Britain – Coldest summer in years, Met Office admits

Britain – Coldest summer in years, Met Office admits (Ice Age Now, Sep 3, 2015):

The UK’s average temperature this summer was among the lowest in 20 years, the Met Office has revealed. It also admitted it failed to predict the wash-out over the last few months.

Cornwall and the south coast coped with up to three times the average rainfall for August, while Dorset, Hampshire and Guernsey endured the wettest end to the summer in 50 years, the Met Office said.

It is hoped the use of a new £97 million supercomputer, the first phase of which went live this week, will allow more accurate weather forecasts in future, said Chief scientist Prof Dame Julia Slingo.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/britain-endures-coldest-summer-in-years-met-office-figures-show-a2926106.html

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Abnormal summer snow in Iceland

Abnormal summer snow in Iceland (Ice Age Now, July 31, 2015):

The past weekend was exceptionally cold throughout all of Iceland, with snowfall and hail hitting the East and South.

On Sunday, the ground was white with snow all around the highlands in Central Iceland.

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Freak cold wave hits Papua – Thousands go hungry

–  Freak cold wave hits Papua – Thousands go hungry (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2015):

29 July 2015 – “In recent weeks, thousands of people in the Indonesian Province of Papua have been suffering the effects of a severe cold wave that has left remote communities in need of food and clean water,” says this article from the Red Cross.

“The cold wave first struck at the beginning of July, hitting the district of Lanny Jaya particularly hard. The sub-districts of Kuyawage, West Wanu and Goa Baliem were struck by hailstorms accompanied by freezing temperatures which plunged to minus two degrees Celsius.

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Ice Refusing To Melt In East Hudson Bay And Frobisher Bay

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The CCGS Pierre Radisson escorts the oil tanker Havelstern to Iqaluit July 17. Tough ice conditions in area have delayed this summer’s annual resupply.

Ice refusing to melt in east Hudson Bay and Frobisher Bay (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

Holding up resupply of Iqaluit

21 Jul 2015 – Heavy ice in the Arctic is making it difficult, if not impossible, for ships to deliver the annual resupply of fuel and goods to some Nunavut and Nunavik communities, says CBC News.

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University press release warns that falling solar activity may bring new ice age

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University press release warns that falling solar activity may bring new ice age (Ice Age Now, July 19, 2015):

“There is no strong evidence, that global warming is caused by human activity. – Dr Helen Popova
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This warning of a potential ice age comes from an international group of scientists including Dr Helen Popova of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics and of the Faculty of Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor Simon Shepherd of Bradford University and Dr Sergei Zharkov of Hull University, and Professor V. Zharkova of Northumbria University.
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Diminishing solar activity may bring new Ice Age by 2030

Lomonosov Moscow State University Press Release

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The arrival of intense cold similar to the one that raged during the “Little Ice Age”, which froze the world during the 17th century and in the beginning of the 18th century, is expected in the years 2030—2040. These conclusions were presented by Professor V. Zharkova (Northumbria University) during the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno in Wales by the international group of scientists, which also includes Dr Helen Popova of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics and of the Faculty of Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor Simon Shepherd of Bradford University and Dr Sergei Zharkov of Hull University.

The above image of the Sun was taken by NASA Solar Dynamics Observations mission on 15 July 2015. 

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