Mass Extinction! They blamed warming. It was cooling.

Warming did it. Cooling did it.

“The Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers have now discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.”

 

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Daily death counts of persons 65 years of age and older in Beijing

I came across a new paper trying to claim that increased temperatures caused by global warming will kill more “old people” in Beijing.

In the supplementary data they posted the graph of daily mortality.

First thing I noticed is that deaths peak in January and bottom out in the summer.

Daily_Beijing_Death_Count_65

Weather-in-Beijing

Yes there are some summertime spikes. But it appears that something like 60 more people die per day die in January than in July.

It seems to me that if winters are warmer, lives will be saved.

 

USA NOAA May 2016 Tmax – 49th Coldest out of 122 (-0.42F Colder Than 1901-2000)

According to the NOAA, May 2016 was ranked 49th coldest out of 122.

That is essentially a tie with May 2015.  The warmest May Tmax’s were 1934, 1936, 2012 and and 1939.

Noaa_May_2016_max

The following map shows state rankings. 122 = warmest. 1 would be coldest.

Note the states ranked 7th and 8th coldest. Wow. Not much El Nino effects …

NOAA_May_2016_Map_Tmax