By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public

Roger Harrabin seems to be getting worked about a heatwave in the Pacific Northwest!

Portland International Airport, for instance, set a record of 108F on Saturday:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/27/us/northwest-heatwave-record-high-temperatures/index.html

However that was only 1F higher than the previous record set in 1965, hardly apocalyptic!

Neither is there any evidence that such extremes of temperature are increasing:

http://climod2.nrcc.cornell.edu/

The temperature station at Portland is bang next to the tarmac, which would certainly add at least one degree to the temperature, which Harrabin totally fails to mention:

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/homr/#ncdcstnid=20016428&tab=LOCATIONS

Meanwhile the all time record for Oregon was set in 1898!

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/scec/records/or

The BBC also reports on the heatwave, but quite disgracefully hints that deaths from extreme weather could rise because of climate change, when the actual data shows the opposite:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57626173

As for Harrabin, it is his usual scare tactic – pick an extreme weather event somewhere in the world, and claim it is due to global warming.

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June 28, 2021