‘The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War’

Joe Bastardi, whom I consider a friend and a brilliant weather forecaster with a photographic-like memory for weather events through history, has written a book on the “climate war”, which is a rebuttal to Michael Mann’s use of the same phrase in his gloom and doom book.

The Washington Times had this to say about it:

In “The Weaponization of Weather,” Mr. Bastardi proffers one of the best challenges to the hysterical claims that humans are causing over-the-top climate change by demonstrating that “extreme weather” can be predicted based on its natural occurrence in history. Mr. Bastardi is a weather historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of past weather events. He is a long-time practitioner in the atmospheric science field with 45 years of experience. And, Mr. Bastardi is a frequent guest on the Sean Hannity Show, where he predicts and explains current extreme weather conditions such as imminent hurricanes and snowstorms.

In chapter after chapter, Mr. Bastardi shows how extreme weather and its consequent impacts on the environment is really just weather doing what weather does. As in his previous book, The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won’t Hear from Al Gore—And Others, Joe explains how understanding extreme weather events from the distant past (i.e., historic analogs) leads to accurate contemporary forecasts.

And, if such extreme events can be predicted from their previous occurrence, doesn’t that call into question the claim that these events are somehow unusual and now based on human activity? Link the understanding of past conditions with the cyclical nature of climate and you have the key ingredients for a reliable forecast.

Mr. Bastardi notes in the book:

“As someone who relies on the past to frame the future, no stretch of U.S. weather was as extreme as the 1930s to 1960s. Honestly, everything from hurricanes to droughts to extreme heat to extreme cold during that period make the past several decades seem rather boring. But you’d only be able to acknowledge this if you know your weather history. For some people to pretend as if today’s events are a sign that man is responsible for ‘weird’ weather certainly has me questioning their methods.”

Mr. Bastardi’s accessible, colloquial style—delivered with plenty of passion for atmospheric science and its proper understanding without the hype—makes The Weaponization of Weather a delight for readers to gain a greater appreciation for the complexity and majesty of the climate.

And that’s the truth, just look at this data on heatwaves in the 1930’s. Where’s the crisis today? There isn’t one.

Heatwave Index for the contiguous United States, 1895-2015 (no later data is available). The U.S. Annual Heat Wave Index tracks the occurrence of heat wave conditions across the United States. This index defines a heat wave as a period lasting at least four days with an average temperature that would only be expected to occur once every 10 years, based on the historical record. The index value for a given year depends on how often heat waves occur and how widespread they are. Source: Our World in Data, using data from NOAA.

Most anything I’ve ever seen produced by Joe Bastardi rings true, so I don’t hesitate to endorse it. -Anthony

Here is the Amazon description:

What if climate change is naturally occurring and cyclical? What if trillions of dollars will be spent to accomplish nothing? What if the real agenda is not about science, climate and weather, but simply uses this as a tool to disrupt and destroy the foundational concepts of one nation, under God, that have led to the greatest quality of life and liberty the world has ever known?

At 65, Joe Bastardi is one of the most experienced meteorologists in the world today. His knowledge of past major events puts into perspective the extreme weather events seen today, that are nothing new, and in fact, not as severe as before. In this book, Bastardi goes in-depth to document naturally occurring climate and weather events to question those whose agenda it is to weaponize each weather event for the pursuit of a political and social aim. Of course, the climate is changing, and with the many natural influencers constantly in play, it always will.

Thanks to an ever-fluctuating level of activity in the large natural drivers that have always controlled it, such as our Sun, the oceans, stochastic events and the very design of the system itself, climate change is natural. “A single attribution to man as the climate control knob in the face of this is questionable, if not a stretch. The reader should at least look at the ideas presented here,” said Bastardi. Joe understands the fear today, given what has been nothing short of public indoctrination.

His new book offers an environmentally friendly and inexpensive solution to alleviate those fears, that will not destroy the economic lifeline of this nation as the Green New Deal surely will. It begins with removing the fear that has been pushed to create what is becoming irrational panic, especially with our young. So, is this book important on multiple levels? You decide.

Buy it here on Amazon:

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October 8, 2020 7:58 pm

Will that cover picture help or hinder ?
Still, it is good that both the Washington Post and Amazon give it a favourable review.
Maybe they now see more money in the anti alarmist viewpoint?

