Scott Duncan on Twitter: "I can't believe I am writing this.
Canada 🇨🇦 has obliterated its national all-time heat record *for the second day in a row*.
Before yesterday, greater than 45°C had never been recorded. As far as climatology is concerned, this is deeply shocking."
Lytton, Canada, observed 47.9°C or 118°F.
48c isn't too far from normal for California.
In other news, it's still on fire- like always.
@lucifargundam There is a good reason to compared temperatures with what they normally are at the same location.
The same temperature in subtropical and dry California produces a very different heat stress in humid moderate Canada. On top the infrastructure in Canada is not build for such temperatures.
Apologies, I was trying to make a satyrical comparison between two stereotypically opposing climates.
@lorabe Enjoy the cool weather. 😉
In the Arctic the warming is twice the global average.
And the weather is very different, much more variable by nature. In Siberia a monthly average temperature 8°C above or below the long-term average is not uncommon. And, it is not the strongest science, but the variability may be increasing.
While the Tropics does not warm much, compared to normal year to year variability it warms most.
@kinetix I am sure Scott Duncan is aware of climate change, that over the last century the land temperature has warmed about 1.5°C.
That still makes breaking national records by such a huge amount quite surprising.
@kinetix Do you have a scientific paper that predicted the Canadian record temperature would be replaced by a new one 4°C higher? Or a similar quantitative claim?
@kinetix The forecast is weather.
I do not think the disbelieve was about the date. Except maybe that it is really early in the summer. The disbelieve was about by how much the record was broken.
Wikipedia was so kind to make a list of temperature records in Germany.
It starts with 39.6 °C in 1952, which was broken by 0.6°C, which was broken by 0.1°C, which was broken by 0.2°C, which was broken by 0.7°C,
Breaking a record by 4°C is a lot.
@kinetix Do you interpret the claim as saying Scott does not believe the measurement was correct? I do not.
I personally interpret it like saying "unbelievable!"
That is, meaning 2. of the Wiktionary: incredible, very surprising.
1. Not to be believed.
2. Incredible; so surprising it is almost unable to believe.
* The most unbelievable thing happened to me today!
*This restaurant makes unbelievable pizza!
3. Implausible or improbable.
Or like "inconceivable".
@kinetix No, not working hard. Just explaining how I interpret the post.
We could have saved a lot of time if you would have immediately explained how you interpret the text. Then I could have disengaged immediately.
Your catastrophic opinion is just that, not science, and may explain your rather special interpretation of the OP. There is nothing I can do about that via a micro-blogging system. Have a nice day.
@kinetix I did not ask you for studies. There is nothing I can do about your condition.
I am a climate scientist, on the topic of climate change I read scientific studies, not UK tabloids making ridiculous claims based on a blog post in PDF format.
Have a nice day.
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