Must be due to G-l-o-b-a-l W-a-r-m-i-n-g

How the media loves “freak”;
BBC say – “Fifteen die in freak south India cold snap”
Winter deaths are not uncommon in northern India – but lately southern India has seen century long record cold days.
Sounds like central Asia air has slipped south.
From the Indian Tribune News Service – “….Mysore sees coldest day in 120 yrs”
Photos of Indian people coping with winter.
Record snow falls in northern Japan too.
Editor note 23 Jan – see comments 7,8,9 – Dave is pointing out that the 21st Jan was the coldest day globally for a decade at 14,000 ft. Must keep a check on this.

14 thoughts on “Must be due to G-l-o-b-a-l W-a-r-m-i-n-g”

  1. I notice on the last link that there is video of snow in Algeria. That is (slightly) closer to the equator than Melbourne.

    Even Sapporo (Hokkaido) is closer to the equator than Bordeaux. Wonder what the weather will be like in the UK for the rest of winter?

  2. I just saw this amazing news on ABC – I never thought that clearing trees around your house might reduce fire risk. I always thought it was safer to have thick scrub right up to your door – all around the house. Are we really paying academics to write this stuff ?

    And this – Remove shark nets, Greens urge – I wonder how well maintained are the existing nets. Have to say – I agree with the voting plan – numero uno – put the Greens last – everytime.

  3. Beachgirl, the study claims that fuel reductions are more effective the closer they are to the house, being most effective within 40m of the home. They recognise that this is not going to happen ie that people in these rural communities are not going to clear all vegetation in a radius of 40m around their home!
    The Age used this study to attack proscribed burning as being ineffective, at least in the case of the “Black Saturday” fires. This is not a valid implication. The study dealt with a very narrow but important human issue – if I have a bushfire on my doorstep what are the factors that determine my house and myself (if sheltering in it) surviving.
    It did not look at the “big picture” – how bushfires get going and their subsequent dynamics. For instance most fires burn themselves out, usually overnight. What are the factors which will result in fires continuing to burn until severe weather conditions develop, which happened in the ACT in 2003? In the 2003 ACT bushfire, it was allowed to burn unchecked for 10 days in the middle of summer!
    The greenies/warmists claim that “global warming” will exacerbate the situation but are in denial as far as “fuel load reduction” is concerned. Starving a fire of fuel is just as important, at the micro AND macro level, as weather!

  4. Nice timing, Warwick, as it’s also just been the coldest day in the world for the last 10 years – see the UAH lower troposphere graph, :.

    Wrong kind of “freak” temperature for the mainstream media, of course!

  5. Heavens to Betsy it stil doesn’t work. The graph can be generated from the homepage at
    Note from Ed: Thanks for the headsup Dave. I managed to make this graph – see 2012 trace highlighted with little square in bottom left.
    Decadal global cold day at 14,000 ft
    I note their surface T data ended in 2008. And also their sea surface T data is not up to date.

  6. “Every Day In 2011 Has Been Cooler Than 2010″ … at 14,000ft! Being a bit setcelive aren’t we? Here in the UK we’ve just had record-breaking temperatures for late September/early October. By the way, the “2″ in “CO2″ should be a subscript.

  7. The Great EuroFreeze of 2012 rolls on claiming victims – did you see the ABC Online news quoting 300 deaths so far? It has even snowed in Algeria!!! Reading of the 70 odd thousand people in shelters and another 70,000 cutoff in remote areas – the toll could rise. We can only hope they have access to sufficient food and heating, in a perfect Green world – that would be without increasing their carbon emissions of course. Hitting the UK too but not as severe.

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