Mongolia’s Brutally Cold Winter Kills Livestock, Leaves 212,000 People In Need Of Aid; Pakistan’s Frigid April; Heavy Snowfall Strands Flights In Peru; Cold Winter Reduces N.D. Mule Deer Numbers; + Greenland Ice Core Data
Mongolia’s Brutally Cold Winter Kills Livestock, Leaves 212,000 People In Need Of Aid
It was a historic, brutally cold winter across the rugged expanses of Mongolia — conditions that have spilled into spring.
An icy winter left herder families in Mongolia without livestock and facing severe food shortages, warns Save the Children.
Currently 13 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces are experiencing a ‘dzud’ — a natural phenomenon unique to Mongolia, where heavy snow and extreme cold result in insufficient grazing pastures for livestock. Between 1940 and 2015, official “dzud declarations” where made twice a decade. But in recent years, dzud’s have increased in frequency, with occurrences now happening annually.
Like the increasing ‘cold waves’ in India, the AGW Party doesn’t have an answer for this, only the boilerplate: “climate crisis.”
This year, temperatures below -40C (-40F) were an all-too regular occurrence, readings which resulted in the untimely deaths of hundreds of thousands of animals due to either starvation or freezing. This, in turn, has affected the livelihoods of some 200,000 Mongolian households who make an income from herding goats, sheep, cattle, horses, yaks and camels.
The desperate situation is exacerbated by the global establishment’s poverty inducing policies, which has seen inflation skyrocket.
As a result of the dzud, some 213,000 people, including 80,000 children, are now in need of humanitarian aid, according to Save the Children figures, including food, access to health facilities, and hygiene items.
According to the establishment narrative, and articles from the likes of Save the Children themselves, “Climate experts say the frequency and severity of dzuds is increasing and this can be attributed to the climate crisis … Temperatures in Mongolia are rising twice as fast as the global average, with temperatures warming over 2C between 1940 and 2015.”
Delgerbat, a herder in western Mongolia, recently had to take his son out of school to help him care for the family’s livestock.
“The climate is very different from when I was a child,” said Delgerbat. “The summers are too hot, the winters too cold and less grass and plants are grown. When I was young the snow would have melted by this time and it would already be spring, but now spring comes so late.”
Global warming once meant ever-rising global temperatures; it was simple to understand. Now, with real-world observations failing to play ball, the theory has shifted so as to be proven by every extreme weather event, even Mongolian dzudz extending long into spring, even increasing Indian ‘cold wave days’.
The theory is unchallengeable. It is considered heresy to even try.
Pakistan’s Frigid April
Many Asia nations endured a historically frigid winter of 2022-23, from NE Russia to Iran, from Kazakhstan to Japan.
January in Pakistan, for example, had an average temperature of 9.98C (50F) which is more that -2C below the multidecadal norm — a chill that has now extended through April with last month delivering an average of 24.28C (75.7F), 0.7C below normal.
January also saw Pakistan’s coldest-ever temperature, the -10C/-14F set at Nokkundi on Jan 14; but history has been made in many Asian nations this year, with new all-time low temperature benchmarks also falling in Siberia, China and Japan:
Heavy Snowfall Strands Flights In Peru
Heavy snowfall has delayed flights at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in the Peruvian city of Cusco.
Peru’s Tourism Police (POLTUR) have said that flights have been delayed or cancelled due to safety issues, adding that some passengers even requested that flights be suspended after seeing the extreme conditions on the runway.
The accumulating snow is considered rare here, particularly at these lower elevations and at this time of year.
Cold Winter Reduces N.D. Mule Deer Numbers
Last year’s unprecedented blizzards and this past winter’s extreme cold has taken a toll on the mule deer population in North Dakota, reports bismarcktribune.com.
According to the official figures by the state Game and Fish Department’s annual spring survey, the mule deer population is down some 29% on last year’s numbers, and 5% below the long-term average (dating back to the 1950s).
Late-season blizzards back in April 2022 dumped feet of snow on much of North Dakota, and the accompanying cold proved record-breaking. As a result, deer numbers were struggling, but then came “one of the worst winters in recent memory,” continues the bismarcktribune.com article.
