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WaPost Wipes Out 1913 Record Temperature

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | June 30, 2017

The history revisers are at it again!

From The Washington Post :


A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature.

Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French meteorological agency MeteoFrance, posted to Twitter that the city of Ahvaz soared to “53.7°C” (128.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Kapikian said the temperature is a “new absolute national record of reliable Iranian heat” and that it was the hottest temperature ever recorded in June over mainland Asia. Iran’s previous hottest temperature was 127.4.

If that 129.2 degrees reading is accurate, it would arguably tie the hottest temperature ever measured on Earth in modern times.

Christopher Burt, a weather historian for Weather Underground, has exhaustively analyzed world temperature extremes and determined the 129.2 degree readings posted in Mitribah, Kuwait on July 21, 2016, and Death Valley, Calif., on June 30, 2013, are the hottest credible temperature measurements that exist in modern records.

It has long been accepted that the highest temperature recorded on Earth was 134F, set at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley in California, way back in 1913. But Weather Underground’s Chris Burt has now taken it upon himself to write that out of the records, as being “essentially not possible”.

Perhaps somebody might tell the real experts at NOAA’s State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC). They collate all record temperature data for each state.

According to the SCEC website:

The SCEC will compile a list of the extant records listed in Table 1 for each state of the United States. These records will be reviewed to determine their validity and, if found to be acceptable, will be recommended to the NCEI Director for inclusion in the statewide records data set. As of April, 2010 NCEI has reviewed and updated the statewide extremes tables for all-time maximum and minimum temperature, 24-hr precipitation and snowfall, and all-time greatest snow depth.

After reviewing its validity, the SCEC is perfectly happy that the Greenland Ranch still stands.


Regardless of the Death Valley figure, just how meaningful is this new, supposed record in Iran?

How long, for instance, have temperatures been measured there? We have seen in the UK how “record temperatures” have been gleefully declared by the Met Office at stations, such as Gravesend and Faversham, which turn out to only have records since the 1990s.

Nobody knows whether higher temperatures have actually occurred there, even in the recent past.

We also learn from the WaPost that Ahvaz, where the temperature was set, is a city of 1.1 million, so the Urban Heat Island effect will be massive.

But none of this will stop the usual fraudsters claiming that this is evidence of global warming.

June 30, 2017 - Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Science and Pseudo-Science |


  1. “Global Warming” is just another ‘scare tactic’ to keep the people scared, so that the government can instigate “changes” that will ‘save us'(when in fact, they’ll change things for the better for the kleptocrats)

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 30, 2017 | Reply

    • When it comes to “Global Warming” and its causes, nobody ever mentions to incredible tonnage of bombs dropped by the USA Air Force(on innocent people) since the Korean War in 1950.
      “We destroyed 90% of the buildings and killed 20% of the population Curtis”(Bombs away”) Le May US General in the Korean War.
      During the ‘American War’ in Vietnam, the tonnage of Bombs dropped on innocent peasants was 4 times the amount of bombs dropped on Europe in WWII……….then there’s Iraq, Syria, Libya etc etc………not to mention testing of atomic weapons since the 1950’s.
      Global Warming is only ‘BAD’ if it can be blamed on ‘The People’………

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 30, 2017 | Reply

      • Along that line, the Pentagon is far and away the world’s number one CO2 emitter.

        Using their own “logic”, war-related emissions are in need of substantial elimination or the rest of the “climate action” is pointless.

        Alas, it seems that for the political establishment, replacing coal plants with nuclear power is the “solution”. The Guardian pushing that theme again this week:

        Comment by aletho | June 30, 2017 | Reply

        • Sad to say, but The Guardian has succumbed to the same forces that have turned the Western MSM into a Propaganda machine that Joseph Goebbels could only dream about…..

          Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 30, 2017 | Reply

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