Washington Post “Global Heat Waves”

Opinion | Global heat waves should be a climate change warning – The Washington Post

There isn’t any global heat wave – temperatures are close to the 1979-2000 mean.

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If the Washington Post editorial staff had of bothered to go the National Park Service web site, they would have known that fire is normal and essential for Sequoias.

“The importance of fire to giant sequoias cannot be overstated. Other than the change of seasons, fire is the most recurrent and critical process in determining the life his­tory of this species. Tree-ring records from giant sequoias show that frequent surface fires were the typical pattern of fire occurrence over the past 2,000 years. But this pattern changed after about 1860, when fire frequency declined sharply. This decline in regional fire was probably a result of intensive sheep grazing that began about this time (reducing live and dead vegetation that carries ground fire beneath the trees) and a decrease in fires set by Native Americans, followed by fire suppression by government agencies.”

Giant Sequoias and Fire – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

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4 Responses to Washington Post “Global Heat Waves”

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    In the oceans, where it counts, temps are running .376 BELOW normal, as land temps can vary wildly from week to week and even day to day. Colder in critical ocean areas forces a pressure rise over land and thus the typical La Niña heat waves.
    But the media doesn’t care

  2. Rockwood says:

    They learned from C19 how to sensationalize what used to be called reporting on events and have turned it into a mockery of the commons to keep us all in a “state of fear”. A good healthy sweat is good for you especially here in Canada now ruled by dumb and dumber.

  3. Gamecock says:

    The Editorial Board of the Washington Post is intellectually vacant. Just the way Bezos wants them.

    After the climate change warning headline, they confess that links between weather events and global warming (sic) cannot be determined. But forgetting what they just said, they go on to cite World Weather Attribution anyway. (Gotta hand it to WWA, monetizing the impossible.)

    Let’s look at an one of their examples, the London heat, though that glacier collapse ‘due to climate change’ is probably hilarious.

    How did climate change cause the London heat? Climate change is not a force; it can’t cause anything. Indeed, climate is the result of weather. It can’t be the cause of weather.

    “virtually impossible without human-caused climate change”

    Virtually impossible is not a force. Higher likelihood is not a cause.

    Science demands 100%. 99.999% isn’t good enough. “Virtually” falsifies the premise. See Einstein, “Why 100?”

    So back in the real world, what is causing the London heat?

    A cutoff Portuguese low (see video link below). It’s counter clockwise circulation is bringing Saharan heat north. To attribute this to climate change is to attribute the low pressure off Portugal to climate change.

    All of the climate change linked events they list had real causes. ‘Climate change’ is not an explanation. Indeed, it is totalist language intended to get you to slip your brain into neutral and to keep your mouth shut. Whenever you see attribution to climate change, you must ask, “How?” Weather events have specific conditions that cause them; attribution to climate change requires those conditions be caused by climate change. It’s ridiculous. A low pressure was caused by climate change, though low pressures occur all over the earth, all the time. Everything in their list has been occurring since time immemorial, yet, now, they are caused by climate change.

    And “more likely” is not a cause. The cutoff low was not caused by more likely.

    Starting at 8:00:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_PM1zmFxgQ

  4. spren says:

    I recall seeing that the Redwoods and Sequoia giant trees depend on ground level fires to foster the sprouting of seeds from their cones that have dropped to the surface. The heat causes the cones to open and release the seeds into the ground.

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