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What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Paraguay – Three killed by the cold

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:26

18 July 2017 – Two days with temperatures below zero degrees Celsius have generated three deaths and the destruction of plantations. 

It was colder in the interior of the country where the mercury dropped to minus 4 degrees. In the capital of the country the temperature dropped to zero degrees Celsius on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pictures on social networks showed everything frozen: plantations, grasslands, streams and roads. Streams turned into skating rinks and clothes froze on the line.

With laughter and astonishment, compatriots sent videos to the media showing them trying to take clothes from the clothesline. Trousers, shirts, and coats froze in the frost.

But all laughter aside, the intense cold left negative balances in its passage. People and animals lost their lives in the frost that hit the country in two days.

http://www.ultimahora.com/solo-paraguay-ropas-amanecen-congeladas-frio-polar-n1097426.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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South America Absurdly Cold

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:19
Cold Crisis in South America 

18 July 2017 – On his Twitter feed, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi called the cold in South America “spectacular.”

“Absurdly cold,” said Bastardi.

I posted about the “Cold Crisis in South America” a couple of days ago. It’s the worst situation in many decades, with huge losses expected in agriculture. At the time, electricity was still out in many towns.

https://www.iceagenow.info/cold-crisis-south-america/

http://notrickszone.com/2017/07/18/amazonian-cold-snap-grips-south-america-veteran-meteorologist-calls-it-spectacular/#sthash.fwCJs9Oh.h2X1BiHl.dpbs

Thanks to Peter G for these links

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Spectacular blast of cold air heading north through South America. 48 hour DN's absurdly cold pic.twitter.com/Ihj2niQ7qW

— Joe Bastardi (@BigJoeBastardi) July 17, 2017

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Fastest decline in solar activity in 9,300 years

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:58

Could signal a descent into Maunder Minimum-like conditions.

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“The recent prolonged solar minimum and subsequent weak solar cycle 24 have led to suggestions that the grand solar maximum may be at an end,” says this study on nature.com.

The study,  published in 2015, looked at past variations of solar activity. In 2010, the study found, scientists estimated a mere 8% chance of a return to Maunder Minimum-like conditions within the next 40 years.

However, “the decline in solar activity has continued, to the time of writing, and is faster than any other such decline in 9,300 years.” (Italics added)

“If this recent rate of decline is added to the analysis, the 8% probability estimate is now raised to between 15 and 20%,” the paper continues.  (I think the chances are far higher than that.)

“Numerous studies have identified links between past climate and solar variability42,43,” the paper points out. “During the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715), very few sunspots were seen despite regular observations44.”

“The Maunder Minimum coincided with more severe winters in the UK and continental Europe,” the researchers agree. “On longer timescales, a grand minimum of solar activity, the Homeric Minimum (∼2,750–2,550 years before present), affected climate conditions through western Europe.”

The authors foresee a gradual descent to Maunder Minimum-like conditions, which will be last from a few decades to more than 100 years.

Unfortunately, they then pay obeisance  to the Great God Global Warming, saying that once the grand solar minimum ends, global warming will continue.

Of course they couched their warning in more scientific terms: “Such a prolonged solar minimum would do little to substantially offset or delay the warming due to projected increases in long-lived greenhouse gases,” is how they put it.

Uh huh.

I wonder how many of the survivors will be worried about global warming after billions of people have died of starvation or been killed in wars to obtain food and arable land.

See entire paper, entitled “Regional climate impacts of a possible future grand solar minimum”
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms8535

Thanks to Sonya Porter for this link

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‘Bombshell’ climate-change study

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:26

“Welcome to the Adjustocene.”

A new peer-reviewed study claims that “nearly all” of the warming shown in current temperature datasets is the result of adjustments made after the temperatures were recorded.

The adjusted datasets, from NASA, NOAA and the Met Office in the United Kingdom,  call into question just how much warming is real and how much is pure fantasy.

In the report, entitled “On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data and the Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding,” authors James P. Wallace III, Joseph S. D’Aleo and Craig Idso examine the accuracy of Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data.

It urns out that GAST data is not simply the raw temperature recordings. Rather, the data is adjusted after it is recorded to account for various problems, such as “contamination by urbanization.”

Critics (myself included) think these adjustments have been exaggerated to favor the view humans are causing climate change.

To test the validity of the GAST data adjustments, the two scientists and veteran statistician examined other historical data to determine whether the adjustments were appropriate.

“The three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality,” the authors wrote. “In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever — despite current claims of record setting warming.”

“Nearly all of the warming they are now showing are in the adjustments,” meteorologist Joe D’Aleo, who co-authored the study, said to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Each dataset pushed down the 1940s warming and pushed up the current warming.”

