Remember when we were told: “The Arctic Is On Fire, and We Should all Be Terrified”? It’s SNOWING there now.

From the “weather is not climate”, you идиот department comes this about face by climate change nature.

Remember just a couple of weeks ago we were lectured to about the dangers of climate change turning towns around the Arctic circle into easy-bake ovens?

As New York’s David Wallace-Wells wrote of one town that hit triple-digit temperatures on June 20, “In a world without climate change, this anomaly, one Danish meteorologist calculated, would be a 1-in-100,000-year event.”

“We always expected the Arctic to change faster than the rest of the globe,” one researcher told the Washington Post

https://www.thecut.com/2020/07/the-arctic-is-on-fire-siberia-terrifying.html

Oy.

Well, I pointed out how absurd this all was, especially since it also happened 100 years ago, before the climate change was even a glimmer in leftists eyes. And, because with 24 hour sunlight at the peak of the summer solstice, the area is bound to get hot, because there’s no “night” to cool off. Of course, that didn’t stop opportunistic trough-feeding scientists like Mark “the Arctic is screaming” Serreze from taking advantage of the situation, claiming it was all part of a disturbing pattern.

Naturally, the visual that was produced on Twitter to scare people was pretty convincing to the non-thinking media types that pounced on the story.

But guess what? Now in the very same place (Verkhoyansk) that became the poster child for climate change back on June 19th and 20th, we now have abnormal cold and snow, according to the Siberian Times:


Abnormally cold weather has been recorded in the north of Yakutia with residents of Verkhoyansk district waking up to fresh snow on 5 July. 


Snow in Verkhoyansk district
Abnormally cold weather has been recorded in the north of Yakutia with residents of Verkhoyansk district waking up to fresh snow on 5 July. Pictures: Aldan Online

Snow in summer? Where’s the “climate change” outrage? Oh, right, it only applies if it’s hot and there’s a roasting visual to accompany the narrative for mindless media regurgitators.

Meanwhile, the locals are huddling around fires wondering where that 38C record went.

117 thoughts on “Remember when we were told: “The Arctic Is On Fire, and We Should all Be Terrified”? It’s SNOWING there now.

  1. It’s worse than we thought…It has become so hot that Hell froze over and is spilling into our plane of existence.

    I wish it would snow HERE. July 4th was too hot. It’s always too hot in Texas. Even before man screwed up the weather (oops, I mean climate).

    But nothing a good cold beer (or few) can’t solve.

      • Some of the most extreme hot weather took place in the United States during the decade of the 1930’s. This was caused by a persistent high-pressure system hovering over the western and central U.S. for long periods of time, which caused those areas underneath the high-pressure system to get hotter and drier as time goes along. The longer it sits on top of you, the hotter you will get. And the length of time is sits on you is determined by how the jet streams have configured themselves.

        What is not mentioned very often is that during the decade of the 1930’s, portions of the U.S. also experienced extreme cold weather.

        This makes sense since if a high-pressure system is sitting over two-thirds of the nation, rotating in a clock-wise fashion, then during the winter, this movement will bring cold air down from Canada and the Arctic into the eastern third of the U.S., so it is possible for a portion of the U.S. to experience extreme heat and extreme cold at the same time.

        In the past California has had drougths that lasted decades and even hundreds of years, which mean there had to be a persistent high-pressure system involved over the same area for a long time.

        Of course, high-pressure systems move around but sometimes they get stuck in one place and if history is our guide, they sometimes get stuck in one place for a long, long time.

        I would love to know the mechanism for this. I have seen some persistent high-pressure systems over the U.S. in my lifetime, but the most persistent one lasted “only” about two and a half or three years. The high-pressure system would be overhead for a while and then would move off a distance putting us on the edge of the circulation, where we could get some rain, and then it would move back over us and stay for months, and this went off and on for about three years, with us never getting any real relief from the heat. Just about the time we were getting desperate for rain, the weather pattern broke.

        We have a high-pressure system setting up in the central U.S. now. When I was a kid, we could expect a month of two of this kind of heat before it finally broke. We’ll see how long this high-pressure system sits here. They have been less prone to stay long in recent years, which is a good thing.

        • “I would love to know the mechanism for this.”

          My basic understanding is that the 6 Hadley Cells (3 either side of the equator) control the location of the jet stream which controls the weather and longer term climate. If the Hadley Cell moves for whatever reason, probably cloud cover and/or ocean currents combined with solar insolation or lack of, then that would change the location of the Hadley Cell, which would set up the jet stream to do what it does. And then there are also the Ferrel Cells.