Mule deer had been rebounding since a string of bad winters from 2008-10 (solar minimum of cycle 23), but biologists have observed a stark downturn over the past few brutal winters (coinciding with the deep solar minimum of cycle 24).
Greenland Ice Core Data
Greenland ice core data dismantle all notions that today’s climatic changes are catastrophic, unprecedented or even all-that unusual.
The wolf-crying sheep among us –those paint-throwing, agenda-towing alarmists– are the true science deniers.
Backed by a multi-billion dollar propaganda campaign, these spineless actors feel safe within The Narrative, choosing it over historical data, logic and their own eyes. They point to doctored graphs, such as those composed by Mann, and have without question accepted that the IPCC and WEF, et al. have the final say on the topic–and worst still, have their best interests at heart.
On the topic of childlike naivety –of an inorganic and bred lack of wisdom and judgment– the establishment has firmly pulled the wool over the purblind’s eyes, and as with polar bear numbers, coral bleaching, and Arctic sea ice extent, Greenland ice core data has exited the mainstream discussion. You will not see MSM articles on the topic, it is barred from discussion, with Professor Jorgen Peder Steffensen, of the Niels Bohr Institute’s Ice, Climate and Geophysics department demonstrating why:
“We have had a global temperature increase in the 20th Century, yes … but probably an increase from the lowest point of the last 10,000 years … It is very hard to prove whether [this] temperature increase was man-made of natural variation. That is very hard because we made ourselves an extremely poor experiment, we started to observe meteorology at the coldest spot of the last 10,000 years.”
For a logical, data-driven and irrefutable tear down of AGW ‘catastrophism’, watch the 4-minute video below:
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I wonder if even Dr Roy Spencer’s most recent monthly global temperatures are correct. Firstly they show no global effect of the massive Hunga Tonga eruption in January last year. Secondly they show no cooling due to the recent La Ninas, and thirdly they show no cooling due to the cold winters in western North America , Russia and Mongolia. Indeed they continue to show a warming plateau trend significantly higher than the 1990’s and the 2000’s, which were themselves warm decades.
I’m convinced that Dr Spencer’s temperature data set is entirely trustworthy. It’s wrong to say that they show no effect from Hunga Tonga since it’s impossible to know what global temperature anomalies would’ve been if it hadn’t of happened. Also Hunga Tonga blasted far more water vapour into the stratosphere than other recent similar sized eruptions. Water vapour is the primary greenhouse gas so it could’ve cancelled out the cooling effects of the sulphur emissions or even caused some warming. The previous three La Ninas were relatively weak so would only be expected to cause slight cooling. Also it’s possible that only the first one resulted in cooling, the subsequent ones simply maintained the cooler temperatures. It’s quite possible that there’s a time lag of a decade or much more between changes in solar activity and global temperatures due to the heat inertia of the oceans. The Earth’s climate system is probably one of the most complex things that scientists have ever tried to figure out, so it’s a mistake to try and predict trends on timescales of less than 10-20 years. It would be wrong to question a data set because it doesn’t show what you expected it to. The alarmists did this when the thermometer record didn’t show as much warming as their theory said it should and adjusted it to fit the theory, which is obviously the complete opposite of the way science should happen.
It’s nice that there are still scientists that tell the truth, even if it ridicules the official narrative. But then geologists are usually the branch least enthusiastic about it and the video clearly shows why.
Now we are on Greenland. I know that another “benchmark” for the state of Greenland ice is the temperature and altitude of “Greenland Summit”
I have a hard time finding information, but remember back in 2017 that they (global warming mongers) were very surprised how much higher the ice had grown on the top of Greenland and that they beat previous cold records significantly that year.
I figure the data for the following years were hidden og made hard to find because the trend continued.
Can’t have the ice keep growing towards the heavens, cold temperature records keep getting busted and the big glaciers exploding in size and not melting (Jakobshavn and Peterman and others) of course the explanation is sea currents churning cold sea water up, but not mentioning that the cold currents just replaced the warm currents and layers that made the glaciers melt earlier.
