Death Valley heat “could torch the record book” claimed ABC (Australia) News 17 August 2020. On Sunday 16 August the temperature in Death Valley, California, was recorded a 54.4°C (130°F).
That is certainly a scorching temperature, but it won’t burn any records no matter how many media sources “promote it”. The same event was reported by Science (AAAS) News as “Death Valley hits highest temperature since 1931”. The article then goes on to explain this is “third hottest day recorded on Earth since 1873”, coming behind 55°C in Tunisia in 1931, and 56.7°C in 1913.
The ABC article reports that “there may have been a sandstorm at the time which could have affected the reading”.
The Science article concludes: “Scientists predict that heat waves will only become more severe, last longer, and occur more frequently as the effects of climate change continue to intensify.”
Links: ABC, Science
Editorial Comment: Hottest? We’ve even beaten this downunder with a real record breaking 55.5°C as recorded by early settlers in Victoria. Historian R. Hughes states: “In ‘Canvas Town’, their encampment on the sand dunes, the shade temperature in Collins’ tent was 102°F (39°C), and in the sun it reached 132°F (55.5°C). (Reference: Hughes, R., 1987. The Fatal Shore – A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868. 1st ed. London: Collins Harvill. Page 123. Editor’s commendation: This book really is a good read for all Aussie history buffs.)
Note Well: having a non-record-breaking temperature in a well-known, notoriously hot desert that shows up under the influence of local conditions (a sandstorm) makes us ask why this should even rate as News Headlines – unless they are looking for an excuse to get climate change back in the news because the coronavirus has taken all the attention.
Whenever you see headlines such as “hottest” day, worst week, or wettest year “on record”, ask when were such records started, and have they been recorded on the same instruments in the same place for that whole time. If not enjoy a laugh, and recommend to the almost forgotten Greta-tized Governments, that whenever they claim “scientists predict”, just go look at some of their past climate blunders. Here’s just a few:
“A gradual rise in average sea levels is threatening to cover this Indian Ocean nations of 1196 small islands (The Maldives) within the next 30 years” The Canberra Times, 26 September 1988.
“A senior UN environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000”. Associated Press, 30 June 1989.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is” Dr David Viner, Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, reported in Independent, 20 March 2000 under a headline stating “Snowfalls are just a thing of the past”.
“We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos”. Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister at joint meeting with John Kerry, 14 May 2014 Source: Washington Examiner. 500 days after this date is 29 September 2015.
Our advice to scientists and journalists: Leave prophecies to the Creator God who really does know the future.
Creation Research News 26 August 2020
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