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 8, 2020 8:23 pm

Pro-science. Pro-normal.

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 8, 2020 8:33 pm

Joe was (is ?) a veteran of the Penn State Wrestling Club.
So the cover is apt.

Reply to  John F Hultquist
October 9, 2020 12:56 am

In Weatherbell, joe B weekly explains and covers “the why before the what” .
There he sometimes mention his bodybuilding intrest-with great humour.
“I wish they had a competition where you could cover the head with a bag”

Reply to  Lasse
October 10, 2020 2:23 am

Foreword by Sean Hannity? Now I get the “phony” part; Sean Hannity is one of the world’s phoniest pundits.

Reply to  Loydo
October 10, 2020 8:54 am

Sean Hannity is one of the world’s phoniest pundits.

Typical psychological projection by a marxist pundit. Think what that means, but don’t strain yourself.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  John F Hultquist
October 9, 2020 9:02 am

Welcome to the gun show. 😉

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 9, 2020 3:46 am

The Washington Times- not the Post

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 9, 2020 4:36 am

Is there a wall poster of that cover shot? I need something I can look at and smile.

Good ol’ Joe calls it what it is: W=E=A=T-H-E-R, and it’s something over which we have no control… just as we have ZERO control over what the planet decides to do over millenia-long periods of time. It’s going to be 80F today, and then drop to about 61F tomorrow. Aside from being autumn weather that’s too warm to start the Goose People heading to the Far South just yet, it’s just typical autumn weather and this brief warmup used to be called an Indian Summer, which was a brief period of warm weather after the first frost. We had the first frost last week. Now we’re having a NORMAL AUTUMN.

Good hunting, everyone!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Sara
October 9, 2020 8:30 pm

Going to get our first frost in calgary on Sunday night, wonderful that we made it this long but surely a sign of the end.
Brought my tomato’s in but left out the beets and carrots to sweeten some more.

Best fall we have had in years, Mickey Mouse Mann is welcome to come and tell us it’s very bad and we have to ensure it never happens again; he’ll never make it out alive

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 9, 2020 10:46 am

The picture is very harmful, along with the foreword by Hannity. It veritably shouts “right wingnut wacko reading material!”

Together this guarantees that only rabid Fox News Channel viewers will ever consider reading his book.

It would be far more helpful to try to sell the message to a broader audience.

The biggest problem for climate alarmism skepticism is that it is tied to extreme right wingnut ideology. Guaranteed to keep it a minority view point.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duane
October 9, 2020 11:36 am

“The biggest problem for climate alarmism skepticism is that it is tied to extreme right wingnut ideology.”

What is extreme right wingnut ideology? What extremes are you talking about, the desire to pay as few taxes as possible and be regulated as little as possible? These don’t seem to be extreme to me. Perhaps you are referring to something else.

How about some specifics? We want to be able to idenfify any right wingnut extremists.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 9, 2020 11:59 am

A right wing nut is anyone who thinks government shouldn’t run everything.
At least that’s what the local progressives keep telling me.

John V. Wright
October 8, 2020 8:17 pm

Stephen, I think you’ll find it’s the Washington Times, not the Post, giving it the glowing and no doubt well-deserved review. The Post and the NYT and, of course, the BBC will either ignore it or pan it. You bet is that it will be ignored; inconvenient truths have to be brushed under the carpet when you have a religion to promote.

Reply to  John V. Wright
October 8, 2020 8:48 pm

Yes, noticed that just after posting.
Still, it is a start at least.

Joel O'Bryan
October 8, 2020 8:33 pm

Joe B,
From that cover photo, I hope you have a real SBR AR-15 build and not some green and orange toy look-a-like. The QD suppressor though looks real, as does the Magpul stock. It kinda resembles the AAC 300 Blk I have, except without the weird colors.
You might want to Gucci-out your AR with a good SureFire light, and maybe a PEQ-15 knock off from Steiner. Most of these civil unrest engagements are happening at night. And a laser can really unnerve someone.

P.S. I have a “Come and Take It Sticker” on my Silverado as Life NRA member.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 8, 2020 11:08 pm

If it were in keeping with the theme, it would be a water gun. It’s the way that, from a distance, “climate science” looks like real science.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  commieBob
October 9, 2020 7:48 am

Plus it makes the greenies wet their pants.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 9, 2020 9:05 am

Real climate solutions

John F Hultquist
October 8, 2020 8:43 pm

Mr. Bastardi’s accessible, colloquial style—

Colloquial? Does this mean the text was not read and cleaned by a writer?
I was born in Pennsylvania, in a county known for its colloquialism. Penn State is in the Ridge & Valley part 90 miles east. I suppose they “talk funny” over there, too. I was gone before Joe arrived.

Joseph Bastardi
Reply to  John F Hultquist
October 9, 2020 7:48 am

Most of my posts are. However My editor, Jordan Payne cleans up my act so the book is written well, because of him not me. When I am getting blogs out I want to do them in rapid fire and I tend to write the way I speak… like this answer. My dad gets driven nuts, But I will tell you what I tell him One of my few As outside of forecasting at PSU was technical writing, When you have a week to prepare 1000 words it was easy for me, If I have to get a blog out on my site in rapid time, I just make sure I have communicated my thoughts. So Shakespeare I am not , though in my first book there is a chapter to the Friends Roman Countryman speech, entitled if Caesar was a Climatologist. there he was an AGW skeptic and the climate scientists that were his students murdered him

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Joseph Bastardi
October 9, 2020 10:09 pm

” I tend to write the way I speak”

Years ago I met an academic while visiting Georgia State University in Atlanta GA. (not then a U.)
We hadn’t spoken even 2 minutes, and he told be what county I was from in PA.
So Joe, I’m a fan of yours, and thanks for the response.

October 8, 2020 8:47 pm

Every crisis, real or made up, must be used to extract political power by the left, from unfortunate police shootings to annual weather occurrences and now to pandemics.

Joe bastardi
October 8, 2020 8:51 pm

Hey folks the cover picture is a satire. If you read the book you’ll see why I called his phony war. None of us know war is unless we’ve actually been in war and try to equate ourselves to some kind of heroic deed is in my opinion an insult to those who have died and fought to defend our country. And I say that. And I also say it’s phony Because well we love to argue science it’s not about that anymore. And if you read the book I make that argument All the way to the spiritual level which I’m sure some people are not going to like.I also offer a way out to quell the fear has been brought about by this indoctrination. But again I was trying to have a bit of fun on the front cover. A toy machine with Daisies And an aging Rambo that looks more like Jerry Seinfeld.I am after all an old Make love not war greenie. Peace out

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 8, 2020 9:38 pm

You can’t dissuade me, Joe. You and Anthony are two of my “climate war” heroes without a doubt.

Joe Bastardi and Anthony Watts have taught me more about weather and climate than any 100 other people combined. I first encountered (digitally) these gentlemen in 2007 on the advice of a late friend who was at the time the Oregon State Climatologist. So much water under the bridge since then, but Joe and Anthony have never let me down or steered me wrong. Bless them both. Peace back at you, Joe. Buy this book!

Joseph Bastardi
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
October 9, 2020 7:48 am

I have learned much from Anthony and this site and those that came before me

Reply to  Joseph Bastardi
October 9, 2020 3:25 pm

Having not read your book, I wonder if you have pointed out that it is the pressure systems that control our weather and the fronts they produce, but of course the pressure systems result from the sun’s influence and the earth’s rotation. Another point no one seems to make is that there is no such thing as average temperature any more than there is average cloud or rainfall or wind or anything else.
To compare temperature anywhere between different places that means anything, you would also have to take into account the pressure at each place, the wind speed and the altitude or elevation above sea level. This is obviously never done because again there is no such thing as average pressure. Another factor that would influence our weather is the moon. Depending on what the tides are doing they will affect ocean currents, especially around the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn where huge tides occur and all this shows that weather can never be the same or average.
A bit of weather trivia for you – the highest line of thunderstorms I ever encountered was 70,000′ high and that was in the early 1970’s – it was much warmer then.

