Norway Heatwaves Are Perfectly Normal, Despite What Paul Krugman Says

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

JULY 5, 2022

By Paul Homewood

Another step towards climate fraud:

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

Opinion | Another Step Toward Climate Apocalypse – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Sheer fraud!

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

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/europe-sees-record-temperatures-as-heatwave-sweeps-continent/ar-AAZ48N1

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

https://climexp.knmi.nl/gdcntmax.cgi?id=someone@somewhere&WMO=NOE00134898&STATION=TROMSO_-_LANGNES&extraargs=

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

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

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

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niceguy
July 6, 2022 6:06 am

He sounds like an old rocker has been trying to stay on stage and sing.
Why is the guy trying to stay relevant?

Caligula Jones
Reply to  niceguy
July 6, 2022 9:08 am

He has his reason$

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  niceguy
July 6, 2022 9:53 am

The NYT keeps him relevant (or at least tries to) because Krugman fits the narrative the NYT is selling to the public. Whether he is ever right about anything does not matter as long as you believe.

paul
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 6, 2022 11:11 am

Krugman is just as bad as Nye. The more they flap their gums the more riducleous the
bullshit gets

DonM
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 6, 2022 11:50 am

krugman has never been right on anything.

OweninGA
Reply to  DonM
July 6, 2022 4:31 pm

Even the economic model he was awarded the Nobel in Economics for proved to be wrong. (he kept the award anyway.)

TBeholder
Reply to  DonM
July 6, 2022 5:07 pm

He was right once, AFAIK. On the issue of “bailouts” being BS — if you won’t let them sink, then nationalize them.

Brandon Galt
Reply to  niceguy
July 6, 2022 11:01 am

Because he’s pining for the fjords.

oeman 50
July 6, 2022 6:08 am

Isn’t that a picture of a “mostly peaceful” demonstration?

MarkW
Reply to  oeman 50
July 6, 2022 11:02 am

Is that person carrying a broom?

Tom Halla
July 6, 2022 6:23 am

Krugman is valuable in that assuming the reverse of his claims is likely to be true. It takes skill to be so consistently wrong.

roaddog
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 6, 2022 7:51 am

Skill, and a lot of formal education.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 6, 2022 8:23 am

He, Greider & Galbraith were “The Three Stooges” of liberal economics!

Rich Lambert
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 7, 2022 9:29 am

Yep, it is hard to go wrong betting against Paul Krugman.

Tim
July 6, 2022 6:25 am

I am Flam in Norway at present and it is 9 degrees C and showers. We dream of 80 degrees F !!!!

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Tim
July 6, 2022 8:35 am

Meanwhile the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada have been cooler than normal….and are about 4 times the size of Norway…..

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Tim
July 6, 2022 9:13 am

Wish I could make a living hyping a single data point. Instead, I have to wade through decades and millions of data points…

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MarkW
Reply to  Caligula Jones
July 6, 2022 11:04 am

We have quite a few trolls who whine endlessly every time someone mentions a location where there has been no warming, or even cooling.
Then they turn around and hype a single high temperature record.

Alasdair
July 6, 2022 6:30 am

The Alarmists and Greenies specialise in internet fraud and well know how to disappear when challenged.

Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 6:48 am

Is this the same Paul Krugman, the economists, whose economic predictions are so spectaculary wrong but we must now believe his climate predictions?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 7:32 am

Please, allow me to add: “… the same Paul Krugman, the economists, whose economic predictions are so spectaculary wrong that they granted him a Nobel prize, …”

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Joao Martins
July 6, 2022 7:59 am

When in 1915 when both William Lawrence Bragg and his father William Henry Bragg received the Nobel Prize in Physics it really meant something. By 2008 when Paul Krugman received it in the Economic sciences (an oxymoron?) Nobel prizes were being handed out not for performance but with politics/ideology being the deciding factor.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 8:36 am

Yeah once they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Yasser Arafat, whose modus operandi was to start the “peace talks” every time the PLO was running out of ammo, ‘Nobel Prizes’ essentially lost all credibility.

huls
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
July 6, 2022 11:03 am

How about Obama, who received a Nobel prize essentially for being black !!

