Month: June 2019

France’s Fake Record: Weather Agencies Can Alter Data, But Can’t Rewrite The Newspapers

When it was made public Friday that France had recorded its “highest-ever temperature”, the media went into a frenzy.

The mercury had soared to 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit) in Gallargues-le-Montueux in southern France according to French national weather service Météo-France. Media outlets not only blared the news, but sounded the global warming alarms. That of course is very hot, but has it happened before?

Indeed once again it turns out that Friday’s “all-time record high” is likely far more fake than real. It is now being exposed that major heat waves with even higher temperatures occurred in France in 1930.

Worst heat wave since 1870

With the prevalence of fake climate news being what it is today, readers began digging in the archives to check the claims and found old newspaper articles from 1930.  These articles reported how Paris had seen its mercury hit 38°C (100°F) “in the shade” in what was called the worst heat wave since 1870 – meaning that heat was around in 1870 as well and even stronger. The temperature also climbed to 34°C (94°C) in London.

4°C higher than the just reported “all-time record”

But those readings pale in comparison to what happened in August, 1930 in southern France. In the Loire region, the temperature in fact skyrocketed to a Death Valley-like 50°C (122°F), some 4°C over the just reported all-time 45.9°C record:

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 – 1947) – Trove Hat-tip: Tony Heller.

This news was also reported at the time by the New Zealand Horowhenua Chronicle:

Also read more here.

Although weather agencies can alter the datasets and cool down past heat waves and mean temperatures, they can’t rewrite the old newspapers.

via NoTricksZone

June 30, 2019 at 06:46AM

30 Year Anniversary of the UN 1989 “10 years to save the world” Climate Warning

30 Year Anniversary of the UN 1989 “10 years to save the world” Climate Warning

UN 30 years fake warnings

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Global warming was not reversed by the year 2000 – yet we are still here.

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. 

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. 

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control. 

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday. 

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study. 

″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said. 

Read more:

Link to a PDF copy of the AP article, in case the original is “disappeared”.

What other great examples of failed climate warnings can you remember?

via Watts Up With That?

June 30, 2019 at 05:50AM

Question marks over new French record temperature

By Paul Homewood


Just to update the so called record temperature of 45.9c in France at Gallargues.


It turns out that the roadside site is no longer used. It was thought that a rooftop thermometer had replaced it, but this is an amateur station. The official one is near a cave.


Tony Heller has a video summarising matters, along with archive records showing higher temperatures in the past:


But the intriguing thing is that the rooftop site only recorded a high of 44.2c, despite its evident unsuitability. How then can the official site read 45.9c, when it is only a few hundred yards away? Moreover it is much higher than temperatures recorded nearby, such as Nimes.

Clearly the new record lacks all credibility. I find it astonishing that any Met Office would declare a record, particularly without any investigation first.


June 30, 2019 at 04:33AM

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June 30, 2019 at 03:04AM