          From Google…”In the Hadley cell, air rises up into the atmosphere at or near the equator, flows toward the poles above the surface of the Earth, returns to the Earth’s surface in the subtropics, and flows back towards the equator. This flow of air occurs because the Sun heats air at the Earth’s surface near the equator..”

          From Google…”And the The circulation within the Ferrel cell is complicated by a return flow of air at high altitudes towards the tropics, where it joins sinking air from the Hadley cell. The Ferrel cell moves in the opposite direction to the two other cells (Hadley cell and Polar cell) and acts rather like a gear.”

          So the jet stream is the mechanism between heat flows in Hadley and Ferrel Cells dissipating towards the polar regions and back to the equatorial regions, and moving heat to space along the way, but more so as it gets to the polar regions. There are 3 basic cells from equatorial, sub tropical to cooler polar regions. But now I am conjecturing cause I sort of understand I think, but not fully. I just know enough to be dangerous. It would be nice to see a real meteorologist like Anthony give us a basic lesson in Meteorology 101.

    • ” New York’s David Wallace-Wells wrote of one town that hit triple-digit temperatures on June 20.” – article

      Yeah, that was in Siberia (Yakutia, to be precise) and it’s happened before, will happen again and has nothing to do with climaxes – err, umm, CLIMATE. That’s it: CLIMATE. Perhaps David Wallace Wells, who is a dipstick and not much else, should occasionally leave the A/C”d comfort of his A/C’d office and venture out into the real world – but only occasionally. He’s obviously not comfortable on this planet. Perhaps a bungalow on Mars…?

    • Where is Nick to tell us all that Verkhoyansk is not in the arctic circle and that it isn’t snow you are seeing in the photos it white sleet because that the new definition of Climate Change ™.

    • It is getting hot in the south and central U.S.

      The Alarmists will be pointing at us next, claiming it’s another sign of Human-caused Climate Change. The Alarmists won’t tell you this is pretty much business as usual, around here. It gets hot in the summertime around here. We like it like that. Of course, a little rain would be nice. We don’t usually get much of that in the summertime, either.

  2. In Glacier National Park in Montana, the Going to the Sun road is still not open due to on-going snow removal efforts slowed because of such a heavy snow fall they had there this past winter. And with the recent cold weather and terrible conditions still on-going, this year is likely to break the current record for latest opening, which is 2011 ( July 13th).
    https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/upload/Logan-Pass-Open-Close-Dates_Press-Kit-6-26-2017.pdf

    The Ice Age Cometh. Bwa-ha-hah!!!

    • Snowed on the Icefield Highway between Banff and Jasper a few days ago. And quite a few other places including most of the mountain passes near or in the the Rocky Mountains the last few days. And a whole lot of rain and real coolish in the Pacific North West. Not unsurprising or terribly unusual. I have seen it snow every month of the year, and I am only at 3000 ft. Sure is strange how people think it abnormal. The weather is always oscillating between extremes. That is the norm. Out of that we get an average, which the ignorant expect it to be most of the time.

    • At this time of year, I suppose the “Going to the Sun road” goes straight to the Arctic circle then.

    • Glacier National Park – isn’t that where they quietly removed the sign which said the glaciers would be gone by 2020?

      • The grizzlies are fed up with winter. The have moved out to the sunnier and warmer plains. Quite a sight.

        • That is very interesting. Maybe they are looking ahead to a 2 or 3 decade cool period. Animals are smart that way.

      • It’s Climatic Dysphoria I tell you! And this has got to be very confusing to their geographic identity. So surely there must be some restructuring that can be done to set things right (if not straight) that they are owed under the Disturbed Arctic Alterations Act. But at the same time don’t introduce that solution in the way I just did, because they don’t take being called Shirley all that well.

        • #BLM: Badgers Love Meat. No wait, Banana Loaves Matter, I mean Bowels Like Movements! Bangers Love Mash!

          Just kidding, don’t anyone get their undies in a wad. I know perfectly well that it’s Bastards Love Marxism. 😉

      • Scissor, The Beartooth area of Montana has 1000 high country lakes, 800 of which hold trout. Take a nice long hike above tree line, say maybe 11,000 feet. There is lots of pink snow. I first saw it over 40 years ago. I think it would be a bit hard to convince the people of Montana they are suffering from climate change. One woman remarked that the coldest winter she ever had was a summer night in Montana.

        • Mark Twain once wrote that the coldest winter he ever experienced was a summer in San Francisco.

