We are told that the reason that we don't see new record high temperatures despite the global climate getting hotter is that the winters are getting warmer while the summers are not. Unfortunately for this explanation, this doesn't seem to be the case. Tokyo winters have been getting colder for 40 years:
Tokyo winters have been cooling since 1984
With all the news about global warming, surely the decades long winter-trend for the city of Tokyo must be one of strong warming. Yet, looking at the mean DJF winter temperature trend for Tokyo going back 39 years using the untampered data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), we see a trend that has to surprise the global warming bedwetting dolts:
Data source: JMA.
I seem to be repeating this message - I posted about this last year. But "hottest year ever!" Yawn.
Keyword : untampered
Untampered data from Australia, the US or pretty much anywhere shows a decrease. It started out with honest intent, maybe some guy monitoring some station got sick and didn't get a reading for a day or two, but once data starts getting adjusted it loses reality.
Then there's how creeping urbanization ruins so many surface stations. Urban Heat Island effect is real. The more you look, the more crap you see. Sort of like city streets.
There you go with facts again! :-)
Except now they have morphed it into "climate change."
It does not matter if the temperature goes up or if it goes down.
It is ALL YOUR FAULT!
All I know is what I know. I've lived in and around Phoenix Arizona since 1958. We've set record high temps over the years, and record low temps. We've had some damn dry years, and like now, we've had some pretty wet ones. We've had summers so hot that it softens the asphalt in the streets. I even remember a couple of winter mornings when I had to chip ice off the sidewalk in front of my house. It seems to run in about a 30–35-year cycle.
You don't need college degrees or government committees to know that hot summers will cool, and cold winters will warm. it's how things are. Heat islands are real. Everyone around here for more than a few years can tell you that. It's what happens when you bring millions of people into an area over the years, build up all the infrastructure they need to exist, and don't do some basic, common-sense things to alleviate the problems that will surely come.
We definitely need more vegetation here (desert plants, not Eastern trees and such,) and less rock lawns. And a special note to the rocket scientists in Phoenix who think the answer to the "drought" problem is to start painting the streets white, maybe you need to go back and think on this some more.
We are having one of our wet winters this year, our reservoirs are all near full, to the point that there is water running down the normally dry Salt River. The southwest corner of the U.S. is setting records for snow and rain levels.
And yesterday, some group of asshats in the U.N. came out with yet another report on how "climate change" is going to destroy us all by the middle of next week at the latest.
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