GLOBAL WARMING IN VERMONT
Each year has peak temperatures during the summer months June, July, August. The below graph shows those peak temperatures in Vermont, for about 40 years.
Those temperatures were measured by the weather stations in Vermont of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA
Vermont has four weather stations; Burlington, St Johnsbury, Castleton and Windsor.
New Hampshire also has four stations
The peak temperatures increased by 1.5 F over 40 years, or 0.0375 F per year.
Almost all people cannot sense the difference of 77 F and 78.5 F
A similar graph shows the minimum temperatures during the months of December, January, February
The minimum temperatures increased by 4.2 F over 40 years, or 0.1 F per year. Most older Vermonters agree, winters in Vermont have been getting warmer.
Heating demand is driven by temperature difference, which was about (65 F, indoor - 9.8 F, outdoor = 55.2 F) in 1980, and became (65 F, indoor - 14 F outdoor) = 51 F in 2020
At present, it takes 7.6% less Btu for space heating a house than 40 years ago.
Already-struggling, over-taxed, over-regulated Vermonters, in a low/near-zero, real-growth Vermont economy, would be required to spend at least $1.5 billion per year (during high inflation and high interest times), starting in January 2023, for the next 27 years, to maybe reduce Vermont CO2 emissions to the 2050 target of the VT Comprehensive Energy Plan.
That extreme hardship spending would have ZERO impact on temperatures in Vermont, which is a near-invisible pinprick on a world map.
Vermont’s best approach is to be as energy efficient as economically feasible regarding:
1) Highly sealed/insulated housing
2) High-mileage gasoline vehicles
3) Closing down the less-than-25%-efficient, tree-burning power plants (the energy equivalent of 3 out 4 trees is wasted), such as McNeil and Ryegate.
Tree-burning power plants and heating plants/stoves are major contributors to Vermont’s CO2 and ground level air pollution from sub-micron particles, which are as toxic as those of coal burning, and most harmful to people, especially pregnant women, children, elderly, and those with cardio/vascular ailments.
Thermometer record shows warming starting long before the 1950’s.
We had warming from the 1910’s to the 1940’s and then cooling from the 1940’s to the 1970’s, and then warming from the 1980’s into the 2000’s, where the temperatures have peaked, as they did in the 1930’s, and a cooling trend has appeared.
Here’s the U.S. chart (Hansen 1999) showing warming and cooling before 1979, and then the UAH satellite chart showing the warming and cooling from 1979 to present.
As you can see, there was warming in North America in the recent past.
You don’t have to go back hundreds or thousands of years to find a period that was just as warm, or warmer, than today.
The Early Twentieth Century was just as warm as today, as recorded in numerous written temperature charts from all over the world.
Hansen chart of 1999:
University of Alabama, Huntington Campus
Combined, these two charts represent the real temperature profile of the Earth, where it was just as warm in the recent past as it is today.
The CO2 has had no visible effect on temperatures
There is much more CO2 is in the air today, than was in the air in the Early Twentieth Century, yet it is no warmer today that it was then.
This is the BIG LIE the climate-change alarmists tell.
It is refuted by the written temperature record, which is available to just about anyone who cares to look.
One has to wonder why all the alarmist experts, and some of those on the skeptic side, continue to ignore the Early Twentieth Century, and the bastardization that has taken place to erase the Early Twentieth Century from memory.
The written temperature record and the Early Twentieth Century temperatures repudiate the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) claims of the Alarmists.
That’s all you need, as proof that CO2 has no discernible effect on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Almost 100 years of increased CO2 going into the atmosphere, yet it is no warmer today than it was then.
What’s left to say?
CO2 is a Life Gas; No CO2 = No Flora and Fauna
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