Extreme Weather 

Australia’s Record Hot January: Mostly Weather, Not Climate Change — by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) claims January, 2019 was record-hot. There is no doubt it was very hot — but just how hot… and why?

The assumption is, of course, that anthropogenic global warming is to blame. But how is one to know what records are due to the human-component of global warming versus Mother Nature?

One characteristic of global warming is that it is (as the name implies) global— or nearly so (maybe not over Antarctica). In contrast, natural weather variations are regional, tied to natural variations and movements in atmospheric circulation systems.

That “weather” was strongly involved in the hot Australian January as well as the cooler than normal temperatures in coastal areas centered near Townsville in the northeast, and Perth in the southwest:

The extreme heat was caused by sinking air, which caused clear skies and record-low rainfall in some areas. But why was the air sinking?

It was being forced to sink by rising air in precipitation systems off-shore. All rising air must be exactly matched by an equal amount of sinking air, and places like Australia and the Sahara are naturally preferred for this — thus the arid and semi-arid environment.

The heat originates from the latent heat release due to rain formation in those precipitation systems.

If we look at the area surrounding Australia in January, we can see just how localized the “record” warmth was. The snarky labels reflect my annoyance at people not thinking critically about the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘climate change’:

January 2019 surface temperature anomalies (deg. C, relative to the 1981-2010 average) from NOAA’s Global Forecast System (GFS) analysis fields. Unlabeled graphic courtesy of WeatherBell.com.

So, the claims of the usual suspects such as Australia’s Extreme Heat is a Sign of Things to Come is just one more example of the blind leading the blind.

For the full article from drroyspencer.com, click here.

The sun is entering a period of prolonged hibernation, and Earth’s magnetic poles are shifting.

As a result of these two independent factors, our magnetosphere is waning incredibly quickly. The upshot of which is more Cosmic Rays entering our atmosphere.

These rays have been proven, by the work of Svensmark, to nucleate clouds — Earth’s sunshade. They have also been linked to an increase in volcanic and seismic activity.

And solar outbursts, such as CMEs, will be an ever-bigger threat moving forward. More on that here:

Our planet is changing dramatically, cooling as a result of changes in our star, and the affects will be felt in our lifetimes.


Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift

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