Read here. Steve Goddard has a new blog, where he covers a wide variety of subjects, with most posts being climate oriented. Recently he posted about the cold 2009 summer in Chicago, which generated this comment from one of his readers:
"OOOOO a cold summer. How about looking at overall trends. You might see that it is warming. Don’t do big oils bidding. Educate yourself."
It's always amusing to see the incredibly lame, parrot-like response about "Big Oil." But it truly becomes a roll-your-eyes moment when the commenter then idiotically challenges the blogger to "educate yourself" or something similar to that, clearly indicating the commenter is without factual portfolio - an empty suit so-to-speak. If you read the first link above, you'll see how Steve responds to this idiot's challenge.
In the meantime, what are the facts about Chicago warming? Is Chicago experiencing the extreme hot, record-setting days that global warming alarmists have said is happening across the globe, due to the massive human CO2 emissions of unconstrained consumerism.
Well...,er......,no.....,not really. When objectively examining the extreme hot days (100 degrees Fahrenheit or more) during the months of June, July and August, most of the record-setting temperatures occurred before the last two decades ending in 2009 - and there were no record-setting 100 degree days during the 2010 summer. (click on image to enlarge)
For the period from 1930 to 1949, there were 13 record-setting 100 degree days. Plus, July 24, 1934 still holds the record as the hottest Chicago day evaaar!
If one includes the 1980's and the 1950's into the mix, the most recent 3 decades only generated 13 record-setting days versus 16 days for the 3 decades ending 1959.
So......after all the wild and hysterical claims about extreme, dangerous, unprecedented and accelerating warming, it turns out that one of the world's largest metropolitan areas wasn't really affected by the massive global human CO2 emission increase. Hmmm...maybe all that severe, dangerously extreme "climate disruption" stuff is just someone blowing reefer smoke, like constantly.Additional modern temp charts here. Historical temp charts here.