Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

Story submitted by Eric Worrall

Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station.

According to the press release, during June this year, the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal. This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).

Other unusual features of the June temperature record are an unusual excess of sunlight hours (11.8 hours rather than the normal 7.4 hours), and unusually light wind conditions.

Dumont d’Urville Station has experienced ongoing activity since 1956. According to the Meteo France record, there is no other weather station for 1000km in any direction.

h/t IceAgeNow

Translated version of the Meteo France page:-

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July 12, 2014 12:02 am

Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded
How long has June been recording?

July 12, 2014 12:05 am

There shouldn’t be any sunlight in June in the Antarctic????

July 12, 2014 12:20 am

There are a couple of weeks, around the 21st of June when the sun does not shine at all. So how could they get an average of 11.8 hours a day of sunlight in June? Unless they mean a TOTAL of 11.8 hours for the entire month. I may have made a wrong assumption, since the wording isn’t explicit. In any case, why would the hours of sunlight vary that much from one June to another? Are sunlight hours on cloudy days not counted?

July 12, 2014 12:21 am

“There shouldn’t be any sunlight in June in the Antarctic”
The Antarctic is a large continent and depending where the station is located, will determine if there is sunlight in June
For example, shows the sunlight at a number of Australian stations.
Dumont d’Urville Station is is 66.39.49S – quite a bit away from the actual south pole.

Stephen Skinner
July 12, 2014 12:21 am

Steve B says:
July 12, 2014 at 12:05 am
There shouldn’t be any sunlight in June in the Antarctic????
Indeed. But I just checked their station blog and I understand/guess the 11.8 hours of sunlight is for the whole of June. And its sunlight and not sunshine.
Winter over at Dumont d’Urville
“Midwinter party. To break the monotony of the winter, there is a traditional party on the shortest day of the year, June 21st, which in our case lasted for 8 days”
Some other quotes from this blog:
“Temperature in DdU is not bad: around 0 in summer, down to -37°C (-35°F) in winter. But the wind is a killer. I had 250 km/h (150 mph) and there has been recorded wind up to 315 km/h (200 mph) ! I’ve seen rocks and buildings fly, and I wasn’t even that drunk.”
And this description of a photo of the base..
“The small white buildings in the center are freezers (warmer than the outside air !),”

July 12, 2014 12:28 am

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).
Does the June daily minimum temperature consist of an average of all June minimum temperatures or is it the coldest temperature recorded during June? I’ve been in Minnesota when the temperature was around -30F, so it doesn’t sound all that low for an Antarctic winter temperature.

July 12, 2014 12:35 am

Could this be the start of the little ice age predicted by Abdussamatov?

Bob Koss
July 12, 2014 1:00 am

That station is located at 66.33S and receives 3 hours of daylight on June 1st. Drops to 1.2 hours around the 21st and by the end of the month it is up to 1.8 hours. Daylight probably isn’t considered the same as sunlight tho’.
Here is the online program I used.

July 12, 2014 1:01 am

“ConfusedPhoton says:
July 12, 2014 at 12:21 am
“There shouldn’t be any sunlight in June in the Antarctic””
The article does not discuss sunlight it discusses insolation, ie the amount of solar radiation received by an exposed surface.
I haven’t read the google translation, but I’m guessing it’s bad. Google translations are only rough guides for what has been said. Although they are probably more accurate than NOA GISS etc 🙂 /sarc off

July 12, 2014 1:01 am

Solar Radiation
The Sun’s illumination is the ultimate energy source for the Earth’s biosphere, and the ultimate driving force for atmospheric, and oceanic circulations. The Sun is a variable star as one can see from sunspots recorded back to Galileo’s time in the early 1600s. Satellite observations over the past three decades show that the sunspot activity is associated with changes in solar output energy. The total solar irradiance (TSI), improperly called “solar constant” until a few years ago, has been found to change about 0.1% in an 11-year solar sunspot activity. The current most accurate TSI values from the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) on NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment ( SORCE ) is 1360.8 ± 0.5 W/m2 during the 2008 solar minimum as compared to previous estimates of 1365.4 ± 1.3 W/m2 established in the 1990s.
Sun-climate research is an interdisciplinary field focusing on understanding solar variability and climate response on different time scales, and is critical for understanding and isolating human-induced climate change. Accurate and continuous observation of the TSI is required to monitor and understand the causes of the Earth’s radiation (im)balance, over time. Still, knowledge of TSI alone is not sufficient for understanding the physical processes in the Earth’s ocean and atmosphere system. Recent studies have shown that even for identical TSI variations, atmospheric and ocean temperatures responsd differently depending on the details of Spectral Solar Irradiance (SSI) variations. SSI observations from the Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM) instrument on SORCE revealed variations of SSI in the descending phase of solar cycle 23 that were not anticipated by some semi-empirical models. These groundbreaking continuous SIM observations of near full solar spectrum SSI are unprecedented in the history of Sun observations and have helped scientists to understand the important role on climate of SSI variations. Improved TIM and SIM instruments on an upcoming Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) mission, expected to launch in 2016, will provide even more accurate Sun observations for detecting yet unresolved solar variations, and for further strengthening our understanding the role solar variations have in a changing planet.
Sun-climate research activities in Climate and Radiation Laboratory focus on analyzing observed solar irradiance for understanding solar variability, and investigating observed and simulated climate responses to solar variations recorded in satellite observations in order to pin down the physical mechanisms in the Sun-climate connection. Recently a joint Sun-Climate Research Center (SCRC) between NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmosphere and Space Physics (LASP) has been formed to foster collaborative studies of Sun effects on Earth’s climate. The center provides opportunities for scientist collaboration, and is a means for post-doctoral scientists and graduate students in science, engineering, and mission operations to move between LASP and Goddard.
Contact: Guoyong Wen

Bob Koss
July 12, 2014 1:04 am

Forget that last comment of mine. The station is at 66.66S. That makes the the hours of daylight June 1st 2.6 hours. dropping to none JUne 15th through June 27th. achieving a whole 0.9 hours by June 30th.

July 12, 2014 1:05 am

The XUV Photometer System (XPS) is one of four solar irradiance measurement experiments that was launched in January 2003 as part of the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE). Studies of the solar XUV radiation began in the 1960s with space-based rocket experiments, but the knowledge of the solar XUV irradiance, both in absolute magnitude and variability, has been questionable due largely to the very limited number of observations. With the launch of Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) in 1995, Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) in 1998, and Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere-Energetics-Dynamics (TIMED) spacecraft in 2001, there is now a continuous data set of the solar XUV irradiance, and advances in the understanding of the solar XUV irradiance have begun. The SORCE XPS, which evolved from earlier versions flown on SNOE and TIMED, continue on these solar XUV irradiance measurements with improvements to accuracy, spectral image, and temporal change.

July 12, 2014 1:16 am

ren said:
“Recent studies have shown that even for identical TSI variations, atmospheric and ocean temperatures responsd differently depending on the details of Spectral Solar Irradiance (SSI) variations. SSI observations from the Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM) instrument on SORCE revealed variations of SSI in the descending phase of solar cycle 23 that were not anticipated by some semi-empirical models”
Yes, the spectral variations affect global albedo via cloudiness changes which alters the proportion of TSI entering the oceans.
Some of us have proposed models that acknowledge that fact and incorporate the consequences.

Mike T
July 12, 2014 1:20 am

This should read “coldest ever June for Dumont d’Urville” not Antarctica. As for “hours of sunlight” I’d suggest it’d be the same as “hours of sunshine”. They’d be measuring it with a special Antarctic model of the Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder or the French equivalent.

July 12, 2014 1:25 am

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July 12, 2014 1:35 am

Currently, the sea ice around Antarctica abruptly stopped. This means the weakening of the polar vortex in the lower stratosphere.

July 12, 2014 1:36 am

Brisbane, Australia has had many cold nights last month and a half. Call it weather or call it climate — the earth could be entering a mini ice age. Interesting to read that the cold in Antarctica is associated with a cloud-free sky. The cold nights in Queensland also tend to be cloud-free.

July 12, 2014 1:38 am

Just heard on the ABC (Australia) News that Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded. Many inland areas of Queensland had morning temps down to -5 celsius

July 12, 2014 1:49 am

The weakening of the polar vortex is visible in the form of rising temperatures in the stratosphere above the polar circle (the temperature of the stratosphere is still below normal).

Old Ranga
July 12, 2014 1:50 am

Gerard says:
July 12, 2014 at 1:38 am
Just heard on the ABC (Australia) News that Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded. Many inland areas of Queensland had morning temps down to -5 celsius.
Measured and observed data. Hindcasting not forecasting. No computer modelling anywhere. The ABC warmists must be really sweating about this. What will Robyn Williams from the Science Show have to say?

July 12, 2014 1:52 am

Gerard says:
July 12, 2014 at 1:38 am
Just heard on the ABC (Australia) News that Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded. Many inland areas of Queensland had morning temps down to -5 celsius (sic)
Yep it is pretty darn cold. Also I guess the sun peaks its head above the horizon for a few hours total in June. I guess the days have been clear.

Steve Jones
July 12, 2014 1:56 am

It can’t be the coldest. A certain Mr Mann cut a tree down at the South Pole last week and a quick glance at the rings show it was the warmist ever. That is called climate scientific proof.

July 12, 2014 1:58 am

Stary Ranga
Look at blocking polar vortex at a height of less than 30 km. Click Earth.,-37.42,553

July 12, 2014 2:11 am
July 12, 2014 2:14 am
July 12, 2014 2:17 am

Yes it was actually nice to hear the weather girl announcing the coldest July record for 100 years, hard to deny the cold weather and the effect of sun and clouds, the minute a cloud obscures the sun it’s damn cold here in Melbourne Australia and lately at night the clouds clear so that little UHI effect remains over the city.
It was also reported that substantial snow is falling at Mount Macedon to the North of Melbourne, I sort of recall that happening back in 1961. I guess this is all new for the kids born in the recent warmalogical decades.

July 12, 2014 2:29 am
July 12, 2014 2:31 am

Just heard on the ABC (Australia) News that Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded. Many inland areas of Queensland had morning temps down to -5 celsius
I’m living through it 🙂 – not much fun enduring freezing conditions in a house which is designed for tropical conditions!

Santa Baby
July 12, 2014 2:39 am

Sky clears and little wind means probably high pressure. And if it was more high pressure than normal of course it means very dry and cold weather?

July 12, 2014 2:57 am

Just where is the heat hiding?
Is it in the deep ice-core?

July 12, 2014 3:03 am

Stephen Skinner says:
July 12, 2014 at 12:21 am

Thanks for that link. The stuff was fascinating.

sleepingbear dunes
July 12, 2014 3:14 am

I think you meant the Antarctic sea ice extent stopped growing. Based on your graph, it looks the same thing has happened many times before.

July 12, 2014 3:18 am

Y’all check around and see if Algore is visiting.

July 12, 2014 3:31 am

On , I have been tracking the various areas of Antarctica for temperature using that sight at the surface level setting. So far for July I have been able to locate temperatures of about -71.9C or -97.42F. It will be interesting to see what the record coldest day becomes this year with the last record being set at -135.8F on December 10, 2013 by NASA Satellite. The same satellite data recorded -135.3F on July 31,2010. The coldest thermometer temperature was -128.6F at Vostok on July 21, 1983. Got mittens?

July 12, 2014 4:06 am

The trend in Antartctia has not stopped. it would have to drop another 1.2 millions square km or MORE and stay there for it to “drop”. Its just fallen to its trend line now and will probably resume its expansive growth within weeks.

July 12, 2014 4:32 am

Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded over the last few days, despite the fact that the Sun rises at 6.27AM and sets at 5.09PM at present, and it is often sunny for over 10 hours, right through the day.

July 12, 2014 5:07 am

It’s worse than we thought.

July 12, 2014 5:12 am

posting from south of Brisbane…..brrrrrrrr….
10 July: Local France: Alps get summer snow as wet weather to stay
Holidaymakers in the Alps in recent days would have been forgiven for thinking they had come in the wrong season after the region was hit by some very unseasonal snowfalls. There was bad news for sunseekers too with the sun set to stay away for much of July.
Parts of the Alps looked like a winter wonderland on Thursday as summer snow continued to fall, disrupting the usual holiday activities…
The only place you’ll be guaranteed sun is down on the Mediterranean the forecaster says, as well as along parts of the Atlantic coast if you are lucky.
Thankfully the weather forecaster says things should improve in Autumn and September, but nothing is guaranteed.
10 July: CBS: Polar Vortex Part II: Record Low Cold Possible Next Week
Meteorologist Megan Glaros reports the polar vortex will be shooting a pocket of cold air our way in the middle of next week, possibly resulting in record low temperatures all across large portions of the Midwest and upper Great Plains, including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio…

July 12, 2014 5:26 am

jones says:
July 12, 2014 at 2:57 am
Just where is the heat hiding?
Is it in the deep ice-core?
No, it is that big yellow thing in the sky 🙂 🙂

July 12, 2014 5:50 am

Sometimes it is a bit annoying reading magazine articles.–permanent-station-of-france.html
From that site I certainly can’t see how it could be interpreted that there were more than a few hours of sunlight rather than the excess of 11.8 hours quoted for June. Even the average quoted seems far fetched unless they stretch the elastic to include dusk and dawn and then some.
Perhaps someone has an explanation for what exactly is meant.