Reply to  R.K.
October 9, 2020 7:26 pm

Love thunderstorm stories. In the early ’70’s I went to Georgia on business several times. One time on the way home the weather was very iffy. However the pilot got clearance for takeoff. The first 20,000 feet involved a lot of turns, but the crew managed to stay in between clouds. It was very impressive looking out the window. Lightning everywhere, up, down, sideways. Immense towering storms all around.
They continued the ‘tween storms flying for at least an hour and a half heading back northwest to the Twin Cities(of Minneapolis riot fame now!). All that way the clouds had to be at least another 30,000 ft. high. Every direction looked like the Grand Canyon, but with lightning.

I didn’t get to meet the flight crew, but I would have sincerely congratulated them for an outstanding job. We probably shouldn’t have taken off. I think it was a lot more dangerous than I thought. But we made it and I was glad to be home after a week of messy work.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 8, 2020 10:18 pm

Hey Joe,
we need an article updating on what the hell the MJO is doing right now. I can’t figure it out. Next 6 weeks of North American weather needs a good MJO-nasty to move thru and kick start winter. Be kinda fitting end to 2020, the Year from Hell.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 8, 2020 10:52 pm

I immediately grinned ear to ear when seeing the green AR-15 look-a-like. With a glowing orange barrel no less. Maybe should have a bit of smoke coming out the barrel…but the daisies gave it away.

We are in a war against green ideology which is very, very similar to every Marxist movement that has infiltrated civilization. This is a very dangerous global movement designed to bring civilization to its knee’s as we know it. Very fitting cover, especially when reading the title ‘The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War’. Very aptly named book and a great cover. Should be made into a movie.

Joseph Bastardi
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 9, 2020 4:36 am

Stuck due to transition. Gotta get weatherbell.com. Been on this since spring. Keyed us in on hurricane season. Very slow movement but now more in 4/5. instead of other phases. Huge tool for me. Think the warming is helping amplitude so giving me another weapon ( ha ha) in the war against the weather. double ha ha

Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 12:22 am

Yes, that might work. Injecting a bit of humour into the topic could attract more attention 🙂

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 12:35 am

when you are wearing a “Don’t tread on me” ripped tee-shirt, and holding an AR-15 with a suppressor, pitching a book on the Fake-ness of Climate Change alarmism, with a Forward by Sean Hannity ( I like him in a manly Bro’ kinda way)….. any claim to being a Greenie peacenik doesn’t work. You’d drive a Dodge PowerWagon V-8 Vortec diesel thru a 100 fields of daisies to get to wrestling match if you had to, to get there.

You’re a meat eater. Embrace it.
Weather is not climate. You’re not a climate guy. Climate scam is for weenies.

Joseph Bastardi
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 9, 2020 4:41 am

its a toy gun. cmon

Wolf at the door
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 4:26 am

I’m still not taking you on!!!

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 6:24 am

Old Mikey has more chin’s than a chinese phone book.

Rob Duncan
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 8:26 am


Love the cover.
You still got the guns brother.

Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 10:50 am

Well, the effectiveness of the cover is whether you intend to preach to the choir on the far right, or to the folks in the middle who are persuadable. If the latter, the cover fails badly … especially the foreword. Centrists and persuadable will avoid your book like the plague. Which is unfortunate.

There is more than enough room in the world of science to avoid ideological food fights which get nobody anywhere. Particularly now that Trump and the Trumplicans are going down hard, very hard, in the election a few weeks from now. You have lashed yourself to the mast of the Titanic, and it won’t end well.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joe bastardi
October 9, 2020 12:04 pm

“None of us know war is unless we’ve actually been in war and try to equate ourselves to some kind of heroic deed is in my opinion an insult to those who have died and fought to defend our country.” Michael Mann is a cowardly poser, Joe. As a decorated Vietnam combat veteran with a hard-earned Purple Heart, I assure you Michael Mann is unfit to spit-polish the boots of the basest REMF (Rear Echelon Mother F**ker) slacker. [Pronounced “REMph.”]

October 8, 2020 9:12 pm

Looking forward to purchasing Joe’s book and other books featured here for winter reading, since it appears it is going to be a long, dark winter in more ways than thought. Hopefully the lights stay on and the book isn’t banned, although it will probably be banned from discussion on some social media.

