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More sea ice than average for first week of August in southern-most Arctic

polar bear
"A shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades."

Let me repeat that!

"A shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades."

"Polar bear habitat update for the first week of August 2019 shows there is still more sea ice than average in Hudson Bay, the southern-most area of continuous habitation for this species."

"freeze-up in that region for the last two years has also been earlier-than-average which means a shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades." (Emphasis added)

Snowflake Cold

Cold records shattered in Moscow - 'Dangerous for gardeners'

"August frosts, it's dangerous!" reads the headline.

On the night of August 5 the air temperature in the metropolitan area decreased in some places to record values. In Cherusti, in the east of Moscow region, the minimum air temperature was +1.9°C, and in the herbage was -2°C.

Cold record shattered

Thus, for this area a new minimum temperature record was set. Prior to that, it belonged to the years 2001 and 2002 and was +4.9°C.

Snowflake Cold

Already freezing in Finland

"We have had plenty of frost during recent nights in Finland," says reader in Finland.

Frost was present in the west and north with clear weather.

Also in the south, frost was -2.8 degrees in Kiikala, 2.1 in Kemiö, -2.2 in Jokioinen, -1.9 in Kokemäki and -0.8 in Niinisalo.

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57 people dead, 18,000 hospitalized due to Japan's unrelenting heatwave

Japan heatwave
© AP/Koji Sasahara
Visitors walk under a water mist to cool themselves in the scorching heat at a zoo in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Fifty-seven people died due to heat-related medical issues in Japan over the week starting July 29, the government said Tuesday, with the number of those taken to hospitals more than tripling from the previous week's 5,664 to 18,347.

The weekly figure of those sent to hospitals was the second highest since tallies began in 2008, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

Of the 18,347 people, 729 had severe symptoms requiring more than three weeks of treatment as an inpatient, while 6,548 had less serious issues needing shorter stays. Those aged 65 and older accounted for 54.3 percent of the total.

Ice Cube

Cherry picking season arrives in Greenland

In this video, I make fun of the mindless mass hysteria about recent weather in the Arctic.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Climate sensationalism in a chilly baking world

Tour de France snow
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Its interesting how there is unequal weight given to temperature anomalies across the planet in 2019, record heat in Europe dominates the headlines yet summer snow in Canada, USA and Russia goes unnoticed as well record cold temperatures on the same continents. News casters fired for voicing concerns that "Code Red" is being overused and desensitising viewers.

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Comment: Extreme times: Two days after cyclists raced in record-breaking heat, Tour de France halted by hailstorm and mudslides

The mainstream media has focused almost exclusively on record-breaking hot temperatures this summer....promoting the man-made global warming/climate change narrative...yet it ought to be noted that at the other extreme, many new cold temperature records are also being set across the planet at this time:


27 inches of snow in 72 hours hits ski areas of New Zealand

There have been some big snowfalls in New Zealand over the past few days, transforming conditions after a slow start to the 2019 ski season there.

Ski areas have posted accumulations of up to 70cm in the past few and base depths have reached 3 metres (10 feet) at one area, the deepest in the southern hemisphere by more than a metre.

The news isn't all good though at present as some ski areas are closed due to the accompanying gale force winds, others whilst they did gout the snow, some as after all the snow their slopes are so full no one else can get on and at least one, Manganui, the one with the 3m base, because the weather warmed up after the snow


August snowfall on the Dolomites in Italy

August snow on Marmolada, Dolomites, north Italy August 2, 2019.

Report: Carlo Budel

Snowflake Cold

California's Mammoth Mountain ski resort finally closes after monster 261-day season

Mammoth mountain, California

Mammoth Mountain — located along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, California — has
finally closed for the season after receiving near-record snowfall this past winter.

According to the resort, Mammoth's season lasted a monster 261 days — the third longest seasons on record, with the latest-ever closing dates being Aug 13, 1995 (solar minimum of cycle 22) and Aug 6, 2017 (approaching solar minimum of cycle 24).

Throughout the 2018-2019 season, the resort received a total 718 inches (18.2 m) of snow at its summit and 492 inches (12.5 m) at the main lodge — the second largest accumulation in the resort's history.

In February alone, 207 inches (5.3 m) of powder fell, marking the snowiest February on record.

The Mountain reopens for the season on November 9.

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Snowflake Cold

Experts warn we only have 12 years left until the timeline on global warming will be changed again

Global Warming
© The Babylon Bee
World — Climate experts have solemnly warned that we only have twelve years left until they change the dates on global warming again.

"If we don't take action, then in 12 years we will have to explain why the world hasn't ended and come up with a new number," one UN scientist warned. "This is a very serious threat, and we urge everyone to hand control of the economy to the government immediately before we have no more time left to change the timeline again."