Drake
Reply to  huls
July 6, 2022 11:24 am

1/2 black, but elected POTUS.

DonM
Reply to  Drake
July 7, 2022 11:19 am

If he is only 1/2 black he should only have gotten 1/2 of the award. He should have had to share it with his wife.

Derg
Reply to  huls
July 6, 2022 12:09 pm

And for droning brown people…oh wait that wasn’t what he won the award for 😉

Dave Fair
Reply to  huls
July 6, 2022 12:22 pm

For being not Bush.

Rich Davis
Reply to  huls
July 6, 2022 2:18 pm

He mostly got the NPP for not being George W Bush. His accomplishment was defeating scary Republicans.

Don
Reply to  huls
July 6, 2022 8:21 pm

And the most confused of all as to why he got the Nobel was Barack Obama !!

TBeholder
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
July 6, 2022 4:50 pm

The purpose never changed, only details of The Narrative.
Consider how they started: Nobel tucked his tail between the legs from yapping of the usual lapdogs, so he figured maybe if he buys an custom expensive indulgency, the priest of Yellow Press would forgive his sins against hypocritical Quakerism («we love you, you love us… or we throw you under the bus»ⓒSinfest).

Fraizer
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 8:44 am

I think the hard science Nobels are still pretty valid; But economics, literature, etc. are a political wasteland. Not even counting the stupid “Peace Prize” which is not awarded by the same folks.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Fraizer
July 6, 2022 9:20 am

Yes, I learned this lesson when I quoted a Friedman as a Nobel Laurette:

forgive the Wiki:

The award was established in 1968 by an endowment “in perpetuity” from Sweden’s central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, to commemorate the bank’s 300th anniversary

In his speech at the 1974 Nobel Prize banquet, Friedrich Hayek stated that had he been consulted on the establishment of a Nobel Prize in economics, he would “have decidedly advised against it” primarily because, “The Nobel Prize confers on an individual an authority which in economics no man ought to possess…. This does not matter in the natural sciences. Here the influence exercised by an individual is chiefly an influence on his fellow experts; and they will soon cut him down to size if he exceeds his competence. But the influence of the economist that mainly matters is an influence over laymen: politicians, journalists, civil servants and the public generally.”

niceguy
Reply to  Fraizer
July 6, 2022 1:14 pm

Why did Kastler Brossel Laboratory receive so many prize? Exceptional achievements maybe, but I can’t believe that other places aren’t worthy.

(And I’m French so I should just be proud.)

Dave Fair
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 1:03 pm

A bunch of small-country, Northern European socialists. They’d be speaking Russian were it not for the United States.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 6, 2022 2:27 pm

And US or not, before they die they are determined to join the Soviet Union!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 6, 2022 4:13 pm

They’ll have to rummage through the dustbin of history to find it to join, Rich.

BobM
Reply to  Joao Martins
July 6, 2022 8:11 am

Is that along with Al Gore, the politician, whose climate predictions were/are so spectacularly wrong that they granted him a Nobel prize…?

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  BobM
July 6, 2022 8:28 am

Yassir Arafat
Mickey Mann

Award certificate does double duty as toilet paper in a pinch

Steve Case
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
July 6, 2022 10:42 am

Michael Mann did NOT get a Nobel prize.

Drake
Reply to  Steve Case
July 6, 2022 11:26 am

But claimed is documentation to a US court that he did.

Mr.
Reply to  Drake
July 6, 2022 1:41 pm

Troo Dat.

MarkW
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 6, 2022 8:49 am

He’s also famous for changing his “recommendations” based on which party is in the White House.

ozspeaksup
July 6, 2022 7:02 am
BobM
Reply to  ozspeaksup
July 6, 2022 8:15 am

Well, the UK will just have to turn up its solar and wind supplies… simple.

Drake
Reply to  BobM
July 6, 2022 11:27 am

To 11?

Joao Martins
July 6, 2022 7:29 am

It seems that Krugman is as bad in climate science as he his in economics (no, I did not change the terms by mistake; that is what I meant to write).

