Climate Change 2020

 Dec 22 2020
Unusual seismic activity in the Antarctic Peninsula Bransfield Strait Seismicity Report in November 2020 reported by the University of Chile causes concern among experts after more than 30,000 have been registered in the Bransfield Strait since August 2020. 
The Antarctic is characteristically seismically stable, until recently.

Other problems are beginning to occur in what is considered the worlds most pristine areas.

Also in November, a giant iceberg the size of the U.S. state of Delaware was reported to be floating toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, raising fears it could indirectly endanger young wildlife.

Dec 17 2020

An enormous landslide has scoured the watershed of a remote B.C. inlet and triggered a wave of debris that has wiped out critical salmon and grizzly habitat, and is causing hazards for marine traffic in the region. Helicopter pilot Bastian Fleury surveyed the devastation along with the 12-kilometre slide down the Southgate River that has also pushed trees, rocks and mud into Bute Inlet on B.C.'s central coast. "It has destroyed a lot of the forest, and there are lots and lots of flooding everywhere in the valley and the inlet," said Fleury. 

The pilot did his flyover late last week after hearing reports of a cascade of wood debris floating down the inlet. Based in Campbell River, approximately 60 kilometres southeast of the inlet, Fleury knows the area well from flying people in the resource sector and wilderness tourism into the region.

Dec 10 2020

An enormous trillion ton iceberg is heading towards South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic, where scientists say a collision could devastate wildlife including penguins, seals and albatross is imminent. Scientists have spent weeks watching this climate-related event unfold, as the iceberg - about the same size as the island itself - has meandered and advanced over two years since breaking off from the Antarctic Peninsula in July of 2017.

The peninsula is one of the fastest-warming places on Earth, registering a record high temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 degrees Fahrenheit) on February 9. The warming has scientists concerned about ice melt leading to higher sea levels worldwide. 

Dec 8 2020

In the drought-hit south of Madagascar, people are forced to fill their bellies with white clay mixed with tamarind to cope with famine. More than a year of no rain is slowing leading locals to the brink of famine. The staple food like cactus fruit cannot be produced because of the drought. "If we had something to eat, if our saliva was enough, we would never have eaten that. But it's true that we didn't know that white clay was edible before. We tried to mix it and it worked", Dame Zafendraza, a charcoal producer said. 

In a nearby village of Ankilomarovahetsy, 9 people starved to death in September. Toharano is a housewife. She says she's quite certain that the death of her children was due to the famine. "My children didn't eat for three days and then died, because I, their mother, did not manage to feed them. I'm sure it was the famine that killed them. 

Nov 25 2020
After last year's record-busting heatwaves and wildfire season, Australia was hoping for a rather wet summer season this year with the onset of 
La Niña. 

La Niña is underway in the tropical Pacific. La Niña typically increases the likelihood of above-average rainfall across much of Australia during spring and early summer. However, with Summer still a while away, Sydney temperatures are set to soar over the weekend as NSW is headed for an early heatwave with temperatures inching toward the 50 deg C, (122 deg F) mark bringing with it the threat of another early start to another wildfire season.
Nov 19th 2020
2020 has been a shocking year with the Coronavirus taking the limelight as well as over a million lives and the incredible tense election and the civil unrest in the United States. So it may come as a surprise to many of you 2020 has also been a shocking year for our environment too.

Above is a graph, showing the miracle of the Gulf stream in action yesterday, warming, Ireland, the UK and Western Europe. As you can see from the graph the rest of the northern hemisphere along the same parallel as Western Europe are suffering frigid cold this time of the year. Northern US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Siberia.

Nov 14 2020

Remarkably warm October fuels march toward 2nd-hottest year ever recorded. Earth endured exceptional heat last month with October 2020 ranking fourth-hottest October on record. The year to date (January through October) ranked second-hottest for the globe as Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to historic lows for the month, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Below are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers October 2020. The average global land and ocean surface temperature for October 2020 was 1.53 degrees F (0.85 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average and the fourth-highest October temperature in the 141-year record.