Mike T
Reply to  tonyM
July 12, 2014 7:23 pm

I’d suggest the 11.8 hours of sunshine quoted is a monthly total. Australian stations normally give a monthly average, but then we have plenty of sunshine and a daily average for the month would be more meaningful. I’m not a great fan of Stokes-Campbell sunshine recorders but they’ve been used for a very long time. They do require a manned station, because paper cards have to be changed daily (preferably after sunset, although they can be changed at the same time daily and sunshine hours apportioned to the correct day, giving cards split over two days). Given the automation of weather stations one wonders whether measurement of sunshine is another element that’ll have a patchy record for the future.

Tom J
July 12, 2014 5:52 am

Did Al Gore visit the Antarctic in June?

July 12, 2014 6:02 am

sleepingbear dunes says
I think you meant the Antarctic sea ice extent stopped growing. Based on your graph, it looks the same thing has happened many times before.
Course. But the weakening of the vortex means that the cold air will go now to the north. See temeprature sea.

July 12, 2014 6:17 am

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the dominant mode of tropical variability on interannual timescales. It is well known to have significant influence on the Walker Circulation in the tropical Pacific. Large perturbations to the circulation as well as resulting changes in water vapor can change ozone concentrations in the lower atmosphere. The largest changes in ozone from ENSO are seen near the tropopause which is a particularly sensitive region of our climate system. Ozone is an important greenhouse gas and changes in its amount especially in the upper troposphere influence radiative forcing at the surface. Ozone is also an important source of the hydroxyl radical (OH) which can impact the oxidizing capacity of the troposphere and the lifetimes of some greenhouse gases. Observations of the ozone sensitivity could provide a useful way to evaluate the representation of processes such as ENSO in chemistry-climate models. .

Bill Illis
July 12, 2014 6:22 am

Official monthly temperatures at Dumont Durville Antarctica since 1958. Actually June 2014 was the coldest month on record (including the months of July and August which are typically colder than June).
Amundsen Scott station at the south pole was warmer than average in June 2014 at -54.6C versus the mean June temp of -58.5C. Farday on the Antarctic Peninsula was also warmer than average.

July 12, 2014 6:26 am

To investigate the 2011 Arctic ozone loss, scientists from 19 institutions in nine countries (United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Japan and Spain) analyzed a comprehensive set of measurements. These included daily global observations of trace gases and clouds from NASA’s Aura and CALIPSO spacecraft; ozone measured by instrumented balloons; meteorological data and atmospheric models. The scientists found that at some altitudes, the cold period in the Arctic lasted more than 30 days longer in 2011 than in any previously studied Arctic winter, leading to the unprecedented ozone loss. Further studies are needed to determine what factors caused the cold period to last so long.
“Day-to-day temperatures in the 2010-11 Arctic winter did not reach lower values than in previous cold Arctic winters,” said lead author Gloria Manney of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. “The difference from previous winters is that temperatures were low enough to produce ozone-destroying forms of chlorine for a much longer time. This implies that if winter Arctic stratospheric temperatures drop just slightly in the future, for example as a result of climate change, then severe Arctic ozone loss may occur more frequently.”

Alan Robertson
July 12, 2014 6:56 am

tonyM says:
July 12, 2014 at 5:50 am
Sometimes it is a bit annoying reading magazine articles.–permanent-station-of-france.html
From that site I certainly can’t see how it could be interpreted that there were more than a few hours of sunlight rather than the excess of 11.8 hours quoted for June. Even the average quoted seems far fetched unless they stretch the elastic to include dusk and dawn and then some.
Perhaps someone has an explanation for what exactly is meant.
Shifting atmospherics… the hours of sunlight vary because the sunlight is refracted through thick layers of atmosphere due to the sun’s low angle above the horizon and local sunrise/sunset can occur before/after actual sunset.

July 12, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks for that. According to this page, in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 7 years there has been a general downward trend in temperatures for each specified Winter month, while an upwards trend for the Summer months:
October 13, 2013
HADCRUT4 Northern Hemisphere Winter Doom .
This may correspond to the apparent colder Winters at least the U.S. has seen over the last few years. This trend is particular striking for December where the trend was -0.9° C per decade, or -9° C per century(!)
I wanted to know if this is also true for the Southern Hemisphere, or for the planet as a whole? Note for the planet as a whole, I mean Winter months for the Northern Hemisphere, such as December. Are temperatures showing a downward trend globally for those months?
Judging from this report on Antarctica, IF there is a trend for the Southern Hemisphere, it is also for the Winter months in that hemisphere and is also downwards.
I was reminded of this by something Neil DeGrasse-Tyson said during the episode of Cosmos titled “The World Set Free”. One of the evidences he gave for greenhouse warming at about the 34 minute mark as broadcast was that the Earth was warming faster in Winter than in Summer. He says this is to be expected for greenhouse warming, whereas for solar warming it would be the reverse.
But in the last few years at least in the Northern Hemisphere the warming IS higher in the Summer. So I wanted to know if this a global phenomenon.

Bill H
July 12, 2014 8:20 am

ren says:
July 12, 2014 at 1:35 am
Currently, the sea ice around Antarctica abruptly stopped. This means the weakening of the polar vortex in the lower stratosphere.
This means the Southern Hemisphere is nearing equilibrium. The temperature variation is insufficient to drive winds and enlarge the polar vortex. This is a bad thing. This means the cold air will now mass over the arctic and the ice increase will again resume under it. As the cold air mass increases in size (the down-welling cold has not slowed and has infact increased in speed) it will bleed outward from the polar region. As this mass increases your going to see record cold all over the Southern Hemisphere. As the ENSO is now going cold and the heat dissipated, there is little to buffer what is coming. I expect to see many all time low records broken the next 6-9 weeks down south.

Bill H
July 12, 2014 8:21 am

But interesting changes are beginning up north too..

July 12, 2014 8:29 am

It might be cold in Australia but we have just been in the Kalagadi Park On the border of SA/Botswana and Namibia where the night time temperature fell to -10C. The water pipes all burst and there were dead birds on the ground in the morning. The water hole was frozen over and the Sand Grouse were skating across it trying to peck through for water.
The altitude is 3000ft and we were at 25Deg South. Maybe all that sea ice in the Antarctic is to blame but it was very cold under my blankets inside the tent.

