Record Cold Myanmar; Pakistan’s Frigid 2023; Australia’s Snow Warnings; Climate Fraud; + Quiet Sun

Record Cold Myanmar

Over the weekend, the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma) set a number of historic low temperature records.

At least two monthly benchmarks were felled for August: the 20C (68F) posted at Theinzayet, and the 16.5C (61.7F) at Kawkareik –note, these are historically cold readings never before witnessed during the month of August.

Also note, Theinzayet broke its July record, and all — posting a low 18.5C (65.3F) last month.

Pakistan’s Frigid 2023

Pakistan has been enduring a cold time of it in 2023…

January was historically cold across the country. The month finishing with an average monthly temperature anomaly of 9.98C (50F) which is more that -2C below the 1991-2020.

A myriad of records were felled during the month, including Chitral’s 0.6C (33.1F)–which broke the previous record from 1977; Drosh’s 1C (33.8F); Saidu Sharif’s -4C (24.8F); and Nokkundi’s -10C (14F)–which busted the locale’s previous benchmark from 1934.

In fact, that Nokkundi low posted on Jan 14 made history — it was Pakistan’s lowest temperature ever recorded:

A handful of the all-time national low temperatures to fall in Asia in January 2023.

Pakistan didn’t warm much during February and March; then April delivered another anomalously-cool month.

May brought with it exceptionally rare snowfall to the higher elevations. Swat district, for example, observed May snow for the first time in 30-years. The heavy accumulations also resulted in multiple avalanches, and also at least 11 deaths in Astrore.

June in Pakistan posted an average temperature of 31.26C (88F) — a substantial -1.5C below the multidecadal norm average.

A host of low temperature records were also broken during the month, including Lasbella’s low of 18C (64.4F)–breaking a monthly record it had held since 1934; Bahawal Nagar’s 17.5C (63.5F)–felling a cold record from 1985; with Bannu, Cherat, Faisalabad, Garhi Dupatta, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jehlum, Kotli, Lahore AP (and city), Multan, Murree, Mizaffarabad, Peshawar, and Sialkot among the other locales to bust long-standing June lows.

And finally, now we have the data for July.

Not wanting to buck the trend, Pakistan posted another colder-than-average month: at 30.70C (87F), July closed more than -1C below the norm.

In addition, historic summer snowfall hit the Deosai area of Skardu mid-month, breaking a record. Rare snow and plunging temps surprised the summer tourists who flock to Pakistan’s iconic Gilgit-Baltistan region–formerly known as the Northern Areas.

A full 5 inches of snow settled — the valley’s first July flakes in almost 20 years, and by far the heaviest:

[Quasim Butt]

Australia’s Snow Warnings

Eastern Aussie states are forecast to turn frosty this week.

Over the past few weeks, cold fronts were largely confined to Western Australia and New Zealand — but that’s changing.

A cold front is sliding north from Tasmania, one destined to send temperatures plummeting and deliver plenty of “snow showers”, so says Weatherzone.

“The linking up of cold air with moisture from the east means that this system is going to favour snow”:

Cold weather is set to return to Australia’s south-east this week [Weatherzone].

Climate Fraud

The following section was originally posted in 2020 on the now censored
Much of the analysis comes courtesy of Kenneth Richard.

The combined Hadley Centre and Climatic Research Unit (HadCRUT) data set –which is featured in IPCC reports– underwent a revision from version 3 to version 4 in March of 2012, roughly a year before the next IPCC report was due.

In early 2012 the HadCRUT3 was showing a slight global cooling trend between 1998 and 2012 — visible in the graph below (which uses HadCRUT3 and also HadCRUT4 raw data). However, with the changing of versions this slight cooling trend conveniently morphed into a slight warming trend:

As recently as 1990 it was widely accepted that the global temperature trend showed a “0.5°C rise between 1880 and 1950”, as reported by NASA (Hansen and Lebedeff, 1987).

This rise (as well as the 0.6C rise between 1880 and 1940) can clearly be seen in the NASA GISS graph from 1987:

Today it is no longer acceptable for NASA to depict such a strong warming trend between 1880 and 1950 because CO2 emissions during that period were flat/negligible compared to today’s.

NASA needed to minimize this inconvenient 0.5C non-anthropogenic warming and so, in typically brazen and unaccountable fashion, they simply made a new graph which all-but eradicated it (to just 0.05C):

This is a warping of data in order to support an agenda. This is fraud.

By cooling the past an exaggerated modern warming trend is emerged.

However, issues for NASA remain.

Proving more difficult is ‘adjusting’ the pesky cooling trend from 1945 to 1980, a time when atmospheric CO2 levels were rising exponentially. Perhaps the problem is that there are simple too many modern data sets and proxy records to ‘modify’? Or maybe this was an added benefit of minimizing the 1880-1950 trend–the ’45 to ’80 cooling doesn’t appear anywhere near as pronounced as it actually was.

What’s more, after removing instrumental ‘tweakings’ and urban bias (UHI effect), the global temperature appears to closely follow solar activity:

Quiet Sun

The sun has gone quiet with a “sudden plunge” in the sunspot number, so writes Dr Tony Phillips.

Just 61 spots were observed on Sunday, August 13:

Quiet Sun [SDO/HMI].

Still, the chance of flaring remains.

Sunspot AR3395 has a ‘delta-class’ magnetic field that harbors more than enough energy for X-class explosions.

Stay tuned for updates.

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