George Daddis
July 6, 2022 7:32 am

It is my understanding that the “Consensus” scientists (and their models) predict rising temps. Do those theories predict more extreme temperatures or just an across the board elevation of temperatures (with higher mins at night and at upper latitudes)?

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  George Daddis
July 6, 2022 8:39 am

At this point, they’ll take anything they can get, since their useless “models” have been overpredicting the amount of warming by a factor of 2-3× reality for more than three decades…

As a corollary, if there is any ‘extreme’ anything, anywhere on planet Earth, they will blame it on ‘climate change.” If nothing ‘special’ is going on, you’ll get radio silence.

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Jay Willis
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
July 6, 2022 10:39 am

Yes, radio silence doesn’t often prevail. If you monitor 100 places for 1 in 100 year events, you should get one a year on average.

In fact; the really interesting thing is that they don’t get more extreme events, considering they are effectively monitoring 10’s of 1000’s of places… especially as the UHI Thumb is on the scale of many of the airport based stations. It might be worth looking at the actual prevalance of extreme events over the available records – it would be an interesting hypothesis to test if we are getting less than would have been predicted by chance alone.

John the Econ
July 6, 2022 7:38 am

I generally resist dispensing investment advice, but one thing I will say without hesitation is that you’ll never go broke betting on the opposite of whatever Paul Krugman says in the pages of the New York Times.

TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 7:46 am

UAH had NoPol (60N-90N) +0.33C above the 1991-2020 average, so just the 10th warmest for that region in the UAH record. They had NoExt_Land (20N-90N) +0.50C above average for June though, making it the 3rd warmest June on record for that region. So there was certainly plenty of heat about.

Richard M
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 8:13 am

So true, I run for cover whenever the temperature is a half a degree above average.

Face::palm.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Richard M
July 6, 2022 3:55 pm

Let’s not conflate local daily temperature variability with regionally averaged temperatures over vast areas over the course of a month. That would be silly.

James Schrumpf
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 7, 2022 8:03 am

Why would it be silly? Why is a regional average temperature any more significant than a local average tempeature?

meab
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 7, 2022 10:40 am

ToeFungalNail,

Regionally averaged temperatures are highly variable too. All natural.

Western Washington had the fourth coldest spring (all 3 months) since record keeping began 130 years ago. Is that evidence of global cooling? No. No more than finding a warm month in a some particular region is evidence of a Climate Catastrophe.

You’re not going to convince anyone to join your climate alarmism religion by being dishonest.

joe x
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 8:25 am

kind of on par, i mean after all, we are in an inter glacial, wouldn’t you say?

MarkW
Reply to  joe x
July 6, 2022 8:56 am

But you don’t understand. Climate stopped in 1979. Ever since then CO2 has controlled everything. The models have proven that.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  joe x
July 6, 2022 4:04 pm

We are indeed in an interglacial, as I understand it. When you say ‘on par’, I have to respectfully disagree, based on the evidence from UAH. The June 2022 value of +0.50C for NoExt_Land in UAH is outside the standard deviation for June in that region (+/- 0.43C). According to UAH, June 2022 was unusually warm in this region, even for the period of generally warmer than average temperatures covered by UAH (since 1979 and based on the 1991-2020 mean).

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Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 8:31 am

If we had temps like that year round here in canada we wouldn’t see so many people escaping to the hot hellscape of Arizona and Florida in winter.

Funny how everyone craves and strives for more heat even climate thermageddonists like your people.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
July 6, 2022 3:41 pm

And ‘my people’ are…?

TheFinalNail
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 5:32 pm

I got a vote down, so at least somebody read my comment. Can that person elaborate please on what you think is meant by “my people”? I’m not aware that I’m representing anyone other than myself. Thanks.

MarkW
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 8:54 am

The tenth warmest in what, 2, 3 decades? Not as impressive as you want to believe.
Since the world is still warming up out of the Little Ice Age, increased warming is not unusual.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
July 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Nor is the warming bad.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  MarkW
July 6, 2022 3:43 pm

Who’s saying it is?