July 12, 2014 10:01 am

I wonder why nobody pays attention to the temperature drop of ocean currents in the North.,155.49,482

Werner Brozek
July 12, 2014 10:30 am

On the other hand, Hadsst3 set an all time record in June with an anomaly of 0.562, beating the old mark of 0.526 set in July of 1998. See:

July 12, 2014 11:00 am

Cant stop that cold from coming down the polar vortex from space….. The polar vortex is the earths cold regulator governed by the solar environment…

July 12, 2014 11:10 am

Mark and two Cats says:
July 12, 2014 at 12:02 am
Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded
How long has June been recording?
Name that tune for 64,000 dollars.

July 12, 2014 11:11 am

Robert Clark
You came up with similar temperatures for US. Here are the NCDC/NOAA figures
The following are monthly temperature anomaly trends for Contiguous US or 48 states as calculated by the NCDC/NOAA Climate at a Glance web page for the last 16 years [1998-2014]. The figure reflect the linear trend in Fahrenheit degrees per decade per NCDC/NOAA web page data using base period of 1998-2013
DEC -1.22 F/decade (declining)
JAN -1.52 F (declining)
FEB -2.77 F (declining)
MAR +0.57 F (rising) but.dropped 10 degrees F since 2012 alone
APR -0.28 F (declining)
MAY -0.47 F (declining)
JUN +1.19 F (rising)
JUL +0.25 F (rising)
AUG -0.01 F (declining)
SEPT +0.06 F (flat)
OCT -0.61 F (declining)
NOV -0.76 F (declining)
Annual Contiguous US temperatures have been declining at (-0.36 F/DECADE) since 1998. This is happening in 7 of the 9 climate regions in United States. Only the Northeast and the West both of which receive the moderating effect of the oceans, had slight warming trend of 0.2 and 0.3 F/decade respectively. Theses 16 year annual temperature declines illustrate that despite any summer warming , the cooling during winter , spring and fall offsets any summer warming resulting in the annual temperature declines . It shows that the problem is not global warming at all but global cooling The rate of winter cooling is 3.7 times greater than the rate of summer warming, clearly showing that the year will cool more than it will warm
8 months are declining, 1 month is flat, and 3 months are rising
SUMMER has RISING TEMPERATURES [only MARCH, JUNE and JULY have still rising temperatures]
These temperature anomaly trend declines are similar to past temperature declines in United States during 1895-1920 and again 1953 -1979. A similar cool period seems to have started during the current decade .

July 12, 2014 11:33 am
Anything is possible
July 12, 2014 11:37 am

This is clearly a statistical outlier. Expect Gavin’s algorithm to deal with it accordingly….

July 12, 2014 11:38 am

Of course antarctic temps are dropping. Doesn’t everyone know….global warming is cool!

July 12, 2014 11:47 am

Not only have winters been getting cooler since 1998 in Contiguous US [48 states] and Canada, but winters have been getting colder for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole and for the Globe as a whole. The trend of global land winter temperature anomalies since 1998 has been declining at o.20C/decade and the trend of Northern Hemisphere land winter temperatures has been declining at -0.34C/decade. These are as per CLIMATE AT A GLANCE NCDC/NOAA web page . Declines in winter temperatures trend is also present in England and Europe records. . Winter temperatures declines if significant, can lead to colder spring, summer and fall as we are already seeing in North America this year . This pattern can lead to 17 years to date of no further global warming . I see this pattern continuing for decades into the future as the oceans cool and the ocean conveyor belt is modified.

July 12, 2014 12:14 pm

Those French Resort town must be wondering, why did Al Gore have to visit us this summer?

July 12, 2014 12:15 pm

For those with eyes to see, there appears to be a pattern unfolding down under. Brisbane just recorded its coldest temperature since 1911. All the while the sea ice surrounding Antarctica continues to expand and thicken, for those of you heavily invested in the warmist party line. So it may be quite a while longer before the categorical prediction of the “unstoppable” collapse of the WAIS comes to pass.
HL Mencken

July 12, 2014 12:19 pm

Somewhere there is a CAGW war room where they will read this article and prepare a response. Not to address the story directly but just to put out an opposite story. So within a week or less, expect to see a press release with some (probably) “new” computer modeling showing that Antarctica is warming full speed ahead. From an activist University such as Oregon State.

July 12, 2014 12:20 pm

This was the lowest temperature at this one station. What about all of the other stations on the continent?

greg davies
July 12, 2014 12:29 pm

LMAO at liberals

July 12, 2014 12:53 pm

Watch the distraction two-step as the disciples of the church of global warming try and buy time to explain this as more proof of global warming.

Tonto Fig
July 12, 2014 1:14 pm

Damned global warming.

July 12, 2014 2:22 pm

Gerard says:
July 12, 2014 at 1:38 am
Just heard on the ABC (Australia) News that Brisbane and many areas of Queensland had their coldest overnight temperature ever recorded. Many inland areas of Queensland had morning temps down to -5 celsius
That is a sure sign of catastrophic global warming. When you look up and see the growing ice sheets, then you will know for sure.

July 12, 2014 2:22 pm

It’s that global warming Owl Gore was telling us about. The polar vortex is sucking all the heat out of the Antarctic vortex.

george e. smith
July 12, 2014 2:24 pm

“””””….. Steve B says:
July 12, 2014 at 12:05 am
There shouldn’t be any sunlight in June in the Antarctic????……”””””‘
Well not all of Antarctica is within the Antarctic circle, so there are parts of Antarctica that always have some daylight hours.

July 12, 2014 2:28 pm

The evidence for climate change is everywhere. They say we just have to look out the window. So, here it is and it’s much worse than we thought.

The Local Europe AB – 10 July 2014
Alps get summer snow as wet weather to stay
…… Parts of the Alps looked like a winter wonderland on Thursday as summer snow continued to fall, disrupting the usual holiday activities.
The regional newspaper Dauphiné Libere reported that tourists in the town of La Rosière were asking shopkeepers for toboggans so they could go sledging on the slopes……

Skiing in the Alps is doomed by global warming I heard.

Daily Mirror 9 July 2014
Crazy summer weather sees snow in JULY on the streets of south coast holiday town
People in Poole had to swap their sun tan lotion for snow shovels today, after a freak hail storm in July.

Hailstorms are just a thing of the past?
Here is some more cold and snow news to delight the hearts of most Warmists.

July 12, 2014 2:31 pm

Eric Worrall says:
July 12, 2014 at 2:31 am
I’m living through it 🙂 – not much fun enduring freezing conditions in a house which is designed for tropical conditions!
Yes, but on the bright side it is character building.
jones says:
July 12, 2014 at 2:57 am
Just where is the heat hiding?
The US military should perform studies on the hiding heat in the hopes of improving their stealth technology.

July 12, 2014 2:38 pm

I hear that Australia is the canary in the coalmine for global warming. I hear global warming would make itself felt most in winter.

