Don’t Panic!


By Paul Homewood

Also in the Telegraph:

We are heading for a national heatwave emergency, or a heatwave as we used to call it. Just as a few frigid days in winter are now known as a “snow event” and winter gales come with names attached, so the arrival of high summer is greeted as a life-threatening episode. The Government’s emergency response unit Cobra has been summoned to draw up plans to cope with what might turn out to be one day with temperatures in the upper 90s.

Back in the mists of time, a Met Office forecaster such as Michael Fish or John Kettley would attach a magnetic sun emblem on to a map of the UK and tell us it would be hot. Now their predictions are accompanied by colour-coded warnings and advice to wear a hat, apply sun cream or sleep under a sheet.

It borders on hysteria. In London yesterday, the temperature peaked at around 31C – hot, but not that hot. The rest of the week looks warm for July, before the real scorcher arrives (probably) at the weekend. According to the Met Office: “It is uncertain how long the very hot weather will last, but it is likely that much of the UK will see a return to cooler and more widely unsettled conditions during the week.”

So why the panic? It is not as if we are facing anything on a par with the long, hot summer of 1976 when for 15 consecutive days from June 23 to July 7 temperatures reached 90F (32C) somewhere in England. If that happened today, ministers, Army chiefs and health officials would be meeting in a permanent crisis session.

How did people cope before air conditioning, refrigeration and the sartorial dispensation to walk around shirtless (men) or in the skimpiest of attires (women)? I often sit in an Edwardian theatre and wonder how they managed in their suits and winged collars or dresses and whalebone corsets on the hottest of days, unable to strip off because the social norms insisted you dress properly, however uncomfortable you may feel.

After all, hot summers are nothing new. In 1911, the sun shone almost unbroken for two months and that year, until fairly recently, held the record for the highest temperature recorded in this country at 36.7C on August 9.

Of course, people suffered from the sweltering heat and did what they could to mitigate the misery, just as we have always done. What is different nowadays is the direct intervention of state agencies, a reprise of what we saw during the Covid lockdowns.

The same players, indeed, are reaching for the levers of nannying authority now co-ordinated by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which sprang into being on the back of the pandemic. Its chief executive is Dame Jenny Harries, formerly familiar to everyone as a director of Public Health England. Once established, an agency such as this has to find a reason to intervene, otherwise what is it for?

So the hot weather has given it an excuse to do just that. If the thermometer rises above 40C, which would be remarkable, it is poised to declare a “Level Four emergency”. This is to be triggered when the hot weather is so extreme that “illness and death may occur among the fit and healthy”, as well as the most vulnerable.

In London and southern England, we already have a Level Three “heat-health alert”, which advises us “to enjoy the hot weather when it arrives, but keep yourself hydrated and to find shade where possible when UV rays are strongest, between 11am and 3pm.”

In addition, “stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun – and remember that it may be cooler outdoors than indoors; never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals, check that fridges, freezers and fans are working properly; and avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.”

Well, who would have known? How did we manage for millennia before the UKHSA came along? A Level Four emergency would see schools closed, as they were (unnecessarily) during the pandemic. When I was young and the weather was hot, lessons were held outside. Now, just the prospect of one or two very hot days is enough to set off a nervous breakdown, potentially affecting food supplies, disrupting travel and putting nuclear power plants out of action. It will certainly encourage those who have been working from home for the past few years to stay put.

There is, of course, a connection between this overreaction and the way we live now, with the state feeling entitled to intrude on every aspect of our lives and, let’s be honest, encouraged to do so by many. It is a yearning to be cosseted that Boris Johnson identified when he promised to put “an arm around the nation” to support people through whatever adversity they might experience.

It is an approach that underpins the expansion of the welfare state to encompass millions who could be working but won’t, and militates against any reform of the NHS, which then needs billions of pounds extra funding to prevent its collapse.

This is why we spend too much and tax too much, the central issue in the Tory leadership election. A state that thinks it knows how best we should live our lives has no moral compunction in taking most of our income. Politicians sense that a majority would rather the government or others provided for them and their needs so tailor their policies accordingly. But if people want to be looked after from cradle to grave, they can’t have low taxes as well.

