BC Heatwaves Caused by Natural Climate Change, Not Global Warming: Extreme Weather Experts

As intense heat waves in the western states make it easier to grasp, former environmental Canadian research scientists said the meteorological event, though rare, was caused by natural climate change and generated heat in the 1920s and 30s. It is said to be comparable to waves.

“This heat wave was exceptional, but it does not indicate a serious climate change problem,” Madab Kandekar told The Epoch Times. “I think what we Canadians seem to forget is part of natural climate change.”

At the height of the heat wave, the village of Litton, British Columbia, set a Canadian record of 49.6 degrees Celsius on June 29. Please note that the harsh weather was an important factor.

Seattle, Portland, and several other cities in the United States also broke heat records where temperatures exceeded 46 degrees Celsius.

Some environmentalists and climate scientists claim that anthropogenic climate change is behind such extreme weather events, but extreme weather experts Kandekah disagree.

“Are these due to global warming or so-called human CO2 emissions? The answer is no,” he said.

“For example, in the 1930s, well known as the year of the” Dust Bowl “in North America, a severe heat wave broke out and Canada’s highest temperatures were recorded in a small town in Saskatchewan in July 1937. .. The temperature is 45 degrees. [Celsius],” He said.

“In July 1936, Toronto, where I live now, recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius for about 10 days without humidity compensation for three consecutive days, resulting in Canada’s most deadly heat wave. Unfortunately, more than 1,100 people died, mainly due to dehydration and lack of air conditioning. “

He also said that Canada and other parts of the world also experience regular frigid temperatures, such as the winter of 2018, when “frigid warnings” were issued in most of New Brunswick. He wonders why some people grab extreme hot events as evidence of global warming, but ignore the extreme cold events he says are all part of natural climate change.

Khandekar said there is no direct relationship between CO2 emissions and climate change, and climate is dominated by solar variation.

“It is important to know that shortly after World War II, due to many post-war industrial activities, human CO2 emissions began to increase around the world. Interestingly, circa 1947-1977-79. Global cooling occurred around the year … The world average temperature dropped by about a quarter degree, “he said.

The 2013 research treatise “Is Extreme Weather Increasing?” Khandekar said that the average global temperature actually rose after 1977 until “the highest in 1998 and then remained almost stationary”. Announced his discovery. However, it began to fall again in 2002.

“From January to February 2012, temperatures in eastern and central Europe plummeted to -40 degrees Celsius. [led]Hundreds of people have died in Eastern Europe. The harshness of the winter 2002-2003 was felt far south of Vietnam and Bangladesh. Hundreds of people were exposed to the cold for long periods of time and died there. –03, 2007–08, and 2009–10.

Many parts of South America also had cold winters between 2008 and 2013, the newspaper said. For example, in some parts of Argentina, temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius were recorded, and it snowed in Buenos Aires in July 2007. This is the first snowfall in Buenos Aires since 1918.

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Former Environment Canada research scientist and extreme weather expert Dr. Madhav Khandekar. (Courtesy of Dr. Madhav Khandekar)

According to Kandekar, average temperature patterns in South America and Australia today are much lower than normal, with frost and snow in southern Brazil.

Around June 28, countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil suffered from “extreme and unprecedented cold weather with historic snowfall in some areas,” according to online resource Severe Weather Europe. It was reported that it was. “Wide areas of the continent had temperatures that were more than 15 ° C lower than normal.”

In contrast to global warming, Kandekar believes that the sun will enter the “Sun’s Grand Minimum” in the near future. This means that we are heading for a colder climate in the next 10 to 20 years.

He added that it is important for Canadians to have access to global mean temperature data in order to get a complete picture of climate issues.

“More Canadians will see these average temperature trends and understand that climate change is very complex. CO2 levels can rise, which is global warming. , Does not lead to constant warming. “

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