Courier Mail – 12 July 2014
Brisbane hits coldest temperature in 103 years
If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years.
Not since July 28 1911 has Brisbane felt this cold, getting down to a brisk 2.6C at 6.41am….
The coldest place across the state was Oakey which got down to -6.1C, which was the coldest temperature for the town since 2011.

This is positive proof that the next ice age is just round the corner. ;-P

July 12, 2014 2:39 pm

Definitely a cold June in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands in SE Queensland with numerous frosts and Saturday morning saw the hardest frost yet. Even under a double coating of shade cloth the basil has cocked it. Clear nights with winds light but from the west and a big, scary moon. However, the autumn was very mild and often warm, so I expect it is just weather and not a sign of winter coming.

July 12, 2014 2:42 pm

sleepingbear dunes says:
July 12, 2014 at 3:14 am
I have noticed this year that when the jet stream moves out away from the continent that the rate of ice growth slows. The opposite happens when the jet stream closes in on the continent. The jet moved out to where it is crossing over Australia and the sea ice anomaly has dropped from +2.08 mil/km2 back down close to +1.0 mil/km2 in a relatively short time. The sea ice should see its anomaly increase next month and into September.

July 12, 2014 2:48 pm

GLOBAL means ALL OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD… HOW is it possible for even one continent to have Record Cold temperatures IF it really is warming all over the entire globe?
Only liars and fools say they belive in man made global warming climate disruption change…..what will the liars be calling it next week?
Oh, and if you lazy lying Democrats don’t want to look so stupid, you might google CLIMATE definition, then you’d know CLIMATE IS WEATHER……..and then realize that THE WEATHER has always CHANGED!

Pat McBride
July 12, 2014 3:19 pm

If it gets too bad, toss a couple more Warmists on the fire.

July 12, 2014 3:28 pm

Where are the fanatics and sycophants of the Cult of the Church of Climatology headed by Al Goreleone now? Where are they?
Cold is Warm. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

July 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Yet even more proof of Global Warming.

July 12, 2014 3:51 pm

In the 70’s it was ALL OVER the media about us going into an ICE AGE,,,OOPS, wrong again

July 12, 2014 3:57 pm

It’s bloody cold here. Definately the Gore Effect. He has been in Melbourne teaching climate alarmism. Take him back, please. Permanently.

July 12, 2014 4:00 pm

for the geographically challenged, Melbourne is just above Hobart:

July 12, 2014 4:19 pm

Nothing new here , Alaska has had 3 of the last 4 years with record breaking snows and cold temps since 1934 and 1904 .Huge Russian ice breaking ships had to help even in April get much needed supplies in the two bays to many towns on the shore line there .
The Liberal Mayor of London said last winter the mini ice age had returned to England .
Here is VA we had the coldest ,snowiest winter in 42 years
The great lakes froze over solid for the first time since 1972 .And still had ice in early June .
Brisbane has its coldest Winter in 103 Years .
The Antarctic ice pack grew over thousands of miles last year setting records .

July 12, 2014 4:21 pm

Who do you call to buy land in Antarctica? I want to be on the front lines when global warming takes hold, then I can sell beachfront property to a bunch of schmucks.

July 12, 2014 4:32 pm

Did Al Gore approve this news release? Did AL GORE approve the science behind this news release? Does Al GORE agree with this news release? What does that idiot, greedy money grubber Al Gore say????

July 12, 2014 4:32 pm

Reblogged this on The Next Grand Minimum and commented:
Next Grand Minimum’s do not just arrive complete, they creep in with setting records one year, then again and again over a generation. This maybe a stating point for the Next Grand Minimum.

July 12, 2014 4:41 pm

For those of us battling the child snap in Queensland, you can blame Al Gore, I believe. Didn’t he just recently visit our greatest political clown (in a very hotly contested field) Clive Palmer? That would explain it.
Meanwhile I’m shivering with temps as low as 5C even in the tropics and on the coast. Down at the sunshine coast it got below freezing recently. I’d hate to be inland right now.

July 12, 2014 4:44 pm

” cold snap ” not ” child snap ” above, although do be careful when picking up those cold children in case they do snap…

Peter Thompson
July 12, 2014 4:53 pm

Nearly all the CO2 is released in the northern hemisphere, which is now much hotter than the southern hemisphere. But what counts is the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps which are both loosing 30 feet of vertical height per year. The other problem the thawing of the Siberian permafrost which is now releasing lots of greenhouse gasses and the thawing of the Arctic ocean floor, which is also releasing huge amounts of methane greenhouse gas, so much so, that soon the arctic methane heat trapping effect, will exceed the man made CO2 warming effect. And that’s how an unstoppable extinction level event happens. A warmer world means a much dryer world (IPPC 2007) and we see California running out of water now.

July 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:
Looks like the Antarctic didn’t get the memo from Al Gore, Phil Jones, and Michael Mann.

July 12, 2014 5:40 pm

let me see, around twenty years ago we were being warned about the possibility of a mini Ice age, then abruptly the warnings stopped without any retractions to the science, real science, behind the forecast prediction, then the governments of the world immediately after started pushing global warming with their false science. Sounds to me like they are trying to cause an ice age. Don’t they know millions would die? I think they do, and that is the real reason they push global warming. It is the stated goal of globalist to reduce world population by over 80 percent.

July 12, 2014 5:42 pm

I hear that Antarctica’s sea ice extent is near record levels in WINTER due to melting ice. Maybe it’s summer melting ice that causes this, but is that bad for albedo? No matter how you look at it, Warmists are dooooooooomed, lost in pretense.

Abstract July 2011
Qi Shu et. al
Sea ice trends in the Antarctic and their relationship to surface air temperature during 1979–2009
“Surface air temperature (SAT) from four reanalysis/analysis datasets are analyzed and compared with the observed SAT from 11 stations in the Antarctic……Antarctic SIC trends agree well with the local SAT trends in the most Antarctic regions. That is, Antarctic SIC and SAT show an inverse relationship: a cooling (warming) SAT trend is associated with an upward (downward) SIC trend.”

James Anderson
July 12, 2014 5:42 pm

Vostok, Antarctica
Vostok (89606) Elev 11447 ft | 78.46 °S, 106.87 °E | Change Station
Current weather conditions updated 6 hr 40 min 20 sec ago
-106 °F
Feels Like -106 °F
Wind from SW
Gusts mph
Today is forecast to be MUCH WARMER than yesterday.
High -81 | Low -82 °F
10% Chance of Precip.
High — | Low 1830 °F
Precip. 0 in
Sun & Moon 6:00 am 6:00 am
Full, 100% visible
More Conditions

July 12, 2014 5:47 pm

May I add, Spring and early Summer albedo. Warmists are doooooooooooomed no matter what. The jig is almost over.

