Mid-Summer Snow In New Zealand

Snow falling in South Island (New Zealand Herald, Jan. 22, 2012):

Mid-Summer snow is falling and settling on Porters Pass this afternoon in the South Island, along with hail and other winter conditions on Arthurs Pass reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.

WeatherWatch.co.nz’s West Coast reporter, Andy Thompson, says traffic is heavier than usual and describes the current weather conditions as “completely winter-like”.

Reports coming in from Southland to Canterbury talk of people lighting fires, turning on heaters and heat pumps and generally saying it feels like the middle of winter.

Severe Cold Wave Hits Southern India With Lowest Temperatures In More Than 100 Years

Cold wave claims 15 lives in Andhra Pradesh (Times of India, Jan. 17, 2012)

Cold wave claims 15 lives in southern India (New Kerala, Jan. 17, 2012):

NEW DELHI : At least fifteen people have died this week as a severe cold wave hits southern India, the Times of India reported on Tuesday. Some areas have registered the lowest temperatures in more than 100 years.

The deaths were reported in the districts of Karimnagar, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nalgonda and Warangal in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Most of the victims were elderly and homeless people, the newspaper quoted officials and locals as saying.

Read moreSevere Cold Wave Hits Southern India With Lowest Temperatures In More Than 100 Years

Snow Chaos: Heaviest Snowfalls In Alps In 30 years – European Ski Resorts In ‘Lockdown’


A resident in Ischgl, Austria, contemplates the enormous task of clearing the snow from his roof

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European ski resorts in ‘lockdown’ after freak snowfalls cut road, rail and air links (Daily Mail, Jan. 11, 2012):

Many have become stranded since the weekend because of the heaviest snowfalls in Alps in the past 30 years.

Snowed in! British skiers stranded in resorts across Europe after record snow dump (Daily Mail, Jan. 11, 2012):

Thousands of British skiers are said to be stranded across Europe after heavy snowfall trapped them in their ski resorts.

Austria, southern German, France and Switzerland have seen freak snowfalls dumping up to 18ft of snow and blocking roads and railways.

Read moreSnow Chaos: Heaviest Snowfalls In Alps In 30 years – European Ski Resorts In ‘Lockdown’

Alaska: Anchorage On Track For Snowiest Winter On Record

Anchorage on track for snowiest winter on record (San Jose Mercury News, Jan. 12, 2012):

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Weary Alaskans woke up to another big dump of snow on Thursday, adding to what already has been the snowiest period on record in Anchorage and causing more headaches in coastal areas struggling to dig out.

The snow started falling shortly before midnight, and meteorologists warned Anchorage residents the heaviest snowfall — up to 16 inches — could come later Thursday.

About 150 miles to the southeast, the Prince William Sound community of Cordova, which has already been buried under 172 inches of snow since November, could get another 7 inches Thursday, meteorologist Shaun Baines said. The picturesque fishing community has had so much snow, National Guard troops helping clear roads are running out of shovels.

Read moreAlaska: Anchorage On Track For Snowiest Winter On Record

‘Summer’ In Australia: Cold Snap Sets New Record Low Temperatures

See also:

Chinese 2,485-Year Tibetan Tree-Ring Study Shows NATURAL CYCLES CONTROL CLIMATE, Predicts Temperatures To COOL Until 2068

Prof. Ian Plimer: ‘How To Get Expelled From School’

Former Australian PM John Howard Supports ‘Anti-Global Warmist Manual’ For Kids


Cold snap sets new record low temperatures (ABC News, Jan. 12, 2012):

The weather bureau says an extreme cold front has broken a series of low temperature records for Canberra, Goulburn and the Snowy Mountains.

Read more‘Summer’ In Australia: Cold Snap Sets New Record Low Temperatures

Chinese 2,485-Year Tibetan Tree-Ring Study Shows NATURAL CYCLES CONTROL CLIMATE, Predicts Temperatures To COOL Until 2068

Chinese 2,485 year tree ring study shows natural cycles control climate, temps may cool til 2068 (JoNova, Dec. 8, 2011):

A blockbuster Chinese study of Tibetan tree rings by Liu et al 2011 shows, with detail, that the modern era is a dog-standard normal climate when compared to the last 2,500 years. The temperature, the rate of change — it’s all been seen before. Nothing about the current period is “abnormal”, indeed the current warming period in Tibet can be produced through calculation of cycles. Liu et al do a Fourier analysis on the underlying cycles and do brave predictions as well.

In Tibet, it was about the same temperature on at least four occasions — back in late Roman times (those chariots!), then again in the dark ages (blame the collapse of industry), then in the middle ages (the Vikings?), then in modern times (blame the rise of industry).

Clearly, these climate cycles have nothing to with human civilization. Their team finds natural cycles of many different lengths are at work: 2-3 years, 100 years, 199 years, 800 years, and 1,324 years. The cold periods are associated with sunspot cycles. What we are not used to seeing are brave scientists willing to publish exact predictions of future temperatures for 100 years that include rises and falls. Apparently, it will cool til 2068, then warm again, though not to the same warmth as 2006 levels.

Read moreChinese 2,485-Year Tibetan Tree-Ring Study Shows NATURAL CYCLES CONTROL CLIMATE, Predicts Temperatures To COOL Until 2068

Prof. Ian Plimer: ‘How To Get Expelled From School’


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Global warming is a scam:

Former Australian PM John Howard Supports ‘Anti-Global Warmist Manual’ For Kids (ABC News)

Hypocrite Warning: Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry Buys Castle With 16 Bathrooms … And A Massive Carbon Footprint (Daily Mail)

Brazilian Meteorologist Prof. Luiz Carlos Molion: World Headed For Global Cooling (Ice Age Now)

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Documentary – Full Length)

Top Russian Scientist Predicts 100 Years Of Global Cooling

Read moreProf. Ian Plimer: ‘How To Get Expelled From School’

Former Australian PM John Howard Supports ‘Anti-Global Warmist Manual’ For Kids

Howard launches ‘anti-warmist manual’ for kids (ABC News, Dec. 13, 2011):

Former prime minister John Howard has lent his support to a book aimed at school children which argues the theory of human-induced global warming is a scam.

Last night, the former prime minister launched the publication, the latest from controversial geologist Professor Ian Plimer.

The book, called How to Get Expelled From School, rejects the predominant scientific opinion on climate change.

The book is billed as “an anti-global warmist manual for the younger reader”.

Read moreFormer Australian PM John Howard Supports ‘Anti-Global Warmist Manual’ For Kids