Tuesday, September 28, 2021

MENU

Has the weather been warmer than normal where you’ve been this summer?

Has it been hotter than normal where you’ve been this summer? It sure has in many places. The Seattle-based RVtravel.com staff has never seen the high temps we’ve experienced this summer.

Whether you believe global warning is at fault — and there is massive evidence it is, indeed — there’s no question that at least many parts of the USA, Canada and the rest of the world have heated up.

The L.A. Times reports that the scientific assessment released last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC for short, concludes that thanks to a continued rise in global temperatures we can expect more wildfires, floods, heat waves and water shortages over the next 30 years. That’s a big problem, since the unprecedented rise in extreme events has already been causing massive levels of destruction.

Okay, our poll: What have you observed — hotter temps than normal, the same, or maybe even cooler temperatures? And please try to keep politics out of your comments. Thank you.

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

32 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Paul
1 month ago

Hot and dry!! My daughter had a 162 acre hobby ranch in NE Montana and pastures are suffering severely from the heat, dryness and grass hoppers. We are constantly in smoky haze from fires. Not a good year.

Vanessa Simmons
1 month ago

I live in NV part time came to the NW OR, WY, ID, WA & OR for the cool summer…NOT. Not what I had for the 30 years I lived up here.

KellyR
1 month ago

It seems really hot this summer here in Central Florida, but the heat bothers me more as I get older. Electric bill is actually lower than last year. Run the A/C year round. I do remember not having A/C in the mid-west, but also remember 100+ degree days up there that we have never had down here. I guess it is: “the humidity, stupid”.

Gerry
1 month ago

Warmer and much, much drier. Can anyone say drought?

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Pretty much a typical summer here in southern east Tennessee. Have had a bit more rain than usual and no days at or above 100 F, so I said cooler than normal.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

Despite the two heat waves (I mean, it rarely gets over 100F where I live near Seattle) I put slightly, because the average temps have gone up a bit – just like they will for the next century unless our planet puts a price on carbon. I’d advise everyone to use TerraPass.com to offset your own RV tailpipe emissions.

rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

it’s the height of human hubris to believe that the human race can have any meaningful impact on the global climate.

Carson Axtell
1 month ago
Reply to  rich

It is the height of human hubris and deliberate ignorance to deny that releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon locked into coal and oil deposits for hundreds of millions into the atmosphere within a one hundred year period doesn’t have an effect on atmospheric carbon and thus climatic conditions.

Vanessa Simmons
1 month ago
Reply to  Carson Axtell

Talk to China and India. We in North America have done our part time for the rest of the world to step up. Very little else we can do that will have any effect.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

Back the late 80s or early 90s, we vacationed for 14 days in the Boston and New England area. During our stay there, they set the record for most consecutive 90+ days with humidity levels in the 70+% range. I believe it was 9 days. In1988, we camped at Ivanhoe lake provincial park in Northern Ontario for the first half of June and it was in the upper 80s for 5 days. A local said it never gets that warm there. Ya it has been warm this year but it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

Joe
1 month ago

We have been traveling in the New England states for the last month and a half and except for a few days here and there it has been on the comfortable side. Hopefully it will stay that way into September.

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Live in Silicon Valley. Weather this summer has actually been cooler. Still in 80’s. But normally we get 90’s and a few days to a week of 100’s. Temps thru the next 10 days show some high 70’s. Has been very nice. Live in a 120 yr old Victorian with no A/C. We use portable units in TV room & bedroom which is upstairs. Haven’t had to use or just turn on for a bit to lower temp. Only do this in bedroom at night. Electric bill much lower than previous years. Which is why we know it’s been cooler, because our rates have increased.

Michael Galvin
1 month ago

It’s interesting what a few readers think, but what’s important is what scientists know: If we radically change our ways immediately we will be in for only 30 years of very hot weather. If not, it will last longer. Overpopulation is the main cause.

T. Helms
1 month ago

The smoke and heat have been awful this year. In NW Montana.

Kat
1 month ago

Yes. Normally have air on in our home 10 days in the summer. It has been on a whole lot more than that this year and our electric bills reflect this!

Richard
1 month ago

Weather cycles. Climate has been changing since time began. In the 80s there were claims of a coming Ice Age. I find the arrogance of humans thinking they can control the climate sad, but amusing. Notice they always have some solution/knowledge to sell$$.
Conserve/be responsible with resources? Yes.

Bob p
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

You’re right, an older climatologist explained the up coming claims of another ice age. He explained the earth has a 100 year cycle of heating and cooling, it heats for 50 years then cools for 50 years. In the late 70s and early 80s I remember very cold winters and mild summers, now all the “chicken littles” are crying global warming. Hang on a few more years and we’ll be wearing sweaters in July. Lol

Diane Mc
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

👆

Uncle Swags
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

I am reading a Mark Twain novel where he is getting ready for a trip across country. In NYC they are complaining of the smoke from the fires in Oregon and Canada. That was around the turn of the 20th century (1900s to you scientists). Life between Ice Ages has never been more interesting though.

Debbie Jenson
1 month ago

Much warmer and the smoke from fires started mid July…hard to be outside.

Lynn
1 month ago

I stayed home in the air conditioning, besides I can’t book a suitable campsite.

Dave
1 month ago

please do your part to save the planet – it’s crying out loud

Monty
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Yes, quit RV’ing.

George B
1 month ago
Reply to  Monty

Now that’s funny! You’re on point.

Vanessa Simmons
1 month ago
Reply to  Monty

YES

TIM MCRAE
1 month ago

Sure we have had some hotter days than within the last 5 years but nothing compared to some of the years I can remember in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s.

I don’t remember any summers when we got in the 50’s or even 60’s at night (midwest states).

Then and now, weather is cyclical.

MN Anon
1 month ago

Temps in NE Minnesota about the same, but dry dry dry. Fire danger is EXTREME.

Ivor
1 month ago

We have had the misfortune of being in first Oregon and then Idaho during the worst heatwave situation, some here say, ever! For weeks we had 104º to 112º temperatures, last few weeks it has “cooled” down to 99º/100º

Jean Painter
1 month ago

We spent about a month in the Black Hills of South Dakota this summer and the temps were often unbearable . . . mid to upper 90s.

Follow us!

31,714FansLike
26,479FollowersFollow
66,000SubscribersSubscribe