Or do record-breaking temperatures prove global warming is happening? No, they don’t. But that’s what the alarmists will claim every time there are record-breaking temperatures. And it doesn’t have to be in the summer either. Funny, though, record breaking cold days don’t count against global warming. Besides that, record-breaking high temps don’t mean anything other than we have not recorded temperatures for long enough.
What is the definition of a heat wave? There really isn’t a formal definition, but Environment Canada say it is typical with more than 2 days in a row above 32C. Thus a “heat wave” consists of days when the summer TMax is at its highest for a prolonged period.
In 2003 there was a heat wave in Europe. The alarmists went nuts. Even New Scientist said this:
At least 35,000 people died as a result of the record heatwave that scorched Europe in August 2003, says…
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