August 31, 1913

The hottest official temperature ever recorded on Earth (134F) occurred in California on July 10, 1913. But the heatwave continued for the entire summer. On this date in 1913 it was 111 degrees in Oklahoma, and 90+ degrees over most of the US.

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NASA says that the record heat of 1913 occurred during the 8th coldest year on record.

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22 Responses to August 31, 1913

  1. Steve Case says:

    That’s hilarious!

    • Olaf Koenders says:

      I can’t wait until they “adjust” their tamperatures to an almost vertical line. They couldn’t explain that away in a hurry.

  2. William St. George says:

    Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change
    “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course,” states the email, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a student in the course.”

    So this is not a science course but a course in dogmatics. Science deals with hypotheses, not premises. They are confusing deduction with induction. They think the hypothesis of man made climate change is a fact like All men are mortal–though even that is a matter of induction and could change some day! This is really pitiful. And these ladies get paid for this? Well, this reminds of Soviet Union agriculture in the 1930’s. Lysenkoism. These ladies are not qualified to teach at a university level and it would be best for them not to teach at all anywhere. The fact that 98% of scientists buy man made climate change is a resort to an ad hominem argument which is rarely legitimate. No wonder the flat earthers are back.

    • John F Hultquist says:

      The fact that 98% of scientists buy man made climate change …
      “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
      Seems these 3 instructors are “humanities” types, may have some medical interests without much medical training, and have no science background as it relates to Earth’s climates.
      Such folks just make stuff up, like this: 98% of scientists

    • Gail Combs says:

      ” The fact that 98% of scientists buy man made climate change” is a complete falsehood and has been disproved several times.

      An oopsie in the Doran/Zimmerman 97% consensus claim

      The second try, the Cook 97% paper has been torn to shreds too .


      Agnotology is the study of how ignorance arises via circulation of misinformation calculated to mislead. Legates et al. (Sci Educ 22:2007–2017, 2013) had questioned the applicability of agnotology to politically-charged debates. In their reply, Bedford and Cook (Sci Educ 22:2019–2030, 2013), seeking to apply agnotology to climate science, asserted that fossil-fuel interests had promoted doubt about a climate consensus. Their definition of climate ‘misinformation’ was contingent upon the post-modernist assumptions that scientific truth is discernible by measuring a consensus among experts, and that a near unanimous consensus exists. However, inspection of a claim by Cook et al. (Environ Res Lett 8:024024, 2013) of 97.1 % consensus, heavily relied upon by Bedford and Cook, shows just 0.3 % endorsement of the standard definition of consensus: that most warming since 1950 is anthropogenic. Agnotology, then, is a two-edged sword since either side in a debate may claim that general ignorance arises from misinformation allegedly circulated by the other. Significant questions about anthropogenic influences on climate remain. Therefore, Legates et al. appropriately asserted that partisan presentations of controversies stifle debate and have no place in education.


    • Colorado Wellington says:

      These ladies are not qualified to teach at a university level …

      Maybe, but they seem well qualified to create a safe space with no confusing controversies. Young students need that.

  3. John F Hultquist says:

    Note WA State does not get a hot yellow number on the map. However, here in central WA State, we have just come through weeks of hot, >95°F.
    Pattern over the North Pacific Ocean has now changed. Monday made the low 90s and Tuesday made the low 80s. It did reach 84° long enough to get recorded. This is from:
    Ellensburg Bowers Field, WA. KELN (NWS/FAA)
    Today (31st) the forecast says 76° for the high.

    The good thing about this is that we are now into harvest season – Plums, Peaches, and now Apples, and grapes. Workers (pickers, truck drivers, and so on) will find nice weather during which to harvest a bumper crop.

    We’ll be going to a harvest festival on September 9th – everything sourced within 50 miles; wines will be from the host vineyard. Come on out.

  4. Daniel Ferra says:

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    With Record Breaking Wind, Rain, Snow and Temps. That are HIGHER, Than Normal ! We are going to go Off the Charts !

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    For, according to NOAA, the first half of February saw this record, Spring-like, warmth extend on through today.

    It’s as if these coldest zones in the Northern Hemisphere haven’t yet experienced Winter

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  5. Antero Ollila says:

    I worked three years in Oman. There is a place called “Empty Quarter” next to the Arab Emirates and Saudia-Arabia. There is an oil-field operated by Occidental Petroleum. The place is so hot that there are no official temperature measurements available. The reason is that according to international occupational health and safety laws, it is not allowed to work, if the temperature is higher than 55 Celcius degrees.

  6. Andy DC says:

    The hottest readings were taken in evil red states dominated by knuckle dragging, gun owning white male Neanderthals, those who traditionally hate minorities, hate the LGBT community, hate women and hate the planet. They thus must be adjusted out of existence!

  7. gofer says:


    3.7 Billion yr old fossils discovered in Greenland since global warming is melting ice and snow packs……

    • Olaf Koenders says:

      Seems like either recycled old news or a new area discovered. I remember watching a doco about 10 years ago that described the same thing, in roughly the same area.

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