California’s Coldest Summer In More Than A Decade
The summer of 2023 was a cooler-than-average one for the majority of the United States, and California was no exception.
Overall, the Golden State witnessed its coolest summer since 2011, according to the Western Regional Climate Center.
Southern California held particularly cool throughout the summer months, which Center researcher, Dan McEvoy, explained was due to the lingering of low-pressure systems over the region and also the cooling effect of Hurricane Hilary.
Furthermore, Southern California held uncharacteristically cloudy this summer. And as the quote goes: “Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling.”
Those are the words of former NASA scientist Dr Roy Spencer, but here is the no-doubt equally informed take of New York Times reporter Soumya Karlamangla: “There isn’t a whole lot to make of California’s seasonal reprieve from the heat, other than that there are year-to-year fluctuations within an overall warming trend … In other words, California is still experiencing the effects of climate change and generally getting hotter, even if this summer didn’t set records for scorching weather across the state.”
The previous winter and spring were also historically cold and snowy though Karlamangla, a combo that led to a long list of ski areas posting their highest snowpack totals ever recorded, and by some margin.
Mammoth Mountain–for example–received 721 inches (61 ft) of snow at its main lodge, a measurement that smashed the previous record of 668 inches set back in 2010-2011. A record-annihilating 900+ inches (75+) was noted at the summit.
All this snow kept Mammoth open into the month of August for only the third time in its operating history (since 1954).
Snow-clearing efforts were persisting well into the summer:
And below is a reminder of conditions back in mid-March:
I do wonder what it would take, how many years of cooling the planet would need to endure, before the climate hucksters gave up the ghost.
Trudeau Uses Canada’s Wildfire Season To Promote ‘Carbon Pricing’ At UN Event
The federal government is hoping Canada’s 2023 wildfire season can drive-up carbon pricing at the United Nations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a UN event this week where he labelled carbon a planet-wrecking pollution and sought to tax it as such.
Trudeau walked two bona fide heroes out onto the stage in the hope that some of their credibility might rub off on him. West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund recounted a 36-hour battle to keep the flames out of his B.C. city; while assistant Halifax fire Chief Sherry Dean described how some of her crew members pulled people to safety as their homes went up in flames.
A shameless Trudeau used his time to promote higher carbon pricing, saying they were a way for UN member countries to stand by the first responders, who he said are folk that “understand that ambitious collective action to tackle climate change is now a matter of survival.”
This is, it appears, a political and gutless opportunistic pounce by Trudeau — another one.
Testimony from firefighters will often be harrowing, but doesn’t this go with the territory?
It should be official and reliable data that speaks to the truth, solely, not emotive anecdotal recitals. Data such as that provided by Canada’s two main fire bodies: the Canadian National Fire Database (CNFDB), and the National Forestry Database (NFD).
What both of these official agency’s show is that Canada’s wildfires, against Trudeau’s proclamations, have been decreasing.
Starting with the CNFDB, the trend since 1980–the chart’s starting date–is clear:
The same can also be said for the NFD’s chart, which is all-but identical (but from a start date of 1990):
Furthermore, the NFD states that on average Canada registers more than 8000 fires each year–a number, it should be pointed out, that hasn’t been achieved since the mid-2000s.
Even this year, 2023, has ‘only’ seen 6,835 fires (as of September 20th, according to another Canadian fire agency, CIFFC), though the burn acreage these fires achieved is tracking well-above the norm.
Also worth noting, the vast majority of fires are started by humans (intentionally or otherwise), with lightning strikes coming in a distant second, and prescribed burns third. This is a statistic for wildfires globally, too, not just in Canada.
“Climate change is making [wildfires] last longer and be more intense,” is the caterwauled claim. However, the data suggest human recklessness is the leading cause of the fires–and even then the trend is still down.
To support this, let us refer back to the charts.
Note the year 2020, namely its stark drop-off compared to all other years. That was pandemic year. You know, when Canadians were forcibly locked in their homes due to a nasty bout of the flu. Curiously, the ‘climate crisis’ appears to have also worked from home that year, with productivity falling dramatically: both the wildfire number and burn acreage posted all-time lows.
‘The fingerprints of global boiling’ are completely missing from Canada’s wildfire data.
However, that hasn’t stopped climate alarmists such as Trudeau from pouncing on a bad fire year. But according to your own official government data, Mr T, there is nothing to write home about. Despite this year’s high burn acreage, there is no trend manifesting, there is no crisis to report (unless your argument is that climate change began in 2023?).
You are warm-mongering, Mr T, in order as to push through your poverty-inducing carbon bunco. But the people see it.
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