The Hot 1980’s

On this date in 1988, Milwaukee was 108 degrees – more than 30 degrees warmer than today. Almost every state was over 90 degrees.

Similar story in 1980.  The stage was set for James Hansen to commercialize the global warming scam.

No surprise it was hot. Jimmy Carter was turning coal into oil.

TimesMachine: Friday August 1, 1980 –

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24 Responses to The Hot 1980’s

  1. xenomoly says:


    What is your opinion about the state of the arctic Ice Cap. We are still in the warm phase of the AMO – I was hoping to see the transition to the cool phase some time in the next few years and I HOPE that you would see the polar seesaw with instrumental precision.

    Does it give you pause about warming if you do not see this switch over to the cool phase and the arctic sea ice continues to decline? If this year is a record they will crow about it forever. I can just see the headlines now “ARCTIC SEA ICE WILL BE GONE ANY DAY NOW!!!!!” or other such alarmist shit.

    I am curious about your opinion about this.

    • griff says:

      you do know that Greenland is seeing truly huge mass loss this summer? I wonder why Tony hasn’t posted his usual SMB chart?

      And that the sea ice extent is currently again at a record low for the date?

      There’s no sign of any cooling, is there? and people would be entirely justified on today’s figures for saying it will be gaone any year now…

      • spike55 says:

        Did you know that Greenland ice area is only a tiny amount down from the HIGHEST it has been in 8000+ years

        Arctic sea ice is still well and truly in the top 5-10% of the last 10,000 years.

        Or will you continue to parade your IGNORANCE, griffool. !!

        Russia has had many COLD records this year griffool,

        All part of the meandering jet stream, WHICH IS A SIGN OF COOLING.

        Whatever drug you are on that puts in a state of petulant MANIC PANIC, I’d get your doctor to adjust how much you take.

      • spike55 says:

        Arctic sea ice will almost certainly bottom out above 4 Wadhams just like it has the last dozen or so years (except the storm of 2012)

        No trend in over a decade in either extent or volume.

        You are an IGNORANT LOSER, griffool.

        Go put on your tin-foil crash helmet, else what is left of your tiny mind turns to green sludge from all that CO2 warming. ;-)

      • Gator says:

        Xenomoly, you will have to excuse Ms Griff. Her hatred of poor brown people blinds her to the fact that ice melts in the Summer. Her hatred is so very great that she somehow continues to forget (though we remind her daily) that there is currently more ice in the Arctic than the average of the past 9000 years. She really hates poor brown people.

      • arn says:

        let me tell you something,neither you nor the cult will tell according to Greenland.

        1)We are far away from making greenland green again as it was a few centuries ago where it gots its name from.
        And after greenland stopped being green those vikings who settled there during the green period stopped being alive
        as they could not adjust to the white greenland weather.

        2)Greenland is not you island next door.
        It is a continent sized island.
        With more than 2 million square miles=
        Greenland gaining 1 million tons of snow =
        a handfull of snowflakes per square meter = nothing.
        And 1 billion tons of snow is barely more = a tiny coat.

        Now expose 2 mio square miles of ice and snow during
        summer and it will melt few inches of snow and ice away on a single day which will result billions of tons of loss just
        as a significant snowfall on one day will lead to billions of tons of more ice.

        Overall nothing is happening as sea level rise is not changing.
        There is no massive ice loss.
        Just the same old ice loss as 100 years ago with the same old >3 mm sea level rise.
        Which means we are losing overall all a little bit more ice and snow during a year which results in a little bit of sea level rise.

        If all those record ice loss predictions were real we would already have a 1 foot sea level rise minimum,
        but it is not happening because AGW is BS as the ice age was in the 70ies.

      • GW Smith says:

        More evidence, Griff – The Grand Solar Minimum – Time to wake up.

  2. spike55 says:

    In case people have not seen this

    Dr Rex Fleming from NOAA exposes all !!


  3. griff says:

    What about the very hot 2019?

    UK record temp now confirmed…

    Last night the main commercial TV channel in the UK started with a 10 minute segment on how climate change is affecting the UK… the record temp, the flash flooding… followed up with the record arctic sea ice low and the record melt on the Greenland ice cap (At the summit it has melted only about once in 250 years… but now 2019 has joined 2012 in that record)

    I don’t know how long you can keep avoiding the elephants in the room…

    • spike55 says:

      Not very hot, griffool

      Still way below most of the last 10,000 years.

      Year to date 2019 is in 4th place in only 40 years. probably cooler than the 1930s,40,

      And certainly cooler than the MWP and any time before the RWP going back 10,000 years.

      Probably in the BOTTOM 5% of Holocene temperatures

      How long can you remain WILFULLY IGNORANT and in DENIAL of CLIMATE CHANGE, griffool !

    • Gator says:

      Wow! Record UHI temps! And I had no idea that there had never been flash floods before. What really wraps it all up in a bow is that ice now melts, because every climate expert knows that ice never melted before man stared burping and farting.

      Really Ms Griff, why do you hate poor brown people?

    • Robert Austin says:

      Funny, we see weather and Griff sees “elephants in the room”. Griff, weather records of all types are being set somewhere on earth daily because our recording period is so short. But for our amusement, please go right on crapping in your pants over weather events.

