Imaginary Connections

“Even before summer began, there were extreme heat waves and new heat records throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and the forecast calls for a hotter-than-normal summer in much of the U.S. Scientists say climate change is accelerating and intensifying these kinds of heat waves. It’s taken a while for some TV weather men and women to make these connections

India and Pakistan endured blistering conditions this spring, leading to a loss of life. And the forecast calls for a hotter-than-normal summer in much of the U.S.”

Weather forecasters increasingly address climate change | PBS NewsHour

The US is having one of the coolest years on record.

The three hottest springs in the US were 1934, 1911 and 1962.

The 1911 heatwaves began in January

02 Feb 1911, Page 1 – Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor at

23 May 1911, 9 – Fall River Daily Evening News at

04 Jul 1911, Page 1 – The Scranton Republican

The hottest July 4 occurred in 1911

05 Jul 1911, 1 – The Boston Globe at

The 1911 Heat Wave Was So Deadly It Drove People Insane – New England Historical Society

En 1911, Paris suffoquait déjà sous la canicule – Le Parisien

India is always hottest in spring before the monsoon season starts

“When a person is accustomed to 138 in the shade, his ideas about cold weather are not valuable….In India, “cold weather” is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.”

– Mark Twain

08 Jun 1935 – HEAT WAVE – Trove

23 May 1972 – INDIA Heatwave kills 300 – Trove

08 Jun 1935 – HEAT WAVE IN INDIA – Trove

27 May 1935 – TRAGIC HEAT WAVE. – Trove

20 Jul 1934 – THE HOTTEST PLACE. – Trove

02 Jun 1934 – Deaths From Heat – Trove

15 Jun 1966 – INDIA Hundreds die in heat wave – Trove

16 Jun 1932 – 22 PERSONS DIE – Trove

01 Jun 1972 – Fatal heat – Trove

12 Jul 1878 – INDIA. – Trove

The areal coverage and intensity of US heatwaves are near record lows.

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