Antarctica Posts Coldest Temp Since 2017
Despite mainstream bemoanings of a lack of ice this year, Antarctica continues to cool.
On July 24, the French–Italian research facility Concordia registered a low of -81.1C (-114F), which made for Antarctica’s coldest temperature in more than 6 years, since July 3, 2017.
Sea ice’s tough time of it in 2023 isn’t related to temperature, that correlation simply doesn’t exist. Antarctica continues to cool, the data are very clear on that, yet ice is taking a proverbial beating this season.
Instead, it is wind patterns, ocean currents and an uptick in submarine volcano activity that appear to be the determining factors re. Antarctic sea ice cover (and only sea ice, by the way, the Antarctic Plateau is not at risk of melting, not by any means or by any measure) — frustrating realities that the AGW Party refuse to contend with.
Antarctica’s sea ice has been doing just fine in the recent years/decades, increasing even.
Also going unreported, temperatures have routinely been breaking all-time records of late, including the Antarctica posting its coldest-ever ‘coreless winter’ (April-Sept) in 2021, a trend which then continued throughout 2022 with colder-than-average month after colder-than-average month noted, including the coldest Nov since 1987 and the latest -60C (-76F) on record.
The South Pole Station ended 2022 with an annual average of -49.5C (-51.7F), which is -0.4C below the multidecal average.
The historic cold is spilling into 2023, too.
Back in March, the Antarctic continent suffered its coldest ever reading so early into a year; and as reported today, has gone and logged its lowest temperature since 2017, with a further intensification of the cold in the forecast.
This year’s sea ice blip requires far deeper digging than the catastrophists are will to admit, or likely capable of undertaking.
Just look at the wild swings in the continent’s ice (chart below). From a record-smashing high in 2014 to a new low in 2017, then back to the average in 2020.
To repeat myself, there is far more at play when it comes to Antarctic sea ice cover than merely temperature — a low solar activity-induced meridional jet stream flow is one forcing which, in recent years, has played havoc down there:
Polar Fronts To Batter New Zealand
A cold front is forecast to see temperatures plunge across New Zealand, as per official forecasts.
MetService said a strong southwest flow is expected to develop across the country on Wednesday and Thursday, leading to the arrival of several cold fronts and icy winds driving the temperature colder than average, with windchill a big factor.
A snowfall warning is in place for some of New Zealand’s most iconic roads, including for Desert Road (SH1), Lewis Pass (SH7), Porters Pass (SH73), Lindis Pass (SH8), Milford Road (SH94) and Crown Range Rd.
This new cold fronts arrive after parts of Canterbury experienced heavy snowfall over the weekend, blocking roads.
Solar Panel Production More Carbon Intensive Than IPCC Claim
A major new investigation by Environmental Progress, drawing on the research of @enricomariutti, finds that solar panels made in China produce at least 3x more carbon emissions than IPCC claims.
Last August, in an amalgamation of “The Green New Deal” meets “Build Back Better,” President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act gifted the renewables industry with billions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded subsidies.
What few backing the bill realized was that the largest beneficiary would likely be China due to its expansive grip on the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. It will likely also end up misdirecting the world’s clean energy efforts into dirtier than appreciated energy technologies because of the country’s ongoing dependence on coal-fired energy.
In other words, they don’t care about the environment, this about a wealth transfer, and more crucially, a power transfer.
The proof of this is in the data.
The IPCC claims solar PV production uses 48 gCO2/kWh. But, as shown below, a new investigation started by Italian researcher Enrico Mariutti suggests that the number is closer to between 170 and 250 gCO2/kWh, depending on the energy mix used.
If this estimate is accurate, solar would not compare all-that favorably with natural gas, which is around 50 gCO2/kWh with carbon capture and 400 to 500 without:
For the full expose, click HERE.
China’s political interfering in the west –its literal infiltration of the U.S. government– is working a charm.
For one, the CCP has convinced the west to rid itself of cheap and reliable energy in the name of ‘saving the planet’ via nonsensical emissions reductions, while China itself, along with the other BRICS nations, carry on as normal, building, advancing and, ultimately, prospering:
Bought-out western politicians and their MSM lapdogs continue to resign their people to energy and food poverty, even though the majority of the population have NOT fallen for the global warming fallacy — ipso facto: this is not a democracy we exist in.
And China et al., well, they’re getting away scott-free, permitted by our politicians –in writing!– to excrete as much carbon dioxide as they desire and so, in turn, build and expand their economies (and armies) while the west tears down theirs.
Needless to say, this does not bode well for the future of the west.
For more on China’s energy/economic advantage, click HERE.
U.N. Moves To Censor Climate Debate Via Wikipedia
A communications project has been quietly launched by the United Nations this month, under their Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13), which aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
In short, the UN will now police Wikipedia’s most viewed climate-related entries, making sure they reflect UN-approved perspectives and information — which all sounds terrifying, “practically as chilling as any religious/ideological fundamentalist movement that would excommunicate, imprison or execute any heretic,” reads one online comment on the topic.
Further digging doesn’t allay these tyrannical concerns: According to the official PR, the online encyclopaedia’s editors will work in tandem with “content experts” drawn from and handpicked by the IPCC, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Western government-funded Stockholm Environment Institute, among others.
These groups will monitor and amend Wikipedia articles with “significant daily page views”. Noting the site’s entries “usually appear at the top of internet search results”, Wikipedia is set to play a “key role in helping promote climate change knowledge”.
Speaking at a WEF panel discussion on “tackling disinformation” last autumn, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming boasted that the UN had “partnered” with major search engines and social media platforms to influence what content users do and do not see related to climate change. “We’re becoming much more proactive,” Fleming explained. “We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do.”
The establishment controls the mainstream media, of course; but with the masses distrust of that puppet show growing by the day, TPTB are now coming for more informal resources, such as Wikipedia and social media, with rules and even laws being devised by governments, such as the UKs, to “analyse climate related mis/disinformation [online]”.
If you’re one of the sheep supporting such censorial efforts, I suggest you go study history a little better: Try and find an example of a controlling power’s waging of information warfare against its own citizens ever, and I mean ever, ending well for the people.
The Nobel Physics Laureate, Dr John Clauser, recently derided the ‘climate emergency’ narrative as a “dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people.”
Due to give a talk at the IMF on climate models, Dr Clauser was deplatformed upon the organizers realizing his views. All he dared to ask was, “How much can we trust IPCC climate predictions?” His swift cancellation likely answers that question.
Censorship: the resort of scoundrels, of failing ideologies, of sore losers.
Those still forwarding The Narrative are weak, biddable, compliant fools, and history will remember them as such.