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40 C heat logged in Japan for 1st time this summer as nation swelters

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bass4funk

I like the heat, I’m used to it, just hate the humidity, that’s the real killer for me.

But you said your home is 24/7 ac.

21 ( +27 / -6 )

There is plenty of doubt.

There are certainly plenty of people who find it politically inconvenient.

Fortunately the world is moving on without them in the same way we can just bypass flat earthers, Q-anoners and creationists.

15 ( +24 / -9 )

bass4funk

I too am more affected by the humidity than the heat so I run my ac units on the humidity setting using less than half of the electricity than the setting for cooling. It is very effective at reducing the temperature and humidity below 50%.

My comment has nothing to do with emotions. Your insult is unfounded.

11 ( +17 / -6 )

September 21 to March 20: Japan

March 21 to September 20: Uruguay

I can only wish I were rich enough to live this way and avoid summer altogether.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

I, for one, welcome warmer temperatures, since it means warmer and shorter winters.

I like the heat, I’m used to it, just hate the humidity, that’s the real killer for me.

Well, as long as you guys are OK with it. Never mind ecosystems that see even 1 degree changes endanger species on the fringes.

"Its all about me", right?

9 ( +18 / -9 )

The heat has been getting to us so much that we were actually talking about selling our current Biwako house, and getting something up in Hokkaido for the Summer-y months. The 2-3deg difference between North Otsu and Osaka just isn't enough.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Wet bulb temperature is the only measurement anyone should concern themselves with. It may only be 30-32 in some parts, but when you add the 70% humidity, and endless concrete, it feels a lot hotter. The adjusted temperature here has been 40plus every day for weeks. Its oppressive, and the kids hate staying in all weekend.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

cuddly

Sure it is, as those in Japan know.

Central Tokyo saw sweltering weather for the 16th day this year, equaling the record set the previous year, with a temperature of 35.9 C.

I' wasn't 100% sure what your point was here. But, judging from your comments for other articles, which are all wildly incorrect, I'd say that you *think*** **your point is that Summer this year in Japan is normal.

But, the line you quote specifically points to the fact that last year was a record, and this year is on track to surpass it.

So, you've actually posted a quote that contradicts your position.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Zoroto

If saying so would very likely mean the ability to make a living, very few will and only those who don't make a living from academy. 

If profit is the reason for lying about climate change, you should be looking at the many BILLION$$$ being made by the fossil fuel industry, not the relatively paltry sum made by scientific research institutions.

I can't believe this even needs to be said.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

And eat Water Melon with a pinch of salt .

Not only does it bring out the great taste but it also keeps your potassium level good.

We need that with all the salt we loose from sweating x

7 ( +9 / -2 )

One really has to be obtuse to believe that there is not a rise in total average temperature

It’s part of the hymn sheet.

The answers offered I come across are elites ( the bad ones ) are still flying, measuring temperatures has become corrupted to sell an ‘agenda’ and some just say ‘So what?’

It’s not the most impressive thing I’ve come across.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Stop manufacturing dark colored cars especially black taxis and mandate reflective roofs.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Man made or naturally occurring warning?

At this point there is no rational doubt that human activity affects the global climate, the current status have a man derived component making things worse.

6 ( +21 / -15 )

No, there isn’t any doubt. Only that which is largely created by troll farms funded by the fossil fuel industry. Read a book.

6 ( +21 / -15 )

You do not have to run your ac full blast 24/7 to reduce the humidity.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

No it is not, easy to see if you had at least read the article

Some commenters here remind me of that meme with the dog saying "this is fine" whilst sat in a burning building.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

This summer is like any other summer in Japan.

No it is not, easy to see if you had at least read the article

In Japan, July temperatures were 1.91 C above average, marking the hottest since comparable data became available in 1898.

5 ( +16 / -11 )

Buckle your seat belts, it's only going to go upwards, experts warned us of an AVERAGE global temperature well above 20c more than 35 years ago, and yet the G7 CO2 machines and their greedy corporates still think nah, it can't be.

4 ( +19 / -15 )

There is plenty of doubt.

