Misinformed Iowa Professors

University of Iowa professors Peter Thorne and Jerry Schnoor tell the world that Iowa will get a lot more 90 degree days in the future as a result of Iowa residents emitting CO2.

(67) Rob Hogg on Twitter: “Univ. of Iowa professors Peter Thorne and Jerry Schnoor 

All evidence shows the exact opposite.  The National Climate Assessment shows peak temperatures in Iowa much lower than prior to 60 years ago.

Temperature Changes in the United States – Climate Science Special Report

Average daily maximum temperatures in Iowa have plummeted over the past century.

The frequency of 90 degree days has plummeted in Iowa over the past century.

As CO2 levels have increased, the frequency of 90 degree days has plummeted.

Peak temperatures in Iowa have plummeted.

The number of 100 degree temperature readings in Iowa has plummeted.

 Iowa’s worst heatwave occurred in 1936, when Logan had 41 days over 100 degrees from June 16 to September 6.

14 Jul 1936, Page 1 – The Des Moines Register at Newspapers.com

08 Jul 1936, 10 – The Daily Times at Newspapers.com

13 Jul 1936, 9 – The Gazette at Newspapers.com

Why are public health and engineering professors pretending they are climate prophets? They obviously didn’t do any research.

Peter S. Thorne – University of Iowa College of Public Health

Jerald L. Schnoor | College of Engineering | The University of Iowa

Peter Thorne: Communicating the best available science – University of Iowa College of Public Health

Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research

Professors  Peter Thorne and Jerry Schnoor are simply making numbers up.  There is no evidence to back up their claims, and it is absurd to suggest that Iowans can control atmospheric CO2 levels – as China and India build hundreds of new coal fired power plants.

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