By Paul Homewood
h/t Paul Kolk
The latest fake news from the BBC:
According to BBC weatherman Simon King:
“Canada, the US and Mexico often get extreme weather. We’ve seen heatwaves, droughts and wildfires in recent years.
And with the 2026 World Cup being held in these locations, how much of a problem is extreme weather going to be?”
He uses as his example this year’s heatwave in Texas, which he falsely claims to be “record breaking”:
Far from being record breaking, temperatures of 38C (100F) in Dallas occur virtually every summer. The record there is 112F set in 1980.
And although the heatwave lasted a bit longer than normal this summer with 43 days of 100F or more, there is nothing unusual about this either:
In neither city is there any evidence that temperatures are increasing.
Maybe Simon King should go and check what the weather was like the last time the US hosted the World Cup in 1994: