South Pole Sees Record Cold Winter, Smashing 1976 Record …WaPo Admits “Chill Was Exceptional”

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Record Antarctic winter this year (April to September) at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station with average of -61.1 ° C, the coldest on record.

Illustrative image: NASA.

Hat-tip: Régis Crépet

The previous record was -60.6°C in 1976.

Operated by United States Antarctic Program, the South Pole station this past summer was “the coldest on record, dating back to 1957,” noted the climate alarmist Washington Post, and had to concede the event was “impressive and unexpected”.

“Overheating planet” leading to more ice?

Struggling to reconcile the contradictory South Pole result with its claims of an overheating planet, the WaPo added: “both Antarctica and the planet continue to rapidly warm” — just before admitting: “The extreme cold over Antarctica helped push sea ice levels surrounding the continent to their fifth-highest level on record in August.”

“-100°F on numerous occasions”

The WaPo cited an interview with University of Wisconsin researcher Matthew Lazzara, who was “in awe” over the record cold. “In an interview, he said it was around minus-100 degrees on numerous occasions.”

It’s also reported that Russia’s Vostok Station dipped to minus-110.9 degrees (minus-79.4 Celsius) just days ago, which according to the WaPo was just one degree (0.6 Celsius) from the world’s lowest temperature on record during October.

WaPo’s claim of near record hot summer refuted

To maintain alarmism, the WaPo likes often cites outlier data that suggest the planet has just seen one of the hottest summers on record. But as the University of Huntsville satellite data by Dr. Roy Spencer  show, this has clearly not been the case. June-2021 came in 0.01°C below the mean of the 1991-2020 reference period, and July and August came in at +0.20°C and +0.17°C, making the summer mean on average a modest 0.12°C warmer than the 1991-2020 period:

Image: University of Alabama

The Washington Post’s suggestion that Antarctica “continues to warm rapidly” is also contradicted by recent studies showing the entire South Pole continent has in fact cooled since data recording began in the 1950s.

Read here, here and here.

There are a lot fake news and misleading press releases out there, and they are being consistently exposed by objective peer-reviewed science.




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22 responses to “South Pole Sees Record Cold Winter, Smashing 1976 Record …WaPo Admits “Chill Was Exceptional””

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  2. John Hultquist

    “Operated by United States Antarctic Program, the South Pole station this past summer was . . .”

    Is the use of the word “summer” in this statement a Northern Hemisphere bias?
    The time frame is the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, is it not.

  3. Phil Salmon

    Antarctica led the world into inception of the Holocene interglacial, with ocean warming 20,000 years ago long before land temperatures increased from the glacial maximum.

    https://www.science.org/doi/abs/10.1126/science.1081002

    This a reasonable null hypothesis now is that Antarctica is now leading the world into glacial inception.

  4. Stephen Richards

    It’s still colder than average as summer approaches

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  8. James H. Shanley

    Twenty thousand years ago the oceans were 400 ft lower than present. All of that water was tied up in the ice caps. The water had to evaporate before it became snow and ice. It tool a lot of heat, did we have global warming that produced the ice caps? Probably not but I don’t think any scientists has ever expressed an opinion. I think all the scientists who support HGW should be required to give an opinion. They say we will loose what is left of the ice caps because of global warming. I think it is not unreasonable to ask our brilliant scientists how warming could cause both the creation and demise of ice caps.

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  10. RoHa

    But, thanks to the Greenhouse Effect, degrees are warmer now than they used to be. So are minus signs. So it isn’t really all that cold.

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  13. Philip Mulholland

    Demystifying the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect: Toward a New Physical Paradigm in Climate Science
    By Ned Nikolov

    Comparison of mean annual surface temperatures between Antarctica and the Moon’s South Pole.
    The difference of about 144 Kelvin quantifies the thermal effect of the Earth’s atmosphere at the South Pole.

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  14. DeeJaZNootz

    -79.4 degrees C? Bah, is spring day in Soviet Russia.

    1. Yonason

      Well, It is the beginning of Springtime for them down there. 😁
      https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1999/ast23sep99_1/

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  17. Richard Greene

    Unusually cold weather = just “weather”

    Unusually warm weather = “climate change”

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