Friday, 13 November 2020
Here comes the next! The 30th named storm of the record-busting 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season will form in the coming hours and will be named Lota!

A tropical wave located over the central Caribbean Sea has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday. “A tropical depression will likely form within the next day or two... Interests in Honduras and Nicaragua should closely monitor the progress of this system,” the Miami-based forecaster said. 

Record-busting 2020 Continues Fires, Heat, and now Hurricanes: The northeastern Atlantic Ocean made the 2020 season the most active on record with Subtropical Storm Theta becoming the 29th named storm and storm number 30 already forming

With less than a month remaining in the Atlantic hurricane season, the formation of Subtropical Storm Theta on November 10 over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean made the 2020 season the most active on record. Theta — the 29th named storm of the Atlantic season — breaks the record for the highest number of tropical/subtropical storms in a single year. The previous record of 28 storms was set in 2005. Official records date to 1851.

The 2020 season began early when Arthur formed on May 16. The extremely active season quickly went through the pre-determined list of 21 names, ending with Wilfred on September 18. Then for only the second time in history, the Greek alphabet was used for the remainder of the season, with Alpha forming the same day.

An iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion tons is heading toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia in the Southern Atlantic: The giant iceberg, named A68, has been floating north since it broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017

The A68 iceberg looks like a pointed finger. It is 400km off the coast of South Georgia. Credit: Copernicus Sentinel 3 Mosaic / Polar View

A giant iceberg the size of the U.S. state of Delaware is floating toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, raising fears it could indirectly endanger young wildlife. The British Antarctic Survey said Wednesday it is concerned the iceberg may run aground near the island, preventing land-based marine predators from reaching food supplies and returning to their offspring.

In July TBW reported the deluge continues, more than 10 million people have been displaced across a wide spread of Southern Asia as torrential rains continue to cause havoc in the area. According to a report in The Star Tribunethousands more are struggling to get food and medicine, nearly 600 people have died in India and Nepal. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, claimed a humanitarian crisis can not be avoided, saying that close to one-third of Bangladesh has already been flooded, with more flooding expected in the coming weeks.
September and October will be remembered as a month of extremes in the US: Historic wildfires burned across the West, unprecedented tropical activity churned up the Atlantic, and parts of the country saw record heat. What’s more, the first nine months of 2020 brought a record-tying 16 billion-dollar weather disasters to the nation, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. 

Six of those events — western wildfires, a Western/Central U.S. drought and heatwave, Hurricane Sally, Hurricane Laura, the Midwest derecho and Hurricane Isaias — have all occurred since June.
Algae bloom in the Baltic Sept 2020, credit NASA

One of the youngest seas in the world is catching up with ecological consequences caused by the decade-long mismanagement of the fishery, pollution, and accelerating global warming. Will the Baltic Sea survive? In a recent picture by NASA, the Baltic Sea looks like a mystical nebula with the blue-green algae blooms between two Swedish islands of Oland and Gotland. The spirals and vortexes, of phytoplankton spreading for dozens and even hundreds of kilometres, look fascinating from space, but down on the Baltic shores, it is causing a growing concern for environmentalists, scientists, and local fishermen.

The "dead zones" are expanding, mainly due to extensive algae blooming, a process that deprives large parts of the sea of oxygen. Meanwhile, the cod population that stands at the centre of the food chain of the Baltic Sea is collapsing.

September saw the madness increase on the streets of the United States of America with no sign of sanity returning as the November election looms. However, besides the riots and civil unrest around the world, September 2020 will be remembered as being the worst month in the worst year and records have been broken for all the wrong reasons, below is a look at just a few.
September 2020 has just been named the hottest September on record by the European Copernicus Climate Change Service. They also claimed that the average Arctic sea ice extent for September was the second-lowest recorded, after September 2012. 
Nearly six million people have been affected by flooding this year in East Africa. Data from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 1.5 million people have been displaced by the floods. The number of people affected has increased more than five-fold in four years. The number has gone up from 1.1 million in 2016 to nearly six million so far this year.

