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An intense, early-season chill has been “Ravaging” East Africa’s Crops

Farmers across east Africa are counting their losses as an unusual chill continues to blast the region.

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the cold of winter started earlier than usual this year, in May, rather than during the expected month of July.

The chill has been ravaging growing regions across east Africa, reports, with the mercury in some regions plummeting close to freezing, which is astonishing.

In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, the average overnight low has been 10C (50F), with the daytime highs averaging at 18C (64F) — these readings are some 8C (14F) and 6C (11F) below the seasonal averages, respectively, according to the Department data.

“The cold weather provides a perfect environment for diseases, in particular blight, to thrive,” says Beatrice Macharia, an agronomist with Growth Point.

Macharia notes that farmers growing crops in the field, in particular tomatoes; capsicums (peppers); cucumbers; potatoes; and onions, are having it rough due to the unusually fierce (and persistent) cold.

“They have to spend more, and fight the disease through the use of chemicals that protect the crops but still this is not working for some,” laments Macharia, who is deeply concerned by “the lengthy cold season this year, with temperatures falling to the lowest levels.”

She continues: “In areas in the Rift Valley, like Nyandarua –where temperatures are regularly falling to 3C (37F)– even with the application of chemicals the chances of survival for field horticultural crops are too low.”

Macharia suggests that growing crops in greenhouses may be the way forward, as such structures protect crops from blight by holding the mercury some 5C above the outside temperature, she says.

Cold-damaged Tomato crop.

Bernard Njuguna, a farmer in the Rift Valley, is among those counting his losses due to the cold weather.

Njuguna sowed his field tomatoes in late April, and expected to reap the rewards three months later.

Unfortunately though, the historic chill that hit Nyandarua wiped-out his crop just as it was at the key flowering stage. Njuguna lost his entire harvest, even after using various chemicals in an attempt to save it.

“The crop on the entire half-acre withered; the leaves and the stems dried leaving me with losses,” he said.

He has since erected a greenhouse on his farm following advice from agricultural officers.

But with few farmers growing crops in greenhouses as compared to open fields, the supply of fresh produce in east Africa has declined dramatically in recent months, and has resulted in prices soaring.

A kilo of tomatoes, for example, is currently being sold at 0.74 dollars, up from 0.46 dollars in April.

The cost of other horticultural produce has also skyrocketed, pushing up food inflation in east Africa.

Laughably, Macharia attributes this historic and early-season cold to the mythical beast that is “climate change”.

Global warming, she says, is responsible for ravaging Kenya’s breadbaskets, “with the weather oscillating between cold, dry spells to periods with little rainfall” (aren’t dry spells and periods with little rainfall the same…?).

It’s getting somewhat tiring combating the daily misinformation campaign re AGW.

The world’s so-called academics are blindly trusting a theory built upon the work of just a few climate modelers.

You can picture today’s ‘global warming science’ as an upside down pyramid, says Dr. Mototaka Nakamura.

These AGW pioneers claim to have demonstrated human-derived CO2 emissions as the cause of recently rising temperatures and have then simply projected that warming forward.

Every climate researcher thereafter has taken the results of these original models as a given, and we’re even at the stage now where merely testing their validity is regarded as heresy.

No, global warming does not mean crop-destroying cold in eastern Africa.

Nor does it explain the heavy frosts ravaging the sugarcane, coffee and corn crops in South America:

Or the record July cold sweeping large swathes of North America:

It doesn’t account for Greenland gaining record amounts of snow and ice this year:

And neither does it explain Earth’s average temperature dropping below the 30-year average in June:

These are the facts.

They are undeniable.

I don’t know why me mentioning them gets so many people up in arms.

Dogma is a powerful weapon, I guess.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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3 Thoughts to “An intense, early-season chill has been “Ravaging” East Africa’s Crops”

  1. Mark Hewitt

    I find this quite surprising. Kenya is basically on the equator, with the bulk of it (though its not much more bulk) in the northern hemisphere which is summer not winter.

    I would not have expected them to get big time winter chills, or need green house growing.

    Something must surely be funky with weather patterns if the equator is getting cold like this to warrant greenhouse growing surely.

