Yes, we are experiencing a hot summer, not some exceptional condition indicating a planetary emergency that demands you set aside common sense and cede control over the nation, its economy, and your life to radical communists trying to bamboozle the public and assume perpetual political power.
What’s up with Arizona?
Arizona is the only state in the United States with four desert regions, each with its own environment, flora, and fauna. The Chihuahuan Desert in Southeast Arizona, the Mojave Desert in upper West Arizona, the massive Sonoran Desert occupying most of the Southwest and central part of Arizona, and the Great Basin Desert impacting Southern Arizona.
Like most regions on Earth, temperatures are determined by several factors, including geographical location, terrain features, and the climate patterns associated with that region.
Several factors contributing to the high temperatures in Arizona are:
Latitude: Southwestern deserts are located at low latitudes, closer to the equator, where the Sun’s rays are more direct, leading to higher solar energy absorption and higher temperatures.
Subtropical High Pressure: These deserts are influenced by high-pressure systems associated with descending air masses which inhibit cloud formation and precipitation. Since clouds do not mitigate or block the sun's energy, one would generally expect hot and dry conditions. Clear skies allow maximum solar radiation to reach the surface, contributing to high temperatures.
Rain Shadow Effect: Southwestern deserts are often on the leeward side (rain shadow) of mountain ranges. When moist air from the Pacific Ocean encounters these mountains, it is forced to rise, cool, and release moisture as rain or snow on the windward side. When the air descends on the leeward side into the desert, it is dry and has lost most of its moisture, creating arid conditions and high temperatures.
Low Humidity: Southwestern deserts feature low humidity levels where dry air heats up and cools down more rapidly than moist air, meaning the desert can heat up quickly under intense sunshine and cool down rapidly at night due to radiational cooling. The region contains little surface water, like rivers and lakes, which would normally moderate temperatures by absorbing and releasing heat more slowly.
Radical environmentalists, who often conflate weather (short term) with climate (long-term), would have you believe that taxation, public policies, veganism, and other such nonsense can alter conditions in the Earth’s ecosphere.
There are no man-made forces or activities that can overcome nature’s incomprehensibly awesome forces.
To believe man can have a significant impact on climate by mitigating the natural forces of the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic rays and cloud formation, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, plate tectonics and vulcanology, the deep ocean currents, the internal dynamics of the Earth, and the most significant greenhouse gas of all” water vapor, is batshit crazy.
About that scientific consensus...
According to the satire site, the Babylon Bee, all deaths attributable to Hurricane Hillary will automatically be labeled suicides.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS