L A Times manufactures “extreme heat” propaganda to comply with Biden’s climate alarmist agenda

Guest post by Lawrence Hamlin

The Los Angeles Times is at it again with its latest climate alarmist propaganda article warning that “Extreme heat is one of the deadliest consequences of climate change” and claiming that “California undercounts the human toll…even as heat waves become more frequent and more deadly.”

All of this is of course timed to comply with Biden’s latest globally ineffective and irrelevant schemes to push his costly and bureaucratically onerous climate change agenda which will have no impact on either reducing global emissions or temperatures which are completely controlled by the energy use and emissions of the world’s developing nations led by China and India.

The Times article starts with a revisit to the state’s August 2020 heat wave period where California’s government mandated excessive use of unreliable renewable energy led to rolling blackouts (which is unmentioned by the Times) and notes that year 2020 August was the “hottest on record in California” while highlighting individual stories of people dealing with the hot weather as though the state’s residents have never had to deal with such extraordinarily high summer temperatures.   

The Times article fails completely to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the state’s top ten summer monthly temperature records which show that the highest summer monthly temperature ever recorded in California was in July of 1931 (95.6 degrees F) followed in decreasing temperature order by July 2021 (94.3 degrees F), July  2006 (94.2 degrees F), July 2018 (94.0 degrees F), July 1959 (93.9 degrees F), July 2003 (93.8 degrees F), July 2017 (93.7 degrees F) and then July 2005 tied with August of  2020 (93.5 degrees F) and then finally July 1933 (93.4 degrees F).

The Times article also fails to address EPA’s annual heat wave index trends of multi-day extreme heat across the United Sates which shows that the U.S. is not experiencing increased intensity or occurrences of heat waves during the period between 1895 through 2020 which directly contradicts alarmists claims of increasing heat waves made by the Times. 

The Times then asserts that it has uncovered through its analysis (the details of which are unaddressed and of course the Times would never manipulate information to push a climate alarmist agenda) that the official death certificates citing “heat exposure” as the cause death in California between 2010 and 2019 which showed 599 deaths during this period undercounted the actual deaths which the Times claims should have been 3,900 deaths.

The Times believes that this revelation shows that states must undertake major new efforts to track and protect citizens from extreme heat as proposed by Biden in his latest attempt to justify his useless, costly and onerous climate change agenda. 

The Times then notes that “Each year, extreme heat kills more Americans than any other climate-fueled hazard, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires, but it gets far less attention because it kills so quietly” without of course providing any data to support its claim.

One of the most comprehensive and recent global studies of the impact of exposure to cold or hot temperatures on global, regional and national mortality was performed by the Lancet Journal which collected time-series data on mortality and ambient temperatures from 750 locations in 43 countries addressing the period from year 2000 to 2019 using five meta-predictors in established grids sizes across the globe.

The study found that there were 5,083,173 deaths per year associated with non-optimal temperatures accounting for 9.43% of all global deaths equating to 74 temperature related excess deaths per 100,000 residents.

Of that total 4,594,098 were cold-related deaths accounting for 8.52% of all global deaths (67 deaths per 100,00 residents) while 490,075 were heat-related deaths accounting for 0.91% of all global deaths (7 deaths per 100,000 residents). Cold related deaths were 9.4 times greater than heat-related deaths.

The report noted the following breakdown of global regional outcomes: 

“Of all excess deaths, 51.49% occurred in Asia, 23.88% occurred in Africa, 16.44% occurred in Europe, 7.70% occurred in the Americas, and 0.48% occurred in Oceania. Most grids with a high density of excess deaths were in large, low-lying, crowded coastal cities in Eastern and Southern Asia and cities in Eastern and Western Europe.”

The report also noted that over the study time period changes in the proportion of heat and cold related death rates changed as follows:  

“Globally, from 2000-03 to 2016-19 the cold-related death ratio changed by -0.51 percentage points and the heat-related excess ratio increased by +0.21 percentage points, leading to a net decline of -0.30 percentage points.”

The Times article failed completely to address the huge and overwhelming global dominance of cold related deaths compared to heat related deaths, failed to address the magnitude and scale of global heat and cold related death rates (especially failure to compare millions of deaths each year globally versus California and U.S. thousands of deaths over multiple years) as well as failure to address the disparate geographical global death rate variations.

The Times article is just its usual politically driven climate alarmist propaganda that relies on extensive use of distortion and deception. 

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Richard Brown
October 9, 2021 6:07 am

A case of liar, liar, your pants are on fire….but not due to ‘climate change’!!

Scissor
Reply to  Richard Brown
October 9, 2021 6:56 am

O Goldilocks, Goldilocks, wherefore art thou Goldilocks?

Last edited 12 days ago by Scissor
Alan the Brit
Reply to  Richard Brown
October 9, 2021 7:32 am

I genuinely believe that we sceptics should seriously refrain from referring to “Climate Change”!!! Global Warming is what has been claimed, promised, & therefore MUST be delivered, on time & on cue!!!

markl
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 9, 2021 8:27 am

Agree. Remember, this all started with AGW as being the source of CC.

Hivemind
Reply to  markl
October 10, 2021 5:03 am

I remember thinking, when the new “climate change” name came in, that it was an attempt to conceal the fact that it was needed because there had obviously been no warming. This was in the days before the warmist decided that they needed to fudge the temperature record. But please, don’t call it fudging. Call it “homogenisation”.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 9, 2021 11:08 am

I agree completely. I don’t even want to see people using the acronym CAGW. Either humans are causing “global warming” or it’s all just a massive smoke screen to disguise the political intent.

“Climate change” is intentionally misleading … an appeal to ambiguity – equivocation … a portmanteau from which globalists can dispense any random nonsense they choose and call it science.

Geoffrey Williams
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 9, 2021 10:27 pm

It’s a good argument you put forward; indeed if one asks an alarmist what causes ‘climate change’ they have to answer with ‘ global warming ‘. And global warming is difficult to proove . .

Doug S
October 9, 2021 6:11 am

Why does it seem the religious believers in climate catastrophe always preach their sermons at the wrong time? Just this week in the San Francisco Bay Area, we felt the first of the cold air masses cutting across the land telling us natives that winter is on it’s way. Is Al gore now a consultant for the LA Times?

Scissor
Reply to  Doug S
October 9, 2021 7:04 am

They definitely don’t want you to look at Lebanon’s success with reducing CO2 emissions.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanese-power-outage-will-last-few-days-government-official-2021-10-09/

observa
Reply to  Scissor
October 9, 2021 7:42 am

They weren’t paying their bills for the Karpowerships so they got cut off-
“Karpowership” will stop supplying Lebanon with electricity at the end of the contract and will start withdrawing its steamers Fatma Gul Sultan and Orhan Bey (in-24.com)

No doubt the Lebanese people will be thrilled not to be using those oil fired power stations anymore and doing their bit for the climate. Perhaps they could get some carbon credits for that?

Abolition Man
Reply to  Scissor
October 9, 2021 7:42 am

Scissor,
Is that the first pebble of the coming avalanche? If the rest of the world knew what was planned for them, they surely would arrest and imprison the Party of Davos and all their sycophants!

Scissor
Reply to  Abolition Man
October 9, 2021 8:01 am

One can hope not, but there are breakdowns in supply chains all over.

Reply to  Scissor
October 9, 2021 11:39 am

There’s diesel available. Lebanon just isn’t paying their bills to the suppliers.
China frequently steps in to situations like these to offer debt-traps to desperate countries. But Lebanon offers no strategic advantages to China, especially being in the Mediterranean and surrounded by Syria and Israel and the frequency of mini-wars and religious extremist attacks would put Chinese advisors at risk.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Doug S
October 9, 2021 7:08 am

Yes, the weather is going to change out west. They won’t be talking about record high temperatures.

Wharfplank
Reply to  Doug S
October 9, 2021 7:53 am

Overnight low in LA (right on the ocean) was 59. FHA furnace blowing nicely.

David Sulik
October 9, 2021 6:17 am

Wind turbines and solar panels sequester energy that would otherwise be quickly radiated away from the planet through convection.

Reply to  David Sulik
October 9, 2021 6:27 am

I read an article that mentioned solar and wind and …..”wave” energy. Desperation is entering the picture…..yes, wave energy will power the future….of course it will.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Anti-griff
October 10, 2021 3:35 pm

I attended a lecture on wave energy in 1983 and my uni. Half the audience, consisting primarily of professors, did not understand what made the coils go up and down.

Scissor
Reply to  David Sulik
October 9, 2021 7:46 am

It would appear that you need to brush up on your understanding of the meaning of “sequester.” Perhaps you meant something more like “harvest.”

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  David Sulik
October 9, 2021 7:57 am

Where is all this energy stashed away?

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 9, 2021 10:49 am

As heat! Indeed, we’re converting the wind to heat. Solar panels in particular arrest earth surface emissions of LWIR that would otherwise occur, preventing escape to space. This sounds like a project that would interest Willis.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 9, 2021 2:46 pm

Hiding in the oceans?

Reply to  David Sulik
October 9, 2021 11:42 am

Please, no one tell David about plant photosynthesis.

yirgach
Reply to  David Sulik
October 9, 2021 2:29 pm
Andrew Wilkins
October 9, 2021 6:18 am

It would save the Times a lot of, ahem, time if they just printed “YOU’RE ALL GONNA FRY!!!!!!” in massive letters on one page. Job done, now all the journos can go to the pub and drink CO2 infused beer.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 9, 2021 8:24 am

Well, I, for one, want my Klimate Existentialist Apocalypse, and I want it NOW!

Scissor
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 9, 2021 9:26 am

Reminds me that I’m against infusing soft drinks with CO2, or at least I think the green left should be.

Beer is a different story.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Scissor
October 9, 2021 10:09 am

Scissor,
Don’t forget to include the waste products of the noble yeast; champagne!
Just think of the foresight shown by the clever fellow who put 168 bottles into cold storage in a ship at the bottom of the Baltic 90-120 years ago! Raise a glass to him!

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
October 9, 2021 11:18 am

Bad idea, soft drinks infused with beer just won’t work.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Richard Page
October 9, 2021 1:14 pm

Bad idea, soft drinks infused with beer just won’t work.

It does work in the UK. There is a fairly pleasant and refreshing drink called ‘shandy’ which is half lager and half lemonade. It’s great for hot days, and for people who want to drink beer but don’t really like it.

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Richard Page
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 9, 2021 1:44 pm

Not keen on shandy either I’m afraid. Most refreshing and thirst quenching drink I’ve ever had here in the UK was at a Latvian restaurant where they had draught Kvass, or black bread beer (very low alcohol, lower even than shandy). Wonderful, wonderful drink on a hot day.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 10, 2021 3:38 pm

If one doesn’t care for the taste of beer why on earth would one drink it?

Peta of Newark
October 9, 2021 6:26 am

Recognise the word ‘one‘ in their headline as the Weasel Word it is and call them out on it

The rest of their story is probably riddled with weasels also, but, life’s too short to go there.

Last edited 12 days ago by Peta of Newark
October 9, 2021 6:31 am

Where are the “fact checkers” when you need them? Will Fakebook censor this propaganda?

John Bell
October 9, 2021 6:32 am

Nice graffitti on the NOODLE building. Hey if it is so hot there, homeless people can move to Alaska.

Ron Long
October 9, 2021 6:32 am

I expect the CAGW crowd, and their enablers, to lie about the Global Warming cause, and the politicians who utilize this propaganda would simply find some other cause with monetary benefit anyway. But here’s the problem, they are terrifying children, who are starting to think they will perish in a burning hell on earth, and it’s their parents fault. This nonsense should end soon, maybe a “Scopes Monkey Trial” type of Supreme Court legal venture?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ron Long
October 9, 2021 7:11 am

A little cold weather will cause those kids to question what they have been told.

Wharfplank
Reply to  Ron Long
October 9, 2021 7:55 am

It’s taught all day every day in our “Public Schools”

Scissor
Reply to  Ron Long
October 9, 2021 9:19 am

Force them to wear a mask, then their terror will be at least partially hidden.

Willr
October 9, 2021 6:49 am

Meanwhile the New York Times is attacking Sinema because she is demanding that $100 billion in Climate funds be removed from the latest omnibus pork bill.

Willr
Reply to  Willr
October 9, 2021 6:52 am
Tom Abbott
Reply to  Willr
October 9, 2021 7:15 am

Sinema ought to say she’s not going to vote for any of the pork-barrel spending in the “Human Infrastructure” bill. This bill is meant to “break the bank” and is aimed at manipulating the election process so that Democrats stay in power in perpetuity.

Why would Sinema or Manchin vote for things like that? For that matter, why would some Republicans help this process along?

Passing this bill will go a long ways towards destroying the United States as it was founded.

Then it might be every State for themselves as the national government becomes a dictatorship of Democrat Elites.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 9, 2021 7:42 am

That yet again, is the whole point of the alleged problem, totalitarian dictatorship!!! The World will have soviet style elections, all candidates selected by the state, (including controversial ones), a compulsory election turnout on pain of Gulag, all the trimmings of democracy, but none of the reality of it!!! The writing is on the wall peeps!!! As the late not-so-great Caligula once said, “I wish the people had but one head!!!” In other words, too many individuals with contrary opinions to deal with makes things very awkward & difficult to control!!! The Left are very patient!!!

2hotel9
October 9, 2021 6:53 am

The lies, they just keep coming. The left is in a hole and more and more of the American people are pissing on their heads.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  2hotel9
October 9, 2021 7:43 am

Can I join in, pretty please ???

2hotel9
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 10, 2021 6:07 am

We welcome the participation of our sisters and brothers from across the Pond!