To fund the paternalistic state, taxes need to be kept higher than they should be and other programmes, like defence, get less than they need. There is a trade-off. On top of that, the precautionary principle that guides modern governance generates many of the rules and regulations that suffocate individual enterprise.

It lends itself to an inability to rationalise personal risk or to accept any hardship, however minor or unavoidable, and leaves people resistant to political arguments about re-imagining the size of state or questioning what it does.

Amid all the waffle about taxes dominating the Tory leadership contest, there is precious little debate about this fundamental point. There is, however, plenty of hot air – as if we hadn’t got enough of that already.

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Tom Abbott
July 14, 2022 6:08 am

If you want to see a heatwave, watch the south/central U.S. over the next few weeks.

We have a high pressure system dominating the central U.S. and it’s going to get hot underneath it:,32.08,264/loc=-99.481,37.264

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2022 8:26 am

I was a newspaper boy in the late 1940s and early 50s in Winnipeg (Great Plains) and we could count on high 90s and low 100s F this time of year. The air conditioner was a fan and the refrigerator was an ice box. I don’t remember anyone dropping dead in our neighborhood because of the heat and the government didn’t offer advice.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
July 14, 2022 8:49 am

I’m not that old, but I remember lots more days over 100 deg. in L.A. in the ’80’s and ’90’s and we didn’t call it a Heatwave, we called it Summer.

Dr. Bob
Reply to  WBrowning
July 14, 2022 10:31 am

I remember marching in the 1968 New Year’s Day parade in Pasadena, CA and it was 98 on 1 Jan. Long before CO2 exploded and caused all that warming.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Gary Pearse
July 14, 2022 9:23 am

Growing up in a semi-desert town some sixty years ago, I not only remember months of high temperatures but sitting outside till well after midnight waiting for it to cool slightly. Only then would we go to bed but kept turning over our pillows to the cooler side. Like you, I do not recall anyone dying of the heat. This alarm over an increase of 2-3C is a joke when you consider that this is the difference in a dry climate between standing in the sun or sheltering under a tree.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2022 6:10 pm

Worked with an old timer in Las Vegas Nevada who lived in an adobe house along the Flamingo stream in the 1930s. It flowed from the meadows toward the LV wash year round.

They used burlap hung from nails in the window openings for cooling. They left pans on the sill and would dip the burlap and rehang it when it started to dry out.

BUT that was before the Las Vegas valley had 3 million people and the trees, grass, pools, etc. that cause the humidity to rise above the 8 to 15% that was typical then.

And yes, a dry heat makes a big difference.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
July 14, 2022 11:52 am

People were slimmer then
Not so much “blubber” to keep people warm.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2022 3:20 pm

Yeah, and high pressure means little or no wind. Will the ecoloons blame this on a failure of natural gas too?

William Heritage
July 14, 2022 6:27 am

I used to like it when Dave Letterman was the weather man on WISH TV in Indianapolis and if he didn’t like the forecast he’d just move the magnetic sun or rain someplace else on the map and make up his own forecast.

Reply to  William Heritage
July 14, 2022 6:39 am

And his forecast was probably as accurate as any of the others.

July 14, 2022 6:43 am

Hard not to laugh living in the Pilbara where any temperature below 20 has rhe locals reaching for a Jumper and 30 is considered to be a nice winter’s day!

A hot day can get to 46 plus in the shade. Funny how the locals many of English extraction cope.. perhaps warmer climes can be managed?

Reply to  Langwog
July 14, 2022 7:29 am

What about central cooling?
Alice Springs freezes through longest streak of sub-zero days on record (
Yikes! The Ice Age cometh.

Climate believer
Reply to  Langwog
July 14, 2022 12:40 pm

At least a quarter of Londons population comes from areas of the planet with much hotter temperatures, Pakistan, the Caribbean, Africa, India, Asia…. they’ll cope just fine.

Reply to  Climate believer
July 14, 2022 1:32 pm

Yeah, they might actually take off their light jacket.

Reply to  Langwog
July 14, 2022 4:54 pm

You have probably seen this many times but it still makes me laugh out loud:

A Diary of a Pom In Karratha

August 31st

Just got transferred with work into our new home in Karratha, Western Australia, now this is a town that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings.