There are fears that the situation will worsen when the peak of the short rains in November to hit most countries in the region. Parts of the region are recording the heaviest rains in a century. In 2019, a big temperature differential between the east and west sides of the Indian Ocean was blamed for heavy rainfall.
Earthwindmap showing the dangerous red particulates, PM2.5 being released into the atmosphere from the unprecedented fires. Hope and relief could come from Tropical Storm Marie later in the week.

The staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres (about 405,000 hectares). The new mark for the August Complex in the Coast Range between San Francisco and the Oregon border came a day after the total area of land burned by California wildfires this year passed 4 million acres...

More dead than alive, the staggering truth about California's dead trees

The staggering statistics keep piling up for California’s wildfire season: August and September account for five of the six biggest fires in nearly 90 years of recorded history for the state. The phrases climate change and global warming are being banded around by politicians and activists alike, arson has also been mentioned and why not, 2020 has suddenly produced a whole army of crazy people over there across the pond.

If you thought climate change would be a slow phenomenon well, think again. Climate change arrived like a thief in the night in the late 50s and early 60s and by 2020 had reached "WHAM-BAM-THANK-YOU-MAM" proportions to put it lightly. However, joking aside, 2020 has been the year when even the most stoic optimist would have begun to see the glass half empty.

The whole year so far reads of the devastation of record-breaking weather events across the entire globe, costing governments billions. Every continent on our planet has suffered record weather devastation in 2020. Unfortunately, most of the weather news this year didn't make it to your TV screens because of other huge events happening around the world, Covid-19 for instance with 13 million people infected and almost 1 million deaths.

In many ways, the 1960s was a precursor to what is happening to the world in the early stages of the 2020s. The term "the Sixties" is used by historians, journalists, and other academics in scholarship and popular culture to denote the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends around the globe during this era, we are of course addressing the same issues today BLM, Antifa, MAGA, White Supremecy to name just a few.

Some use the term to describe the decade's counterculture and revolution in social norms about clothing, music, drugs, dress, sexuality, just look at the LGBT movement of today and the sexualising of schoolchildren and the #MeToo movement. Still, others used it to denounce the decade as one of irresponsible excess, flamboyance, and decay of social order, we have had enough social order decay in 2020 to last us a lifetime.

PHOENIX -- Phoenix on Saturday set a high-temperature record of 115 degrees F, 46 deg C, for the date as emergency crews rescued several hikers at a popular recreation area in the city. The baking heat broke the previous record of 113 degrees set in 1945, the National Weather Service said. Saturday was the 14th day this year where Phoenix had a high of 115 degrees or more, topping the previous record of seven, the weather service said.

Tucson reached 107F, 42 deg C tying a 1945 record. The southern Arizona city was expected to break the record later Saturday with a high of 108, forecasters said. Both cities and numerous other desert areas in Arizona and southern Nevada are under excessive heat warnings in effect through Monday night. Forecasters advised limiting outdoor activity, staying inside in air-conditioned places, drinking plenty of water and checking family members and neighbours.

The five hottest years on record, with 2020 set to be the hottest. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI, Barbara Ambrose.

2020 is proving to be the most horrendous year that many experts had earlier predicted. On top of a devastating coronavirus which is infecting more than a quarter-of-a-million people a day and has almost killed a million people in the first 8 months of this year, however, without question the most destructive force of 2020 has been the weather and because of the Covid-19 stealing the media headlines many of the weather disasters this year have not been reported on. 

As the Westcoast of America suffers an almost unbearable heatwave which is likely to last at least another 10 days, the highest temperature ever recorded here on Earth may have been beaten yesterday. A temperature of 130F (54.4C) was recorded in Death Valley National Park, California on Sunday. If the temperature is verified by the US National Weather Service it will be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth.

The hottest temperature reliably recorded on Earth was 129.2F (54C) - also in Death Valley in 2013, however, a higher reading of 134F, or 56.6C a century earlier, also in Death Valley, is disputed. Back in late July 2020, Death Valley recorded a temperature of 128 deg F, (53 deg C).