Editor
Reply to  2hotel9
October 9, 2021 8:27 am

Yup when they resort to the barrage of lies and deliberate misinformation, it is because of politics infiltration and the media as a willing accomplice.

2hotel9
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 10, 2021 6:08 am

There is no “journalism” anymore, it is all leftist propaganda.

Climate believer
October 9, 2021 6:55 am

Follow the true path comrades!!

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richard
Reply to  Climate believer
October 9, 2021 7:40 am

I see more and more ridiculing it.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Climate believer
October 9, 2021 7:44 am

Do you guys that apparently his father was elevated to the Russian aristocracy??? Double standards, I haven’t been able to find out what happened to him as yet!!!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 9, 2021 7:44 am

Do you guys “know”, sorry folks!!!

Climate believer
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 9, 2021 10:27 am

I believe he died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1886. He was buried in Ulyanovsk (named after him) at the cemetery of Intercession Monastery.

Scissor
Reply to  Climate believer
October 9, 2021 9:20 am

Let’s go Brandon!

2hotel9
Reply to  Scissor
October 10, 2021 6:14 am

1Vote 1Day!

Tom Abbott
October 9, 2021 7:06 am

From there article: “The Times article fails completely to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the state’s top ten summer monthly temperature records which show that the highest summer monthly temperature ever recorded in California was in July of 1931 (95.6 degrees F)”

Oops, there it is! The Early Twentieth Century is always showing up in the record books when it comes to high temperatures. As high, or higher, than today, as a matter of fact. CO2 wasn’t driving that warmth. That’s according to even the IPCC Climate Gods. There must be something other than CO2 driving temperatures, don’t you think?

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 9, 2021 7:38 am

There must be something other than CO2 driving temperatures, don’t you think?

Don’t think the IPCC would argue against that. Natural variability, especially on a regional scale, can always cause extremes. The 1930s weren’t particularly warm globally; whereas the 2010/20s certainly were and are.

Interesting to note that despite the big 1930s temperature spike shown in the NOAA California data for July, there is still a warming trend since then. The same data shows a July increase of +0.1 deg. F per decade up to 2021, even if you start the trend at the 1931 peak.

Note also, in the 36 years of California records up to and including 1931, max July average temperatures only reached or surpassed 92.0 F four times. In the 36 years up to and including 2021 they have reached or surpassed 92.0 F 13 times.

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Carlo, Monte
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 7:59 am

The trend-jockeys start to weigh in…

Richard Page
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 9, 2021 11:21 am

He’s a reality denier.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Richard Page
October 9, 2021 12:13 pm

See answer to carlo above.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 9, 2021 12:12 pm

I’m open to refutations.

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Richard Page
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 1:46 pm

CBA.

2hotel9
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 10, 2021 6:23 am

That is funny, you propaganda spewers always screech about someone else “proving” you wrong when the sh*t you spew proves you are wrong all by itself. Oh, and up voting your own comments further proves you are wrong. Good job, buddy. Lets go Brandon!

Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 8:52 am

There must be something other than CO2 driving temperatures, don’t you think

Yes, there is:

Radiative Energy Flux Variation from 2001–2020
Radiative energy flux data, downloaded from CERES, are evaluated with respect to their variations from 2001 to 2020. We found the declining outgoing shortwave radiation to be the most important contributor for a positive TOA (top of the atmosphere) net flux of 0.8 W/m2 in this time frame. We compare clear sky with cloudy areas and find that changes in the cloud structure should be the root cause for the shortwave trend. The radiative flux data are compared with ocean heat content data and analyzed in the context of a longer-term climate system enthalpy estimation going back to the year 1750. We also report differences in the trends for the Northern and Southern hemisphere. The radiative data indicate more variability in the North and higher stability in the South. The drop of cloudiness around the millennium by about 1.5% has certainly fostered the positive net radiative flux. The declining TOA SW (out) is the major heating cause (+1.42 W/m2 from 2001 to 2020). It is almost compensated by the growing chilling TOA LW (out) (−1.1 W/m2). This leads together with a reduced incoming solar of −0.17 W/m2 to a small growth of imbalance of 0.15 W/m2. We further present surface flux data which support the strong influence of the cloud cover on the radiative budget.

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 9, 2021 9:02 am
Mr.
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 10:16 am

Get back to us with a problem we should worry about when claimed temperature changes are not measured in poofteenths of a degree.

You alarmists remind me of a smarmy little auditor who once demanded an accounting of why our $200 petty cash float was $1.85 under.

This joker was from one of the big 4 accounting firms, who were charging our listed company north of $200 per hour to audit our books, and he must have thought he’d busted the crime of the century.

