Finding The Missing Heat


There was a lot of extreme weather in 1953.



There were record heatwave at the end of August and beginning of September, and several others that autumn.

TimesMachine: Tuesday September 1, 1953 –

01 Sep 1953, Page 1 – Logansport Pharos-Tribune at

It was 107 degrees in Maryland.

01 Sep 1953, Page 1 – The Morning Herald at

Scores of people were dead from the heat, and communists were hacking elections.

01 Sep 1953, 1 – Star-Gazette at

And Hurricane Carol was headed towards North America with 150 MPH winds.

02 Sep 1953, 1 – The Miami News at

04 Sep 1953, 1 – The Miami News at

I plotted out the August 24 to September 6  temperature record. You can see the 1953 heatwave – but after 1955 temperatures plummeted.

Summers got much cooler in the US after the 1950s.

In 1978, NOAA showed that global temperatures dropped sharply after 1958

Global Temperature Variation, Surface-100 mb: An Update into 1977 in: Monthly Weather Review Volume 106 Issue 6 (1978)

Same story in the 1995 IPCC report.


International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere


A gradual increase in area of the northern circumpolar vortex, the massive flow of frigid air around the Arctic, has been recorded by Drs. Angell and Korshover. In 1976 its southern’ extent was the greatest in 10 years and last winter it was 1 percent larger than in any previous winter observed.

Snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere have varied greatly but there has been a net increase according to a satellite photograph analysis by Dr George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont‐Doherty Geological Observatory. This has been most marked in the spring when so highly reflective a cover returns much solar energy into space at a time of intense solar radiation.

International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere – The New York Times

21 Jul 1974, 13 – The Des Moines Register at

So where did the pre-1960 heat go? NASA has since erased it.

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5 Responses to Finding The Missing Heat

  1. Greg W Smith says:

    Looks like a roller coaster to me. Guess they’ve never been on one.

  2. Robert L. Gipson says:

    Yup. NASA erased it.

  3. David March says:

    The central problem of this time is at least two-fold: (a) too many people naively base their judgment of news on their profoundly-held faith that neither the government NOR the journalists would deliberately, cynically, viciously LIE; and (b) Experts and authorities whose theories are shared with us by the government and journolists Can’t All be Wrong!! (and they wouldn’t fudge data… Would they?)

    Got some news for you all…

  4. John W. Garrett says:

    Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press is currently busy desperately hyping Hurricane Ida into putative evidence for the “Catastrophic/dangerous, CO2-driven anthropogenic global warming/climate change” conjecture.

    Shortly, the airwaves of NPR, PBS, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN , BBC and NBC will be filled with similar attribution nonsense as will the pages of Pravda (a/k/a “The New York Times”), the WaPo, the La-La Times and the Graundian.

  5. Richard says:

    hello Global Emergency science-less air heads- history can feed your mind

    those who forget their past have no future

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