This document was full of fraud, and in this post I look at one section which states that heavy downpours are increasing in the US since 1958.
Looking at the USHCN data, the claim is absolutely correct. Since 1958, heavy precipitation events have increased in the US.
The 1958 start date seems odd though. How did they pick that date?
That’s an easy one. They picked the minimum since 1895, and began their graph at the minimum. If they plotted the entire USHCN series back to 1895, they would have shown that there has been no net change in the frequency of heavy precipitation events going back to the 19th century.
What they are doing is straight up fraud. Their intent is to convince readers that CO2 is driving an increase in heavy precipitation events, when in fact the data shows that there is no correlation. This is how Obama and the Democrats operate – 100% deception and fake news all the time.
It wasn’t always like this though. In 1952, the polar icecaps were melting at an astonishing and unexplained rate and were threatening to swamp seaports. The glaciers of Norway and Alaska lost half their mass during the first half of the 20th century.
The US is headed for its fifth consecutive cool Memorial Day, but Memorial Day used to be hot in the US. On May 29, 1934 ninety and one hundred degree temperatures were common throughout much of the US. South Dakota and Nebraska both reached 109 degrees that day. This year they are forecast to be almost 40 degrees cooler.
After 1945, there was a sharp drop in the frequency of hot weather on May 29.
Actual scientists would want to understand this, but fake government climate scientists simply change the data and lie to the public.
On May 22, 1925 the US was experiencing an incredible heatwave, with half of the country over 90 degrees, and 100 degree temperatures in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois.
Danville, Illinois was 103 degrees on May 22, 1925. Today’s forecast at Danville is 72 degrees, cooling down to 61 degrees on Wednesday. New Ulm and Fairmont, Minnesota were over 100 degrees.
May 22 temperatures in the US have been plummeting over the last 90 years, with the last few years being among the coolest on record. Hot temperatures like May 22, 1925 are incomprehensible now.
This is of course the exact opposite of what we hear from the criminals known as US government climate scientists, whose job is to spread propaganda, not disseminate scientific fact.