The Koeppen-Geiger classification suggests the climate of The Netherlands can be classified as a warm temperate humid climate with the warmest month lower than 22°C over average and four or more months above 10°C over average. The year, however, our summer arrived in the middle of the winter and it just keeps getting warmer. We are on course to be subtropical in the next 10 years, a similar climate to North Africa, Southern Spain or Northern Florida.

Today, on the West coast of Holland where I live, we have entered the 9th day in a row when temperatures have hit the mid-to-high 30sC (100+F). Because Holland is so humid the actual temperature feels like 50 deg C, 122F and has been mostly unbearable. Last night, for instance, the temperature at bedtime was still above 30 deg C (86+F) rendering sleep impossible. The last 9 days is the second heatwave we have endured this summer.

The Milne Ice Shelf, a fragment of the former Ellesmere Ice Shelf, is located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is the second-largest ice shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Situated on the north-west coast of Ellesmere Island, it is located about 270 km (170 mi) west of Alert, Nunavut. In 1986, the ice shelf had an area of about 290 km2 (110 sq mi), with a central thickness of 100 m (330 ft). Despite being the last ice shelves in the Northern Hemisphere to be fully intact, over 40% of the sheet collapsed within 2 days at the end of July 2020. The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday. 
Heavy rains have triggered landslides and flash floods in Nepal leaving at least 132 people dead, according to reports. Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority said 132 people dead, 128 injured, 53 missing and 998 families affected due to rainfall, landslides and floods in the country. The Myagdi district of western Nepal was the worst affected with 27 reported deaths. The authorities have stepped up search and rescue operations. Officials and police personnel are looking through the debris to find out missing persons.

Earlier this month more landslides killed 23 in Nepal, with dozens missing. Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday the 12th of July. 

Rainfall amounts off the chart! The deluge continues, almost 10 million people have been displaced and 600 dead across a wide spread of Southern Asia as torrential rains continue to cause havoc in the area.
Earthwindmap showing the incredible amounts of rain falling on parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

The deluge continues, almost 10 million people have been displaced across a wide spread of Southern Asia as torrential rains continue to cause havoc in the area. According to a report in The Star Tribunethousands more are struggling to get food and medicine, nearly 600 people have died in India and Nepal. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, claimed a humanitarian crisis can not be avoided, saying that close to one-third of Bangladesh has already been flooded, with more flooding expected in the coming weeks.

Crazy weather continues: Death Valley in California records a temperature of 128 deg F, (53 deg C). Unprecedented rainfall contributing to the growth of unprecedented locust swarms: Untold millions affected as 2020 could be hottest ever
Dawn breaks in the Southern States, Earthwindmap showing blood-churning heatwave in recent days.

Are we about to witness the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth as Death Valley reached the second-highest temperature ever in the US on Monday?

Four days ago Death Valley in California recorded a temperature of 128 deg F, (53 deg C).
According to the Weather and Climate Extremes archive, the hottest temperature ever recorded was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California at 134.06 deg F, (56.7 deg C) on 10 July 1913, however, some weather historians have questioned the accuracy of old temperature records.

The deluge continues: Incredible amounts of rainfall in countries from Africa across Arabia, Indo Pakistan, Myanmar, China and Japan since early June have killed hundreds and affected tens of millions of people.
The deluge continues, stretching thousands of miles torrential downpours have been dumping incredible amounts of rainfall in countries from Africa across Arabia, Indo Pakistan, Myanmar, China and Japan since early June and in some areas, the rains are increasing.
It is estimated more than 60 people have died with more missing after landslides triggered by incredible amounts of rain have devasted Southwestern Japan this week. A further 250,000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as torrential rains continued to hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, with river banks at risk of bursting and more rain forecast for today with new evacuation orders put in place. Evacuation centres are under pressure maintaining social distancing preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In case you mist it incredible amounts of rainfall has affected untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world in June and early July
While the world's attention focuses on Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, June and early July has affected  untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world
Torrential rains in the Yangtze river basin coupled with the release billions of tons of floodwater from the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric dam upstream have left major cities along the river submerged after record rainfall. Heavy rains in the Yangtze region have left at least a 100 people dead since May with more than 14 million people affected by the floods and decimating Chinese agriculture. Meanwhile, At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Yunnan Province, southwest China. Heavy rain from 29 June caused flash flooding in the city of Zhaotong and the counties of Zhenxiong, Yiliang, Weixin and Yanjin. Rainfall of over 225 mm in 24 hours was reported in the area. 

