by Jerome R. Corsi at americanthinker.com
On July 27, 2023, the United Nations turned up the heat on the global climate hoax by declaring “the era of global warming” has now morphed into “the era of global boiling.” With typically hysterical rhetoric, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that, “short of a mini-Ice Age” in the coming days, July 2023 would likely “shatter records across the board.” In Geneva, scientists from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declared that July 2023 was set to be “the hottest month on record.” Carlo Buontempo, the director of the European Commission’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, echoed the UN in declaring, “Unless an ice age were to appear all of a sudden out of nothing, it is basically certain we will break the record for the warmest July on record and the warmest month on record.”
This all-too-obvious coordinated drumroll of frightening climate change warnings has become the propaganda technique of choice for international organizations who presume responsibility for controlling Earth’s climate. The only problem with the current theme of the month—namely, that July 2023 was the “hottest” month on record—is NOT true. But truthfulness is apparently a less worthy goal to the UN, the WMO, and the European Commission than making sure we stop using hydrocarbon fuels, the energy that has allowed modern industrial states to prosper during our good fortune to be experiencing an interglacial warming period. The whole point of these announcements is to scare people. “Climate change is here,” the UN chief said. “It is terrifying. And it’s just beginning.”
The lying appears ubiquitous among government agencies monitoring the weather. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has “disappeared” an internet page that demonstrated that, 90 years ago, we experienced a far greater wave of heat than we are experiencing today. For now, the NASA “Global Climate Change” website still displays an article by Ellen Gray, NASA’s Earth Science News Team, that features a scientific study demonstrating that we experienced the worst drought of the last thousand years in 1934 during the “dust bowl” years of the Depression. How long it will remain there is unclear.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue mocked a July 24 Washington Post article with a headline blaring, “Heat waves in the U.S., Europe ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, study finds. Maue quipped on Twitter [now rebranded as “X”], “I guess that’s true if you memory hole 1925, 1930s, 1950s, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2012, 2020, etc. and the rest of the almanac.” In a follow-up Tweet, Maue continued the theme:
Cliff Mass, professor of Atmospheric Studies at the University of Washington, rubbished the claim that July 2023 was the hottest month ever. Mass noted the climate was “radically warmer” around 1,000 years ago during the Medieval Warm Period when agriculture thrived in parts of now ice-covered Greenland. “If you really go back far enough there were swamps near the North Pole, and the other thing to keep in mind is tht we’re coming out of a cold period, a Little Ice Age from roughly 1600 to 1850.”
There are several reasons July 2023 was hot. The Sun is burning hotter in the current Sun Cycle 25 than Sun Cycle 24. According to Javier Vinós, author of the 2022 book Climate of the Past, Present and Future: A Scientific Debate, the monthly sunspot number for June 2023 reached 163.4.
“While this figure may be revised slightly, it’s likely to stand as the highest number seen in over two decades, since September 2002,” Vinós explained in a recent article. “Solar Cycle 25 is relatively young, only three and a half years old, which means there are ample opportunities over the next three years to surpass this month’s 20-year record.”
A newly released report by Clintel.org [Climate Intelligence (Clintel), an independent foundation headquartered in the Netherlands], entitled “The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC,” featured Vinós’s work on the Mid-Holocene [7,000 to 5,000 years ago]. “The new IPCC [UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] came with the remarkable claim that it is now warmer than in the past 125,000 years,” the Clintel report noted:
This would mean that it is now warmer than during the Mid Holocene, a period that was also relatively warm. Javier Vinós investigates the evidence for this and shows that glaciers and treelines contradict this evidence. It is now more likely that the Holocene Thermal Maximum was warmer than it is now. [page 22]