Excellent video. Thanks for posting!
Its also interesting that no MSM outlets mentioned the conclusions of Polarportal for the ice seasons from 2017 and onwards in their Artic report.
They state unequivocally that the ice grew 44Gt in 2017 and the also the following years, 68Gt
The funny thing is they used the GRACE satelite which had stopped functioning 6 months earlier and the successors were not calibrated and ready and I think they never got up and working so all the number comes from satelites not made for the task.
I would love to know how many percent the statistic insecurity of the calculations is. It would not take a lot to make a small gain or loss be magically reversed. One should think it’s hard to make a precise calculation for that big an area for 365 days.
From Polarportal Artic report 2017:
“The Polar Portal season report for 2017 is ready for download.
The most important results for the Greenland inland ice and the Arctic sea ice are now summed up in the seasonal report from the Danish Polar Portal
During 2017, researchers have conducted observations and model simulations to make up the status of the Greenland Ice Cap and the sea ice in the Arctic. After the end of the melting season, it is time to make up the status. This is done at the Polar Portal (polarportal.dk), which is a joint venture between Danish institutions conducting research in the Arctic.
Autumn 2017 and winter 2017/2018 were snow-rich. They were followed by a cool summer with a weak melting season. As a consequence, the inland ice experienced a tiny increase. While the ice cap lost 268 gigatons (268 milliard tons) on average over the period 2000-2016, there was a small surplus of 44 Gt i 2017. However, this must be seen in comparison to the total mass that was lost over the last 15 years, which is about 3600 Gt.
The surface mass balance was positive and ended with a difference of 544 Gt between snow fall on one and melting and runoff into the sea on the other side. These numbers do not include mass loss from calving glaciers or icebergs.
The situation was not as positive for the Arctic sea ice, which came out weakened from the previous season. And despite a cold summer, the situation resembles that of 2016 with a rather small extent.”
I think that over the course of a year the figures for the Greenland surface mass balance have a very small margin of error. They’re based on weather models that are updated several times a day and are generally fairly accurate on very short time scales. Sometimes the models will predict slightly higher precipitation and/or temperature than actually occur, sometimes slightly lower values. However over the course of a year these slight errors should cancel each other out. The biggest error is likely to be the amount of ice lost due to glaciers calving and the fact that they go through cycles of growth followed by retreat. As far as I know calculations of the total mass loss/gain assume that the rate of calving is constant so the figures should be regarded with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Actually 2 of the last 4 months were minus. Remember the Satellite era began in 1979 which is the coldest year in the 20th century, so it’s a bit misleading.
Is this a lagging indicator?
Using satellite radar data from three European missions, the UCI/NASA team learned that Petermann Glacier’s grounding line—where ice detaches from the land bed and begins floating in the ocean—shifts substantially during tidal cycles, allowing warm seawater to intrude and melt ice at an accelerated rate. The group’s results are the subject of a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“Climate experts say the frequency and severity of dzuds is increasing and this can be attributed to the climate crisis … Temperatures in Mongolia are rising twice as fast as the global average, with temperatures warming over 2C between 1940 and 2015.”
So up is down, left is right and men are women…that is called DOUBLEGOODSPEEK – We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia…
Recorded temperatures in Mongolia are rising rapidly because there are very few if any rural weather stations and not that many urban ones. The capital, Ulaan Bator, has at least doubled in size in the last 20-30 years so it’s no wonder temperatures there have risen rapidly there due to the UHI effect.
C’mon Mann! Didn’t those scientists from the University of East Anglia get rid of the medieval warm period? Got to trust “the” science as its now “settled”, right? They told us so on the TV news, so its gotta be true.
If the Party says our electricity prices are decreasing from 5c kw/h to 10c kw/h to save the planet, we should be as happy as when the chocolate ration increased from 50gm a month to 40gms. With the new laws MiniTrue are preparing, WrongThink sites like The Electroverse shall soon be ThoughtCrime, and the Climate Change deniers reading it shall be denounced in the 2 Minute Hate.