This update was written in mid-April 2021 to report even more global cooling as measured by satellites and new harsh cold events, particularly in Western Europe that have severely harmed early crops.
Harsh cold events have also struck China, Russia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North America and Australia.
By Allan M.R. MacRae, April 21, 2021
The northern hemisphere winter of 2020/21 was one for the record books and is dragging on into late April. Image (for illustration only): NASA (public domain).
We published in 2002 that there was no catastrophic human-made global warming /climate change crisis, and green energy schemes were not green and produced little useful (dispatchable) energy.
Global warming is not a threat, but global cooling is dangerous. In 2002 we predicted that global cooling would start circa 2020, based on low solar activity, and that prediction is strongly supported by the evidence.
Our 2002 predictions are among the most accurate on the planet: “If [as we believe] solar activity is the main driver of surface temperature rather than CO2, we should begin the next cooling period by 2020 to 2030.”
Updated global cooling prediction in 2013: “I suggest global cooling starts by 2020 or sooner. Bundle up.”
In this winter of 2020-2021, new record cold temperatures have been experienced all over the world, in January 2021 in Asia and in February 2021 in North America, Europe, the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East. I correctly predicted this cold winter in August 2020:
COLD WINTER APPEARS AS PREDICTED
And that’s precisely what has happened: Global Lower Tropospheric Temperatures have declined 0.6C in 13 months, from an anomaly of +0.59C in February 2021 to only -0.01C in March 2021.
During the past two months, Earth has cooled, rapidly. The Version 6.0 Global Average Lower Tropospheric Temperature (LT) Anomaly for January, 2021 has come out at just +0.12 deg. C above the baseline, down 0.03 deg. C from the December, 2020 value of +0.15 deg. C.
What follows are dozens of links documenting the true harshness of the most recent winter.
41 RECORD LOWS SET IN ALBERTA, AS BRITAIN SUFFERS -22.9C (-9.2F) February 11, 2021
Extreme cold has been gripping our planet for the past few months, driving its average temperature down (UAH) and the NH snow mass up (FMI).
WORST SNOWFALL IN 50+ YEARS HITS MOSCOW, MANITOBA SETS 20 NEW COLD RECORDS ON SATURDAY ALONE (IN BOOKS DATING BACK TO 1879), AND CARS HAVE BEEN BURIED UNDER SNOWDRIFTS IN BRITAIN February 15, 2021
Record cold and snow has buffeted much of the Northern Hemisphere of late: from northern Asia, to the majority of Europe, to practically ALL of North America — the NH is suffering a truly historic winter of 2020/21 as the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies.
The historic Arctic front crippling Texas’s power system, sending energy prices soaring to record levels, is intensifying with at least 5 million people across the U.S. now plunged into darkness, unable to heat their homes.
LIBYA SEES SNOW FOR FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS; RARE FLAKES ALSO HIT EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, PALESTINE, ISRAEL, JORDAN AND SAUDI ARABIA (AMONG OTHERS) AS THE SUN HITS MILESTONE OF 2 SPOTLESS WEEKS February 18, 2021
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
An exceptionally rare and long-lasting snowstorm battered Attica this week–the historical region that encompasses Greece’s capital city Athens and the surrounding countryside projecting into the Aegean Sea.
The Arctic invasion that recently swept the United States was truly historic, and the record books prove it. According to warm-mongers NOAA – who willfully ignore the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect – the month of February, 2021 has so far (to the 20th) seen 9,075 daily cold-minimum and cold-maximum temperature records fall across the United States vs just the 982 for warmth. Of these, 693 also qualified as new monthly record lows. And of these, a staggering 198 were also new all-time never-before-witnessed benchmarks – often in record books dating back 150+ years.
While parts of the United States and Europe enjoy a brief respite from the frostbite, the majority of Canada, transcontinental Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan continue to suffer from a descended Arctic.
The latest data point from the Finnish Meteorology Institute’s (FMI’s) “Total snow mass for Northern Hemisphere” chart has been plotted, and it reveals pow-pow across the hemisphere as a whole –excluding the mountains– is riding at some 700 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 average:
SWINGS BETWEEN EXTREMES” MUDDLES THE SEASONS IN EUROPE, AS HEAVY SNOW DISRUPTS THE WATER SUPPLY IN JAPAN February 26, 2021
Plus, Russia’s record-breaking “snowpocalypse” leaves tens of thousands without power and a dozen districts in a state of emergency.
According to data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the eastern Aussie state of New South Wales (NSW) has just suffered its coldest summer season since 2011.
February, 2021 delivered truly unprecedented wintry conditions to the Permian Basin — the month went down as the coldest February on record (in books dating back to the late 1800s).
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said Monday morning that “overnight snow and icy conditions are present over the Big Island Summits.”
Temps are tumbling, snowpack is building, ocean currents are stalling, volcanoes are stirring, magnetic poles are shifting, and the Sun is entering a multidecadal slumber — welcome, all, to the next true climate catastrophe: PREPARE.
Before we get onto late-March and Texas though, the comings days will bring their own wake-up-call to residents of the Central United States, as feet upon feet of snow look set to bury multiple states.
Snow is a thing of the future, it would appear, the near future — all-time snowfall records are under threat across Europe and North America in March — Grand Solar Minimum.
Record cold and snow IS NOT caused by anthropogenic global warming. AGW shouldn’t be looked upon as “bad science” anymore — it is the work of agenda-driven charlatans.