MarkW
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 7:45 pm

Everyone who says that CO2 has to be controlled in order to prevent more warming.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  MarkW
July 6, 2022 3:42 pm

Agree. The Arctic was warmer than average. Not that impressive. Re the world still warming from the LIA: lost count of the times it’s been pointed out here that global temperatures showed no warming trend between 1850 and 1930.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  MarkW
July 6, 2022 4:36 pm

MarkW

The tenth warmest in what, 2, 3 decades?

No, 4 decades, and counting.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 10:32 am

So, not the warmest. What’s your point, apart from confirming that the current temps are perfectly normal?

MarkW
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
July 6, 2022 11:08 am

Like most alarmists, he believes that if he can prove that it is warming, this will prove that CO2 is bad and must be controlled.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  MarkW
July 6, 2022 3:46 pm

I couldn’t care less if CO2 is controlled or not. In fact, I rather enjoy observing the conflagration from my own, relatively unaffected, perch. what I’m most interested in is seeing people contort themselves into denial of reality.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
July 6, 2022 3:44 pm

Well, if they’re +0.5C above ‘normal’, then they’re not ‘normal’, are they?

TheFinalNail
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 4:26 pm

To elaborate, ‘normal’, in the case of UAH, is the average lower troposphere temperature across a region over the course of a month; where ‘average’ is determined from the monthly mean temperature of that region between 1991-2020.

In June 2022, the UAH monthly temperature for the region UAH define as NoExt_land, which includes much of Europe, North America,northern Asian and the Arctic, was +0.50 warmer than the 1991-2020 average. The standard deviation for June in this region is +/- 0.43C; so whatever way you cut it, according to UAH, June 2022 was exceptionally warm in their NoExt region.

You are, as always, invited to check this out for yourself. But, of course, you won’t, will you?

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MarkW
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 7:47 pm

Normal is generally a range, not a specific value. Because a variable climate is normal.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 11:46 pm

Congratulations, you’ve just won the award for dumbest comment on the internet this year.
Griff was a close contender, but you just beat him.

Robert Austin
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 10:50 am

Who would have thought that 24 hours of sunshine could heat things up a bit. Tromso is about 300 km north of the Arctic Circle. Same for other famously cold places such as Alaska, The Yukon and Siberia.

huls
Reply to  Robert Austin
July 6, 2022 11:14 am

Tromso is known for the Northernmost University and the Northernmost brewery. Still trying to figure out if there is a connection there ..
It has an unusually large number of bars, cafeś and restaurant certainly for Norwegian standards. This is all caused by the micro-climate of Tromso. The northernmost tip of the “conveyer belt” dips into Tromso harbour giving it a nice almost mediterranean feeling.
Everytime I am in Tromso I love it (Bla Rock Pub !!) and especially the light is spectacular.

Darn I want a Mack Øl now!

Derg
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 12:11 pm

No kidding and MN in the US had their 4th coldest April ever.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Derg
July 6, 2022 3:48 pm

I think the article is about temperatures in Europe and the Arctic in June. You want to talk about temperatures in MN in April. That’s fine.

Mr.
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 1:58 pm

So there was certainly plenty of heat about.

You are delusional.
Almost every value on that variances table you posted struggles to reach a whole unit (1), most are hundredths of a degree (C presumably), signed minus (-).

“Plenty of heat” is when your patio thermometer (scaled in whole units of 1 degree C) shows 35 and above.

When that variances table has entries such as “+15”, then you’ve got “plenty of heat about.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  Mr.
July 6, 2022 3:52 pm

You are delusional.

Almost every value on that variances table you posted struggles to reach a whole unit (1), most are hundredths of a degree (C presumably), signed minus (-).

Best to address your concerns to Roy Spencer of UAH, who publishes that database. These are variations around a long term average over vast regions. Most scientists, including, I presume, Dr Spencer, see value in these figures. You disagree. Fair enough. Maybe you really do know better than them. Or maybe you don’t.