The researchers’ findings could totally dismantle the claim humans are causing global warming

Note: These guys are heavy weights.

Joe D’Aleo, one of the original founders of the Weather Channel, has been a meteorologist for more than 30 years. He was chairman of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting.

Dr. Craig Idso, member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. James P. Wallace III is an engineer and long-time statistician.

Here are a few people who agree with this report:

Dr. Alan Carlin, Retired Senior Analyst and manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Author, Environmentalism Gone Mad, Ph.D., Economics, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA. BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Dr. Harold H. Doiron, Retired VP, Engineering Analysis and Test Division, InDyne, Inc. Ex-NASA JSC, Aerospace Consultant

B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana, M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston.

Dr. Theodore R. Eck, Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University M.A, Economics, University of Michigan Fulbright Professor of International Economics, Former Chief Economist of Amoco Corp. and Exxon Venezuela Advisory Board of the Gas Technology Institute and Energy Intelligence Group Dr. Richard A. Keen, Instructor Emeritus of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Ph.D., Geography/ Climatology, University of Colorado, M.S., Astro-Geophysics, University of Colorado, B.A., Astronomy, Northwestern University Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, IPCC Expert Reviewer, Professor, Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen Ph.D., Physics, M.I.T. B.S., Physics, M.I.T. Dr. George T. Wolff, Former Chair EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University M.S., Meteorology, New York University B.S., Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

On his website, meteorologist Anthony Watts has a wonderful cartoon “Welcome to the Adjustocene.”
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/07/06/bombshell-study-temperature-adjustments-account-for-nearly-all-of-the-warming-in-government-climate-data/

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/05/exclusive-study-finds-temperature-adjustments-account-for-nearly-all-of-the-warming-in-climate-data/

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/09/bombshell-climate-change-study-could-totally-dismantle-the-claim-humans-are-causing-global-warming/

Thanks to Val Robins for these links

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Vostok ice cores prove that CO2 was not the driver

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:12

CO2 changes come AFTER the temperature changes.

“While the CO2 and temperature go up – somewhat – together,  when the temperature plummets after each peak, the CO2 stays high!” says reader Jimmy Walter.

“If CO2 were the driver, the temperature could not drop!”

http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/vostok-co2-and-temperature.jpg

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Almost middle of summer and still no Northwest Passage

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:49

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

https://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_daily_extent_hires.png

Thanks to Norman Grant Smith for this link

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One dead and thousands lose power in Chile

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:42

Chile and Argentina endured intense snowfall and low temperatures over the weekend.

17 Jul 2017 – One person died and thousands were affected by power outages and stalled routes, meteorological services said Sunday.

Snowfall in some communes of the east of Santiago reached up to 40 centimeters and covered most of the capital’s 44 communes, according to the National Emergency Office (Onemi).

According to Rebolledo, up to noon on Sunday there were still 90,000 customers without electricity, 70,000 of them in the Metropolitan Region.

Several routes to the south of the country had to be closed, and the main routes between Chile and Argentina remain closed.

According to the Meteorological Direction of Chile the snowfall surpassed that happened in 1971 in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

Temperature at 65% of 104 cities in Argentina fell to below zero degrees on Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The polar cold was approaching Uruguay and Paraguay with a marked decrease of temperatures that will remain until Tuesday. According to forecasts in these countries can expect a week of low temperatures down to zero degrees Celsius.

http://www.elmercurio.com.ec/625165-nevada-deja-un-muerto-y-miles-de-afectados-por-cortes-electricos-en-chile/

Thanks to Lawrence Allen for this link

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Cold crisis in South America

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:26

Worst situation in many decades. Huge losses expected in agriculture as frosts will continue for a few days ahead.   Electricity still out in many towns.

Update:

1- Chile and Argentina still working to recover electricity and water in many towns.

2- As of 18 Jul 17 almost the entire territory of subtropical South America (e.g. Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, southern states of Brazil and some zones of Paraguay) are covered with frosts or snow. It’s now expected this will be the worst situation recorded in many decades.

3- Huge losses are expected in agriculture as frosts will continue for a few days ahead.

4- In Brazil higher places are reaching down to -10°C and the polar air will continue its way to the north. Even some southern parts of Amazonia will be subject to its effects in 2 or 3 days.

https://agroclima.climatempo.com.br/noticia/2017/07/18/o-tamanho-do-estrago-6589

Thanks to Gabriel for this link

Note: This link no longer contains the above words. If someone has links that can confirm this crisis, please let us know.

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‘Phallic’ iceberg

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:56

An iceberg with a distinctly masculine flourish.