What a place! I watched the sunset from a deck chair on the veranda. It was beautiful. I’ve finally found my my home. I love it here.


September 13th


And on it goes.

Reply to  RickWill
July 14, 2022 6:18 pm

Nice. I live in Las Vegas and although the sun is hotter than where I grew up in costal Virginia, I much prefer the DRY heat.

And there are NO MOSQUITOES to speak of.

July 14, 2022 6:46 am

There is an underlying problem of declining content and investment with this quality substitution. It was hoped the users would not notice, much like the third (lazy) installment of a movie trilogy.

John Garrett
July 14, 2022 6:47 am

On the subject of panic, the United Kingdom has just imposed a Windfall Profits Tax on hydrocarbon energy companies raising their tax rate from 40% to 65%.

This will, of course, ensure that those energy companies will enthusiastically invest much more in their effort to find and produce the life-saving hydrocarbons in and for the United Kingdom. [/sarc]

Remember this the next time the U.K. is freezing in the dark as a result of the failure of wind and solar electricity generating facilities to produce sufficient electricity.

Reply to  John Garrett
July 14, 2022 9:56 am

An e-mail from my US Senator states that he is introducing a proposal for a windfall profits tax on US energy producers.

He says it will result in a check in the mail … value of $240 for a single person making less than $75,000. Married (and less than $150,000) would get $360.

“Enough is enough.” Says Senator Jeff Merkley, “If big Oil continues using global conflict to put profits over people, we’re going to hold them accountable.”

He also wants to pass a “Price Gouging Prevention Act” that would require companies to spend time and money justifying their cost and pricing strategies … (eg. add 2% to deal with govt interference; add 2% to set up a legal defense fund; etc).

My idiot receives over $200,000(usd) in salary and benefits … how much do your idiots earn?

John Garrett
Reply to  DonM
July 14, 2022 10:12 am

I’m U.S. domiciled in a stupid state (i.e., in one of the Sovereign Socialist People’s Republics) on the LEast Coast.

Merkley is a demagogue(1) who panders to the innumerates and economic illiterates of Oregon. Someone should ask these morons how much Microsoft or Alphabet/Google or Amazon earn and why windfall profits taxes aren’t imposed on them?

Mencken correctly labeled the U.S. as a “Commonwealth of morons.”
(1) Mencken defined a demagogue as “One who knowingly tells untruths to people he believes to be morons.”

Reply to  DonM
July 14, 2022 10:42 am

The government of BC Canada recently ran a similar formal inquiry calling fuel producers and vendors to disclose and explain their retail pricing structures and levels.

The findings of the inquiry were quickly worm-holed when the evidence revealed that governments’ imposts were the main indirect cost accelerators in the fuel pump price levels.

Funny, the governments aren’t saying much any more about the various costs inputs to pump prices, apart from blaming COVID, inflation, Putin, and of course – Donald Trump.

Reply to  DonM
July 14, 2022 4:17 pm

We’re going to raise taxes and give you a small portion of the money.
Has vote buying ever been more blatant?

Reply to  John Garrett
July 14, 2022 3:47 pm

I guess windmills and such = no dispatchable energy = no profits = no tax.

Reply to  John Garrett
July 14, 2022 9:09 pm

ROFL it will also result in higher prices as the costs are just passed on to the consumer?

Actual accounting groups know exactly what will happen

The best bit is you can make the same profit selling a whole lot less oil and you can cut your operating costs because your sales volumes are down. You need less staff, transport and storage facilities etc so you can shed all those.

The stupidity it burns, get popcorn and watch this play out 🙂

Reply to  LdB
July 15, 2022 11:34 pm

of course, if I were in the oil business and the Government was saying they were going to do everything they could to put me out of business, I’d start trying other ventures using my company’s resources. Slowly get out of the oil business. I wouldn’t be in it as a charity. I’d have investors to answer to.

Up until gasoline hit $6 a barrel, wasn’t that what President Brandon was asking them to do? When Congress brought in some oil execs to find out why there was a gasoline shortage, wasn’t that part of the response? Where are the leases, President Brandon?

