NY Times Blames Global Warming For Roger Federer’s US Open Loss

From the “ZOMG, everything is all linked to/caused by carbon pollution” files, here’s Kendra Pierre-louis with a piece that would be more apropos at Think Progress rather than the world’s leading newspaper, but, then, the Times pretty much gave up on journalism decades ago

Roger Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset.

Roger Federer, one of the world’s greatest tennis players, may have become an unwitting spokesman for the effects of climate change on Monday at the U.S. Open.

Federer, who is ranked No. 2, seemed to struggle all night in the heat and humidity at Arthur Ashe Stadium, losing in a fourth-round upset to John Millman, an Australian ranked 55th.

“It was hot,” Federer said. It “was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn’t get air; there was no circulation at all.”

This was the first time Federer, who won the U.S. Open five consecutive times from 2004 to 2008, lost to a player outside the top 50 at the tournament.

Gee, hot, humid, and stifling air in NYC at this time of year? Shocking! Like, something that is always present. Summer is amazing, eh?

But, Kendra does hit on a certain point

To some, the comments by Federer, 37, may sound like sour grapes. But they also underscore a growing problem: increasing nighttime temperatures.

Under climate change, overall temperatures are rising — 2018 is on track to be the fourth-warmest year on record — but the warming is not happening evenly. Summer nights have warmed at nearly twice the rate of summer days. Average overnight low temperatures in the United States have increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit per century since 1895, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

None of this means global warming is being caused by Mankind’s output of carbon dioxide (conversely, it doesn’t mean it is mostly/solely natural, either. But, it’s upon the Warmists to prove their hypothesis): if we look at “not happening evenly”, yes, cities do tend to stay warmer at night than the surrounding countryside. A big factor, perhaps the major factor, are the reality of Urban Heat Island effect and land use.

Really, tennis players are used to playing in the heat. It looks like Federer just had an off game. He lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) to Millman, who’s 29 versus Federer’s 37. Global warming didn’t make him commit 10 double faults. Except in Warmist World, where carbon pollution does everything.

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14 Responses to “NY Times Blames Global Warming For Roger Federer’s US Open Loss”

  1. Jeffery says:

    By what physical mechanism(s) do ‘skeptics’ believe nights are warming faster than days? It’s almost as if there’s a blanket of something slowing the loss of infrared radiation into deep space! Can anyone hypothesize why this might be?

    AGW theory predicts that nights will warm faster than days.

    Strangely, satellite data also confirms nights warming faster than days, and there a few cities in space.

    ‘Bad’ thermometer sites, while showing a higher absolute temperature, show the same warming as ‘good sites’, almost as if CO2 warming is superimposed on the urban effects.

    Sorry Roger, although to me 37 is still a young man, it’s old for a top ranked tennis star.

    • formwiz says:

      Having lived on the East Coast for 47 years, I can assure you this weather is normal, even balmy.

      Almost as balmy as Jeffery.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    It’s the shoes, Roger, the shoes!!!


  3. Nighthawk says:

    Why isn’t the headline “Global Warming Raises Underdog To Knock Off No. 2 At US Open”

  4. Jl says:

    Global warming is very tricky. It can affect one player but not the other…. Amazing.

  5. JGlanton says:

    Nights do seem to be getting warmer on average. It’s primarily because of increasing UHI as cities and suburbs sprawl over long-term temperature stations that used to be well-sited but now measure the effects of stored heat in asphalt, concrete, buildings, gravel, and stagnant urban air, urban heat dome, as well as heat from air conditioners and other machinery. And there’s probably some effect from trapped CO2 in the urban heat dome. Well-sited rural stations do not exhibit this effect. The USA nighttime average is raised by the urban stations, making it appear like the nation (or globe) is getting warmer to Stage 1 thinkers.

    This isn’t global warming, or climate change, or CO2-driven climate change. It’s simply UHI effect, caused by man’s continued growth. It doesn’t add heat to the globe, it’s temporary storage of heat that delays nighttime cooling and goes away in a hysteresis cycle.

  6. Jl says:

    The NYT continues its award winning reporting on all matters related to climate change……https://realclimatescience.com/2018/08/more-off-scale-fraud-from-the-new-york-times/

  7. JGlanton says:

    Here’s a well-sited rural station in Ithaca, NY. The number of hot days has a general downward trend over the last 100 years.


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