NOAA is claiming 2020 has already a 75% chance of being the hottest year ever and it's still only April: Many parts of Western Europe and the UK have had only around 5% of their average April rainfall: Parts of US driest since the 1500s
A new report by NOAA is claiming 2020 has already a 75% chance of being the hottest year ever and knocking 2016 off the top of the list. Heat records have been broken from the Antarctic to Greenland since January. Disturbing patterns show the Northern Hemisphere has witnessed its warmest winter ever, as the U.S.  UK and Ireland, Europe and Russia all reported warm or record warmth for winter 2019/20. Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. TBW Europe recorded one of its mildest winters ever: France warmest winter in 100 years: Germany and Austria had their second warmest winter. Here in Holland once again, we saw no snow and the temp barely dropped under 0 deg C.

If you think the end is in sight when the Coronavirus calms down, think again, ladies and gentleman, we haven't even started. As the farming industry collapses around the world, the 2020s will be all about famine
Recently I have been receiving quite a few emails from worried farmers or people who work in slaughterhouses or in the food industry as a whole. 2020 is turning out to be a disaster for millions of people around the world but I want to focus on the food sector which in case you didn't realise already received incredible hardship in 2019 and now as Covid-19 has taken its vicious grip around the world it is the food sector which will bring the next Bible-Esque prophecy to our tables, pun well-intended.

Back in 2019, a crisis emerged across three continents as extreme weather conditions and disease began to bite the farming industry leaving world banks warning the 2020s would be a decade of dramatic economic and social upheaval as another billion mouths will need to be fed. This statement, of course, was made well before the coronavirus had jumped from animal to human, (or from lab to human.) 

Has the Coronavirus put Al Gore, Greta Thunberg et al into an embarrassing corner: As the world scrubs itself of Carbon Dioxide emissions will our planet cool down?
We have a very interesting scenario developing around the world ladies and gentlemen. Al Gore, Greta Thunberg et al, are going to be left with egg on their faces as the use of carbon dioxide emissions drop drastically (which they blame for global warming) due to the global Convid-109 lockdown, as factories and fuel emissions decline world-wide. March brought a substantial (more than 45 %) drop in global commercial air traffic. According to their mantra, as co2 use drops so will the temperature of our planet.

Will the planet keep on warming? I personally think so, already NOAA is predicting above-average temperatures across the US, this spring, as well as above-average precipitation in the central and eastern United States. Significant rainfall events could trigger flood conditions on top of already saturated soils. 2019 was the wettest year in the U.S., in many years devasting crops the whole year through.

Ice Age On Ice: Northern Hemisphere has probably witnessed its warmest winter ever: Advanced the arrival of spring: Hedgehogs and other animals have not hibernated this winter, UK
Tree blossom here in Holland has been begun weeks early in 2020, Photo The Big Wobble
Disturbing patterns show the Northern Hemisphere has witnessed its warmest winter ever, as the U.S.  UK and Ireland, Europe and Russia all reported warm or record warmth for winter 2019/20. Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. Christmas was so mild in Moscow last year they had to import thousands of tons of snow to cover the streets of the capitol.
Winter was the 6th warmest on record for the U.S. February was wetter and warmer than average  Winter? For some regions of the country, it was as if it never happened at all.

Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) Release Bold Plan To Protect 25 Million People From Rising Seas. Eastern UK and North Western Europe To Be Blocked Off From The Atlantic?
A 475-km-long dam between the north of Scotland and the west of Norway and another one of 160 km between the west point of France and the southwest of England could protect more than 25 million Europeans against the consequences of an expected sea-level rise of several metres over the next few centuries, by closing the North Sea and East sea off from the North Atlantic.
The costs
250-500 billion euros, is “merely” 0.1% of the gross national product, annually over 20 years, of all the countries that would be protected by such a dam. That’s what Dr Sjoerd Groeskamp, an oceanographer at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, calculated together with his Swedish colleague Joakim Kjellson at GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany and published this month in the scientific journal the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Europe records one of its mildest winters ever: France warmest winter in 100 years: Germany and Austria had their second warmest winter: Wettest February on record for the UK and Ireland.
Germany and Austria had their second warmest winter, while in France it was the hottest since 1900
Climatological winter came to an end last weekend and it was an exceptionally mild and wet winter across north-western parts of Europe. According to the World Meteorological Organization, Germany and Austria had their second warmest winters on record, 3.2C and 2.7C above the 1981-2010 average respectively. In Germany’s case, only 2006-07 had a milder winter. Here in Holland trees have been in bloom since the middle of February, 6 to 8 weeks early. We have seen no frost or snow here in Amsterdam and although it has been very mild it has also been one of the wettest winters on record. 
France also had one of its three mildest winters on record and its warmest since 1900.
Wettest February on record for the UK and Ireland.

Wettest February on record for the UK and Ireland: Three named storms crossed Ireland and the UK during February, Ciara, Dennis and Jorge bringing record rainfall and river levels
Flooding in York in the aftermath of Storm Dennis. York, UK, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Credit: PA 
Wettest February on record for the UK and Ireland.
February 2020 has been the wettest February on record for UK, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the second wettest (behind February 1990) for Scotland. It has also been the fifth wettest of any calendar month in a series from 1862 behind only October 1903 (227mm), December 2015 (217mm), November 2009 (215mm), and December 1929 (213mm).
Three named storms crossed the UK during February, Ciara, Dennis and Jorge. 

"Six-meter of snow" covered parts of Iran: Snow covering many Arab States including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Jordan: Baghdad only the second time snow has fallen in 100 years: Antarctic warmer than Dubai
Six-meter of snow covered the Qarah Bolagh district in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan of Iran, a provincial official said Monday. The heavy snowfall blocked the Mahabad-Bukan road in the northwestern province for the third day on Monday, Head of Mahabad’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Office Mohsen Khademi said, IRNA reported.
The heavy snowfall, which began on Saturday in Iran’s western and northwestern provinces, caused some roadblocks in the region. The snowstorm has been unprecedented in the region for the past few years, the official said. Khademi added a number of cars and vehicles belonging to the office, including two snow grinders, were completely buried under a mound of snow.

The Day After Tomorrow! Wild Storm Dennis to rival the most intense North Atlantic storms on record: Arctic sea ice largest in 10 years: Strongest polar vortex on record: Antarctic records highest temp ever: Hottest January ever! Summer temps in Europe
You couldn't make this up! Two huge extra-tropical cyclones are fighting it out, one over the North Pacific and another over the North Atlantic. Storm Dennis The Menace, (the one in the Atlantic) is set to rival some of the most intense North Atlantic storms on record and comes just days after Storm Ciara pounded Western Europe killing 8 people.

The past months have seen extraordinarily rough weather along the North Atlantic. Earlier this week came another never before seen phenomena. The air pressure dropped to a level not seen before. According to the Norwegian meteorological institute, the air pressure across major parts of the region fell below 940 hPa, a level so low it grounded flights in Norway and at the moment Storm Dennis the hPa level is even lower at 934, see map below. 

Ice Age vs Global Warming: It's not just Europe who have had an incredible warm start to 2020! So far over 5,500 daily warm records have been tied or set, trouncing the number of cold records in the U.S.
It's not just Europe who have had an incredible warm beginning to 2020. According to NOAA, all 48 contiguous states saw above- to much-above-average temperatures last month. The new year kicked off with a balmy start for the U.S., making January 2020 the fifth warmest January on the 126 year record. However, NOAA claimed January was also a wet month, continuing the trend of 2019 which was the the third wettest period ever.
So far in 2020, over 5,500 daily warm records have been tied or set, trouncing the number of cold records. For the first 40 days of the year, through Feb. 9, NOAA's Daily Weather Records website showed 2,421 daily record highs, meaning the highest temperature on record for a given location on that particular day, were tied or set in the U.S.