I think he went on to bigger things though – became a climate researcher.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Mr.
October 9, 2021 12:18 pm

Get back to us with a problem we should worry about when claimed temperature changes are not measured in poofteenths of a degree.

The data I used were from exactly the same source as that cited by the article’s author. I got it from the very links he provided.

I don’t see any comments from you complaining about the validity of that data before now.

Suddenly you’re saying you don’t like it.

Skepticism isn’t what used to be.

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Mr.
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 12:52 pm

I’m way past being a skeptic about agw.

Now I’m just calling it abject bullshit.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Mr.
October 9, 2021 1:34 pm

Again, not a hint of a refutation. Mr, you’re a skeptical free zone.

Mr.
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 2:06 pm

Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, TFN.

Didn’t I just write –
“I’m way past being a skeptic about agw.
Now I’m just calling it abject bullshit.”

Why don’t you try to refute my statement that agw is abject bullshit?

(start by presenting something weather-wise that is happening now that has been proven to never to have happened before)

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Mr.
October 10, 2021 12:46 am

Why don’t you try to refute my statement that agw is abject bullshit?

You want me to refute an opinion that is immune to facts?

2hotel9
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 10, 2021 6:27 am

Your lie spew refutes you, we are just heaping ridicule and derision on you.

Paul
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 4:34 pm

0.1° per decade, ie: 0.01° each year ? OMG,OMG, the sky is falling,the sky is falling,the sky is falling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Paul
October 10, 2021 12:49 am

Sky’s not falling. It’s just that the trend in max temperatures in July in California is warming, even if you start it at the record warm July 1931. That’s contrary to the claim being made in this artcile.

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Don Forcash
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 9, 2021 5:35 pm

With that kind of variability over an ~120 years of data, the range bars for any high probability predictions would be rather large. And unless the 1930s data can be discarded for discrete cause, predicting future temps from a short-term trend seems like mostly guesswork.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Don Forcash
October 10, 2021 12:52 am

The same error bars would apply to the 1930s data. So the ‘best estimate’ is still that more recent is warmer.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  TheFinalNail
October 10, 2021 5:33 am

“The 1930s weren’t particularly warm globally; whereas the 2010/20s certainly were and are.”

All the unmodified regional charts from around the world, and in both hemispheres, show the 1930’s were just as warm as today.

And the anectdotal evidence, such as that supplied by Tony Heller’s newspaper articles of the past, confirms that hot, severe weather was a worldwide phenonmenon in the Early Twentieth Century.

Alarmists like to pretend regional charts don’t exist because if they acknowledge them then they have to give up the Human-caused Climate Change meme, because it was just as warm in the recent past with much less CO2 in the air, as it is today with much more CO2 in the air. CO2 has made no difference in the high temperatures. The Earth is not experiencing unprecedented warmth as alamists claim.

And what do alarmists base their unprecedented warmth claims on? Answer: A bogus, bastadized, instrument-era, computer-generated Hockey Stick chart. It’s the only thing showing unprecedented warming and is refuted by the regional surface temperature charts recorded by individual human beings over the years who had no Human-caused Climate Change bias to affect their recording of the temperatures.

If you downplay the warmth of the Early Twentieth Century, you are ignoring science that doesn’t fit your narrative. It’s out there to be had, but you close your eyes. Don’t you see this?

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richard
October 9, 2021 7:15 am

30 odd years of this garbage and no one is buying it.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  richard
October 9, 2021 7:47 am

Only the gullible & naive are buying it, or simply being Green is the same but simpler description!!!

AndyHce
Reply to  richard
October 9, 2021 11:57 am

My observations suggest a great many are “buying it”. Currently being in circumstances where it is often impossible to avoid the daily propaganda on TV (I don’t watch it but I can’t control it nor escape the (quite loud) audio), I can see why so many believe. The stories are reinforced, at length, many time every day. That is all the information many people have. Same thing with the virus nonsense and the evil of all non-Democrats.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  AndyHce
October 10, 2021 5:45 am

The Climate Change propaganda is flying fast and furious.

People who don’t come to WUWT to have all these wild claims explained, will probably be convinced by these constant scare stories. They get barraged with so many claims covering many scientific disciplines that noone has the knowledge to successfully understand and/or refute them all without help from experts in those fields who can explain the nuances of the scientific reports.

You get the nuances here at WUWT, and a lot of people read WUWT, but not nearly enough, as the scam and the scare stories continue on.

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Abolition Man
Reply to  richard
October 9, 2021 1:18 pm

richard,
Apparently lots of low information and slow thinkers are still buying it! The weak minded are always preyed on by the sociopaths; that’s how the world works despite protestations to the contrary from our Greentards in residence!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  richard
October 9, 2021 1:25 pm

30 odd years of this garbage and no one is buying it.

That’s an interesting point, about the time period. There seems up be a roughly 60 year cycle in temperature. The scare started at the bottom of the cycle, when temperatures were lowest. We are now at the top of the cycle. We may well be in for a couple of decades of cooling, like the 60s and 70s of ‘the ice age cometh’ fame.

It’s like starting to measure temperature at dawn, and by the afternoon declaring that we’re all going to burn up by the end of the week.

I hope for global cooling. Not because I want it, but because it’s the only thing that might stop this insanity.

Abolition Man
October 9, 2021 7:37 am

Just early October, but this Tuesday night time temps are supposed to drop into the 20s! Last year I had tomatoes and jalapeños until almost November; I guess I’m gonna have to build me a greenhouse to counteract all this Gore-bull swarming!
The Dimmunists and Gretatards can chant and intone all they wish, but my little hummingbird friends are fleeing back across the border almost a month earlier than last year! I guess even their little bird brains can discern a cold winter coming! Too bad alarmists aren’t that smart!

Gregory Woods
October 9, 2021 8:13 am

temperatures which are completely controlled by the energy use and emissions of the world’s developing nations led by China and India

Say what?

Graham
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 9, 2021 12:00 pm

All these climate alarmists ignore and shut their eyes to the facts that COAL mining and use globally has increased from 2008 at steady 4.7 billion tonnes to over 8 billion tonnes .
All this increase and more is coal used in Asia ,as western countries are demonizing and restricting coal use .
The rest of the world can spend trillions for no avail if the burning of coal is causing global warming .
If there really is a climate emergency why is the developed world pushing ahead with nuclear power ?
Where is the urgency to research safe and reliable nuclear ?

Graham
Reply to  Graham
October 9, 2021 12:04 pm

Why is the developed world NOT pushing ahead with nuclear power ?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 9, 2021 1:28 pm

I agree with you, Gregory. That sentence jumped out at me too.

In what way are temperatures controlled by energy use and emissions? At the worst, you need to add the word ‘allegedly’. CO2 has not yet been proven guilty and should be regarded as innocent until it is.

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Pflashgordon
October 9, 2021 8:25 am

The LA Times photo is taken amidst a massive homeless encampment at E 7th and Blocker Streets, showing a homeless man going through his typical daily ablutions, showering at a fire hydrant. Rather than the false “extreme heat” narrative, the story, as illustrated by their own photo, is really deflecting from LA’s much bigger problem, rampant homelessness created by their own policies.

Pflashgordon
Reply to  Pflashgordon
October 9, 2021 8:39 am

Crocker St, not Blocker St.

CD in Wisconsin
October 9, 2021 8:32 am

“The Times article fails completely to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the state’s top ten summer monthly temperature records which show that the highest summer monthly temperature ever recorded in California was in July of 1931 (95.6 degrees F) followed in decreasing temperature order by July 2021 (94.3 degrees F), July 2006 (94.2 degrees F), July 2018 (94.0 degrees F), July 1959 (93.9 degrees F), July 2003 (93.8 degrees F), July 2017 (93.7 degrees F) and then July 2005 tied with August of 2020 (93.5 degrees F) and then finally July 1933 (93.4 degrees F).”

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And pray tell what role did Urban Heat Island play in the temperature highs referenced above over the last 30-40 years? Is it not common knowledge that California’s urban areas have seen quite a bit of population and economic growth since the end of WWII?

How do the rise in temperature records in the large coastal cities compare with that of small communities in California which do not experience much if any UHI? Why does Orwellian SoCal Big Brother (a.k.a. the LA Times) not talk about this in its screed?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Ulric Lyons
October 9, 2021 8:47 am

So the highest summer monthly temperatures ever recorded in California, are during decades when generally weaker solar wind states are driving a warmer AMO phase.

Then most of those heatwaves were also felt in northwest Europe as they were discretely solar driven.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/major-heat-cold-waves-driven-key-heliocentric-alignments-ulric-lyons/

Editor
Reply to  Ulric Lyons
October 9, 2021 8:57 am

Dr. Mass made it clear the Pacific Northwest Heatwave was created by very rare three weather processes that combined in the region to produce that incredible heatwave.

Nothing to do with AMO at all.

Mr.
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 9, 2021 10:19 am

and Cliff Mass also observed that even if we allowed 2F for global warming, there would STILL have been record hot temps.

What a fizzer for the agw boosters.

