Red Cross Peddle Climate Alarm

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By Paul Homewood

h/t Ian Magness

Now the Red Cross are peddling climate misinformation:

Parts of the UK will experience a heatwave over the weekend, with soaring temperatures set to last a week.

Temperatures will rise higher than popular holiday destinations like St Tropez, Santorini, and even Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

California’s Los Angeles may also be cooler than parts of Great Britain.

It is forecasted to be at least 28C across London and the South East by Friday afternoon, and the heat will stick around into next week.

The South West, Midlands and North West are looking to be cooler, at around 25C today.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office have issued a level 2 heat-health alert warning, which will be in place from Monday to Friday next week and covers the East of England, South East and London regions….

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Oliver said: “We’re at the start of a stretch of warm weather for much of England and Wales, that could last for much of next week.

“In the short term, many can expect temperatures in the mid to high 20s Celsius over the weekend, and then in the low 30s during the start of next week.

The Red Cross has warned people of the dangers of very hot temperatures.

Spokesman Matthew Killick said: “We’re all looking forward to enjoying some warm weather this summer, but it’s important to remember that heat can be very dangerous, especially for children, older people and those with underlying health conditions.

“Climate change means we’re experiencing longer and more intense heatwaves, but a worrying number of people aren’t aware of the risks around hot weather.

“In England alone there were more than 2,500 excess deaths in the summer of 2020, and unfortunately it’s predicted that heat-related deaths in the UK could treble within 30 years.”

No, Mr Killick – heatwaves are not getting worse, despite what lies you may have heard from the Met Office. Nor is there anything unusual about the current hot spell.

Oxford, for instance , is forecast to reach 30C on Monday:

But Oxford regularly hits 30C. Since 1900, for instance, there have been 60 out 121 years with temperatures reaching 30C or more – every other year in other words.

And there is nothing alarming about the number of hot days each year; the summer of 2018 was exceptional, with 47 days, but was little different to the summers of 1911 and 1976, which contained 45 and 46 days respectively. Other than that, recent summers have not been exceptional at all:

As for his dishonest reporting of excess deaths in summer, mat be he would care to explain why mortality rates in July and August have been declining since 2001. Deaths rates in that roasting summer of 2018 were actually one of the lowest on record, and the same applies to the summer of 2020.

Instead of lying to the public, perhaps the Red Cross should get back to doing their proper job.


July 9, 2022