      • Pink snow common in perennial snowfields of Rocky Mountains, USA for decades, at least. Widespread.

      • Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, pink snow, red snow, or blood snow, is a phenomenon caused by Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment (astaxanthin) in addition to chlorophyll. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it is cryophilic (cold-loving) and thrives in freezing water

        The earliest accounts of watermelon snow are in the writings of Aristotle.[2][3] Watermelon snow has puzzled mountain climbers, explorers, and naturalists for thousands of years, some speculating that it was caused by mineral deposits or oxidation products that were leached from rocks.

        In May 1818, four ships sailed from England to search for the Northwest Passage and chart the Arctic coastline of North America. Severe weather made them finally turn the ships back, but the expedition made valuable contributions to science. Captain John Ross noticed crimson snow that streaked the white cliffs like streams of blood as they were rounding Cape York on the northwest coast of Greenland. A landing party stopped and brought back samples to England. The Times wrote about this discovery on December 4, 1818

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_snow

        Absolutely nothing new

  3. In land areas that are near the Arctic Circle and far from oceans, the temperature swings more wildly. I’m not surprised at snow within a few days of record high temperature in such places. Please note how close together in location the alltime record high and low temperatures are in Siberia, and in Alaska.

    • I’m not surprised at snow within a few days of record high temperature in such places.

      Neither am I.

      Please note how close together in location the alltime record high and low temperatures are in Siberia, and in Alaska.

      So by your logic you would argue contrary the alarmists referenced in this article that there’s nothing out of the ordinary about which one should be concerned. True?

  4. The knowledgeable readership here might remember my “facts” a bit more accurately, but the jist of my comment is this…a couple of weeks back I heard on “Our ABC” that the chain of islands reaching out from the Antarctic towards Tierra Del Fuego were “burning up” and this was further evidence of run away global warming…at the end of the story they quickly stated in small print style that these temps were from January.
    Well, I knew what they were talking about as I watch SST anomalies and there had been a small hot spot that lasted a week or so around one island, it had since moved away replaced by lower than average water ever since. But that’s not the full story of deceit, because on that very same day the Vostok station recorded the lowest temp ever recorded on planet Earth.
    Can anyone enlighten me re my dodgy memory please? I was busy at the time and it went in and right back out. Was that right about the coldest day ever recorded? And does anyone have a good link to watch those temps? Thanks in advance, and does anyone know how to view unhomogenized raw climate data? Someone should plot the raw data and view it alongside the “consensus.” I would pay for that paper.

  5. What happened was –
    Al Gore scheduled his private jet to visit Verkhoyansk this week.

    And as we all know, the “Gore Effect” is as predictable as sunrise – when Al goes anywhere warm, the weather immediately turns to arctic.

  6. I smell Marxism…
    All that remains is for good men to do nothing and they will win, even with these ridiculously stupid lies that persist.

  7. Don’t worry. All these temperatures are being recorded by the trees… highs and lows… but mainly highs if Maan does the measurements.

    • But all those trees with rings in them will be cut down for firewood so that the poor freezing Russians don’t die of man-made cooling.

      • it’s ok. They will just make up the data for the missing trees or I am sure maybe a single tree can be used for a whole forest… YAD06 Forever!!!!

  8. Well I be interest in how long it takes to warm up.
    I thought area was kind of bowl shape, and seems the dense cold air could stay for quite awhile.

  9. You seem to have missed the Arctic sea ice extent and area figures, which are now the lowest for date in the satellite record, all other records, etc.

    Less ice up there than for 100 centuries…

    [You seemed to have missed the fact that the article is about temperature and overheated climate claims, you идиот. – Anthony]

    • As ever, you are being deliberately misleading Griff, at this point in the melt season most years converge.
      If it is the lowest, it’s by a tiny/margin of error amount, it will essentially be the same as loads of other years. Splitting hairs, and it tells you nothing about the decline/resurgence/stability of the ice – not that it even matters as it is no danger to man or the planet either way, and probably mostly natural variation.

      • I have this standing £100 bet that Arctic ice will bottom out above four million square kilometres in September as usual. Any takers? Less, I pay.

    • “You seem to have missed the Arctic sea ice extent and area figures, which are now the lowest for date in the satellite record, all other records, etc.”

      only one problem last year was lower.

    • Griff… you must stop using sea ice records, and alarmist talking points from 2007… Ice levels have consistently been rising since then. It will be interesting to see what happens to the levels, now that the sun is beginning a new minimum.

    • Griff wrote: “You seem to have missed the Arctic sea ice extent and area figures, which are now the lowest for date in the satellite record, all other records, etc.