Reply to  John Garrett
July 15, 2022 4:28 am

Daughter-in-Law works for UK energy company: with the sanctions, they are scrabbling around to buy fossil fuel at inflated prices, and cannot pass on the cost in energy prices. So a windfall tax is just what they need to serve the community.

Old Man Winter
July 14, 2022 6:47 am

The only time The Team™ hypes extremely cold and/or stormy winter weather this much is when
they’re linking it to man-made GW caused by The Magic Molecule™!

Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2022 7:10 am

Does anyone still watch TV news/weather?

jeff corbin
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2022 7:58 am

Not since the really fun D.C. snow storm of 1983…too anticlimactic for me.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2022 8:34 am

Probably not- only 11% trust TV news.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2022 9:26 am

Sure, they’re about the only thing I even pay attention to on the TV news. The weather forecast is within spitting distance of accurate for a couple of days.
The rest of the broadcast is mostly propaganda.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2022 3:04 pm

I have two weather apps, but both are usually wrong any more than three days out. Plus, one of them is a subsidiary of, so they are all in on the climate hype. Most people most just want to know the straight up weather with no “attribution” talk so that they know whether to take an umbrella or slather sun screen. After that, each person is on his own to decide what to do about it. Watches & Warnings are useful, but government has no business taking it to the next level by imposing shutdowns, etc.

Interestingly, it is often difficult to find weather data once it has passed or the past predictions. The apps don’t like you to know they were wrong and by how much. In general, they usually forecast hotter than actual in summer or colder than actual in winter.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 15, 2022 11:41 pm

We watch the smoke forecast. This is the time of year California sets their forests on fire, and Northern Nevada has to keep windows closed to mitigate their smoke.

We sure love the Sierra Club’s forest management approach – NOT! Obviously they not only hate humans, but animals and plant life, too.

July 14, 2022 7:18 am

I remember driving around London in a car where it got so hot, that some of the electrics stopped functioning, specifically the windows (fortunately all in the down position) and the temperature reading which went through 53°c and then started flashing. – -. That was 20 odd years ago.

Reply to  Sparko
July 14, 2022 7:45 am

Fake news as that was undoubtedly Lucas electrics.

Those were the good old days when men were men and women glad of it. When a bloke could pull down an engine and work on his own car because you damn well had to and so often 🙁

Reply to  observa
July 14, 2022 8:11 am

Alas no, this car was one of the newer breed,
It also decided one day to not rev above 2000 rpm, just for the sheer hell of it. Fixing it involved clearing the fault codes.

Reply to  Sparko
July 14, 2022 10:50 am

My local mechanic had to clear a fault code in my still-in-warranty vehicle.
Says he has to do it all the time, even with still-showroom-shine rides.
Gremlins in the electronics.
(Pity they made their way into those B373 MAXs though 🙁 )

Reply to  Mr.
July 14, 2022 1:47 pm


Walter Sobchak
July 14, 2022 7:20 am

Brits are such wimps. It was 31 C where I live for the last two days. I spent both afternoons sitting on my front porch with a big glass of iced limeade. My porch is shaded and screened by large mature trees. It was just lovely.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 14, 2022 7:38 am

The ozzies have a good expression for it. “whinging poms”.
They whinge, the airports & schools close down when arrives 2 flakes of snow.
Then they whinge when summer temps arrive which are an everyday non event in Nice or Cannes.
They whinge when it rains too much, and the rivers overflow into the flood plains they didn’t dredge and are now covered with houses, then they whinge when it doesn’t rain enough, and they whinge when people from poor EU countries come to pick the fruit they can’t be bothered to get out of bed to do a proper day’s work.
They whinge and sue when a hole appears in pavement and they trip up, and they always say something is someone else’s fault or pass the buck when they actually realise something is preventable on their watch, but forgot to do it.
I find it hard to listen to the whinging poms on the plonker mass media when they moan on about “climate change dunnit”, or some other bollox being moaned about, and I am not alone as an expat.

Reply to  pigs_in_space
July 14, 2022 8:13 am

Australia – from penal colony to lunatic asylum…

Reply to  fretslider
July 14, 2022 10:54 am

The penal colony was actually escape from the real lunatic asylum.
Who’s gonna get the gig as replacement Keeper of the current UKrazy asylum?

Reply to  pigs_in_space
July 15, 2022 3:48 am

true but sadly it seems to be contagious cos a lot of aussies are doing the same now too;-((

Richard Page
Reply to  pigs_in_space
July 15, 2022 9:33 am

Yeah, us poms whinge about the weather whilst the aussies whinge about the cricket and the rugby…
Ya just can’t win!

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 14, 2022 8:02 am

Don’t mistake the elites for the people

Americans are such wimps about crt, wokeism and abortion

Peta of Newark
July 14, 2022 7:32 am

It’s called Paranoia

There is an absolute epidemic of it going on right now, been building for some decades and constantly getting worse. It afflicts all aspects of Modern Western Society, nobody is immune and nobody is unaffected either directly or indirectly.

It is borne of long-term chemically induced depression – through the consumption of chemical depressants (esp= alcohol, carbohydrate food and cannabis) and the non-consumption of vital trace element neurotransmitters in the diet. Basically because they ain’t there any more.

The mind/brain loses its agility, mental stamina, sense-of-humour, clarity of thought and its memory.
Thus when confronted by anything new or unusual goes straight into Fight/Flight Mode.
i.e It panics.

Nicely rounded up by the term: Sugar Poisoning

And when it panics, it makes hasty & wrong decisions which often tend to make the original situation worse – or turn non-threats into actual threats.
As we see all around us and as documented on here daily.

Thank you Ancel Keys, thanks for nothing

Perry Smith
Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 14, 2022 2:36 pm

It’s not paranoia if they are really after you!

Right-Handed Shark
July 14, 2022 7:40 am

On GB News this morning they had an “expert” claiming all the usual crap, unprecedented, more intense, more frequent etc.etc. I emailed in and complained, as I can remember plenty of times in the UK when we had extended warm periods, and although I can’t quote dates and temperatures I’m pretty sure they were at least as warm as they are currently. I can recall a TV news item about somebody frying an egg on a paving slab, another about train lines buckling, lakes, ponds and rivers at low levels or completely dry and many similar events all through the sixties when they were telling us a new ice age was imminent. And there was a time, around 1968 if memory serves, when I had to get off my bicycle and find a stick to scrape off the molten tar from the road that had built up on my tyres and got so thick it was fouling the frame. I don’t think I have seen that kind of heat since.

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 14, 2022 12:45 pm

Was it a weatherman called Jim who was, per chance, selling (and advertising) his new book on Climate!?

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  JoHo
July 14, 2022 3:47 pm

I didn’t catch his name, but I believe he did hold up a book at the end of his interview. By that time I was already composing my email.

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 15, 2022 3:55 am

hmm summer of 68 69 in Aus was damned hot in the city of Adelaide, i also remember the melted tar and rolling it into balls after peeling it off my thongs, sunburn so bad the skin peeled off in thick slabs, and night so hot and airless even a sheet was torture but if you didnt use it the mozzies ate you alive
ah those were the days;-)))

Citizen Smith
July 14, 2022 7:40 am

The 1855 Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit is centered in London. Hot weather is often mentioned but the Circumlocution Office is a major theme and source of sad, satirical humor and frustration. Very similar government today.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Yooper
July 14, 2022 10:14 am

Yes, Texas is going to be close to the edge of blackout through the next few weeks. They better hope the wind starts blowing.

jeff corbin
July 14, 2022 7:54 am

Ignore the consumerization and commercialization of weather prediction. Just turn off the weather people and don’t go to their sites. Just go outside and enjoy and find a good local radar site and see for yourself. My 18 year old son is a runner. He decided at 14 to ignore all weather predictions and avoid all weather media. He is smart enough to avoid lightening, and to take cover in high winds and rain, and limit his runs in heavy snow and heat over 99 degrees….just like the rest of us are.

jeff corbin
Reply to  jeff corbin
July 14, 2022 7:59 am

My son’s motto ” skin is water proof and wool is warm”

July 14, 2022 7:59 am

I didn’t panic in 1976 – even though the pubs ran out of beer and we had to bathe with a friend…’

Reply to  fretslider
July 14, 2022 6:26 pm

What was her name?

