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Tasmania - coldest August day in 41 years

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© Chris Kidd
Tannar Ware, 2, and his mum Melissa Ware, of Burnie, enjoy the snow at Waratah
Skiers rejoice as chill hits

Hobart woke to its coldest August morning in 41 years yesterday when the temperature dropped to -0.4C.

Hobart was one of the coldest places in Tasmania, but the freezing temperatures were widespread -- Launceston fell to -2.5C and Liawenee -7.6C.

And while the icy start made life miserable for many, skiers rejoiced.

"It's absolutely fantastic, the best cover we've had for years," Felicity Foot, operator of ski equipment hire firm Ben Lomond Snow Sports, said of the snow.

Ms Foot said the snow fields were further enhanced by new snow-making and grooming equipment and a new "skateboard park" for snowboarders.

Alarm Clock

Climate Reductio ad Absurdum

Global warming cartoon
© Eric Allie
Recently, three researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, had a study published that claimed that a "substantial" correlation between violence and climate change could be made.

They cited sixty studies from around the world that, according to a BBC World Service article, demonstrated that "even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes, and murders, as well as group conflicts and war."

Apparently they missed the data on World War II's Battle of the Bulge or the siege of Stalingrad, both of which were fought in freezing weather. Earlier, Napoleon ran into a similar problem when he wanted to conquer Russia.

We have now reached a point in the Great Global Warming Hoax where pure absurdity is the norm for claims made on behalf of a warming cycle that ended around 1996.

Igloo

NASA stumped: Summer Arctic ice extent among highest this decade, Antarctica "headed toward record extent"

NASA has released its latest sea ice report. These are tough times for climate alarmists. The truth is: There's a lot more sea ice out there this year than they ever imagined.


NASA makes some interesting comments.

First they tell us that Arctic sea ice is over 1.5 million sq. km above last year, and is thus at one of the highest late summer extents in the last 10 years. Surprise.

Secondly Walt Meier of NASA tells us the real reason for last year's record minimum: storms.

Snowflake

Early snow expected in Alaska

in mid August.....

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
FAIRBANKS AK AUG 16 2013

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-
INCLUDING...ANAKTUVUK PASS...ATIGUN PASS...GALBRAITH LAKE... SAGWON...FRANKLIN BLUFFS

AN EARLY FALL STORM IS FORECAST TO IMPACT THE NORTH SLOPE AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA SUNDAY AND IMPACT THE ALASKA INTERIOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

A LOW DEVELOPING OVER NORTHEAST RUSSIA AND CHUKCHI SEA SATURDAY WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE WESTERN NORTH SLOPE SUNDAY WITH PERIODS OF RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES.

GALE FORCE NORTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE SOUTHERN CHUKCHI SEA AND THROUGH THE BERING STRAITS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL DEVELOP IN WESTERN ALASKA SUNDAY NIGHT.

AN UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR MASS MOVING ON TO THE NORTH SLOPE BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WILL CHANGE RAIN TO SNOW IN AREAS FROM THE BROOKS RANGE NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WITH SOME WET SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN THE BROOKS RANGE ABOVE 3000 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=WWAK81PAFG&type=public

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

Ice Cube

1974 CIA shock report: "The western world's leading climatologists" warn of a return to the little ice age

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Link to PDF file.

This was of course before Mikey erased the LIA

h/t to omnologos

Igloo

Major Danish daily warns: "Globe may be on path to Little Ice Age...Much colder winters...Dramatic consequences"!

Danish NewsPaper
© NoTricksZone
The August 7 edition of Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten featured a major 2-page article on the globe’s 15-years of missing warming and the potential solar causes and implications.
Another major European media outlet is asking: Where's the global warming?

Moreover, they are featuring prominent skeptic scientists who are warning of a potential little ice age and dismissing CO2 as a major climate driver. And all of this just before the release of the IPCC's 5AR, no less!

Hat-tip: NTZ reader Arne Garbøl

The August 7 print edition of the Danish Jyllands-Posten, the famous daily that published the "Muhammad caricatures", features a full 2-page article bearing the headline: "The behavior of the sun may trigger a new little ice age" followed by the sub-headline: "Defying all predictions, the globe may be on the road towards a new little ice age with much colder winters."