      • Gator says:

        It’s even worse than we thought. The “record” is all UHI, and even Germany’s official weather service admits this. But in spite of the clearly bogus reading, they are going to keep it as an official temperature.

        Swiss veteran meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann wrote the extra heat possibly could be heating the station by up to another 3 degrees!

        Germany’s DWD national weather service has even confirmed that the station’s siting is no longer adequate and that a move to a new site had been already long planned. But despite the acknowledged poor siting, the DWD went ahead and confirmed the reading as valid. The 42.6°C reading now stands as Germany’s new all-time recorded high temperature, no matter how questionable the reading may be.

        Imagine the deafening din from the left if skeptics pulled this kind of fraud.

        What happened to smoothing? Nothing. It never existed. Their “smoothing” is nothing more than the smearing of UHI corrupted stations across the globe.

    • KevinPaul says:

      It’s You griff that’s the broken record. How can you be so dumb not to see what’s going on. Bow and kiss the earth before your masters from the Elite Rome Boys Club.

    • KevinPaul says:

      It is very disturbing to realise that despite the many years griff has been coming here, he is still so indoctrinated despite all the revelations here and elsewhere, he is incapable of seeing the trees for the wood. The fact that kids are now so programmed like griff, I am now convinced this spells the end of Western civilization. It’s now time for the East to arise as the dominant world power, Russia, China, Socialist Arabia, Africa, and South East Asia.
      Although promised for its complicity, Catholicism will not be the universal religion.

      The final nail to the Roman Empires’ coffin is set to be driven home.
      The greed of man is his ultimate downfall.
      The future is red not green, red with blood!

  4. Steve case says:

    I verify 103F for August 1st 1988 in Milwaukee, and it’s a record high for Aug 1st in Milwaukee.

    I’m on an IPad in the Northwoods and putting up a link to the several sources for that is beyond my IPad skill level.

  5. Chris Moffett says:

    Hi Tony. I’d be grateful if you could do a debunking video of the following report that someone has sent me as ‘evidence’ that extreme weather events are increasing globally due to warming. It’s bound to be fraudulent in numerous ways – thought you might be interested in taking it apart? Love your videos and keep up the good work.

  6. McLovin' says:

    I grew up just a little south of Milwaukee and the summer of 1988 was a scorcher. My summer job was cutting grass in a cemetery (no lie) with a couple friends, so we were outside every day in that. We had savage tans on us…to go along with the smell of oil, gas and lawn clippings. Hot indeed. But good times. I miss them.

  7. STEVEN K CLOSE says:

    I flew from Santa Maria, CA, to West Yellowstone in my 1948 Bellanca Cruisair to attend an FAA/AOPA clinic on July 20, 1988. My dog (Underdog the Second) and I camped there till July 24 when we left for Oshkosh to attend EAA Fly In. Will never forget temperature swings from 32F to 99F in just a few hours. Nothing died because of these temperature swings, and I always wondered why so much was made over a trend of a couple degrees over 100 years.
    As Tony points out, there is no correlation between CO2 rise and temperature. If there were, there wouldn’t have been prolonged cooling c 1940-1975 while C02 was rising.
    The forest was on fire that year and fire fighting efforts were nominal.
    At Oshkosh, the weather was miserable. Hot, humid and windy, day and night.
    I wrote a letter to editor that was published today in the Montecito Journal (near Santa Barbara, CA)
    Follows here:
    Dear Editor,
    Henry Louis Mencken: The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

    Climate Change and Global Warming
    Tony Heller exposes the fraud behind these theories: “In 1998, NASA showed 1934 as the hottest year on record in the US, and declining temperatures for the rest of the century. They have since rewritten the data to eliminate the post 1930s cooling. 1998 used to be one-degree Fahrenheit cooler than 1934, and now it is warmer…”
    At, Mr. Heller provides scores of proofs of fraud and deception, including charts, maps, videos, historical articles and photographs which expose the myths of record heat/cold, vanishing glaciers & polar ice caps, record tornadoes, hurricanes, forest fires, sea level rise, etc.

    On July 21, 2019 Mr. Heller debunked the latest heat wave hysteria promulgated by the Union of Concerned Scientists, National Geographic, et al. “The likelihood of hot July weather in the Midwest has plummeted since the 1930’s, with all recent years being among the coolest on record.” His attendant graphs, charts, and historical articles elaborate:

    Lest you believe Mr. Heller is a one-off kook, here are a few more (among thousands) reputable skeptics: Patrick Moore (Greenpeace), John Coleman (Weather Channel), Joe Bastardi (Meteorologist), Anthony Watts (WattsUpWithThat), John R. Christy (Professor of Atmospheric Science University of Alabama), Judith A. Curry (Climatologist at Georgia Institute of Technology), Richard S. Lindzen (1983-2013 Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T.)) and Bill Gray-R.I.P. (PhD William Gray formerly Colorado State U).

    Because of their contrarian views, most of them have suffered the wrath and fury of the alarmist community. Google their names and mixed with truths you’ll find extreme bias and sophistry posted by devout believers and/or the misinformed.

    Climate Change has become a pseudo-religion embraced by zealots. Some have theorized that with the decline of religion, humanity’s need for a “cause” has fallen upon the environment and climate change. Either you’re a well-received Believer or a despicable Heretic, worthy of stoning.

    Best Regards,

    Steve King, Carpinteria, CA

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