So much for ‘heat wave hysteria’

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Another day another global warming “Oops!”

Remember we’ve about had mass media ‘heat wave hysteria’ over the heat waves of late.  First the hot air in the northeastern US and Canada, which was proven to be due to a perfect storm type weather event.

Next and currently (still)  running in your HSM (hysteria stream media), is the heat wave in the Moscow, Russia area. Warmers the world over have been blaming it on global warming and in some instances touting it as a preview of things global warming to come. Supposedly it’s even turned Russian President Medvedev into a “warmer.” Probably because Putin has him on the “hot seat.”

Seems this heat wave along with the flooding in Pakistan aren’t related to anthropogenic global warming, or even regular old-fashioned global warming, it’s related to the jet stream. (Can you say “oops!”?) According to the Daily Mail we get these tidbits of information regarding how we’re not going to have any excessive heat from global warming. (Unless you’re around Al Gore’s pants anyway).

A massive heatwave in Russia and the current devastating floods in Pakistan could be linked by the unusual behaviour of the jetstream, scientists believe.

The jetstream is the high-altitude wind that circles the globe from west to east and normally pushes a series of wet but mild Atlantic lows across Britain.

But meteorologists who study the phenomenon say that it is producing unusual holding patterns which keep weather systems in one place and produce freak conditions.

You can see per the below graphs the difference between what’s going on now vs. what is normally going on.

A graph for 24 - 30th July which shows a succession of meanders along the jet stream, with a northward meander (ridge of high pressure) over the Atlantic, a southward meander (trough of low pressure) over Europe. Here the jet splits, around a large 'blocking' anticyclone over western Russia. On the eastern side of this anticyclone, air moves into the southward meander (trough) close to Pakistan from quite far north

A graph from the same period over a number of years shows what scientists would normally expect over this period with calmer winds and fewer ‘trapped’ weather patterns

Why do we keep getting all this alarmist news from the mainstream media? Do they have their pensions vested in carbon trading schemes? I still find it rather incredible that you hear little or nothing about the record-setting cold in South America this year.

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