So now even the once very green Danish media is now spreading the seeds of doubt. So quickly can "settled science" become controversial and hotly disputed. The climate debate is far from over. And when it does end, it looks increasingly as if it'll end in favor of the skeptics.

The JP writes that "many will be startled" by the news that a little ice age is a real possibility. Indeed, western citizens have been conditioned to think that nothing except warming is possible. Few have prepared for any other possibility.

In its latest 2-page report, the JP now appears to tell its readers that our views on climate science have to be much more open minded and unshackled from the chains of dogmatism.

JP starts by reminding readers that it was just over 100 years ago that the world had clawed itself out of the little ice age, which extended from 1400 - 1900, a time when the Thames river often froze over. All paths in determining the cause of the little ice age all seem to converge to a single factor: solar activity.

Igloo

Rare summer snowfall in Xinjiang

Rare Snow
© weibo.com
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a rare display of summer snowfall on Tuesday as a powerful cold air front moved into the area.
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a rare display of summer snowfall on Tuesday as a powerful cold air front moved into the area.

Xinjiang has been suffering scorching heat since July, with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius. A powerful cold air front has recently moved into the region, causing much and heavy rainfall.

However, one netizen under the username "Chief of the Daolang Tribe" uploaded a group of photos taken near the Tieliemaiti Pass to his microblog account on August 13, saying that some rare summer snowfall occurred near the Duku section of National Highway 217.

The snowfall's photos went viral within hours as residents in most parts of southern China are still enduring a heat wave.

Igloo

Prepare for decades of extreme cold

"The Sun drives climate change, not mankind."
IceAge
© India Times
In a press release entitled "Cold Climate Preparation Requires US Academic Support," the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) recently announced that it has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage the largest US academic institutions to become active participants in getting the US prepared for the next climate change, expected to be one of decades of extreme cold weather.

The campaign is to take the form of a letter being sent to the heads of major US universities and colleges, academic associations, science and environmental departments, media, and government leaders. Universities in the Washington, D.C. area will be the first to be notified. The letter has been composed by SSRC President, Mr. John L. Casey.

Mr. Casey (the press release says) is the leading climate researcher in the US advocating national and international preparedness for the coming cold climate era. His foundational research into cycles of the Sun completed in 2007, led him to the creation of the "Relational Cycle Theory" of global climate change and subsequently, the SSRC.

This theory establishes that the Sun drives climate change, not mankind and that repeating cycles of the Sun allow us to predict climate changes decades in advance.

Snow Globe

Unprecedented July cold - Arctic sees shortest summer on record

"Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that," says Steven Goddard website.

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Graph courtesy of COI | Centre for Ocean and Ice | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Thanks to F. Guimaraes for this link
"The Arctic ice extent is showing a remarkable recovery from the great oscillations of 2012," says Guimaraes. "Compare with the previous years listed there, you'll see that 2004 is the year that is closest to 2013 in terms of average temps during the summer."

Arrow Down

Rising food prices: Frost damages nearly a fifth of Brazil's sugar cane crop

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Sao Paulo - Last week's frosts in southern Brazil damaged nearly a fifth of the unharvested cane crop in the principal growing region, an event likely to cut sugar exports from the world's largest producer, agriculture research company Datagro said Wednesday.

Severe early morning frosts on July 24 and 25 in three of Brazil's top sugar-cane states devastated large areas, Datagro President Plinio Nastari told Reuters. The cold blight comes at the peak the crushing season when more than half of Brazil's expected record 590-million-tonne crop remains unharvested.

Although Nastari was unable to say how much mill-output will drop or reduce a global sugar glut that has pushed prices to three-year lows, he said 65 million metric tons, or 18 percent of the cane standing uncut in fields was damaged by the frost.

Frost in tropical Brazil has long been a weather risk for global coffee markets. This frost, though, is the first in recent history that threatens to significantly cut sugar output and it's impact will likely extend into the next harvest too.