Mr.
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 7, 2022 10:37 am

Did Dr. Roy say “plenty of heat about”?

Or was that just your take on his table?

David Kamakaris
Reply to  TheFinalNail
July 6, 2022 3:04 pm

Go buy yourself some carbon offsets. You’ll feel better in the morning. Or go smoke a joint. Whatever.

TheFinalNail
Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 6, 2022 3:53 pm

I don’t smoke.

DipChip
July 6, 2022 7:51 am

Paul Krugman epitomizes what is fraudulent about the reputation and credibility of a Nobel prize winner and its selection committee.

BTW: The Nobel Prize in economics has been elevated to a science now.

CoRev
Reply to  DipChip
July 6, 2022 7:59 am

Not even close. Obama epitomizes what is fraudulent about the reputation and credibility of a Nobel prize winner and its selection committee.

DipChip
Reply to  CoRev
July 6, 2022 11:17 am

Absolutely correct; however I was concerned with economics not world peace. I seem to have developed what has been diagnosed as a bit of Brandon Syndrome.

OweninGA
Reply to  DipChip
July 6, 2022 4:39 pm

Especially since the model he was awarded the prize for was proven to be incapable of predicting anything.

roaddog
July 6, 2022 7:55 am

Krugman is apparently vying for the title of modern-day Renaissance Man: equally incompetent in all disciplines.

Richard M
July 6, 2022 8:15 am

Tony Heller also takes Krugman apart at the seams.

https://realclimatescience.com/2022/07/tropical-heatwave-in-new-york/

Fraizer
July 6, 2022 8:39 am

One of the big tells of the global-hyper-themageddon cult is that crap like this never gets called out. Even if we stipulate that CO2 raises GAT, it does so by warming dry cold nights primarily in high latitudes and in deserts. The effect on daytime highs will be nil except where there is virtually no water in the atmosphere.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Fraizer
July 6, 2022 10:45 am

This is such a fundamental point. It goes to the heart of the whole narrative – slightly less chilly nights in the deserts. But let’s run with catastrophic forest fires, massive hurricane wind bombs, and sunken cities, instread.

MarkW
Reply to  Jay Willis
July 6, 2022 11:14 am

They use data that’s only accurate to 0,1C and woefully undersampled, to try and prove that the oceans have warmed by 0,003C.
Then they turn around and declare that since they have “proven” that the oceans are warmer than they were 100 years ago and therefore all storms are stronger, which proves that all damage done by said storms is the fault of CO2.
They skip the step where they first demonstrate that storms are stronger. They aren’t.
They skip the step where they prove these stronger storms are actually causing more damage. They aren’t.
Heck, they skip the step where they demonstrate that any of that supposed 0.003C ocean warming was caused by CO2.

Gregory Woods
July 6, 2022 8:41 am

When has Krugshit ever been right about anything?”

Opus
July 6, 2022 8:48 am

Has Krugman ever been right about anything?

fretslider
July 6, 2022 9:03 am

We’re not having a heat wave.

Chance would be a fine thing

Caligula Jones
July 6, 2022 9:08 am

Also Krugman:

Krugman: Making the most of the coming Biden boom

Nov 22, 2020

Is there a better example of how you can have a rich career while being spectacularly wrong about almost everything?

Economists. Climate Scientists. Epidemiologists. Sports Forecasters.

Flight delays and COVID tests aside, I’m heading to Norway next week, and while 30 degrees is a bit much for someone packing for 20 degrees, at least I’ll use the pool more…

fretslider
Reply to  Caligula Jones
July 6, 2022 9:25 am

“Is there a better example of how you can have a rich career while being spectacularly wrong about almost everything”?

