Extreme Temperature Diary- Wednesday July 6th, 2022/Main Topic: Revisiting the Climate Shift Index

The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track planetary extreme, or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉

Main Topic: Revisiting the Climate Shift Index

Dear Diary. I’m all for finding new tools to warn people about climate change ramped up heat and how to tie hot conditions with anthropogenic climate change. This is a reason why I have been researching how extreme temperatures, or record temperatures, are more frequently occurring and by how much. Bob Henson and I have been trying to launch an Extreme Temperature Index to compare records for years, although it may be a bit too complicated to launch. However, Climate Central has come up with a great new tool to tie in added heat that is above normalized conditions to climate change.

I first introduced my readers to the Climate Shift Index here:

Please read my linked post to learn more about the index. Here is a quick explainer of color codes in association with the Climate Shift Index:


Today let’s look at a few messages to see how this new Climate Shift Index is being used:

I’ll be using the Climate Shift Index much more on my tweets as well as on this blog. Again, kudos to Climate Central for coming up for thus great measure:

Here are some “ET’s” reported from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks:

Here is some more June 2022 climatology:

Here is more climate and weather news from Wednesday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article. The most noteworthy items will be listed first.)

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Guy Walton “The Climate Guy”

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