Ulric Lyons
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 9, 2021 4:28 pm

Quote:
“The Times article fails completely to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the state’s top ten summer monthly temperature records which show that the highest summer monthly temperature ever recorded in California was in July of 1931 (95.6 degrees F) followed in decreasing temperature order by July 2021 (94.3 degrees F), July 2006 (94.2 degrees F), July 2018 (94.0 degrees F), July 1959 (93.9 degrees F), July 2003 (93.8 degrees F), July 2017 (93.7 degrees F) and then July 2005 tied with August of 2020 (93.5 degrees F) and then finally July 1933 (93.4 degrees F).”

The US heat dome was in June not July.

Editor
Reply to  Ulric Lyons
October 10, 2021 10:23 am

Your comment is confusing because you ignore my comment to deflect to something else.

What I posted was to show it was THREE REGIONAL weather events combining to generate the heatwave, which isn’t dependent on the AMO or the solar cycle.

The heat dome was in June and July but from separate weather processes causing them.

Ulric Lyons
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 10, 2021 10:57 am

You ignored my comment to deflect to something else. Which was that all those dates are during warm AMO phases, and most of them were also felt in northwest Europe, because they were discretely solar driven.

Editor
Reply to  Ulric Lyons
October 11, 2021 8:49 am

You didn’t show that a weather event in a small region of the planet was under direct influence of the AMO cycle at all.

This is my first comment, which is BEFORE your replying comment with a bunch of hot dates in it:

Dr. Mass made it clear the Pacific Northwest Heatwave was created by very rare three weather processes that combined in the region to produce that incredible heatwave.

Nothing to do with AMO at all.

It was YOU who deflected in the first place!

Thus you have failed to make your case.

Sean
October 9, 2021 8:55 am

I wonder if there is more to this problem than just just heat as there are likely many regional differences and causes, particularly in a state as big as California with a very diverse climate.

I recall recently that Jim Steele did a segment on landscape changes in the central valley and how that affected aridity in the region. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/26/drying-and-warming-of-our-earth-part-1/ It looked at changes in the amount of wetlands between the 19th century and the 20th century. Most of the wetlands became irrigated agricultural lands. However, agriculture, still puts a lot of water back in the atmosphere and he notes in the segment, this water can get recycled 3x through evaporation, precipitation and re-use.

Then in the 21st century, a large portion of the water from the California Water Project was diverted to the sea as environmental discharges and most recently there’s been restrictions on ground water pumping. Have these most recent changes led to substantially increased the aridity and therefore temperature? If it has, then the LA Times is pushing the very simplistic “turn down the CO2 control knob” that might at best have a tertiary affect on the problem and is not a knob that the state of California can control no matter how hard it tries. But the aridity which has been caused land use changes is local and likely a much more effective strategy to minimize the temperature impacts on the state.

rah
October 9, 2021 8:57 am

And of course the LA Times censored skeptics long ago, so if Lawrence tried to have this rebuttal of their propaganda published in their paper it would be ignored.

Wade
October 9, 2021 9:12 am

I zeroed in on this paragraph:

The Times then asserts that it has uncovered through its analysis (the details of which are unaddressed and of course the Times would never manipulate information to push a climate alarmist agenda) that the official death certificates citing “heat exposure” as the cause death in California between 2010 and 2019 which showed 599 deaths during this period undercounted the actual deaths which the Times claims should have been 3,900 deaths.

The hypocrisy, it burns. There is actual, factual, verifiable proof that cold kills more than heat. The LA Times won’t mention that. There is actual, factual, verifiable proof that COVID-19 deaths are massively overcounted. The LA Times won’t mention that. There is actual, factual, verifiable proof that COVID-19 “vaccine” deaths are undercounted. The LA Times won’t mention that. There is actual, factual, historically verifiable proof that big government leftist, or communist, have killed millions of people through incompetence and malice. The LA Times won’t mention that. Instead, what they do claim, without proof, is that heat deaths are undercounted.

When a person’s death helps the political goals of the leftist, one death is one too many. When a person’s death hinders the political goals of the leftist, one billion deaths is irrelevant. The hypocrisy is stunning.

Gary Pearse
October 9, 2021 9:53 am

“Of all excess deaths, 51.49% occurred in Asia, 23.88% occurred in Africa, 16.44% occurred in Europe, 7.70% occurred in the Americas”

BoJos UK is going to get a huge increase this winter that will bump up all of Europe’s numbers. This will have nothing to do with climate change. It’s all on Gov policy. This man turned out to be worse than the string of idiots before him.

I hate to see this happening to a country that has been a phenomenon in world affairs and spawned the English speaking world. India is now the de jure head of the Brit Commonwealth on terms of common sense.

