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The BBC has co-opted bad weather to its alarmist climate crusade

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🗞️ Driving the news: Despite anticipated record-breaking heat in the Mediterranean, many regions including Northumberland, eastern China, and India are currently cooler than average
• Despite global warming and forecasts, Mediterranean regions haven't experienced anticipated record temperatures, sparking questions about unbroken temperature records

🔭 The context: America too hasn't seen record-breaking temperatures, with over 30 out of 50 states recording their highest temperatures in the 1930s or earlier
• This is attributed to the fact that greenhouse warming is felt most strongly at night, in winter, and near the poles (the primary impact in places like Britain has been milder winter nights)

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: Even though global warming has led to fewer deaths due to cold temperatures, heatwaves are becoming more intense and longer, and some extreme-precipitation events have increased in frequency

⏭️ What's next: As global warming continues, societies will have to adapt to potential future changes, such as having more days with high temperatures

💬 One quote: "Suppose that Sicily has a few more days over 45C every summer in the future than it did in the past... It’s a reason to sell more air conditioners and make sure people have enough water on hot days. Such adaptation has always been needed anyway." (Matt Radley, author of the article)

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