It’s hot in the American Southwest.
So hot that airlines have been delaying flights for their smaller planes, waiting for cooler, denser air to provide better lift.
Yet you can’t have a heat wave without warming campaigners coming out of the woodwork to proclaim it evidence of “climate change.”
The Southwest is broiling. Are you paying attention, President Trump?” asks Jill Filipovic at CNN.
The Atlantic asks, “Did climate change ground flights in Phoenix?” and concludes, “Yes, but it didn’t act alone.”
This is nonsense. We shared more examples at CFACT.org.
Despite the media hype, these sizzling temperatures are historically normal. The all-time high temperature for Phoenix of 122 degrees F has stood since June 26, 1990.
Did manmade global warming play a significant role in this recent Arizona heat wave? Almost assuredly not.
The small amount of warming that took place last century, well within range of natural variation, is simply too small. Even after activist scientists got done fiddling with the data, the most warming they could come up with were amounts of less than one degree Celsius above the global temperature baseline.
Only in the surreal world of climate modeling is manmade global warming shown to be an evil, threatening menace. Fortunately we live on a real Earth, not a computer derived-one like in the film The Matrix.
How much cooler would Phoenix be had Americans never built factories and power plants or driven SUVs?
The question is absurd.
So is attributing hot desert weather to global warming in a world that hasn’t experienced any meaningful warming this century.