      Less ice up there than for 100 centuries”

      The satellite record only goes back to the 1970’s, Griff. So how do you know what the ice looked like in the summer, in the arctic, for the last 100 centuries?

      Griff probably won’t answer, so the answer is, Griff really doesn’t know what the ice looked like way back when.

      • “Griff probably won’t answer, so the answer is, Griff really doesn’t know what the ice looked like way back when.”

        …some smart ass might say it was white….lol

    • Poor loy-….

      Its all just WEATHER, except when it warm… right.. DOH !!

      Great when temps are measured in the middle of expanding urban areas, where HEATING is used on a regular basis and air-conditioning pumps hot air into a dry atmosphere.

      Reality is that there has been no warming this century except from the 2015/16 El Nino event, almost disappeared now.

      https://i.postimg.cc/J050xMy6/UAH_NoPol_2000-2020.png

    • Loydo, give up your tunnel-vision and consider this: the sea level was 20 feet higher than today just before we plunged into the last glacial cycle of the Ice Age we currently live in. Sure, we humans marvel at anomalies we see right in front of us, but there is always Reality Lurking close-by.

    • Loydo: Care to comment on all the predictions that by now the Arctic would be ice-free in Summer?

    • Somebody has to be paying Loydo to make a fool of herself. Nobody would embarrass themselves this much for free.

    • Loydo,

      Your link is why I don’t trust anything from the climate alarmist conglomerate any longer. I downloaded the monthly cooling degree-day data for Novasibirks (82.96E, 54.91N) in Siberia for the past 15 years. It is available at ab0wr.net:8080. It shows that for the past ten years the cooling degree-days peaked in 2012 and been on a steady decrease since. It is actually cooler than it was in 2005-2008 (i..e fewer cooling degree-days).

    • Loydo: Hmmmm. 6C and accelerating? So in mid June, when it was so hot, that was LESS THAN 6C, because, you know, “accelerating” as you say. You better get your story straight, because griff is back, and he’s much more funny than you.

      • Did you look at the link I posted? It clearly shows what I said it shows: June in the Siberian Arctic is now 6C above the climatalogical average and the rate appears to increasing.

  10. Sad to relate that here in England, after a promising ‘hottest June EVAH!’ it dull, wet, rainy and another Atlantic storm is coming to bring more wind and rain.

    In short, it is completely and utterly NORMAL.

    • It’s July 8th;
      Our heating is still on, (it went off for a few weeks in May/June) , last year heating went off May 14th came back on Sept 22 .

      • Here in the Denver/Boulder area the highs will be close to 100F in a day or two.

        The record for longest streak with highs above 90F goes to the year 1874. July 2012 was the hottest July on average followed by 1934. In July 1954, Boulder had four consecutive days of 100 or more with the record high of 104F in July being set then.

        There is still a lot of snow in the mountains. Most irrigation ditches are running strong. In many years they would be down to a trickle or stopped.

      • My wife is from Omsk in western Siberia, 2700km east of Moscow on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
        The hot-water-radiator heat in their apartment block goes off from May 15 to Oct 15. We Skype
        mama daily; she and her brother are often wrapped in blankets at night except in July and August.

        I’ve been there ~10 times, and I much prefer winters, which are horrifically cold, but at least I’m not being eaten alive by mosquitoes!

    • Leo Smith,

      Who told you June was the hottest in England “evah”?

      Mean temperatures for England were 15°C, 0.9°C above the 1981-2010 average, and equal 14th warmest in the MO data set. But a long way from 1976 record of 16.3°C.

      • From your link:
        ” Since 2002, the daily mean temperatures are calculated from the operational atmosphere model at ECMWF, and changes in the operational model over time may affect the resulting temperature trends. The effect of this should be considered before making firm conclusions on basis of trends in the +80N climate indices. ”

        I would also note the base line temperature range used is 1958-2002. Anything special about that period?

  11. Look at that color scale of the graphic from June 21th. Extreme warm and extreme cold is almost the same color.
    I think the weather just got confused…. 🙂

  12. Yes the heatwave has broken there and it was just about cold enough for some snow overnight but it wasn’t sub-zero according to my secret source, which also says the max. was actually only 36C, not 38C, so it will be interesting………….

  13. well Finland went from summer to winter with a foot of snow I read over at Iceagenow.info
    locals reckon its not unusual
    be a good biz for anyone can devise thermal bikinis i reckon;-))

  14. For those wondering, I saw a blip about the Great Lakes were boiling–up to 80 F in some places!

    In other news, those 80F beaches were covered in beach goers enjoying the warmer water on a hot summer day.