Yancey Ward
July 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Oh, nonsense- global warming theory explicitly predicts a colder climate.

July 12, 2014 6:26 pm

Damned global warming.

July 12, 2014 6:34 pm

well the warming gang are getting nervous.they sent the king out al gore to give a chicken little sky is falling interview. which as you and i expected waslow on content high in co2 blow vating!

July 12, 2014 6:37 pm

I got so hot I froze to death, Suzanna don’t you cry.

July 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Children only really snap when frozen solid.
Otherwise, if just cold as you say, they have an aesthetic blue tinge but will usually still bend a little.
I hope this helps.

Tanya Aardman
July 12, 2014 7:00 pm

The heat is obviously hiding in the subterranean magma

Bill H
July 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Peter Thompson says:
July 12, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Peter needs a new play book. The old one is 180 degrees out of sync with reality. Increased temps mean increased sea water temps, which mean increased water in the atmosphere, which means greater water distribution globally.. Increasing temps increases water vapor while cooling temps decrease water vapor.. The earth has shown the supposed link of CO2 to water vapor to be minuet to nonexistent and that CO2 trails temperature changes. The world has been cooling for some time already.

July 12, 2014 7:06 pm

Read a book entitled “South”, written about the expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton around 1911. You’ll find that temps like this aren’t exactly “news”, except when a variation of 2-3 degrees is considered “news” justifying energy taxes to fight “global warming/cooling/climate ennui”. Every year, during the summer (December in Antarctica), the ice shelf melts completely, enabling a carerfully timed voyager to arrive at the coast of the polar ice cap. Every June, it refreezes, and freezes for 400 miles or more from the coast. Shackleton’s ship was suddenly caught 400 miles out as the water suddenly froze, and within a few weeks, the hull was crushed. They were trapped until the following Spring, when the shelf melted, and they were then able to row away in several dinghies they’d salvaged from the main ship. Both ice caps have ALWAYS melted entirely in Spring, and refroze every Winter, and it’s only now “news” because the average American has been encumbered with a public school “education” that qualifies him for life on the dole, endlessly voting for Democrats. FYI: Al Gore did, in fact “study” science for a full semester at Harvard. Got a D in it…

July 12, 2014 7:06 pm

I agree with most of the posts, most of us know the sun is a variable star, but I have measured something else too, the inclination of earth axis have changed 2′ in the last decade according to my observations and that points to variability factor to influence the earth orbit of 0.2 degree at perigee and that means the polar regions winters will be shorter and with more sun, about 10 minutes more.
It may not seams much, but remember the sun drives the winds, ionization and temps at the poles.

July 12, 2014 8:16 pm

So let me get this straight ,like the sun has more to do with how hot the earth gets then cow farts and my Honda ,sorry I just don’t freakin believe it man .The sun is like so tiny ,like the top of my thumb man ,and cow farts suck . Wow ,but it is cool about my Honda,i don’t want to kill any polar bears cause I gotta drive to work or sh*t.

July 12, 2014 8:35 pm

As for the mention of Brisbane, have there been any observations of chemtrails in the area? Oh, excuse me, I mean “geo-engineering aerosol dispersement”. There is no such animal as a “chemtrail”. Except those that get left on a daily basis above my house, oriented north-south, and outnumber the scheduled air traffic.

July 12, 2014 8:51 pm

Global warming (aka climate change) is the religion of the stupid.

July 12, 2014 8:58 pm

Inland NSW (New South Wales), we also recorded -5 C. this morning with a very thick frost. It’s been noticeably getting colder these last few years, complete with snow, which we didn’t used to get at all, normally.

A Bright
July 12, 2014 9:33 pm

The reason it is so cold is because man-made CO2 traps the cold molecules so they can’t escape the atmosphere, ergo, it gets colder and colder. We must stop all man-made CO2 for the sake of our children, if they don’t get aborted. We must also get more taxpayer money to buy carbon credits so that we can stop all this cooling that’s happening in Antarctica and North America with the Polar Vortex. It’s all so clear.

July 12, 2014 9:43 pm

vukcevic says:
Have you figured out yet what this graph
will look like in the next 5 decades?
Perhaps better not to know, but if you insist ….

July 12, 2014 10:16 pm

I agree with Teddy Novak, but try telling that to the disciples of said “religion”. You’d have more satisfaction talking to a brick wall.

July 12, 2014 10:36 pm

I read in one of the above posts that said ALGORE got an education from Harvard. That may be true but his diploma came from a box of Cracker Jacks. On the left coast of America there is a lot of proof that ugly can be fixed with a sharp knife and a skilled doctor, but stupid………thats forever.

July 13, 2014 1:49 am

More Al Gore bs coming soon!

July 13, 2014 2:47 am

In Australia, will still be very cold.,-64.82,365
Polar vortex at an altitude of 26500 m.

July 13, 2014 5:00 am

But…..wait !!!! I have heard that the entire planet is heating up fron the greatest authority on climate change who has ever lived, the great and illustrous Al Gore.

July 13, 2014 5:08 am

[snip off topic astrology .mod]

Robert Batchelor
July 13, 2014 5:26 am

The coldest June ever recorded and the Global Warming crowd will blame this on global warming. You guys need to find a new religion.

July 13, 2014 5:47 am

yzdeaner says:
July 12, 2014 at 11:38 am
Of course antarctic temps are dropping. Doesn’t everyone know….global warming is cool!
That should be a tee shirt!

July 13, 2014 6:14 am

how we gonna convience obama gore voting idiots of climate change and global warming if it keeps getting colder?
man…..I hope they don’t start reading the news and looking at real, non-liberal lying stats.
Vote for truth
Vote Right next election……………..unless you like lies and want to feel warm and fuzzy.

North of 43 and south of 44
July 13, 2014 6:54 am

Steve B says:
July 12, 2014 at 5:26 am
jones says:
July 12, 2014 at 2:57 am
Just where is the heat hiding?
Is it in the deep ice-core?
No, it is that big yellow thing in the sky 🙂 🙂
I’m told it can’t possibly be that big yellow thing in the sky and it is hard to hide that much heat in ice. I think it is hidden in deep space.

July 13, 2014 7:12 am

We miscalculated. CO2 causes cooling. THIS science is settled.

July 13, 2014 7:34 am

I don’t know what happened, but someone should take a screen shot of the Antarctic sea ice extent.
It looks like a giant triangular UFO crashed into the Antarctic and wiped out about 1 million KM^2 of sea ice….. LOL!
I’m sure that it’s some kind of satellite anomaly, but it sure is a convenient one.
It’ll be interesting to see how this data is treated after the satellite “anomaly” is “fixed”….