Jamie Ellison’s botanical tour of northern Newfoundland provided a whole different kind of nature lesson when the horticulture instructor and his tour companions took in the impressive ice formation.

See photo:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3604278/phallic-iceberg-turns-heads-on-botany-tour/

Thanks to Klaus Kaiser for this link

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Snow earthquake in Chile

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:43
No electricity for 30 hours – Reader from Chile describes the blizzard

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hello! im from Chile..

in my home, near the mountains the snow still for the 2nd day after the blizzard..

the blizzard comes with heavy wind around 3 am of the friday 14, and near my home fall around 5 cms, but in other places like the Universidad Catolica Soccer Stadium falls like 30cms (12 inches).

and after that, all my neighbors and I, dont have electricity for 30 hours.

since the great quake of 2010 i dont have power shutdown for that longer… it was a snow earthquake.

and our president dosent show yet! its totally hidden.

FACT: our people and our country are not prepared for and little ice age.

ah.. last thing.. the blizzard was not only in Santiago… it was in all the south too..

best regards.
Ivan Akai

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More record lows in Labrador

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:35

Breaks record set 49 years ago

Issued by Environment Canada  – The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on July 16, 2017:

Churchill Falls
New record of 3.9 C (39.0 F)
Old record of 4.1 C (39.4 F) set in 2013
Records in this area have been kept since 1968

Wabush Lake
New record of 2.0 C (35.6 F)
Old record of 3.6 C (38.5 F) set in 2013
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Picture postcard football stadiums

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:57

“Postcard! See how the stadiums were in Chile and Argentina after snowfall,” reads the headline.

The heavy snowfall that fell in some South American countries caused many continent-wide upsets. Some football matches, for example, could not happen – like that of Universidad Católica.

But the unexpected also created postcard landscapes in stadiums.

See photos:
http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/futebol-internacional/noticia/cartao-postal-veja-como-ficaram-os-estadios-no-chile-e-argentina-apos-nevasca.ghtml?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share-bar-smart&utm_campaign=share-bar

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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Will someone please tell the Pope? Argentina is the reality

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:50

Historic cold in Argentina. Global warming is a fairy tale for the idiots.
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Will someone please tell the Pope? Argentina is the reality

Historic cold in Argentina. Global warming is a fairy tale for the idiots
By Argiris Diamantis

Pope Francis: Global warming a threat and urges action – BBC News. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds1PXsgGmMo )

Hey Pope, look at Buenos Aires, where you came from, and see how big the global warming lie is.

Unprecedented cold, minus 25.4 C below zero in Bariloche,

Argentina is the reality, global warming is a fairy tale for the idiots.

“July 17, 2017: Record of 25.4 degrees below zero in Bariloche and snow would fall until in Misiones.

The cold covered most of the country yesterday. Bariloche recorded the lowest temperature in history.”

Of course the MSM (Fake News) doesn’t bring this story.

http://www.lacapital.com.ar/informacion-gral/record-254-grados-cero-bariloche-y-caeria-nieve-misiones-n1434734.html

See also:

Historic cold and snow in Argentina – Chaos in several cities

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Unusually cold Antarctic air hitting South America

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:59
And it’s snowing in Buenos Aires-Bahia Blanca :
https://mobile.twitter.com/cirosalla/status/886358286181834752/video/1

South America is being hit by ‘UNUSUALLY COLD ANTARCTIC AIR MASS ADVECTS ACROSS THE EASTERN PACIFIC ‘ according to NOAA.
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=fxsa21

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/enso/oceanic-kelvin-waves-next-polar-vortex

Thanks to Gabriel and Martin Siebert for these links

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The Jurassic was far hotter than today, yet triggered no runaway greenhouse effect

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:45
Despite fierce huge meat eating monsters roaming the globe life flourished as never before or since.
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The Jurassic was far hotter than today, yet triggered no runaway greenhouse effect

By Rosco Mac

The best estimates I can find suggest the Jurassic period was up to 10°C hotter than today.

“The Jurassic period is known for a climate characterized by rain-forest-like conditions. Peat bogs that later formed into massive coal deposits existed throughout many parts of the Earth, forming under dense forests. Most of the land is believed to have been productive for plant and animal growth and diversity. Sea levels rose and created warm, shallow-coast environments conducive to coral reef development.

“The Triassic warmth continued into the Jurassic, but the increased humidity levels due to flooded landmasses, as well as increased carbon dioxide levels from the lush vegetation and lack of polar ice, created a “greenhouse” climate. Even the polar regions had a temperate climate.”