Gary Pearse
July 14, 2022 8:12 am

“Politicians sense that a majority would rather the government or others provided for them ..”

With the horror show that ‘Western developed nations’ have engendered for their own people, why would anyone want these empty heads planning their lives and looking after them? The depression (and worse) coming is already baked in and unavoidable. Resignations of BoJo and Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka is a foretaste of citizen’s reactions to the way they are being looked after.

July 14, 2022 8:21 am

Actuaries might tell us that hot and cold weather events are mostly threats to frail elderly folks.

Just as outbreaks of influenza and other common health issues are.

So public assistance agencies should be laser- focused on just measures to alleviate discomfort, distress and illness of frail elderly wherever they are.

Reply to  Mr.
July 14, 2022 6:28 pm

But the frail and elderly are expensive to the government healthcare system, so fewer is GOOD.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Mr.
July 15, 2022 1:01 am

No, cold weather just kills people.

This is very well documented. Heat kills and the after heat waves the death rate drops below the accepted average for a few weeks.

Reason? Extreme heat harms the frail.

This is not true of extreme cold. Death rate rises… then returns to normal.

Cold causes excess deaths. Heat averages out.

Steve Case
July 14, 2022 8:26 am

…winter gales come with names attached…

Wind Chill, Heat Index, Named Tropical Storms are all relatively recent media scare tactics. Closing schools because it’s cold outside didn’t occur in the ’50s.
Naming hurricanes has always been there, but the use of regular names began in 1950.

Steve Keohane
Reply to  Steve Case
July 14, 2022 8:53 am

Maybe if they name heatwaves, we’ll be deluged with so many ‘names’ no one will know what they are talking about.

Richard Page
Reply to  Steve Keohane
July 14, 2022 9:09 am

That has been suggested quite seriously I think; I couldn’t stop laughing for ages, just what would you name them?

Edmund Ball
Reply to  Richard Page
July 15, 2022 6:49 am

Actually I wish someone would start a “failDay index”, when before they arrive apocolyptic predictions are made of “worst storm since records began”, “hottest day on record”,etc etc, but then are promptly forgotten when they are never as bad as predicted. If the weather organisations concerned were held accountable for their ridiculous alarmism, they would perhaps be a little less strident in their climate alarmism. Each failDay would have their own special name like “Cecil.. the worst fatalities from heat day” or “Punk..the wettest day since records began”.

July 14, 2022 8:41 am

Why do have to stick up for normal all the time no matter what the subject? We are living in a time when our leaders are all against the people they are supposed to support. It looks like they want us all dead and are going to starve us to save the planet from CC. I find the madness needs to stop ASAP before we just give up and say goodbye. and let the aliens take over.

Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2022 9:07 am

My son said to me yesterday that it is significant that global warming occurs in certain areas at certain times and they are all connected to s . u . m . m . e . r. 😉

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2022 5:55 pm

There are underlying trends.
CO2 is causing the mid Northern Latitudes to warm.
CO2 is causing the Equatorial zone to stay as it has always been (at least for the last 10M years)
CO2 is causing the Southern Ocean to cool.

Or maybe it is the changing solar intensity as perihelion moves ever later than the austral summer solstice and ever closer to the boreal summer solstice – just 500 years into its 10,000 year progression. I am banking on being closer to the sun as having more influence on temperature than the magic molecule. I cannot fathom how CO2 can be selective in how it heats, cools and leaves areas untouched!

July 14, 2022 9:07 am

Just one small part of the greatest gaslighting operation the world has ever known.

July 14, 2022 10:05 am

Since “climate change” is an imaginary coming climate crisis, it is difficult to convince people today’s climate is a crisis. It’s not even close.
Based on climate reconstructions, today’s climate is the best climate for humans, animals, and especially plants, since the Holocene Climate Optimum ended 5,000 years ago. Very difficult to spin that good news as a crisis.
Perhaps leftists could be convinced, but not intelligent people.

So to scare people right now, leftists promote every unusual weather event as unprecedented proof of climate change. What else could they do to scare people besides their usual predictions of climate doom 10 to 20 years in the future?
Be honest?
A leftist being honest?
Not on this planet !