  2. Art Horton

    I put these thoughts out on the web right after Groundhog Day in 2019. So far it has been pretty accurate.

    Glacial & inter Glacial periods
    The nonlinear conveyer
    We may have a unforeseen problem. Ice which takes 144 BTU’s per pound of water to change state from ice to water, while maintaining It’s temperature at 32* f, is poised to change the radiated equilibriums that keeps the earths climate constant.
    Here is a list of some of the negative effects of ice.

    1. Increased and prolonged the albedo effect.
    2. Enhances increased heat radiation to space by convecting warm air up.
    3. Brings cold to the earths surface in a none linear conveyance.
    4. Delays the return of warming.
    5. Reduces the earths surface temp.
    Frozen ground won’t allow for water
    6. When melting it is extracting 144 (BTU’s) per pound of ice from the atmosphere globally.
    7. When snow is formed in the upper atmosphere, the moisture deposits a corresponding 144 (BTU’S) of heat per pound of water vapor. Once again Enhancing the radiation of heat into space.
    8. Adds to flood waters.
    9. Physical damage.

    Virtual size
    Water world Vs ice world
    The big question is during the last ice age 12K years ago was the sun that much cooler, or did ice throw the radiated equilibrium out of balance because it is a non linear conveyer? The warmth banking of the oceans, which are larger than the landmass, are offset by the state change properties of ice. The cold banking of the landmasses covered with ice will equal and possibly exceed the warmth banking of the oceans. The Landmass virtual size and (BTU influence) grows with respect to the oceans (BTU influence).
    Exacerbating the situation parts of the oceans will freeze over, contributing in the same manner as the snow covered landmass. Conversely the oceans contribution Diminishes. How do the Radiated equilibriums of the earth stay in balance? The solar activity is in free fall. The dormant sun is a huge concern. Intensifying cold is the new norm on earth. The regenerative feed back of ice supports getting colder.
    “The thermal dynamic properties of the earth favor rapid discharge of heat”. Devine clarification.

    Primary and reflected radiation
    Heat that is transported upward by displacement, exchange and convection. If it rises above the greenhouse dome effective. The Radiation produced by that heat dissipates primarily into space, because the green house dome reflects it back upward into space when it is above the dome. The primary and reflected radiation are directed outward toward space. The earth once again suffering a loss of warmth.

    The overlap of cold air seasons create the equatorial squeeze.
    Let me make a layman’s prediction about the upcoming North American spring. The over abundance of ice and snow in the northern hemisphere will keep the atmosphere cooler longer than normal. The Southern Hemisphere will rapidly cool because of the GSM and being at or heading toward apogee in an elliptical orbit. These two hemispheres will compress the equatorial air mass in a pinching like squeeze. Both contain cooler denser air which are squeezing from the north and south simultaneously. The compression will be making the equator hotter, but it’s not global warming it’s compressed molecules raising the BTU’s of heat in every square foot of air. The high heat convected upward will more rapidly radiate off into space leading to additional cooling. We may be in a downward spiral. I Hope I’m wrong. If what I think is going to happen comes to pass. Next winter will be an attention getter. The squeeze is on. The overlap of cold seasons is an emerging phenomenon
    as we move forward. Some anticipation
    of the results and the effects may make us more prepared. Heat can’t create cold but unfortunately the overlap of cold seasons can compress heat and create severe temperature contrasts, violent weather extremes and electrified storms.

    Ice domination
    To sum up and simply state there is a vast difference between a water world and an ice
    world. The average global temperatures only needs to drop (6* C) or (10* F) for a major ice age event. 25% ice can dominate 75% water.

    1. Robert Campbell

      Very interesting and informed comment.
      Like you, i believe that the next year will confirm the temperature trends with environmental effects that will not be able to be ignored.
      The question is how long until the behemoth of government policy around the world turns around.
      As Cap has stated in previous articles GSM’s most significant impact is crop loss and it’s geopolitical effects.
      I’ll put this question. What will be the behaviour of the Chinese Communist Party if there is widespread crop failure in China?
      To my mind, that will force an aggressive push to command more of the regional and global food resources and thereby start the next war.

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