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More record-smashing heat forecast as Canada, U.S. northwest bake

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Weather events like this prove that global warming is grossly exaggerated.

Ok, so you've decided that global warming has been grossly exaggerated, and this is your proof:

Think about it, they broke records that are 80 years old. That means that weather similar to this was happening 80 years ago! Before the age of global warming. So these are just random, freak events that sometimes occur on this large planet.

Um, if you believe this is proof of what you claim it's proof of, it shows you have a very, very, VERY low bar for proof.

Which would explain a lot of your viewpoints as well.

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It was hotter in BC and Portland Oregon than it was in most of the Mojave Desert. Amazing. Meanwhile in Verkhoyansk Siberia the temperature hit 118F (48C). Death Valley was only very slightly hotter.

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"breaking records in Canada and the United States dating back more than 80 years ..."

The new record in Canada is highest ever recorded. And records go back to the late 1800s.

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Average temperature data for the US going back to 1880 shows the long term trend of rising temperatures.

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/mapping-us-climate-trends

Here is another data source showing the same basic trend.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/500472/annual-average-temperature-in-the-us/

Time for people to pull their heads out and look at real climate data. The trend is quite clear that temps are rising on average each year.

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Here is some more actual science.

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/videos/history-earths-temperature-1880

Not only are temperatures increasing, but the rate of increase is increasing.

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I feel for my NW-America and Canadian neighbors, but I'm happy is is a cooler-than-normal day here. BC during winter is very nice. Great skiing.

There seems to be some confusion about "highest recorded" vs "highest ever". The 1st only covers the times when someone bothered to record a temperature - basically when a location had sufficient Europeans to do that. All the time prior is difficult to know exactly. The fossil record and ice cores in glaciers are used to guess regional and world-wide temperatures.

There's no question about climate change. That has been settled by reputable scientists. At this point, it is settles just like gravity and the nearly round Earth have been settled. Climate change deniers can discuss their beliefs with the flat-Earthers at this point.

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I believe the climate changes daily. Even hourly.

No. The weather changes daily and maybe hourly but not the climate. You confuse daily weather with overall climate. They are very different things.

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I believe the climate changes daily. Even hourly.

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Weather events like this prove that global warming is grossly exaggerated. Think about it, they broke records that are 80 years old. That means that weather similar to this was happening 80 years ago! Before the age of global warming. So these are just random, freak events that sometimes occur on this large planet.

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Not my sole evidence, my friend, but just another in a growing file.

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