Despite fierce huge meat eating monsters roaming the globe life flourished as never before or since.

If ever a “runaway” greenhouse effect were even remotely possible it should have occurred then – but it didn’t and the diversity of plant and animal life was unprecedented.

The arrangement of the continents probably had more to do with the climate than some nonsensical greenhouse effect.

If there were no continental land masses close to the poles the whole world would undoubtedly be warmer due to this alone.

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Historic cold and snow in Argentina – Chaos in several cities

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:38
Coldest temperature ever in Bariloche – As if that weren’t enough, a thick layer of snow covered the city after the worst snowstorm in 20 years. 

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The situation in the main cities of Patagonia is worrying. Power cuts, closed stores, closed roads, canceled flights, fallen trees and light poles caused real chaos in several cities in southern Argentina and left the area practically isolated.

San Carlos de Bariloche was one of the cities most affected by the snow storm, as about 16,000 users (32% of the total) lost power.

“This snowstorm was exceptional, similar to that of 1995. There are a lot of fallen trees, which destroyed the slopes causing the entire poles to fall,” it was reported from the Bariloche Electricity Cooperative (CEB).

“Frío extremo: Bariloche registró la temperatura más baja de su historia,” reads the headline.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature dropped to 25.4°C below zero (-13.7°F) in Bariloche  this morning, setting a new record. (Not just for the date mind you, but the coldest ever. )

In Patagonia the cold left some snow in the Cordillera and west of Río Negro, Chubut and Neuquén, which could leave between 20 and 40 cm (8 to 16 inches) of snow in the lowlands, “said the agency.

At the airport there were  36 hours without flights, As of Friday night, some 2,500 passengers were stranded in Bariloche alone.

By today, most airports had re-opened, but the airport in Chapelco in the precordillera of Neuquén remains closed due to the intense snowfall.

The worst snowfall in 20 years was bad enough. However, according to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the city rionegrina registered the lowest temperature in its history.

The SMN indicated in its official Twitter account that a 54-year mark was broken, thus surpassing -21.1 ° C, recorded on June 30, 1963.

 

Bariloche had a snow accumulation of up to 50 cm (20 inches).

The historical cold was triggered by the intense cold wave that is advancing over South America and, on Monday, begins to hit Brazil with great force. 

It also snowed in Bahia Blanca, in the province of Buenos Aires, where snow is not usual.

So much for global warming.

http://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2017/07/16/frio-record-bariloche-registro-la-temperatura-mas-baja-de-su-historia-2/

http://www.losandes.com.ar/article/frio-extremo-en-bariloche-22-4-grados-bajo-cero

https://www.climatempo.com.br/noticia/2017/07/16/bariloche-registra-25oc-negativos-6505
Wagner Alberto, Martin Siebert and Wagner A. Santos for these links.

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Confirmed – Heaviest snowfall in Santiago in 46 years

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 13:41

Video – Fire station roof comes down under weight of snow. Heaviest snowfall since 1971 according to MetSul. Blackout. Roofs of buildings damaged by accumulated snow.

VIDEO: Fire station roof came down with snow weight in Santiago.
https://mobile.twitter.com/metsul/status/886200406719819776/video/1
https://mobile.twitter.com/metsul/status/886245125671800835/photo/1
https://mobile.twitter.com/metsul/status/886272938198093824/photo/1

https://twitter.com/metsul/status/886188267338706948

TEMPO | Setores de Santiago do Chile não viam tanta neve desde 1971. Vários pontos da capital chilena sem luz.

Thanks to Gabriel and Martin Siebert for these links

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Chile – Rare snowstorm batters Santiago

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 13:03

About 337,000 households without power due to snow-laden trees and branches falling on cables.

The rare snowstorm (one website called it a “blizzard”) hit as the city and surrounding region were enduring an unusual “cold snap.” (Two days ago, Accuweather was forecasting record cold in the Chilean capital. I’m not sure that qualifies as a mere “cold snap.”)

Meteorologists say it was the heaviest snowfall in Santiago since 2007, but some commentators said the city had not seen so much snow with this magnitude in 40 years.

Several football matches were suspended due to heavy snow, the Football Federation of Chile said in a statement.

Santiago and the greater area is home to around seven million people.

