There’s a good summary of what is happening right now with the extreme heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest over on Arctic News.
I’ve nothing to add to this regarding the science. Local temperatures here are at least 35F above normal. Last night, I left the air conditioning running all night, outside temps didn’t drop below 80F I think. Setup some fans to move more air around and actually slept pretty good (first time in a long time).
Stepping outside is quite intense, so you don’t stay outside very long. Just making a trip out in the evening when the sun drops, but it’s still in the 90’s. I’ve been in hot weather before, up to 123F temps, but this is different, somehow worse. The heavy forests here are literally baking, giving up tons of moisture making the air very oppressive.
Don’t believe ANY of the bogus claims that this is a “millennium” event (happening only 1 in a 1000 years), expect this to happen somewhere EVERY year. Extremely deadly and dangerous climate change is here and here to STAY. We’re not going to escape any of this now. Global leaders and industry polluters have conspired to do almost nothing to stop the contributions of deadly gasses to the atmosphere. They’re still spewing endless levels of hopium and lies.
Read the Dangerous Trap posted on this blog. Read all the links contained with that article. I’ve been warning about this for years and years and years. Denial and delay, refusal to upset the status-quo, refusal to admit to wrongdoing, refusal to tell the whole truth, refusal to admit to grievous errors and mistakes made – that’s why these “events” are happening with greater and greater frequency and severity.
Remember the extreme cold suffered by Texas just a couple of months ago? The grid failures? Human civilization is NOT built to withstand any extremes. We are balanced on a knife’s edge of survivability in fact, something that they never really admit to. Everything must arrive and be delivered just-in-time, water, power, food, fuel, supplies, equipment, medicine, treatment. All of this is vulnerable to failure points (of which there are many) at any time. The safety and security that most people assume is there simply isn’t (and never was). In a “normal” climate, these things can all be delivered reliably (for now), but it an abnormal climate, or what should be termed the changed climate, none of these things can be relied upon like before.
There are still all kinds of shortages found throughout the United States in this follow-up year to the COVID-19 pandemic which is still far from over. The newer Delta variant poses even worse problems then previous virus infections. There are five US states at the most risk now, with low vaccination rates and lower protection measures in place, these places may literally explode with infections. Other countries are already deep in the grips of the Delta variant.
Everyone wants the pandemic to end and go away, but not everyone isn’t cooperating to ensure that happens, not even close. So… it’s not going away, it’s just that simple. Human arrogance and stupidity has ensured that COVID-19 is here to stay.
I haven’t mentioned preparedness for quite a while, but if you still need advice on this topic – get ready. The future continues to look very bleak with no reasonable reasons for optimism. Deadly dangerous climate change is here to stay, the ability of our government and infrastructure to weather this unending storm of one disaster after another looks extremely doubtful and everything we take for granted is continuing to be proven false.
If I were to title this post, it would be “I told you so” years ago, but that’s too arrogant. Add your own title, anything will do.