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Australia’s Colder-Than-Average Winter; Iceland’s “Historically Cold” Summer; + Antarctica Plunges To -80.5C (-112.9F)September 5, 2022 Cap Allon
Australia’s Colder-Than-Average WinterAustralia’s Bureau of Meteorology isn’t a reliable source, their ‘warm-mongering’ forecasts are routinely proven wrong.
This is because the agency appears hellbent on inflating temperatures. They do this by, 1) ignoring the Urban Heat Island effect, and 2) limiting the minimum temperature readings that certain weather stations can reach — artificially boosting the averages.
Still, despite the ‘inflating’, despite the BoM claiming that Australia experienced a warmer-than-average month of August, the continent’s winter ‘officially’ finished -0.03C below than the multidecadal norm (below the 1991-2020 base, to be exact).
The chill has continued into spring, too.
In recent days, long-standing low temperature records have been toppled across the country — from East to West:
Note the recently fallen rainfall records at the top of the chart, too.
Rainfall in August finished 34% above the average:
–A reality that once again jars with what ‘The Science’ foretold.
In 2007, professional climate alarmist Tim Flannery claimed: “Even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams.”
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has estimated that $5.28 billion is the cost of this year’s floods across South-East Queensland and northern New South Wales Insurers estimates that $5.3 bn is the cost of floods in Australia https://t.co/mPYfIo6isS
7:23 AM · Aug 30, 2022
Flannery also said this…
…with the below being the reality–and at the close of the summer melt season 2022, no less.
Arctic Sea Ice Volume/Thickness–a better measurement that extent–has held within the normal range all year and has witnessed a stark increase compared to 2019, 2020 and 2021 to stand at the highest level since 2008.
It’s been holding anomalously-cold across the Arctic’s southern cousin, too — the Antarctic.
On Friday, a low of -80.5C (-112.9F) was achieved at Dome Fuji AWS — the coldest temperature of 2022 globally, and a reading not too far off the station’s coldest temperature ever recorded: the -83C (-117.4F) set on September 13, 2015.
Stefano Di Battista
The annual world record of cold was set today (September 2) at 14:17 UTC with -80.5 °C. The value was achevied at Dome Fuji AWS, Antarctica, located at 3 810 m above sea level The absolute minimum in this semi-permanent station is -83.0 °C reached on September 13, 2015 https://t.co/yz8V8OXGYD
5:47 PM · Sep 2, 2022
The AGW hypothesis has failed.
This is clear for all to see but remains impossible for the indoctrinated to perceive.
Equally as apparent: A new hypothesis is needed.
Iceland’s “Historically Cold” SummerAccording to a recent communication from the Meteorological Office of Iceland, and as reported by icelandreview.com, this year’s summer has been historically cold.
The season’s highest temperature at Reykjavík, for example, was just 17.9C (64.2F), registered on June 10 — this was the capital’s lowest maximum summer temperature since 2001.
Across the country, there were 27 days when the temperature exceeded 20C (68F), far fewer that the 57 logged last year.
Persistent snowfall has also been a theme, with accumulations noted in June, July and August — a very rare feat.
Iceland’s cold and snow summer has also led to well-below average glacier melt–similar to Greenland–which is actually on course to translate to a net mass balance gain:
For more on Greenland:
That’ll be it for now. I have a hard day of prepping planned on our homestead here in Central Portugal — planting out brassica starts etc. Winter is fast approaching and I have a long list of jobs to work through.
We also lost one of our guinea fowl to an Egyptian eagle this morning–despite our little dog’s best efforts–so that mess needs sorting, too. The joys of self-sufficiency. But I wouldn’t change a thing. As the world around us continues to fall apart we, as a family, have never been so content and healthy–both physically and mentally (can’t say the same for the guinea, mind).
Also, I’m looking into cheap back-up off-grid heating solutions — the ‘candle and terracotta pot’ seems a viable option…
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).
the most efficient natural fuel heating system I have yet to find is a rocket stove mass heater. Popular in the northwest (Oregon and Washington State), and those who have built them claim to drop their wood use by at least half to one quarter from their previous use of typical wood stoves.
in addition I would highly recommend buying 2” thick foil-faced insulation panels and cutting them accurately to fit finger tight in the door and window spaces, -after taping the edges with “Ziptape” 4” wide tape from Home Depot to protect your fingers from the sharp foil edges, and make tabs with the same tape placed about halfway between the top and bottom of the panels so you can pull them out from the window or door spaces during the day to let light in. In fact I use mine in the summer too, to keep the heat from the sun out of the house.