All-time cold-records continue to fall as the Grand Solar Minimum continues to intensify, despite what NOAA is telling us.
The growing season is shortening — I am expecting a freeze here in central Portugal a full 45 days AFTER the last average frost date.
Spring may have technically sprung across the NH, but winter 2020-21 is refusing to let up. The mid-latitudes can expect further late-season frosts in the coming weeks and months.
LIVERMORE, CA SUFFERS ITS COLDEST DAY IN 110 YEARS + ARCTIC WALRUS SPOTTED IN WALES March 23, 2021
There is robust science behind the GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM. Heed the findings of some of the top minds in the fields of Solar Physics and Climate:
WINTER STORM KILLED [AT LEAST] 57 IN TEXAS March 24, 2021
A month after a historic winter storm brought Texas’s grid to its knees, leaving 5+ million without power, preliminary data recently released by the Texas Department of State Health Services reveals a grim picture — at least 57 Texans lost their lives.
DENVER FORECAST TO BREAK 1891 SNOWFALL RECORD, AS WINTRY STORMS THREATEN SWATHES OF NORTH AMERICA March 24, 2021
It has been just over a week since Denver was hit by 2+ feet of global warming goodness, and with another wintry storm unfolding, the city is on the cusp of breaking a snowfall record that has stood for 130 years.
UK ON FOR RECORD APRIL SNOW, AS RARE MARCH BLIZZARDS BLANKET TURKEY, CYPRUS, ALGERIA, TAIWAN, AND INDIA March 25, 2021
We’re fast approaching April, but this, the first of the GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM winters is refusing to let up.
“INSANE DEPTH OF COLD” TO BLAST BRITAIN [IN APRIL], AS SEA ICE AT BOTH POLES CONTINUES TO GROW EXPONENTIALLY March 29, 2021
For something purportedly “global,” AGW sure is illusive… An “insane depth of cold” is set to strike the UK over the Easter weekend, warns the Weather Outlook’s Brian Gaze.
HEAVY SNOW BURIES HOUSE IN ROMANIA: “YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE THE ROOF,” AS INDIANAPOLIS BRACES FOR ITS COLDEST START TO APRIL IN ALMOST 3 DECADES March 30, 2021
Even according to those UHI-ignoring, agenda-driving frauds at NOAA, the year 2021 (to March 21) has seen TWICE as many new low temperature records set across the U.S. than it has record highs. The agency’s hokey data set also reveals that across the globe, record cold is outstripping record warmth this year. Natural solar-driven global warming has ended. The next cooling epoch is upon us. Prepare accordingly.
From CANADA to HAWAII, and from SWEDEN to SPAIN, the month of March is exiting like a “snowy lion” as rare accumulations continue to build — and things are forecast to turn even snowier as April rolls in.
Land masses across the northern hemisphere are experiencing a true taste of the GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM this spring, as while brief pockets of heat have intermittently prevailed, Arctic cold has never been far away, forever-threatening to wipe out those tender early-season crops that have been “tricked” into sprouting.
The Northern Hemisphere’s snowpack remains reluctant to return to 1982-2012 norms. This real-world observation (aka fact) is a sign of the times, it is a dismantling of the AGW hypothesis, as well as a humiliation for modern climate science and every parroting proponent of an imminent heat-induced catastrophe. Total snow mass for the Northern Hemisphere is holding at some 500 Gigatons above the multidecadal average (see the FMI chart below) — this reality is, and always has been, an impossibility under the Global Warming hypothesis.
SLOVENIA SUFFERS COLDEST APRIL TEMP IN HISTORY, BELGRADE BREAKS ALL-TIME SNOW RECORD, EUROPEAN WINEMAKERS BUST-OUT THE “FROST FIRES,” AND AN ANTARCTIC BLAST THREATENS EARLY-SEASON SNOW IN SE AUSTRALIA April 8, 2021
Frigid air, spilling south from the Arctic and north from Antarctica, has invaded the lower-latitudes of late, throwing the seasons out of whack and breaking long-standing cold records — welcome to the next Grand Solar Minimum.
Polar Cold is currently striking both hemispheres: an impossibility under the fantasy doctrine and sham-tactic stratagem that is AGW — our so-called “leaders” are weak, and aren’t fit for purpose.
The year’s 2018-2019-2020 were a century-class Solar Minimum, and Earth’s atmosphere had begun to cool; so much so in fact, that by late-2020 it had all-but reversed the past few decades of “natural” global warming brought-about by historically high solar output. This cooling has only intensified into 2021.
“The real cause of the severe cold outbreaks in the United States is a wavy Jet Stream … (and) the most common cause of a wavy Jet Stream is GLOBAL COOLING.”
Europe’s historic April chill, which included the declaration of an “Agricultural Disaster” in France, has resulted in a looming fruit and vegetable shortage.
It may be late-April, but spring 2021 is a no show across much of Europe. The continent is suffering a climatic reality similar to that of the previous prolonged spell of reduced solar output: not since the Centennial Minimum (1880-1920) have Europeans suffered an April this cold and snowy.
A monster upper low will intensify Weds and deliver a brutal late-April freeze to North Americans. Heavy snow will accompany the cold, and will drive NH snow mass –which already stands at 700 Gts above the 1982-2012 average– even higher.
Dangerous global cooling will continue, it will be sporadic, moving from continent to continent with the seasons and the polar vortex, and could last for decades.
There will be no catastrophic human-made warming and no significant increase in chaotic weather due to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
Allan MacRae, B.A.Sc.(Eng.), M.Eng.