Richard Brown
Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 9, 2021 10:12 am

Here in the UK, we have a shortage of food grade Co2, too much ‘man made’ Co2 and during this coming winter, rail companies are going to use dry ice pellets (Co2) to help remove wet leaves on railway lines! We are told that the dry ice will melt and turn into a gas which will dissipate harmlessly……
You couldn’t make it up!!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Richard Brown
October 9, 2021 1:34 pm

I loved how they continually referred to ‘dry ice’ in articles, and never once mentioned that it is solid CO2, ie frozen demon gas!

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Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Richard Brown
October 9, 2021 3:41 pm

But, But.. dry ice is one million ppm CO2! Oh, the huge manatee!

Hoyt Clagwell
October 9, 2021 10:02 am

Why so much focus on the month of July? I’ve lived for 58 years in Los Angeles and the hottest months are August and September when it routinely exceeds 110 degrees at some point. Except not this year. The hot weather in the 90s usually extends to mid-October. This year it petered out on Oct. 3rd. Also we had no extended periods over 100 degrees this year. If the climate in Los Angeles is changing, it is not changing fast enough for anyone to notice a difference in a 50 year time span. Nothing new to see here folks, move along!

ResourceGuy
October 9, 2021 10:11 am

From what I’ve observed in family and friends, it is women being targeted with such agenda news and other distortion tactics. The same is taking place in FB targeting. The consequences include voter steering and suicides from social influence effects pointed out by the whistleblower.

Abolition Man
October 9, 2021 10:30 am

As global prices for fossil fuels skyrocket, and the Greentard policies that choked production slam into the iceberg of cold winter weather; one has to ask if there has ever been a more obvious “own goal” by a political movement! Continuing to lie about CAGW is getting more and more ridiculous as homes and businesses hunker down and pray for fuel this winter!
Only a blinkered and corrupt media whore like the LA Times could come up with this kind of nonsense, while ignoring gas prices reaching $8.00/gallon and the oilspill likely caused by the backup of freighters in SoCal ports!
I can’t wait to hear the latest spin from our resident trolls as to why this is beneficial! Come on, Loy-d’oh, griffter and Simon, what are your masters telling you to parrot?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Abolition Man
October 9, 2021 1:38 pm

$8 a gallon? That’s serious stuff! It’s more than we pay in Oz, and about what they used to pay in the UK and Europe! (it’s probably much higher now)

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Michael in Dublin
October 9, 2021 11:26 am

Wiki has an interesting climate table for Cape Town from 1960 to 1990. This city and the surrounding area has a Mediterranean climate like California. While for some six months the city average high is around 25°C/76°F during these years they had record highs of over 37.8°C/100°F. This was never viewed as “extreme heat” but a feature of many a dry summer. Suddenly, in recent years, these temperatures are classified as “extreme heat” and snowflake alarmists are greatly distressed.

To bed B
October 9, 2021 12:42 pm

In Australia, Queensland was the state with the worst number of deaths due to cold per capita. Out version of Florida. It rarely snows there but the temperatures do sometimes get below freezing, catching people out under prepared.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  To bed B
October 9, 2021 1:41 pm

One major problem is that Australian houses are very poorly designed for combating cold. I hate the winters, even here in the tropics, and usually (when allowed, grrrr!) become a Climate Refugee and escape to southern Europe.

Mr.
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 9, 2021 9:03 pm

I remember sitting around a kerosene heater as a kid in Brisbane in the 1950s, before going to bed at sundown (6 pm in late July), and getting up at 5 the next morning to help my Dad with his milk delivery run.

Every yard, park, and grass footpath white with frost.

Jeff Alberts
October 9, 2021 12:51 pm

All of this is of course timed to comply with Biden’s latest globally ineffective and irrelevant schemes to push his costly and bureaucratically onerous climate change agenda which will have no impact on either reducing global emissions or temperatures which are completely controlled by the energy use and emissions of the world’s developing nations led by China and India.”

Can we get a comma or something in there somewhere?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
October 9, 2021 1:42 pm

And an ‘allegedly’. CO2 is not yet proven guilty…

ATheoK
October 9, 2021 8:37 pm

LA Times was promised by NOAA and EPA that historical data contradicting their deviance was successfully expunged.

Vincent Causey
October 10, 2021 1:09 am

Folks are free to move their locations if they find the climate difficult. This is the amazing thing about America. Those who can’t tolerate heat should go to Chicago, or even move within CA. More people seem to be going the other way though, which suggests they do like the heat. Maybe the Times should ask them?

Wharfplank
October 10, 2021 8:03 am

UPDATE: 10/10/21 Headline…”Heat Waves: A Hidden Killer” LAT has gone and outdone itself. Maybe Trenberth can sneak the heatwaves to the bottom of the ocean!

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