Reuters Links Deadly Lightning Strike Outside White House to Global Warming

On Thursday, four people were hit in a freak lightning strike while visiting Lafayette Park in Washington DC, located directly across from the White House. Three died. For context, around  are killed by lightning in the United States every year, making these three deaths (around 14% of the annual number) quite the freak accident, not to mention the weirdness of where they died. Reuters, however, would like to sear global warming into the national psyche as the key takeaway. The premise is based on a , which [citing Reuters] &;warned that the number of lightning strikes could increase by 50% in this century in the United States, with each 1 C (1.8 F) of warming translating into a 12% rise in the number of lightning strikes.&; The author further notes that Alaska has seen a &;17% rise in lightning activity since the cooler 1980s,&; and &;in typically dry California, a siege of some 14,000 lightning strikes during August 2020 sparked some of the state’s biggest wildfires on record.&; So &; beware, because increased humidity due to global warming [for which the science behind its causes, and ability to change, is absolutely  , and which to &;combat&; we need to abandon internal combustion engines, , and jump onto an unstable electrical grid largely powered by ] &; is likely to result in more deadly lightning strikes, and therefore it&;s your fault for not giving up your lifestyle for the cause (unlike climate hypocrites who galavant around the world in  and .) Except&; even if the global warming-induced lightning-pocalypse (that you should feel guilty for causing) happens, it seems that humans have figured out ways to avoid death from the electrical scourge. The article was written by Reuters&; award winning climate czar,  &; to whose academic climate hammer, everything looks like a man-made nail. Republished from with permission The post appeared first on .
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John Titor

A lightning strike in DC sent 4 people to the hospital last night with critical, life-threatening injuries according to DC EMS and Fire. Following the story this morning on @foxweather

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