Progressive Thinking

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  1. Scott Koontz says:

    What about all of the other cities and towns?

  2. Psalmon says:

    I live right now in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia…EVERY DAY is hotter and more humid than the NYC “Heatwave”. Here is a comparison of New York Tuesday Afternoon before thunderstorms and Tuesday EVENING Jeddah, where it rains ONE day per year. Construction workers work outside. Delivery trucks deliver heavy loads. Airport workers load airplanes. There are few trees, almost no shade. Business as usual in Jeddah.

    American declare emergencies and wilt.

    The media has made Americans the softest people on planet Earth and a laughing stock.

      • Psalmon says:

        In this area of Oman just 15 miles inland to the West, the plateau rises to over 6,000ft. Like the Rockies, or even seen in Antarctica, down slope winds with already hot desert temperatures inland combine to make a Chinook like wind that turns into a blast furnace at sea level.

        Take a look at Muscat during the same day, June 26. Muscat is 30 miles north of Quriyat, but due west the mountains are further inland, the slope is not as pronounced. Winds were W at almost 20mph, temps at night 108F. Turn the winds around off the ocean temperatures drop to about 90F (BTW the ocean here on the northeast coasts of Oman and into the Gulf is ~90-95F in the summer…like a hot tub).

        This is weather and it is typical of this area.

        BTW I have many local friends and colleagues who all say how much cooler this region has become over the past 10 years. That’s the experience locally and it may make a good study if anyone can get reliable data (a challenge here).

      • tonyheller says:

        On Black Thursday 1851, shade temperatures in Victoria, Australia were measured at 117 degrees at 7am.

    • Squidly says:


      Jeddah, Saudi Arabia weather doesn’t look anything different than here in Nashville, Tennessee … pfffttt.

      I grew up in the south east corner of Washington State, in the desert, where temperatures get into 110-115F all the time. As a kid, it bothered me not. I was outside in that weather all day long!

      I live in Fargo, North Dakota for 25 years too, and while in college in the early 80’s, I shingled houses and apartment buildings. On several occasions I have been on a roof laying shingles in more than 100F heat. So hot on the shingles that your feet would blister through your shoes.

      People have turned into complete wussies! … I still play golf all the time in mid 90’s temperatures. It hasn’t gotten to 100F here in Nashville but once or twice since I have lived here the past decade. But I would have played golf then too.

      • John F. Hultquist says:

        south east corner of Washington State

        At about 1 pm, July 3, 2018, the temperature is in the low 70s at Walla Walla.

        ALPOWA SUMMIT (TALPO) Elev: 2059ft. Near Pomeroy is 65°.

        In the north-central part of WA, a friend looking for butterflies could not find any – too cold.

      • Psalmon says:

        I am in Riyadh this week and every day it is between 45C and 47C…113-117F. In the US the media would call for FEMA and the Natioal Guard and go 24/7 reporting on the emergency. Here that’s the weather until Sepember.

        And we call other countries the “third world”.

  3. Stewart Pid says:

    7 this morning and snow in the mountains to the west over the weekend …. if hot is proof of GLOBALONEY warming then the July snow and cold is proof of a new ice age starting.
    Midler reminds me of the old SNL sketch …. Bette you ignorant slut!!

  4. Kent Clizbe says:

    Well, Bette, you’re only halfway there!

    You’ve demonized a portion of the population, and blamed them for the weather in your neighborhood. That’s step one.

    Next step?

    It’s logical!

    Appease the great god of weather! Demonstrate your ferocity to that demon CO2!

    Kill! Kill! Kill! The more deniers, the better!

    It’s what your pagan forbears did:

    “..when the priests had seemed to fail in their supplications for rain or other weather changes to save the maize crops, they could simply demand sacrificial victims to appease the obviously wrathful gods. Thus, in the guise of satisfying gods, the priests were actually authorizing a hungry population to go forth and seize humans destined for consumption.”

    They killed 250,000 “deniers” every year to ensure good weather.

    That’s the next step. Ready?

  5. sunsettommy says:

    What an ignorant woman!

    Does the idiot notice that Cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas have far HOTTER weather, yet Phoenix still have over 1.6 MILLION people in and Las Vegas over 600,000 people in them?


    • gregole says:

      Here in Phoenix the weather is just fine. A high of 109 F – pretty typical for summer and no big deal. Just got back from walking the dogs and it was pretty
      close to the high.

      Of course we’re bar-be-quing tomorrow. It’ll be nice. For Phoenix.

      • Terry says:

        Coming down from Eagar to Tempe on Friday to visit my son. Looking forward to a little warmth to limber me up!

  6. Texas sharp-shooter says:

    I thought Bette was from S Dakota so she should remember ’30s heatwaves. Huh.

  7. Jimmy Haigh says:

    Don’t be too tough on her. She’s just a forgotten old Hollywood D-lister.

    • Disillusioned says:

      We should not let up on any useful idiot who spews that kind of hatred and nonsense. Never let up. They don’t.

  8. Andy DC says:

    The 121 in ND was not some fluke by one whacked out station that was way too hot. There was a 2nd station that was 120 and a 3rd station that was 119.

  9. Cam says:

    And now U of C is saying the number of hurricanes is going to be less than they thought. They can’t predict something a month out but can forecast the climate 50 or a 100 years from now.

  10. Rosco says:

    In Australia we have to suffer BS accusations about our climate culpability all the time.

    Apparently with ~25 million people emitting a tiny proportion of the total global CO2 emissions – a couple of Chinese or Indian cities have more people than Australia – we are solely responsible for bleaching the Great Barrier Reef ???

    Even more insane is the assertion that coral, almost exclusively a tropical animal, cannot tolerate luke warm bath water which 35°C water is.

    Add to that the insanity of the claim that man’s CO2 emissions are acidifying the oceans and dissolving sea life’s carbonate shells despite the pH of the ocean being ~8.1.

    People who don’t question dogma are acolytes and that never ends well for anyone.

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