Climate modelling.

griff
July 6, 2022 9:32 am

“Countries across Europe broke temperature records in June – with an unprecedented 32.5C (90.5F) reported in the Arctic Circle.
Norway’s Meteorological Institute has warned the high temperatures are a clear signal of climate change.
In Banak, where this new record was broken, average temperatures for June typically stand at 13C (55F).”

so the Norwegian new arctic record was in an area where temps are usually less than half the new record…

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 10:37 am

It was warm somewhere for a bit
Big deal *shrugs shoulders*

Brent Qually
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 10:40 am

The Pacific Northwest experienced 3 days of record highs in June 2021. This has been followed by a year of lower than average temperatures, including 3 days of record lows at the end of last December. The media constantly tells us that the “heat dome” was due to climate change but the year-long cold is due to La Nina. There is little doubt that natural variability will bring cooler than normal temperatures back to Europe and the world will watch and chuckle over how your “renewable” grid fares.

Redge
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 10:50 am

And?

How does this prove CO2, specifically man-made CO2 is responsible?

MarkW
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 11:18 am

Temperatures are normally 150K or -120C in those parts?

Like I said above about trolls touting every heat record as proof of global warming.
There is absolutely nothing abnormal about heat waves anywhere, even above the arctic circle.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 11:36 am

The Lapps should be celebrating until the break of dawn- at least a week from now.

BTW, your math sucks. 287°K is NOT < 153°K!

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Doonman
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 11:40 am

But now it’s July and the temperatures are no longer at records. So why is that? Why don’t you tell us what happened to all the warming.

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 1:00 pm

“Norway’s Meteorological Institute has warned the high temperatures are a clear signal of climate change.”

I wonder what they said about the record coldest summer they had in 2020?

According to state meteorologists, Oslo has recorded an average temperature of just 14.7 °C (58.5 °F) this month, which was the coldest in nearly 30 years.

Meanwhile, Bergen’s average has been even colder at 12.8 °C (55 °F). Trondheim hit 12.1 °C (53.8 °F), the coldest for almost 60 years.

By early July, more than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of the southern region, which was unprecedented for this time of the year.

… probably a clear signal of something or other.

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  griff
July 6, 2022 10:38 pm

Except the 32.5 C registered in Banak Norway may not be ‘unprecedented ‘ for Norway and certainly not an Arctic circle temperature record .[ Fort Yukon Alaska recorded a 100F high over a century ago ]. Anthony and the WUWT team why is the Tromso maximum temperature series abbreviated to 1925 and do you have access to the extended time series ? Paul Homewood hasn’t answered thus far Tony Heller republished this newspaper clipping from The Argus dated August 14 1922 headlined ‘ Misplaced Tropical Heat Northern Norway Sweltering ‘ : ………….” Northern Norway is experiencing unprecedented tropical heat . Outdoor labour is now being done at night by the light of the midnight sun . Tromso , for six weeks ,has experienced temperatures ranging from 90 to 95 degrees Fahr “

David Kamakaris
Reply to  griff
July 7, 2022 1:43 pm

Griff, how long is your record?

jeff corbin
July 6, 2022 10:00 am

He is a Nobel Prize Laureate. He is at the apex of the consensus of experts on climate change. Man in demand. He keeps the dough flowing with articles like this. If he says it, no one has the authority to debunk him. Facts and graphs who cares. He has credentials and he may actually believe in the cause and what he is writing but he doesn’t actually have to. Lot’s of these guys align themselves in the niche of least resistance and once the have laurels they just keep pumping them for money.

jeff corbin
Reply to  jeff corbin
July 6, 2022 10:09 am

The real question is where is the money coming from that keeps these articles flowing. I can’t believe NYT fascinates it’s readers with this sort of pandering. Even during my liberal radical environmentalist days I would have checked the veracity of the data in the article and it’s relevancy. it’s how I ended up finding WUWT in the first place 13 years ago. I am still a democrat (Blue Dog) and pro-environmentalist but this sort of propaganda wrecks minds long term. The gaslighting has gone on way too long.

matt
Reply to  jeff corbin
July 6, 2022 11:39 am

Like CNN WaPo etc. NYT is also a heavily subsidized propaganda machine that would not survive otherwise.

Janice Moore
Reply to  jeff corbin
July 6, 2022 1:01 pm

… keeps the dough flowing [to solar, wind, electric vehicle, etc.]