Climate Crisis: Antarctic continent posts record temperature of 18.3°C (65 deg F) just a week after Europe broke warm records and enjoying summer temps in mid-winter: Valencia Spain hitting 29.4C (85F)
Antarctic continent posts record temperature reading of 18.3°C
Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea-level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, spokesperson Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said that the record reading taken in the north of the continent would be considered unusual, even during the current warmer summer months.

Weather Madness! Insane temperatures as many parts of Europe enjoy summer heat during mid-winter: Records broken in Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland
Many parts of Europe have been enjoying summer temps in mid-winter in the last week with Puerto De La Cruz topping the list with a mighty, 30 deg C, (86 deg F) and Valencia hitting 29.4 deg C, (85 deg F) almost double the average temperatures for the time of the year, smashing the old record of 27 deg C, (80 deg F).

Extreme warmth across the southern half of Europe brought exceptional temperatures across Spain, southern France, and NW Italy. Dry Foehn winds have resulted in extremely high early February values with locally 26-28 °C peak afternoon temperatures. Turin and Cuneo in NW Italy reached almost +27 °C – the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Piedmont region (NW Italy) during winter! Southern Switzerland stopped at +24 °C while Valencia reported +28.4 °C! That is *exceptional* for this period. 

Record-breaking drought to record-breaking rainfall and Biblical sized locust plagues in just 3 years: East and Central Africa torrid period leaves thousands dead from hunger and flooding with millions displaced
At least 13 people died in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, in overnight heavy rains and others were injured, government officials said Monday. The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks. According to a report from the Red Cross, at least 13 people have now died in flooding in Lindi region, Rwanda's neighbour, Tanzania, 5 people are missing, 1,746 houses have been completely destroyed and 1,074 latrines collapsed. Media, quoting local government sources, said that 15,096 have been displaced by the flooding, with around 8,000 staying in evacuation centres. The rains which started last October has devastated East and Central Africa, killing hundreds and displacing millions.

Warm waters have enhanced unseasonal downpours across Kenya killing 150 people since October 2019: 100,000 have been displaced: Unprecedented locust invasion eating what crops are left
Flooding in western Kenya has displaced hundreds of people in Homa Bay County and paralysed transport in Turkana. According to local media, 117 families have been displaced by flooding from the Kuja and Oyombe rivers in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County. The flooding came after a period of heavy rain that began around 26 January 2020.
Homes and crops have been damaged and a bridge over the Oyombe river destroyed. About 200km east of Ndhiwa, flooding caused damage in Narok Town in Narok County on 26 January. Also in Narok County, floodwaters from the overflowing Talek river have left tourist areas of the Maasai Mara National Reserve isolated. Karakol.

2019 was officially the 2nd hottest year on record for Earth: The world’s five warmest years have all occurred since 2015 with nine of the 10 warmest years occurring since 2005
If you come from my part of the world, Europe, this news will not come as a shock, this summer the heat was sometimes, intolerable and as we enter into the second week of January winter has yet to arrive, 2019 was incredibly warm, not just Europe, Alaska recorded astonishing warm temperatures throughout 2019 as did, of course, our friends down under who are this moment tackling unprecedented bushfires due to record heat and drought conditions. The U.S. is maybe a little shocked at the results as it suffered its 2nd wettest year on record in 2019. They also experienced a14 billion-dollar weather and climate payout: It was officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern-day history for the Americans.

Alaska the largest mass die-off of seabirds in recorded history: Millions have died since 2015: 2019 fish crisis: Pacific Cod, Salmon, crab, herring, sardines, all gone! Will New Zealand be next?
Record-breaking warm
2019 was a record-breaking year for Alaska in many ways but mostly bad. Monday, December the 9th was the warmest December day ever recorded in Alaska. Alaska's low on December the 9th was warmer than the average high for the time of the year, Anchorage recorded a high of 51 deg F, (10.5 deg C), on Monday the 9th which is more than double the December average. 
In 2019, Alaska broke heat records in the Spring, the Summer, Autumn and Winter, Parts of Alaska recorded their warmest February and March on record with temperatures +40 deg F above normal.

