Dr. Nir Shaviv: “There is no fingerprint attesting that CO2 emission causes a rise in temperature.” …and… “I had no idea that this would lead me to get involved in the greenhouse effect … All I set out to do was to seriously answer a colleague’s question. When I wanted to publish the article I ran into closed doors. I sent the article to Nature and was told – It’s nice, but you need to find a stronger basis. After a while, I came to feel like people were always looking for another excuse not to publish the article.”
Low Temperature Records Continue to Fall Across Europe
Cold records which have stood for more than 50 years are falling across Europe this week as a brutal blast of Arctic air rides unusually-far south on the back of a weak and wavy meridional jet stream flow — a phenomenon tied to the historically low solar activity we’ve been experiencing in recent years.
In the city of Grenoble –located in southeastern France at an elevation of 384m (1,260ft)– a record-breaking low of -10C (14F) was registered on Tuesday November 30, according to data released by Météo France.
This reading is set to enter the books as Grenoble’s lowest November temperature since 1971–when the all-time Nov low (of -10.9C/12.4F) was set.
Exceptional lows have also swept France’s higher elevations in recent days, where deep snow cover –even at elevations below 1,000m (3,280ft)– have assisted the mercury in tumbling to levels nearing -20C (-4F).
On Tuesday, the village of Combe de l’Oscence suffered a low of -19.6C (-3.3F); Lans en Vercors-Les Bruyères observed -19.4C (-2.9F); and Méaudre experienced -19.2C (-2.6F) — all are exceptionally rare readings for this early in the season, but looking ahead, to around December 10, lows of -25C to -30C (-13F to -22F) are set to sweep these areas, according to mkweather.com.
The snow has also been heavy in and around these parts, where they have been measuring totals in the meters:
Blizzards and sizable snowdrifts haven’t just been confined to the alpine regions of France; disruptive accumulations have also buffeted lower elevations, particularly to the east.
Here, further heavy falls are expected during the remainder of the week, and then, as hinted at above, another ‘ramp-up’ is expected as the month of December progresses which will see additional polar troughs sink anomalously-far south:
Italy, like France, has also been suffering an unusually early start to winter.
On Tuesday, November 30, a low of -15C (5F) was logged at Fusine, a region of NW Italy located at 800m (2,600ft) — this is a historically cold reading for the time of year, and one that contributed to the heavy snowfall in the area.
Fusine borders both Austria and Slovenia where exceptional chills have also been registered: The village of Ratece in Slovenia, for example, reported -12.5C (9.5F) on Nov 30 — another record low, while early season snow has also been reported across the nation with totals nearing 50cm (1.64ft) in some alpine regions:
Poland is also reeling from Arctic conditions, with the country’s Institute of Meteorology issuing warnings for dangerous, heavy snowfall, particularly in the south, starting Wednesday, December 1. Also, the featured image of today’s Electroverse article (shown again below) was taken in Poland, and used in a recent polishnews.co.uk article:
In the UK, farmers have been left counting the cost of Storm Arwen, with one business estimating $93,000 worth of damage.
The powerful winter storm lashed parts of the UK with extreme winds, rain and heavy snow over the weekend, and claimed the lives of at least three people.
Early reports from farmers indicate that the damage is substantial, with many still waiting on roads to open and power to be restored. However, these clean-up efforts look set to hampered as further exceptional lows and heavy snows are on their way, forecast to start this evening, Wednesday, December 1:
And finally, after Sweden’s historic low of -37.4C (35.3F) in Nattavaara on Monday –the nation’s lowest November reading since 1980– the mercury is now expected to drop even further, to levels below -40C (-40F) — such a low would be among Sweden’s all-time lowest temperatures in books dating back to the 1800s–it could even be the coldest ever for this early in the season.
Australia’s NSW Suffers Coldest November On Record
Australia’s New South Wales has just recorded its coldest November ever. It was also the state’s wettest November on record, with rainfall records spanning more than a century tumbling (so from the Centennial Minimum).
Predictably, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) gives the rains all the headlines, and buries the record cold in the footnotes. The public has been trained to associate flooding with global warming, whereas all-time low temperatures are something of a harder sell.
Overall, the state did indeed record almost three times its average November rainfall–breaking a record from 1917, but these rains can be attributed to the same cosmological forcings responsible for the historic cold.
As discussed many times over, during prolonged bouts of low solar activity —such as we’re experiencing now— the sun’s magnetic field weakens which allows extra cosmic rays from deep space to penetrate the solar system.
These cosmic rays hit Earth’s atmosphere, and create a spray of secondary cosmic rays that shower down:
Cosmic Rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere seed clouds (Svensmark et al), and cloud cover plays a key role in our planet’s short-term climate change: “Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade,” writes Dr Roy W. Spencer, “and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling.” Therefore, the upshot of low solar output = global cooling, as increased cloud cover blocks energy arriving from the sun.
Back to NSW’s record cold November –which busted every previous benchmarks running back to the 1800s– this is all the BOM had to say: “We’re currently in a La Niña and these are obviously La Niña like conditions.”
Can you imagine the coffee-spitting furore and incessant correlations to a CO2-induced catastrophe if the state has just enjoyed its hottest November on record…? Well, it would appear, when it comes to historic cold, the agenda-driving institution that is the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is happy to blame a natural oceanic event–the cooling of region 3.4 of the Pacific (La Niña).
Note: There is also no mention of their failed spring forecast which called for above average temperatures across the country.
The AGW ruse is clearer than ever.
You have to be a flaming drongo not to see it.
A “weak explosion” was recorded at Mt. Pinatubo on Tuesday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said the explosion was recorded around 12:00PM on Tuesday, and “produced a plume that was detected by the Himawari-8 Satellite and reported to Phivolcs by the Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center.”
Mt. Pinatubo last erupted in June, 1991.
It was second-largest eruption of the 20th century — a VEI 6:
That eruption caused a decrease in global temperatures for a period of two years (NASA) — by approx. 0.6C (perhaps more).
The affect is similar to that of increased cloud cover — ash particulates (aerosols) enter the stratosphere and circulate the planet, absorbing incoming sunlight and exerting a cooling effect on the Earth’s surface.
The cause the same, too — low solar activity: Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in the sun. The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar output due, in part, to an influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
All eyes on a stirring Pinatubo — stay tuned for updates.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-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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