See video:
https://twitter.com/i/moments/886549265169960960

Lots of photos:
https://www.rt.com/news/396460-chile-rare-snow-storm/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40620077

This website calls it “an unusual blizzard”:
http://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/nevasca-no-chile-provoca-corte-no-fornecimento-de-energiaa.ghtml

https://mobile.twitter.com/cirosalla/status/886205066717298688/photo/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/cirosalla/status/886205066717298688/photo/2

https://mobile.twitter.com/cirosalla/status/886205066717298688/photo/3

https://mobile.twitter.com/cirosalla/status/886205066717298688/photo/4

Thanks to Jimmy Walter, Dean Koehler, Bill Sellers, Martin Siebert, Ivan, Marcio Accioly, ptolemy2, R Moyer and Alexey Parkhomenko for these links

“Even more astonishing than snow in Santiago, Chile is that it is reported by the BBC!” says ptolemy2. “Cracks may be appearing in the state’s warmist propaganda machine.”

“Looks like South America is not immune to global cooling,” says Bill. “Santiago is less than 70 miles from the ocean.”

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More record lows on the Canadian east coast

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 14:24

Coldest July 14 since 1871.

NEW BRUNSWICK
issued by Environment Canada Saturday 15 July 2017

The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on July 14, 2017:

Grand Manan
New record of 3.7 (38.7 F)
Old record of 5.0 (41.0 F) set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

Saint John
New record of 4.7 (40.5 F)
Old record of 6.1 (43.0 F) set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on July 14, 2017:

Wabush Lake
New record of 4.0 (39.2 F)
Old record of 4.4 (39.9 F) set in 1965
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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The world should now fear the real and detrimental effects of cooling

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:21

“Warming is wholly beneficial when compared to the devastating impacts of cooling.” – Ed Hoskins

Each of the notable high points in the Holocene temperature record, (Holocene Climate Optimum – Minoan – Roman – Medieval – Modern), have been progressively colder than the previous high point.

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The world should now fear the real and detrimental effects of cooling

By Ed Hoskins

According to ice core records, the last millennium, 1000AD to 2000AD, has been the coldest millennium of our current Holocene interglacial.

It seems that, driven by the need to continually support the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming thesis / religion, Climate scientists and Climate alarmists examine the temperature record at too fine a scale, weather event by weather event, month by month, year by year.

Our current, warm, congenial Holocene interglacial has been the enabler of mankind’s civilisation for the last 10,000 years, spanning from mankind’s earliest farming to recent technology.

Viewing the Holocene interglacial is much more fruitful on a century by century and on a millennial perspective.

Each of the notable high points in the Holocene temperature record, (Holocene Climate Optimum – Minoan – Roman – Medieval – Modern), have been progressively colder than the previous high point.

The ice core record from Greenland for its first 7-8000 years, the early Holocene, shows, virtually flat temperatures, an average drop of only ~0.007 °C per millennium, including its high point known as the “climate optimum”.

Temperatures going down, down, down

But the more recent Holocene, since a “tipping point” at around 1000BC (3000 years ago) has seen temperature fall at about 20 times that earlier rate at about 0.14 °C per millennium .

Temperatures headed down, down, down – Graph courtesy of Ed Hoskins

The Holocene interglacial is already 10,000 to 11,000 years old, and judging from the length of previous interglacial periods, the Holocene epoch should be drawing to its close in this century, the next century or this millennium.

Nonetheless, the slight beneficial warming at the end of the 20th century to a Modern high point has been transmuted by Climate alarmists into the “Great Man-made Global Warming Scare”.

Recent warming wholly beneficial

The recent warming since the end of the Little Ice Age has been wholly beneficial when compared to the devastating impacts arising from the relatively minor cooling of the Little Ice Age, which include:

• decolonisation of Greenland
• Black death
• French revolution promoted by crop failures and famine
• the failures of the Inca and Angkor Wat civilisations
• etc., etc.

As global temperatures, after a short spurt at the end of the last century, have already been showing stagnation or cooling over the last nineteen years or more, the world should now fear the real and detrimental effects of cooling, rather than being hysterical about limited, beneficial or probably now non-existent further warming.

Warmer times are times of success and prosperity

Warmer times are times of success and prosperity for mankind and for the biosphere. For example during the Roman warm period the climate was warmer and wetter so that the Northern Sahara was the breadbasket of the Roman empire.

But the coming end of the present Holocene interglacial will eventually again result in a mile high ice sheet over much of the Northern hemisphere.

As the Holocene epoch is already about 11,000 years old, the reversion to a true ice age is becoming overdue.

Reversion to an ice age will be a catastrophe

That reversion to Ice Age conditions will be the real climate catastrophe.

With the present reducing Solar activity, significantly reduced temperatures, at least to the level of another Little Ice Age are predicted quite soon, later in this century.

Whether the present impending cooling will really lead on to a new glacial ice age or not is still in question.

This point is more fully illustrated here:
https://edmhdotme.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-holocene-context-for-anthropogenic-global-warming-2/

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