There needs to be criminal investigations into dubious statements by nefarious climate scientists like the types of alarmism promoted by Michael Mann who has polarized and politicized this narrative so much as to undermine faith in basic science. This could be done under the Data Quality Act, where when a Pal Reviewed climate science paper is released stating that mankind is facing a climate emergency and then Michael Mann goes on on 60 minutes stating that 6-8 foot sea level increases is possible by 2100 or all wild fires and/or hurricanes now are due to man induced climate heating. This is the academic equivalent of shouting fire in the proverbial theatre. And then the media doesn’t even give any equal time to any other credible meteorologist or accredited ‘climate’ scientist to give any balance or perspective to this supposed impending climate disaster.

This is equivalent to COVID fascism that targets citizens from practising/attending their constitutional guaranteed religious right to practise their religion, and then not only allowing but promoting domestic terrorism with rioting, burning and looting. The hypocrisy is becoming criminal and just might push law abiding people over the edge in protecting their own Constitutional rights, using the Second Amendment if necessary. This is precisely the reason why the Founding Fathers of the Nation had the Second Amendment immediately following the First Amendment, and it is coming close to that in some jurisdictions. Let’s hope that sanity returns before things go off the rails. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Rambo balboa ha ha
October 8, 2020 9:19 pm

1 more thing. I always tell people read the other side including dr manns books which I do and that gets people mad but I always look for the challenge to my position. Goes with forecasting. What can go wrong is valuable forecasttool to find what will be right. but this book hit started last year after I was on set with Sean during Dorian and he suggested I write a whole book around chapter 3 of my first book so I did. The chapter on the way out evolved after a segment on tucker about trees And Michael schellenbergers book apocalypse never was huge. It’s interesting that thru the drag in publishing this came out after both dr manns and Michael schellenbergers book. That was not by design I didn’t even know about either of them. btw my dad does not like the cover but loves the book. This is a guy who has all my weathebell blogs printed out by my mom and for fun goes in and corrects them. I have stacks of blogs loaded with red ink in my basement as every few christmases they unload them on me. The joy of growing up Italian

Reply to  Rambo balboa ha ha
October 9, 2020 1:46 am

Joe, is that you? 😉

Here is where Climate Science went wrong:
An Analysis of the Earth’s Energy Budget

October 9, 2020 2:10 am

Here is a great 8 minute video from the John Birch Society which succinctly states the core problem which we are currently facing from those who would bind the world in chains. … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDdmvTnMeA

Andrew Harding
October 9, 2020 2:19 am

It makes a change to see a graph that starts at zero as opposed to an alarmist graph with a 10 degree temperature range that exaggerates minute rises in temperature.

Abolition Man
October 9, 2020 2:47 am

Now, Joe,
You need to be more careful or some $ore@$$ funded DA is going to charge you with a felony for threatening the Green Blob with your scary “assault rifle!” That’s definitely NOT a Daisy Red Ryder, but you still might shoot your eye out!
I just wanted to come out for the consensus regarding climate! Like the earlier consensus beliefs that the Earth is the center of the Universe, blood does not circulate and the continents of Earth are fixed and immovable; the belief that CO2 controls ALL weather MUST be true! After all, didn’t the UN panel prove that theory, so it must be correct! You know full well that the UN is a bastion of scientific inquiry with nary a politician, dictator or kleptocrat to be found! Look at how well the WHO handled the ChiCom-19 virus! We never could have killed and ruined so many people without their enlightened guidance!
Truthfully now, I look forward to reading the book and continuing to push for a nuclear powered US with atmospheric CO2 levels hovering around the 800-1,000ppm range!

October 9, 2020 4:31 am

Thanks to leaf, we can now show you all the long period of higher solar energy in the latter half of last century, even in his newly “adjusted’ data.

As shown by the 30 year running average of LISIRD data. (30 years is “climate” so I have heard)

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The very short previous peaks in 1770 and 1850 align reasonably well with the two initial steep climbs out of the Little Ice Age.

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The 1940s peak is there,

and the dip down to mid/late 1970, probably helped by WWII air pollution issues, is also evident.

October 9, 2020 5:42 am

Don’t count out NOAA in feeding misinformation for widespread use. It’s accelerated, unprecedented times—don’t ya know.


Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 9, 2020 8:59 am

Notice this NOT based on a NOAA press release or any NOAA spokesman or scientist. He’s making claims based on NOAA data. And his claims are that Pence was wrong about the long-term trend because this year is so active. The author knows nothing about averages or trends. And then he references damages from hurricanes in dollars. This is a dodge that ignores inflation and rising value of property and possessions. So his argument crumbles if you look at the NOAA data properly.

October 9, 2020 9:11 am

Hmmm.. every time there’s some quite normal cold weather there’s an article on Watts followed by comments predicting another ice age… e.g this year’s early snow in the alps. But months worth of exceptional Siberian temps, new above zero yearly averages in the arctic circle -just weather

David Yaussy
Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 10:03 am

Griff, you will get a lot of different positions on a site like this, where Anthony allows a wide range of opinions (of which you are a good example). But I think that most of the commenters don’t have a problem with the idea that the world has been warming over the last 150 or so years, in the Arctic and otherwise. That means that recent temperatures are likely to be the higher now than any time in the last century or so. But tying that to greenhouse gases, or convincing people that the warming is catastrophic, is much harder to swallow, and isn’t something you’ve ever proved.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 11:18 am

But according to you, quite normal cold weather is a thing of the past.

Smart Rock
Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 11:23 am

Yes Griff, there are plenty of those posts and comments about slightly unusual cold weather.

It’s not that different from when the mainstream media make a big splash about record high temperatures. Sometimes the media are so keen to get the bad news out, that they even announce record hot days in advance of the actual thermometer readings. And sometimes those actual thermometer readings don’t live up to their advance billing, but I don’t ever recall seeing a retraction. And sometimes those actual thermometer readings turn out to have been influenced by thermal contamination.

Predictions of “another ice age” (actually another glacial period in the current ice age) are quite valid, there being no reason to assume the ± 100,000 year cycle is no longer in effect. Whether it happens in the next century, or the next 1,000 years, or the next 10,000 years is unknown and probably unknowable, but it is coming. And it won’t be pretty.

Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 12:03 pm

It wasn’t months, it was just a couple of days of unusual weather in Siberia.
griff is so desperate to find something relevant to say, that he’s resorted to just making up any facts that he needs.

Reply to  MarkW
October 9, 2020 12:47 pm

The fact that the record was only maybe broken by a fraction of a degree in a town that has a lot of new buildings……. shows that the WEATHER pattern in Siberia was not that “unusual”

Reply to  MarkW
October 10, 2020 2:17 am

It was (is) months because it continues and many places hundreds of ks apart had new records by multiple degrees, record months by multiple degrees not just days.
The hypocrisy of “making up any facts that he needs” coming from MarkW is eye-watering.

Through the Looking Glass at WUWT.

Joe, would you like to comment about the months of temperatures records being smashed in places other than the US, like Siberia for example?
Do you think this is just unusual weather?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Loydo
October 10, 2020 8:28 am

Speaking of “mashed” records, I have a few yearly list of daily record highs and lows for my little spot on the globe.
Between 2007 and April of 2012 there were 74 changes made. (ie the year a record was set, the 2012 list record high was lower than the 2007 list, the new record lows are higher etc.)
53 record lows and 21 record highs were changed, not broken, changed. Just for my little spot on the globe.
(I have latter lists where more changes were made but haven’t done a day by day comparison of them.)
Does anybody really know what temp it was?

PS All the list came from NOAA.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 12:18 pm

You apparently have an impaired sense of humor. Actually, what has passed over your head is that most of the remarks about cold weather events are not-so-subtle jabs at the alarmists, and their MSM lap dogs, predictably using warm weather to try to make their case about climate change. But then, it isn’t all that unusual for zealots, who think that they are on a morally righteous path to save the world, to miss humor aimed at them.

Reply to  griff
October 9, 2020 12:41 pm

griff, we are only just a small bump above the coldest period in 10,000 years.

Cooling would be disastrous for humanity….

A bit more warming would open up vast tracts of land that is currently too cold to do much with.

Warming would be a massive benefit for the planet, particularly in the Arctic regions that have been frozen over for way too long.

No warming in the Arctic except from the NON-CO@ El Nino event, gradually dissipating.

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Don’t continue to let your willful ignorance get in the way of making sensible comments.

Reply to  griff
October 10, 2020 3:12 am

@ Griff and Loydo, do these statements sound familiar to you?

Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald

We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner

Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” — New York Times editorial

No, they weren’t said yesterday, last week or even last year, they were in fact said on April 22, 1970 … the first ‘Earth Day‘ … 50 years ago!

I don’t know about you pair, but a boy can only cry wolf a certain amount of times before people start laughing at him and then ignoring him.

BTW, I was 8 when these ‘claims’ were made.

Reply to  griff
October 11, 2020 8:23 am

I have to guess Griff has never been in Russia?
I am regularly here, (and am now), and have been near 20 yrs on and off.
In Siberia it is known for 70C extremes from hot to cold. (-35 to +35).
In Ural it’s even more fun, often varying by +/-30C within hours!

Last night it was 12C all night, quite balmy for October, thurs they are predicting snow, which falls like clockwork in October on cue.

For goodness sakes Griff either take a break or begin to know WTF you are on about, or take a flight over our part of the world take a peek out of the window of your a/c and view non stop snow and ice for 7 months a year for the 4-6hrs flying time you will be over this vast country.

I know you have no intention ever of knowing anything remotely resembling the truth, but I invite you to pop over here during January and February in your little shorts and sandals and enjoy the delights of frostbite first hand….hopefully on the bit inside your pants…

CD in Wisconsin
October 9, 2020 9:21 am

Just started reading his book, and I am already impressed by it. He sounds like quite a guy. I can safely say that I am adding him to the list of people I admire the most in this world along with Anthony, David Middleton, Dr Patrick Moore, and others.

Joe says early on in the book that the CAGW narrative is just a smokescreen or pretext for politics and activism, and I could not agree more. It easily explains why skeptics come under such bitter attack by the alarmists when the skeptics question the alarmist narrative with sound scientific evidence. You don’t need to be a psychologist to understand what is going on when the attacks happen — the behavior of the alarmists tells us a lot. In my mind, the alarmists confuse arrogance and egotism for morality and righteousness. It is not so hard to do.

The sad part is that none of this is likely to end any time soon.

David Yaussy
October 9, 2020 10:08 am

Griff, you will get a lot of different positions on a site like this, where Anthony allows a wide range of opinions (of which you are a good example). But I think that most of the commenters don’t have a problem with the idea that the world has been warming over the last 150 or so years, in the Arctic and otherwise. That means that recent temperatures are likely to be the higher now than any time in the last century or so. But tying that to greenhouse gases, or convincing people that the warming is catastrophic, is much harder to swallow, and isn’t something you’ve ever proved.

Phil Salmon
October 9, 2020 2:52 pm

Joe’s in great shape at 65 – nice definition on those shoulder trapezius and deltoids and the forearm flexor and extensor muscles! Stay strong!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Phil Salmon
October 9, 2020 4:37 pm

Weather is a nasty b!tch, Phil; Joe has to stay strong.

October 9, 2020 5:47 pm

Understanding weather and using it to frighten people to rule over them and take their wealth is scam that is thousands upon thousands of years old. If you don’t sacrifice and obey the spring floods won’t come and you’ll starve or whate have you.

Reply to  -B-
October 9, 2020 10:09 pm

Yup…just a different time and a different place. Actually now a dangerous global cult.

October 10, 2020 7:23 am

The “buy it here on Amazon” link isn’t showing. Suspect censorship from the Amazon site….

Reply to  beng135
October 11, 2020 2:53 am

The link is on the left just under the picture of the book, or it is on my screen anyway.

Mercury Rising
October 11, 2020 9:12 am

On the cover:
While it may be off-putting to some, it’s surely no worse than Mann’s “Madhouse Effect” (Columbia Press, 2016).

As an environmental scientist, I despair the popular press’ single-minded validation of the claims climate change is solely due to man’s behavior (AGW), or that their ridiculous solutions could have anything other than political effect. While attending COP21 in Paris, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Bastardi and other “deniers”. They were hosting an “anti-climate change symposium” I attended … out of relief from the other offensive, hysterical main-event.

I was impressed by the knowledge and seriousness of the “deniers”, otherwise represented as nuts by the press and Mann himself. I look forward to reading this book and will disregard the cover.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Mercury Rising
October 11, 2020 1:43 pm

A good response to the old (MSM TDS) “style over substance” illogical thinking propaganda.

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