Jerry Stroud
July 13, 2014 7:46 am

Mother nature keeps doing its best to show Algore is an idiot, but his followers and “concensus of Climate scientists ” ( Miss Grady’s kindergarden class in Loma Linda, Calif) cannot be swayed from thie Global warming religious beliefs, even if they are knee deep in snow on the equator.

July 13, 2014 8:45 am

The geologic records is clear, we have had mini ice ages approx. every 25 thousand years and we are due for the next one soon. Environmentalism is the new face of the progressive movement/communism, and it is clear Marx & Stalin had it right, there will always be “Useful Idi0ts”.
Algore has been pushing this steaming pile of excrement deciding carbon was now the evil element. It’s obvious he was a “D” student in his environmental science class, and I have to wonder if he ever heard of the carbon cycle? We have had how many scandals now where scientists have fudged data so their computer models would have a favorable outcome? But they keep chanting the same lie, and the gullible lemmings continue toward the edge of the cliff. There are so may ways to punch holes in the global warming/climate change bravo sierra, it becomes pointless to debate because the A-clowns just refuse to hear. Another thing which is annoying is the claim that scientists are all in consensus over this load of excrement? The truth is many scientists have become leftist operatives & propaganda tools. If there was ever a consensus in science, then the science would be suspect. Someone once said “if everyone is thinking the same, then someone is not thinking,” anyone know who said that?

July 13, 2014 9:25 am

Your predictions were wrong.
Your model has failed.
Your theory is falsified.
Drop it and move on.
That’s how REAL science works.

July 13, 2014 9:46 am

It’s called weather. Gore calls it opportunity as does Obama. They are heavily invested in one bank and carbon credits. Liberals own the mathematics purchased for about $10,000 from a widower. Her husband come up with the formula. Gore pushes it and Obama will shove it down the throat of business. Global fear from over 100 years ago with false facts and a complete bypass of the truth. Even by liberal media.

Don't Doubt Me
July 13, 2014 10:20 am

Global warming models predicted the severe cooling at Antarctica, and whatever else might happen in the future.

July 13, 2014 10:46 am

And Al Gore is still not admitting his predictions have been wrong. As far as I know, he hasn’t sold his oceanfront home on the west coast fearing it will be taken out by the rising tides of global warming. The people are finally catching on to the global warming hoax.

July 13, 2014 11:50 am

Two points that many people may not realize are that winters starts on June 21 in the southern hemisphere, just as summer starts here the same day. The other point is the arctic and antarctic circles are the circles on a globe that have at least one day when the sun does not rise above the horizon in their first winter day, at sea level.
Just as having one hot summer doesn’t prove global warming, having one cold winter doesn’t prove global cooling. Insisting on global warming no matter what the evidence shows does demonstrate something about it’s proponents though. The term bigoted used to mean someone who wouldn’t see the truth even when it was put in front of them, but now it s used for other purposes.

July 13, 2014 12:32 pm

CAGW will freeze to death in Antarctica.

July 13, 2014 1:34 pm

Ever hear of a “nuclear winter?”
The same radiation released from Japan’s nuclear meltdowns (Fukushima) is the same released from weapons.
This radiation has blanketed most of the world and affects weather, climate and human and animal DNA and the ozone hole.
Learn more at the highly recommended site ENENEWS.

July 13, 2014 2:16 pm

If it’s “warmcolddroughtflood”, then it’s “Global Warming Climate Change Disruption”.
Any questions?

John H
July 13, 2014 2:53 pm

It’s like Mother Nature is screaming at Al Gore telling him he is wrong, but he won’t listen.

July 13, 2014 3:54 pm

There is no man-caused global warming.
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. and Barack Hussein Obama are knuckle-dragging science denier Neanderthals.

July 13, 2014 5:43 pm

The global warming has become so hot that now it is cold… understand?

July 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Classic Drudge cherry picked story… Typical low IQ drudge reader sees the headline only, and declares global warming a fraud, and that’s that…and the wording is deceptive too, to fool anyone without technical knowledge about more light, as if it were variable…pathetic deliberate misinformation…

July 13, 2014 6:52 pm

Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age
The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.
Ice cores, ocean sediment cores, the geologic record, and studies of ancient plant and animal populations all demonstrate a regular cyclic pattern of Ice Age glacial maximums which each last about 100,000 years, separated by intervening warm interglacials, each lasting about 12,000 years.
Most of the long-term climate data collected from various sources also shows a strong correlation with the three astronomical cycles which are together known as the Milankovich cycles. The three Milankovich cycles include the tilt of the earth, which varies over a 41,000 year period; the shape of the earth’s orbit, which changes over a period of 100,000 years; and the Precession of the Equinoxes, also known as the earth’s ‘wobble’, which gradually rotates the direction of the earth’s axis over a period of 26,000 years. According to the Milankovich theory of Ice Age causation, these three astronomical cycles, each of which effects the amount of solar radiation which reaches the earth, act together to produce the cycle of cold Ice Age maximums and warm interglacials.
Elements of the astronomical theory of Ice Age causation were first presented by the French mathematician Joseph Adhemar in 1842, it was developed further by the English prodigy Joseph Croll in 1875, and the theory was established in its present form by the Serbian mathematician Milutin Milankovich in the 1920s and 30s. In 1976 the prestigious journal “Science” published a landmark paper by John Imbrie, James Hays, and Nicholas Shackleton entitled “Variations in the Earth’s orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages,” which described the correlation which the trio of scientist/authors had found between the climate data obtained from ocean sediment cores and the patterns of the astronomical Milankovich cycles. Since the late 1970s, the Milankovich theory has remained the predominant theory to account for Ice Age causation among climate scientists, and hence the Milankovich theory is always described in textbooks of climatology and in encyclopaedia articles about the Ice Ages.
In their 1976 paper Imbrie, Hays, and Shackleton wrote that their own climate forecasts, which were based on sea-sediment cores and the Milankovich cycles, “… must be qualified in two ways. First, they apply only to the natural component of future climatic trends – and not to anthropogenic effects such as those due to the burning of fossil fuels. Second, they describe only the long-term trends, because they are linked to orbital variations with periods of 20,000 years and longer. Climatic oscillations at higher frequencies are not predicted… the results indicate that the long-term trend over the next 20,000 years is towards extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation and cooler climate.”
During the 1970s the famous American astronomer Carl Sagan and other scientists began promoting the theory that ‘greenhouse gasses’ such as carbon dioxide, or CO2, produced by human industries could lead to catastrophic global warming. Since the 1970s the theory of ‘anthropogenic global warming’ (AGW) has gradually become accepted as fact by most of the academic establishment, and their acceptance of AGW has inspired a global movement to encourage governments to make pivotal changes to prevent the worsening of AGW.
The central piece of evidence that is cited in support of the AGW theory is the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph which was presented by Al Gore in his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” The ‘hockey stick’ graph shows an acute upward spike in global temperatures which began during the 1970s and continued through the winter of 2006/07. However, this warming trend was interrupted when the winter of 2007/8 delivered the deepest snow cover to the Northern Hemisphere since 1966 and the coldest temperatures since 2001. It now appears that the current Northern Hemisphere winter of 2008/09 will probably equal or surpass the winter of 2007/08 for both snow depth and cold temperatures.
The main flaw in the AGW theory is that its proponents focus on evidence from only the past one thousand years at most, while ignoring the evidence from the past million years — evidence which is essential for a true understanding of climatology. The data from paleoclimatology provides us with an alternative and more credible explanation for the recent global temperature spike, based on the natural cycle of Ice Age maximums and interglacials.
In 1999 the British journal “Nature” published the results of data derived from glacial ice cores collected at the Russia’s Vostok station in Antarctica during the 1990s. The Vostok ice core data includes a record of global atmospheric temperatures, atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and airborne particulates starting from 420,000 years ago and continuing through history up to our present time.

