temperatures from the Weather Underground site, and checked them using the data tables on the Penn State University climatology website. They weren’t exact matches but were always within a degree of each other, so I figured maybe rounding or truncating issues.

        Then just for the heck of it, I started spot-checking my records – which I data-mined in early 2007 from a section of the PSU website that no longer exists – against the Weather Underground and PSU climatology sites’ records. PSU’s climatology page for my area dates back only to Sept. 28, 1983. Every date I checked before that on Weather Underground had exactly the same high and low as my records. Every date after that was different from my records, with the vast majority of differences being warmer than my records – but again, WU and PSU were always the same or within one degree (with PSU being the warmer one when they differed).

        It’s one thing to hear other people report that kind of retroactive adjustment of records, but it’s another to actually confirm an instance of it for yourself. Wonder why they stopped in 1983.

  27. governments are thankful for this cagw hype! Thats becaus people dont worry about real things.

  28. Another chilly night, another run of the furnace this morning to bump up the indoor temperature.

    Chilliest spring I’ve been through since the late 1980s, when even down in Chicago, 35 miles south of me, the trees would not leaf out until late April. Cities are heat islands. A late start like that, with a thin leaf canopy was not a good sign then and it is even worse now. Willows are usually the first trees to show signs of leafing out but even they held back until May this year.

    Again, I would ask what planet NPR lives on, because they don’t live on this one.

  29. What NPR is actually looking for are tall tales to pass off as news.
    I used to listen to NPR faithfully.
    Then the bias, prejudice and dishonesty of their reporting became too blatant. And the quality of their style became too much like that of Pravda. The fact that all taxpayers are forced to support yet anither “progressive” empire is disgusting.
    The twin hallmarks of modern “progressivism” are taking other people’s money by way of taxes, and to deceive the public.

  30. Well, I went ahead and filled in their form and submitted it. I doubt they’ll want to talk to me about my answers, given that they can be summarized as “I haven’t noticed any change in temperature in the 18 years I’ve lived here, so I haven’t changed my routines, and the only climate-related response in my community is an initiative to get homeless people out of the cold in the winter.”

  31. Map of top states people move to for retirement in 2017: here.

    If there is a climate signal here of people adapting to higher temperatures, it seems people move toward it. Perhaps states like New York and New Jersey, which lead the nation on net population loss would benefit from some global warming.

  32. I just submitted these answers:

    “Have you changed any daily routines or long-term plans because of higher temperatures?”
    I sometimes go around naked in public, because it is too hot to wear clothes. Problem is, the local police don’t consider that to be a valid excuse. They do annoying things like point out all the clothing items they are wearing, including body armor, even on the hottest summer days. They don’t seem to understand or care that they are much younger than I am and how that makes a difference.

    “How is your job or business being affected by the increased heat?”
    I lost my business because of repeated arrests for appearing in public while naked.

    “How is your community responding to the warming climate?”
    All I know is that most of the people here don’t seem to have any empathy for the reason while I sometimes don’t wear clothes in public. Don’t they understand or care that this is not my fault, that it is the fault of evil CO2 producing corporations?

    “How else are you adapting to handle the hot weather? Or, if you’re in a place that has traditionally been hot, do you have advice for those not used to extreme heat?”
    I am petitioning the local sheriff to improve the air conditioning in the local jail, and also to allow me to drink frozen margaritas while in the jail. One would think he had never heard of the 8th amendment to the US Constitution.

  33. Here in BC it’s been almost freezing at night for a week. Yesterday it snowed. I have a fire in my stove.
    All this means little or nothing but so does the propaganda spewing out of NPR!

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