This article is running in the upcoming edition of the Buffalo Gap (Texas) News:
I know in Texas it’s been hotter than two goats in a pepper patch, but out here on the left coast it’s been a very mild summer. In fact throughout far West, Pacific Northwest, the Northern Rockies and the Northern Plains, it’s been a relatively cool summer.
My son plays football at one of your wonderful universities in Abilene (the one that boasts a Cowboy as it’s mascot) and he tells me they haven’t had a practice this summer where the temperature’s been much below 100.
Funny how the lame-stream media has been ignoring the intense heat experienced for months in Texas, but as soon as the Northeast began to sizzle in July they played it up like it was the Second Coming.
Yes, it was hot back east, but nothing that was really earth shattering. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during the big July heat wave that began on July 17 and continued through July 23, only 34 all-time maximum temperature records were set. While some might think this number significant, allow me to provide some context: we keep daily records for over 6,000 locations in the United States and less than three-dozen new marks were established in a week. That’s not much to talk about.
Of course for the human-caused global warming crowd the Eastern heat wave provided a great opportunity to cast man’s use of fossil fuels as the root of all evil. The federal government also harnessed the event to justify spending more taxpayer money to stop climate change. Disciples of Al Gore used the hot spell to raise money for a variety of supposed environmental crises.
As for the facts, keep this in mind: the weather has been much warmer. The 1930s was our hottest decade. Of our now 50 states 22 achieved their all-time hottest temperature during that 10-year period. For example, Millsboro, Delaware hit 110 on July 21, 1930; Keokuk, Iowa reached 118 on July 21, 2931; and Seymour, Texas climbed to 120 on August 12, 1936.
Those are the inconvenient truths.
As for the Texas heat, it may continue a few more weeks but it’s nothing that can’t be appeased with a glass of sweet tea and a dose of A/C.
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