Meteorologists Hype the Weather. It’s What They Do Best.

by Kerry Dougherty

There was a time when I was fluent in Celsius. Today I have to turn to Google to translate.

But back in the summer of either 1982 or 1983 I remember a headline in The Irish Press that was something like this:

“Dublin Sizzles In 22-Degree Heat.”

I was living in Ireland’s capital city at the time and when the mercury climbed to 22 — that’s 72 Fahrenheit — I was finally able to venture outside without a jacket for the first time in two years.

I thought the front page was so funny that I mailed it home to my parents who were cooking in temps near 100.

My Irish friends and neighbors were truly perishing in the heat. Everywhere you looked, the natives were red-faced and panting. Dublin buses, which were already a fetid mess what with smoking allowed on the second deck, became unbearable with sweat added into the mix.

At the time I lived in an old house south of the city center with three apartments. One afternoon during Dublin’s “historic heat wave” I spied one of my neighbors sitting in our front garden — in full view of the busy street — in just her panties and bra. She was fanning herself and listening to music. Continue reading.

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8 responses to “Meteorologists Hype the Weather. It’s What They Do Best.”

  1. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    They have help hyping the messages from a major, well funded network of climate alarmism "non-profits." See link.

  2. Nelson Fegley Avatar
    Nelson Fegley

    Yes, fear sells in the well-funded news networks. But the UN (IPCC) and international government agencies (IEA) should
    be expected to be reliable sources of information on climate change. Power and influence are also powerful motivators.

  3. LarrytheG Avatar

    Yes, reporting the actual weather conditions has now also become part of the "conspiracy" apparently….

  4. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    Nancy, that is pretty much exactly what NOAA said had been measured in VA, 1 degree C in over a century. Another century and people might even notice it without being bombarded with hysteria. No crisis.

  5. LarrytheG Avatar

    Oh I think the insurance companies ARE noticing….

  6. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    I'm sure somebody has a federal grant for research to prove that our burning of oil means the supernova will come in 3.5 billion years instead…..tipping point!!

    And the price of lumber and other construction materials, and the auto repair cost for monster trucks and battery EVs explain the premiums (along with just old fashioned inflation and greed.) Just did a road trip to the western part of the state and the drivers on the interstates are still post-pandemic insane.

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