Climate Groundhog Day

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

In the movie Groundhog Day, every morning Bill Murray wakes up and lives exactly the same day as he did before. That is the life of climate alarmists. Thirty years ago they said unless you stopped buying fossil fuels, New York would drown, Phoenix would melt in 115 degree weather, Hurricanes would batter the Gulf Coast, the farm belt would dry up, and forest fires would blacken “thousands of acres.”

05 Oct 1989, Page 4A – Poughkeepsie Journal at

Their evidence was based on blaming every bad weather event on on global warming.

05 Mar 1995, 13 – The Journal Times at

Nothing about their belief system has any basis in science, and they have been doing the same thing day after day for decades.

The corn belt is getting wetter, and year after year is seeing record crops.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Midwest summer afternoons are getting cooler, and the frequency of hot days is declining.

Midwest summer nights are about the same as they were 80 years ago. Corn likes warm nights.

The average Midwest summer daily temperature range has dropped about four degrees, indicating a milder climate.


Coney Island, NY looks about the same as the first time I went there 60 years ago.

EarthCam – Coney Island Cam

The press is now terrified by the lack of hurricanes, the exact opposite of what they were terrified about 30 years ago.

The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying – The Washington Post

Arizona maximum temperatures and the frequency of summer days peaked in 1896, and have been declining ever since. I started school at ASU in 1974, at the peak of the ice age scare.  That summer Phoenix set their record of eighteen consecutive days over 110 degrees.

And forest fire burn acreage is down 80% over the past eighty years.

Indicator 3.16: Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic agents

There were 185,209 fires in 1937, and more than 200,000 in 1936.

October 9, 1938 – NYTimes

Nothing which climate alarmists believe has any basis in reality, but they continue pushing the same nightmare day after day, year after year, and decade after decade.  Global warming belief is mental illness, not science.

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30 Responses to Climate Groundhog Day

  1. Anon says:

    Tony, Great post there. I was actually arguing a point of minutia with another commenter the other day. I should have just asked him to produce one purported CAGW produced prediction that has ever come true. That would be ZERO.

  2. Johansen says:

    Food production/crop production is increasing because of Capitalism…. otherwise spelled I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.O.N.
    Advances in food technology and harvesting methods will blow your mind if you research it a bit on YouTube. Looks waaay different from when I was working on big farms in high school & college.
    Failed agriculture goes by the name C.O.M.M.U.N.I.S.M. That’s where somebody points a gun at your head, steals your farm/land in the name of “fairness”, makes you work with antiquated crappy equipment, and comes back once a year to steal 95% of your crop

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      That’s when they are generous and want you to survive till the next harvest.

      During the Holodomor in the Ukraine they took it all.

      • Johansen says:

        It breaks my heart to look at human suffering like that, and I’m not even Pycckuu. There was no reason for it all, other than godless greed. And the damn scary thing is that we are moving that direction in the USA right now.

      • annieoakley says:

        During the Holodomor the New York Times kept insisting it was not happening. Didn’t Walter Duranty win a Prize for ignoring the the starvation?

        • Jason Calley says:

          I saw a tee shirt recently that had a big picture of Stalin on it. Beneath the picture were the words: “Dark humor is like food. Some people just don’t get it.”

          I wonder how many people see that shirt and have no idea that the Holodomor ever happened.

        • cdquarles says:

          Yes, indeed, and that is one reason why I don’t view the “Paper of Record” as credible from that point in its history to today. I’d be willing to cut them less slack if someone showed me that they’ve been duplicitous, say, from the 1890s to the 1930s.

  3. Colorado Wellington says:

    Who could be blamed for getting testy with Ms Griff” after a few decades …

  4. Nathan Simon says:

    It’s interesting to read this post, just last night I was arguing with my father-in law who is a corn farmer. He contends it has been a warm summer because we are ahead of pace on corn days. I told him that we have had a relatively mild summer and he didn’t believe me. The warmer nights would account for this.

  5. Gerald Machnee says:

    Tony, I have not been able to obtain a similar burn chart for Canada for the 1930’s.

  6. arn says:

    World Wide Organised Crime Syndicate :
    Doing the same lies,frauds&wars over and over again
    without ever being held accountable(because you placed all your puppets
    at the top of centralised institutions)

  7. AndyDC says:

    Your charts prove what I have been saying. During the last 30 years (since 1988) there has only been one significantly reduced corn crop due to heat and drought (2012). Going back from 1988, such droughts were fairly frequent.

    The early maturity should not harm the crop, because timely rains came right at the time that the ears were filling. I believe it is wishful thinking on the part of alarmists to believe that a week or so of early maturity would reduce the yields.

    RAH, you travel throughout the Corn Belt. How would you rate this year’s crop?

    • AZ1971 says:

      My parents, who still live in rural central Wisconsin, would describe it as “massive”. Rains came in just enough quantity and in just the nick of time to make the corn crop boom. I might ask my cousins who still farm how this year compares to recent years, and report back. RAH should have some good insight.

    • cdquarles says:

      Though I do not live in the Midwestern corn belt, I do live in a county that produces a fair amount of corn (and cotton ;) ). We had a pretty good year here. Rainfall has been about average for the water year to date.

  8. Chris says:

    Your data on Wild fires is fascinating. I poured through Cal Fire data trying to come up with my own trends. I found it difficult as they have changed the way they report Forest fires, city fires and whether it is a cal fire or usda responsibility so many times it made it hard to compare accurately. But I did come up with a general downward trend from 1943 to about 2012, then a spike recently.

    I still believe Jerry Brown is giving cal fire stand down orders lately. But I’d love to see your graphs dig in to this topic a little more, you always do such a fine job!

    • Michael Spencer says:

      Absolutely disgraceful propaganda! I was born in Moree, New South Wales, Australia at the end of 1938 (there – I’ve given away something!). Oops! The NYT data-set (mysteriously) only goes back to 1960! Funny, that ……

      I recall my mother telling me that towards the end of November back then it was 117F on that day. Hmmmm ….. it sounds a bit like “The Grapes of Wrath” time that you enjoyed in the U.S..

      I wonder why the propagandists don’t have any information before 1960? Perhaps thermometers had not been invented before then. And ….

  9. Steelman says:

    Not only THEM, we as well, struggling with the bullshit, trying to denounce it. It’s the sad facts.

  10. A Comment says:

    Unlike climate alarmists, Phil Connors eventually learned to adapt to the reality of his situation, change his behavior and find a path a better life that could move forward with the rest of reality.

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