This guy is far more likely to be telling the truth:

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Gyan1
July 6, 2022 10:17 am

The lack of cognition about what is happening in the real world is the only apocalypse happening. Paranoid psychosis has replaced reason.

Captain climate
July 6, 2022 10:38 am

Krugman used to be honest. Like so many once respected commentators, he’s just become a shill.

MarkW
Reply to  Captain climate
July 6, 2022 11:21 am

Once respected? By who?

Doonman
July 6, 2022 11:21 am

Krugman also said incurring more government debt was no problem because we were simply borrowing it from ourselves.

matt
July 6, 2022 11:23 am

The guy is such a little New York tribal fraudster. Even weaseled a Nobel for his garbage thoughts.

Climate believer
July 6, 2022 11:31 am

… and they accuse us of cherry picking.

Two days in the month get to 30°C, but over 20 days in the month struggle to reach 15°C, that’s climate change folks! ™…

https://weatherspark.com/h/m/148543/2022/6/Historical-Weather-in-June-2022-at-Lakselv-Banak-Airport-Norway

Hourly Temperature in June 2022 at Lakselv Banak Airport.png
Climate believer
Reply to  Climate believer
July 6, 2022 11:33 am

The month of June…

Temperature history in June 2022 at Lakselv Banak Airport.png
Maureen
July 6, 2022 12:37 pm

I’m from Regina, Saskatchewan, southern prairies of Canada. Every evening I watch the weather and rarely are are summer temperatures record breaking. The records are still held from the 1930’s and the 19teens. But my betters always inform me that that is weather not climate. But when it happens year in and year out I think it is climate.

MarkW
Reply to  Maureen
July 6, 2022 12:48 pm

That is pretty much the definition of climate. Weather that happens year in and year out.

July 6, 2022 1:27 pm

” Krugman is lying through his back teeth”
in briefly alluding to a Norwegian heat wave. The article tries to prove the lying by quoting newspaper articles about the heat wave in Norway.

“According to Wikipedia, the record high temperature at Tromso was 86.4F, set in July 1972.”
Yes. But the point of the newspaper articles was that this heat wave was a record for June. Last May, Wiki said the June record for Tromso was 29.5C. Now it is 29.9C (85.8F).

rah
Reply to  Nick Stokes
July 7, 2022 3:25 pm

Since 1949 the highest temperature recorded at Oslo Blindern weather station in Norway was 94.28 F.
Climate and temperature development in Norway (worlddata.info)

Odds are a higher temperature was recorded in 1922 when all kinds of record highs were recorded in the Arctic circle but I can’t seem to find that data for Norway.

Just two years ago Norway recorded its coldest summer in almost 60 years.

Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years – The Watchers

TBeholder
July 6, 2022 4:32 pm

“You have a million people on this planet who call themselves economists. How many people understood the risks of the system [before the crisis]? … Paul Krugman was not one of them.”
“Paul Krugman is a danger to society.”
“The definition of a robust society: where Paul Krugman could exist without harming others.”
― Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Ireneusz Palmowski
July 6, 2022 10:55 pm

Very low winter temperatures in Argentina and South Africa. It is important to note that the low minimum temperatures occur during times of high pressure over the continent. comment image

Steve Richards
July 6, 2022 11:44 pm

In the UK recently, we have experienced a series of mini heat waves. They travel up from the Sahara desert. They are well defined and forecast very well. On the evening weather bulletins we are shown large areas coloured red on the maps, covering Spain then France then the UK. I have no doubt that these blobs of warm air continue north to the countries of Scandinavia.
It is lovely but one downside is that our house windows and cars get a fine layer of desert sand get covered!

rah
July 7, 2022 3:07 pm

I honestly can’t remember Krugman ever being correct on anything!

Scorn
July 8, 2022 8:00 am

In 1973 I had a holiday in Norway, it was warm! In Voss I spent the day sitting in the coolest place I could find, The Stave Church. Outside was over 90F, inside about 75F. On another occasion spent the night on the deck of a ferry, far to warm in a cabin.

Global warming? Nah!

Jeffrey Richard
July 8, 2022 1:03 pm

An “economist” pretending to be a scientist.

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