2019 was the 2nd wettest year on record for the U.S. They also experienced 14 billion-dollar weather and climate payout: Was officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern day history
This U.S. map shows the locations of all 14 billion-dollar disasters that happened across the country in 2019. Credit NOAA, click on image to enlarge
2019 is now officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history with catastrophic flooding the whole year bringing NOAA to declare "2019 was the 2nd wettest year on record for the U.S." 
The US is experienced unprecedented and catastrophic flooding, the rains started in the winter and went right through the summer into autumn. More than 90% of the upper midwest and great planes were still covered by nearly 11 inches of snow well into May.

Did NASA know back in 1958 our Sun and not CO2 was causing climate change? Christmas Eve, 1957 our Sun had 503 sun-spots, scaring the science community resulting in President Eisenhower to authorise the opening of NASA
Coincidence? Across the top of the stamp is the wording ‘International Geophysical Year 1957-1958,’ arranged in two lines, and across the bottom is ‘U.S. Postage 3c.’ All the lettering is in white-face Gothic. 
It is undeniable, climate change is real, however, Liberals, the establishment, most of the world leaders and leading media outlets want us to believe the reason behind climate change is the fault of human beings using fossil fuels and our high use of CO2, Carbon Dioxide. They claim Carbon dioxide absorbs more sunlight passing through it than oxygen or nitrogen, and therefore becomes hotter, much like a black substance like tar becomes hotter than a white one like concrete. This has the effect of increasing the overall temperature of the Earth. 

Climate changing due to the Sun and not carbon dioxide: Sea and Surface Temperatures, Major Earthquakes, Volcano Eruptions, Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Famine, Flooding, Wildfires and Cyclones suddenly intensified in the late 50s!
Weather changes constantly, scientists tell us our climate changes in repeated cycles and these changes can provide big changes for people living on earth. There is no doubt, our climate is changing, it's getting warmer, it's also getting colder and wetter in many places and dryer in others but is it man causing climate change or is it something else?
Around 200 BC and 600 AD, there was Roman warming. Around AD 440 and 900, Dark Ages cooling. Around 900 to 1300, we had Medieval warming. Followed by "The Little Ice-Age," 1300 to 1850, phases 1 and 2. Around 1850 to present is the modern warming.

Norway and Scandinavia recorded warmest January day on record with an astonishing 19 deg C, (66 deg F) Earlier this week UK recorded its hottest December day ever 18.7 deg C, (66 deg F)
Winterwonderland...Oslo, Norway in the winter should look like this, credit Christiaan Breur. The Big Wobble

While Norwegians are usually skiing this time of the year with temperatures under zero parts of the west coast yesterday enjoyed an early feel of summer weather thanks to a remarkable rare early January heatwave. Warm records tumbled yesterday as Norway and Scandinavia recorded its warmest January day on record when the mercury hit an astonishing 19 deg C, (66 deg F), an incredible 25 deg C, above the monthly average.


Addie said...

Also in Ottawa Canada, the snowest capital city in the world and the 2nd coldest capital city - we have +5C today. Been warm for us.

Unknown said...

I'm disappointed in the Wobble. They use the same Arctic Sea Ice graph that the Warmist activists always use, the one showing no data prior to 1978. It's a cheat. Sea ice was growing through many years of global cooling prior to 1978, while scientists were worried about a coming little ice age. 1978 was the maximum ice extent for many decades before and since.

The decline since 1978 is simply returning to normal. It's normal variability. But by showing only that decline, and not the prior growth, Wobble and Warmists mislead ignorant people into seeing Global Catastrophic Warming not supported by the data.

Come on, Wobble, show the graph from, say, 1945 to present. Or 1900 to present. How about some honesty?

Gary Walton said...

Send me the link and I will