    I want to know how far that 80F reached? Cuz I’ll bet it wasn’t more than a few feet–and didn’t last long–just until the wind kicked up and the cold dark water seeped in.

  15. Boiling hot one week, snow the next. I’d say that on average it’s a rather mild climate there in Verkhoyansk

  16. A lot of heat went north.
    Thanks to the dry air up there, that heat easily radiated to space.
    The arctic/antarctic, natures radiators.

  17. Reading the name Verkoyansk takes me back 40 years to an old Geography teacher who loved the name and used to regale it to us regularly whenever we complained it were brass monkey’s outside. “On a warm day in Verkoyansk it’s -50” he’d say in his Johnny Vegas, St Helens accent. (for those of you who don’t know Johnny Vegas, YouTube him, and if any of our North American brethren can understand him I’ll buy you a pint next time we catch up.)

    • Bil,
      No joy, mate! Tried several video sources….
      “Video unavailable
      This video contains content from Fremantle International, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

  18. Global warming/climate change as defined by the progressives is clearly more of a religious belief than an actual existential threat. The real threat is an epidemic of immoral, self-serving dishonesty on the part of many scientists, environmentalists, policy makers and journalists.

  19. For those interested in real climate you can go to my website (ab0wr.net:8080) and look at the monthly cooling degree-day data for the past 15 years. It’s actually cooler now than it was in the 2000’s. This is why I advocate for the use of degree-day data for actually determining climate. What’s happening is a lot more readily apparent.

    I also graphed the heating degree-day data for the past 15 years and put it on my web site. As you can see the heating degree-day values are trending down.

    In other words the weather in Novasibirsk is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. I suspect the warming trend is greater than the cooling trend but I haven’t analyzed that. It would be consistent with the claim that the average temperature is going up but would give exactly the opposite prediction given by the climate alarmists. At least Novabirsk is not risking turning into a cinder in the coming years as the climate alarmists would have you believe.

  20. Of course if you live in the Keeweenaw Peninsula of Michigan , you are now into the “3 months of rotten sledding phase of the the year… as in “9 months of winter and 3 months of rotten sledding”

    • Well, I picked a great time to camp near Brockway Mountain Drive in the Keeweenaw in July 1988. Record highs near or above 100 degrees throughout the UP. Add to the heat, mosquitoes, deer and horse flies! Such fun.

  21. I can’t find one article about this, apart from the Siberian Times.

    You would think in an unbiased media world this would be reported as a follow up story, no? /sarc

    You know something like “Pole of Cold district that recently recorded desert-like heat of +38°C now sees snow”.

    But sadly we don’t live in that world, we live in confirmation bias world, a world of mis-informed people.

    I meet them everyday.

  22. Snow in Verkhoyansk

    https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/pole-of-cold-district-that-recently-recorded-desert-like-heat-of-38c-now-sees-snow/

    and record cold in Norway

    https://www.iceagenow.info/a-foot-of-snow-in-norway-and-record-cold/

    while summer blizzards kill livestock and strand motorists in Jinjiang, CHina

    plus growing sea ice extent in Antarctica

    https://www.iceagenow.info/sea-ice-extent-in-antarctica-greater-now-than-in-1980/

    but everywhere else the continually homogenised temperature data show a heating trajectory that will extinct all life in 12 years.

  23. But what can you do when people say the Arctic is “literally on fire” and who think average is “what it should be”?

    The intelligence and education of people is sadly lacking. All they want to do is tell “fure” and “offensive” all day long.

  24. “Naturally, the visual that was produced on Twitter to scare people was pretty convincing to the non-thinking media types that pounced on the story.”

    Someone went to great lengths to skew the colors in that graphic, making the graphic convey a fallacious message.

    Take note of the very narrow temperature range covered by blue, green, yellow, orange and red; i.e. these colors cover temperatures from -8° C (17.6&deg F) to 22° C (71.6° F). A total temperature range of 30 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) are covered by five colors.

    Temperatures represented by purplish colors begin at 22° C (71.6° F) and continue until 44° C (111° F).
    Temperatures below -12° C (10.4° F) down to -26° C (-14.8° F) are also represented by purple causing purple to represent a huge range of temperatures, including normal Arctic temperatures.
    A total temperature range of 40 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) are covered by some shade of purple.

    Malicious sophistry and misdirection.

    Spreadsheet:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pe78tij75rplz82/Blatant%20bias%20in%20graphic.JPG?dl=0

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