Alarmists Turn Up Heat with Climate, Weather ‘Records’
By Larry Bell
Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “The hottest month [July] just ended. We witnessed scorching heat, extreme weather events, wildfires, and severe health consequences.”
He added, “It’s a stark reminder of the urgent need for collective action to address climate change. Let’s use this alarming milestone to fuel our determination for bold climate action.
“Together, we can turn up the heat on sustainable solutions and create a cooler, more resilient world for generations to come.”
Climatologist professor John Christy, director of the University of Alabama — Huntsville Earth Science Center, points out that, “Regionally, the West has seen its largest number of hot summer records in the past 100 years, but the Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest are experiencing their fewest.”
As Dr. Christy, also a former NASA scientist, observes, “For the conterminous U.S. as a whole, the last 10 years have produced only an average number of records.
“The 1930s are still champs [for producing the most 100-plus temperature days in a year].”
According to the Breakthrough Institute, heat is responsible for about 500,000 annual deaths worldwide, while cold temperatures account for 4.6 million excess fatalities.
“It has been estimated that about 5.1 million excess deaths per year are associated with non-optimal temperatures. Of those, 4.6 million are associated with colder than optimum temperatures, and 0.5 million are associated with hotter than optimum temperatures.” The Breakthrough Institute