July 14, 2022 10:10 am

There were so many US heatwaves in the 1930.s
that composer Irving Berlin wrote a hit song about one of them:

Heat Wave
We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature’s rising,
It isn’t surprising,
She certainly can can-can.
She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can.
Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to ninety-three.
We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

John Garrett
July 14, 2022 12:49 pm

“…climate change has not produced more frequent nor more costly hurricanes nor other weather-related events covered by insurance…”

          -Warren E. Buffett
           Berkshire Hathaway Corporation
           Letter To Shareholders
           2015 Annual Report
           February 27, 2016
           p. 26

July 14, 2022 3:46 pm

OMG, 90F. Oh, the humanity.

July 14, 2022 5:36 pm

“Don’t Panic”…I have my towel, so I am ready. But why am I suddenly hearing Vogon poetry?

words written on the cover of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” for those whose minds didn’t immediately go there on the title.

Richard Page
Reply to  OweninGA
July 15, 2022 9:36 am

Hey you really know where your towel is, man!

July 14, 2022 6:11 pm

It’s either getting more blowy or Vestas are pushing the limits because of the NIMBYs-
Walkaway wind farm resumes some production after turbine collapse | Wind Energy News (

July 14, 2022 6:59 pm

The myopic focus on CO2 is a serious concern. The climate prognosticators are trying to address what will create real issues with the wrong solution.

The UK is heading for much warmer summers and much snowier winters. This has been the case for 500 years now, the last time perihelion occurred before the 22nd December.

Just in the last 40 years, 1980 to 2020, the latitude of London has experienced 0.34W/m^2 more solar EMR in April. That is warming springs and summers. But the winters are getting less sunlight. That means more snow.

The precession cycle is only 500 years into the 10,000 years of boreal summers getting increasing sunlight. London summers are going to get substantially warmer in the future. Reducing CO2 will do ZERO. Net-Zero is 100% nonsense.

July 14, 2022 11:36 pm

Why not? I llke panicking.

Richard Page
Reply to  RoHa
July 15, 2022 9:37 am

“Don’t panic” is a sure fire way of encouraging people to panic who weren’t even considering it beforehand.

July 14, 2022 11:37 pm

And we could do with a bit of that heat down here in Brisbane. It’s damned cold!

Mark Whitney
July 15, 2022 5:13 am

90 would be nice.

July 16, 2022 2:15 am

In tropical climes there are certain times of day
When all the citizens retire
To tear their clothes off and perspire.
It’s one of those rules that the greatest fools obey,
Because the sun is much too sultry
And one must avoid its ultry-violet ray.
The native grieve when the white men leave their huts,
Because they’re obviously definitely nuts!
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun,
The Japanese don’t care to.
The Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one.
But Englishmen detest a siesta.
In the Philippines
There are lovely screens
To protect you from the glare.
In the Malay States
There are hats like plates
Which the Britishers won’t wear.
At twelve noon
The natives swoon
And no further work is done.
But mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun.
It’s such a surprise for the Eastern eyes to see
That though the English are effete,
They’re quite impervious to heat,
When the white man rides every native hides in glee,
Because the simple creatures hope he
Will impale his sola topi on a tree.
It seems such a shame
When the English claim
The earth
That they give rise to such hilarity and mirth.
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun.
The toughest Burmese bandit
Can never understand it.
In Rangoon the heat of noon
Is just what the natives shun.
They put their Scotch or Rye down
And lie down.
In a jungle town
Where the sun beats down
To the rage of man and beast
The English garb
Of the English sahib
Merely gets a bit more creased.
In Bangkok
At twelve o’clock
They foam at the mouth and run,
But mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun.
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun.
The smallest Malay rabbit
Deplores this foolish habit.
In Hong Kong
They strike a gong
And fire off a noonday gun
To reprimand each inmate
Who’s in late.
In the mangrove swamps
Where the python romps
There is peace from twelve till two.
Even caribous
Lie around and snooze;
For there’s nothing else to do.
In Bengal
To move at all
Is seldom, if ever done.
But mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday
Out in the midday
Out in the midday
Out in the midday
Out in the midday
Out in the midday
Out in the midday sun.

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