Climate Alarmists Melting Down In Their Lies

The Union of Concerned Scientists have a new report out warning that the Midwest is getting hot, and a lot of people are going to die in the heat unless we reduce CO2 emissions. The report is titled “60 Years of Warming in the Midwest.”


Urgent Action on Climate Change Will Prevent Heat-Related Deaths in Major US Cities | Union of Concerned Scientists

It is based largely on this 2009 report, which claims a large increase in 90 and 100 degree days in illinois and the Midwest – based on models of future climate, and some sort of analysis of the past 60 years.


UCSUSA claims there will be a huge increase in the number of 90 and 100 degree days in Chicago as CO2 increases – yet the historical data shows the exact opposite.  As CO2 has increased, the number of 90 and 100 degree temperatures have plummeted in Chicago.  Aurora, IL is the closest USHCN station to Chicago.


Same story across all of Illinois.


Same story across all of the Midwest.

It isn’t clear why they claim that hot weather has increased over the past 60 years, but it is clear why they cherry-picked a time interval of sixty years. Prior to 1960, the Midwest was much hotter. The data they hid wrecks their story.

As CO2 has increased, the frequency of hot days has plummeted in the Midwest.  The exact opposite of what the UCSUSA models are based on.

The Midwest and most of the US used to be much hotter, with some incredibly hot months during the 1930s.

And deaths from natural disasters has plummeted as CO2 has increased.

Natural Disasters – Our World in Data

Deaths from heat are rare now, but during the 1930s they were very common.

17 Jul 1936, Page 1 – Carroll Daily Herald at

07 Jun 1933, 4 – The Times at

13 Jul 1936, Page 3 – Lansing State Journal 

The Bulletin – Google News Archive Search

It was so hot in Illinois in 1936, that highways exploded.

TimesMachine: July 7, 1936 –

TimesMachine: July 10, 1936 –

Nothing in the UCSUSA report has any bearing on reality. They use models which bear no resemblance to the real world, hide critical data which proves them wrong, make unsupportable forecasts of the future, and claim solutions to imaginary problems based on superstition. Desperate lies from desperate liars with an agenda.

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15 Responses to Climate Alarmists Melting Down In Their Lies

  1. MR166 says:

    Now I am confused! Does UCSUSA stand for Union of Concerned Scientists USA or Union of Concerned Socialists USA?

    One thing is clear, the real underlying goal has nothing at all to do climate but with political upheaval.

  2. arn says:

    60 years of warming?

    They must have forgotten their very own coming ice age of the 70ies
    (and it seems that they have spent this winter on mars or in Australia)

    The number of heat related deaths will increase,
    but just because of an increase of the older population combined
    with closing down power plants,
    so that either people in warmer regions can no longer afford paying for air condition electricity or the complete absense of electricity if the new green deal
    gets implemented.

    • rah says:

      Well they must have gotten out of OZ before their Fall hit because they set some new records for cold last month.

  3. steve case says:

    They say in the first big bold headline in the report:

    Heat waves have become more common over the
    last six decades, on average, in the five large midwestern
    cities we studied. Scientists project that this trend
    will worsen over the next century.

    That goes back to 1959. Not 1950 or God forbid 1930. Wouldn’t want us dumb knuckle draggers to know that our parents & grand parents lived through the “Dust Bowl” years. Can you say blatant cherry picking? I knew you could.

    • MGJ says:

      The Grapes of Wrath is clearly not the sort of literature it is safe for the public to read, dealing as it does with the made-up, never-really-happened Dust Bowl. It is now obvious that John Steinbeck was in love with Hitler and financed by the Third Reich.

      (Well, that’s no more ridiculous than much of what we hear nowadays).

  4. scott allen says:

    The UCS make the claim of a “possible” rise in “future” heat related deaths ignore the real rising death toll in the UK (and other EU member states) due to a thing called “Fuel Poverty” which is a result of the environmentalist making the cost of heating a home go up for no reason other than to increase carbon taxes/windmills/zero emission power plants.

  5. rah says:

    Only the nights have been a little warmer than usual here. And that’s because of humid nights. I’ll tell you the frogs and toads love it and so do I. Love hearing them at night. Just listening out of my bedroom window at night one would think they were in a Louisiana swamp instead of among Indiana corn fields. Have to lift up the cushions on my furniture on the deck before I set down because odds are there will 1 or 3 tiny tree frogs hiding out under there during the daylight hours.

  6. Rhys Read says:

    The interesting thing about Aurora is it’s the fastest growing city in Illinois and is now the 2nd largest city in the state so there should be some sort of urban heat Island effect biasing the temperatures warmer in recent years.

  7. rah says:

    I think we’re really into our solar minimum now.
    Question is the duration. I’m guessing it will be longer than average but we are not going into a Grand Minimum as some say we are. Let us hope we don’t have a Dalton or worse.

  8. Pat says:

    Great research.
    This is how I validated your data trend.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The Midwest must be melting because the electoral map shows it to be a sea of blazing red! We must get AOC to turn it all blue to cool the continent down.


  10. Gamecock says:

    The Union of Concerned Socialists mention ‘climate change’ over and over. Dozens of times. They never define it. What it means to them is a complete mystery.

  11. Tom E O says:

    Glacier meltdown lie melting down

    “Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.”

  12. David Becker says:

    For the authors to pick as a comparison the worst time frame for high heat is a little bit of picking at the data as well I would say. But I do believe the UCS is over estimating things into their desired perspective, and that all the hype about deadly global warming is just that. From a survival point of view, man has survived a lot worse than a hot year or two… Many, many more people have died in wars than in any climate event over the last 200 or 300 years… not to mention the 2 million years human have been around. My experience with nature is that life is very robust; though I am starting to question how robust the human mind is becoming. Maybe we should go extinct so a “better being” inherits the earth? If we don’t start focusing our minds on the facts and the truth, not on what is in the so-called media and gets the most hype (i.e., brings in the most revenues to someone)… we may have a chance… but there is no certainty that we do… or don’t.

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