gary gulrud
July 13, 2014 7:06 pm

Dave says:
July 13, 2014 at 11:50 am
Uh, MN just had the coldest winter in 130 years. Where 1 to 3 evenings 25 below, F were de rigueur, we had two dozen. We had a stretch of 44 days without breaking zero F. While not threatening the record of 68 days set in 1874, still a six sigma departure from the norm.
We’ve had the yearly total in precip over the past 90 days. A year ago last April we had 40 inches of snow and record late ice outs in many lakes mid-May.
This has not been due to a displacement of Arctic air from Siberia, it is not due to PDO in negative phase, it’s not a linear increase in atmospheric carbon.
Merely because one cannot say where the truth lies does not insure one is not lying.

July 13, 2014 10:01 pm
July 14, 2014 12:09 am

So things got changed on to Earth because of
our unique situation that we call as plume rise. Although analytical chemistry 1952 it is sometimes
impossible to tell where the pollutants seep down. Is he still surviving, I
do not know what is the energy released during the atomic explosions.

July 14, 2014 4:31 am

Kristan chemistry changes in the stratosphere due to changes in UV radiation and galactic radiation. This is due to changes in solar activity.

July 14, 2014 5:02 am

Well, just in case anyone is still reading this, much like Australia, my native South Africa has also had a winter with many record lows. There was even talk of snow in my home town, Pretoria. That would have made it the second time in 3 years and the 3rd in my entire lifespan of 33 years, the first being when I was too young to remember it. Those of you who happened to have visited South Africa can attest that the one thing South Africa is most definitely not known for is snow. Make of the record lows and increased likelihood of snow what you wish.

July 14, 2014 5:45 am

“On July 14, 2014, a sounding rocket will be ready to launch from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico a little before noon local time. Soaring up to 180 miles into Earth’s atmosphere, past the layers that can block much of the sun’s high energy light, the Degradation Free Spectrometers experiment will have six minutes to observe the extreme ultraviolet and soft x-rays streaming from the sun, in order to measure the sun’s total energy output, known as irradiance, in these short wavelengths.
The total solar irradiance, and to an even greater degree, irradiance at high energy wavelengths is known to change over time in conjunction with the sun’s approximately-11-year solar cycle. How it changes over longer periods of time, however, is less certain – but fairly important if we’re going to understand how solar variability affects Earth’s space environment.”

July 14, 2014 5:50 am

[snip . . try and be civil. . mod] Antarctica ( and the ENTIRE southern hemisphere ) works on the OPPOSITE schedule that we do?!?!?!? NOOOO, apparently not…Not all of the the Ice is -80F…. it IS surrounded by all of the southern oceans… they are going into winter, as we are going into summer…. I should know, I winter-overed… as a meteorologist…. [snip . . ibid . . mod]

gary gulrud
July 14, 2014 6:20 am

The high for the day to the south in MPLS/STP will be 64 F. The high for the week is forecast at 79 F. We peaked above 80 F a couple afternoons last week. We have not threatened 90 F this season.
No way corn makes 2500 GDD before first frost.

July 14, 2014 6:34 am

Not to worry, global warming causes water to melt even when the temp is well below freezing!

July 14, 2014 9:00 am

Al Goreleone , the High Priest of Church of Climatology, needs to be allowed to delete all comments here and issue a statement for our own good.

July 14, 2014 9:02 am

Is this due to an instability from the poles like the Americas suffered?

July 14, 2014 9:06 am

I wonder what GISS temperature projections for the Antarctic will look like?

July 14, 2014 9:31 am
July 14, 2014 9:46 am

But did they find MANBEARPIG ?

Frank Cruces
July 14, 2014 10:47 am

Magnetic Polar north has a normal variation and immigration, witch also impacts the earth.
Polar variation, 11yr cycle of the sun spots, el nino, la nina and many more natural changes in the earth will cause changes, these changes are normal, just like: Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter.

4 satellites tracking:

Dr Venture
July 14, 2014 10:54 am

Still just more proof of Global Warming, temperatures go up, Global Warming, temperatures go down, Also Global Warming, Ice melts, Global Warming, Ice increases, that’s Global Warming too.
Have faith, Global Warming is coming, forget about the bushes that died from last winters cold that had been growing in front of your house for 60 years, Global Warming. Remember weather isn’t Global Warming, climate is Global Warming, so the weather may get cooler, but it’s still Global Warming and it’s your fault, you caused this, you have doomed all our grandchildren, because as always, Global Warming is only 35 to 50 years away.

Patrick Maher
July 14, 2014 3:17 pm

Turn on the lights and turn up the heat. The Google translation is not great. How do I know? Because I am a terrible translator so I know a bad translation when I see one.
Rappelez-vous, ajouter de la chaleur à la terre, il est plus froid, moins il se réchauffe dans ce cas, il fait plus chaud.
My translation, “global warming makes the world cooler, unless the temperature goes up, in which case it makes it warmer.”
it sounds like it almost makes sense in French.

Patrick Maher
July 14, 2014 3:29 pm

JP, the raw GISS data shows record cold. However, after adjusting for outliers, toe nail clippings, penguin methane, walrus blubber and polar bear droppings the data proves sauna like conditions in Antarctica with a constant temperature of 50C (122F) Pack a swimsuit and deodorant soap and leave the thermal underwear at home. I hope the Starbucks down there has an ice coffee. /sarc

July 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Al Gore
July 15, 2014 3:10 am

“It’s global warming what done it!” – Al Gore

July 22, 2014 10:58 pm

Hi Kevin – I agree with your last point. However, it is just a fact that the grading you refer to is very often regarded as and communicated as a lesson observation grade

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