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.”
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.
Deaths from heat are rare now, but during the 1930s they were very common.
It was so hot in Illinois in 1936, that highways exploded.
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.