Can you bring a reference where an institution of science says so? When there is such an absolute consensus then pretending there is still room for doubt is clearly unjustified.

There has been no doubt in the scientific circles for many years already.

If there were no doubt, these globalist elites would immediately sell their private jets and switch over to using sailboats.

So, if the scientists of the world say one thing, while the people whose power and money can shield them from the worst consequences of the climate change keep acting in a self centered way you choose to believe you are in the same position as the elites?

That makes absolutely no sense. Do you also think corruption and tax exceptions for the rich are good for everybody? I mean, the elites also keep acting in support of those things.

There is a huge difference between understanding the huge costs of climate change for humanity and believing they will be part of the masses that will suffer and die because of it.

4 ( +16 / -12 )

Larr Flint

Can't wait for troll comments that it's caused by global warming and that humans contributed to it.

Those would be the comments based on the overwhelming scientific community consensus.

This summer is like any other summer in Japan.

That would be the troll comment.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

To me this shows they don't even believe this themselves, or consider it not a big deal.

Are your beliefs and actions based on what rich people believe and do?

What do you believe? Are you able to think for yourself?

3 ( +10 / -7 )

The new normal.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

One really has to be obtuse to believe that there is not a rise in total average temperature, its not affecting the environment in a catastrophic manner and that its not cause by human induced carbon emissions.

That's just G.W. Bush circa 2000 level ignorance.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

zenzenToday 11:03 am JST

The two biggest elements that impact climate: the sun and the oceans. However, "science", governments, media blame "global warming" on humans' emissions of CO2. CO2 is 0.04% of earth's atmosphere; humans contribute 3% of CO2. Why focus on CO2? because it is easy to blame, control and tax. Govts can't tax the oceans or the sun...

So I suppose you believe it's all "just cyclical" then? We're going to get cyclicaled out of farmable land at this rate.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

That says it all (bolding is mine)

Yes, in the same way that doctors are pretty sure that the heart is the organ responsible for blood circulating in the body, or that the Moon is not made of cheese, all the evidence clearly points to those conclusions and unless you can provide evidence of enough quantity and quality to demonstrate the scientific consensus is wrong that means they are still correct about all those things, including the human origin of climate change.

Yes, even if the elites still act egotistically and without consideration of all the people that will be heavily affected by the climate crisis.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

It's been over 40 in August before.

0 ( +14 / -14 )

Zoroto is correct: There is plenty of doubt.

Yet not even one institution of science support those doubts, even if you ignore completely the media and go to the primary sources (scientific reports) you still find a huge consensus and no doubts remaining.

Willingly ignoring this consensus and pretending your personal bias reflects the scientific understanding about something do not make those doubts correct, it only makes it obvious a deep desire to be in denial.

Sure it is, as those in Japan know.

It is not, Tokyo is not Japan and the quoted text does nothing to refute the fact that in Japan July temperatures were the highest recorded.

If saying so would very likely mean the ability to make a living, very few will and only those who don't make a living from academy

Sorry but a global conspiracy including every single institute of the whole world lying AGAINST the huge economic support the fossil fuel industry can give is not even remotely believable. Specially when you can't bring any evidence of that supposed conspiracy. Magical thinking is not an argument, is an excuse for not having one.

I believe warning is caused by humans, but that's just a belief and I see no evidence either way

The problem is that this belief can be easily disproved by the scientists and their evidence, which you are demonstrating being unable to accept, just because you prefer your personal beliefs are more important for you than whatever can be proved real.

The first 2 you mention is scientifically provable. The one about global warming is not, as there isn't, and cannot be, a control arm of the experiment.

This betrays a huge lack of knowledge about what it means to prove something scientifically, you don't need a control group to demonstrate something scientifically, which is why you could not find even one example of an institution that supports your personal doubts, they are all pretty sure human activity derived climate change is already proved.

0 ( +11 / -11 )

Our seaside temperature is currently 28ºC, which feels like 32ºC. A nice wind today.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

I always find the comments about climate change both amusing and enraging. Yes, the climate is changing. And yes, a good portion can probably be attributed to humans. And yes, everyone goes on about CO2 emissions. But what are any of you willing to do about it? Are you willing to give up your car? Your heating in winter and AC in summer? Will you give up air travel to visit your home countries? I imagine the answer for most of you is "NO". And please don't blather on about how your house has solar panels or how you drive a Prius or an EV. The manufacturing of those technologies are incredibly bad for the environment and usually mined for in poor countries by poor people

Whether we like it or not, fossil fuels have lifted more people out of poverty and enabled a lifestyle for people that was impossible even just 100 years ago. And now, rich countries want to take that away from poorer countries, all in the name of climate change. We want to keep people in perpetual poverty when we have the means to lift people out of poverty, The hypocrisy is astounding. People will adapt. The US government just loaned Angola hundreds of millions of dollars to build a solar farm for a country where something like 60% of the population doesn't even have access to electricity. How about building a grid? It's good for the rich of the country, but not the poor.

Instead of listening to all the alarmists, try listening to Bjorn Lomberg or Michael Schellenberger. They both offer very common sense approaches to this topic.

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

I, for one, welcome warmer temperatures, since it means warmer and shorter winters.

study science dude. Climate change/global warming means radical extreme weather.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

@zen zen .

Zen zen chigaou yo!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Zoroto is correct: There is plenty of doubt.

Only the media do not offer ANY counter arguments. An open mind, a few hours invested in some lectures / interviews, and some critical thought and intelligence (you guys are open minded and intelligent, right?) and you will see another side. Let me start you off: google: Richard Lindzen and Patrick Moore (founder of Greenpeace). Both offer rational and informed perspectives.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

My comment has nothing to do with emotions. Your insult is unfounded.

I wasn’t an insult, it was a fact. I never had a problem with the heat, but I expressed multiple times that it’s the humidity that is killing me and reason why I blast the AC, had you read what I wrote you wouldn’t have needed to make that comment, not mad, just pointing that crucial part out, read the comments thoroughly please.

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

We will get through this lovlies !

Eat your Hiyashi Chuka and your Kakigoris :)

Another 6 weeks and the coolness will come.

Stay cool everyone, water with a bit of salt x

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

We've had 40°C days in July many times before, and we're in August now so this year is nothing out of the ordinary regardless of what the alarmists claim. In fact although it's hot, here in Kansai the temperatures are basically the same as any other year: mid-30s every day from mid-July to mid/late August.

I assume that everyone here who wants to drastically cut fossil fuels won't be flying home, and will be slashing their use of everything that oil and gas are used to produce, directly and indirectly.

Nah, didn't think so.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

The two biggest elements that impact climate: the sun and the oceans. However, "science", governments, media blame "global warming" on humans' emissions of CO2. CO2 is 0.04% of earth's atmosphere; humans contribute 3% of CO2. Why focus on CO2? because it is easy to blame, control and tax. Govts can't tax the oceans or the sun...

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

This summer is like any other summer in Japan.

I agree, a bit more wetter than usual though.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

One really has to be obtuse to believe that there is not a rise in total average temperature, its not affecting the environment in a catastrophic manner and that its not cause by human induced carbon emissions

Here go with the doom and gloom paranoia again.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Heat, I don't mind it. But the humidity!!!!?

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

You do not have to run your ac full blast 24/7 to reduce the humidity.

Of course, I don’t have to do it, but it cools my place down when I set it to dry and more importantly, I want to do it.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

This summer is like any other summer in Japan.

No it is not, easy to see if you had at least read the article

Sure it is, as those in Japan know.

Central Tokyo saw sweltering weather for the 16th day this year, equaling the record set the previous year, with a temperature of 35.9 C.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Japan now suffering from it's global warming contribution, how many coal based power plant that still running in Japan?

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/japans-jera-start-new-coal-fired-power-plant-ease-electricity-crunch-2022-07-14/

-15 ( +11 / -26 )

I like the heat, I’m used to it, just hate the humidity, that’s the real killer for me.

-15 ( +15 / -30 )

But you said your home is 24/7 ac.

You really don’t pay attention to what you write, huh? You just spout off just to spout off. Try going back and slowly read what I wrote, leave the emotion.

-17 ( +5 / -22 )

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