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The debate is “over” and the science is “settled”, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. The inconvenient truth is that the globe is no warmer today than it was in 1998 and a cooling trend has begun.

The bias towards warming in the mainstream media is astounding. You will often hear that a hot day is due to global warming, but when we experience record cold or record snow, it’s usually brushed off as “simply weather” or sometimes its actually been blamed on Global Warming!

Ever since we were told “children just aren’t going to know what snow is” we have experienced record snowfall. Just one of the many examples of how Unsettled the Settled Science really is.

In a world where every hot day is proclaimed to be “proof” of man-made global warming, this blog brings you unusual cold/snow news stories from around the world.

Brrr

How to survive the Global Freeze

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27 Responses to “About”

  1. George Davis

    Great blog, keep up the good work!

  2. Paul Ooi

    Love your website. The global warming “emperor” has no clothes on and boy, does he need them in this COLDEST WINTER of the century!

  3. Chunqiang LI

    very unusual and tell the fact (real in the global)

    history will tell the truth of sciences

  4. Heiner M.

    http://www.redcross.org.uk/news.asp?id=103925

    “A particularly severe winter in Mongolia is having a devastating impact on more than 12,000 people from herding families, whose entire reserves of livestock have died in the harsh conditions.”

    Best regards
    Heiner from Germany

  5. Heiner M.

    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?issue=14264&article=29260%3C/a%3E

    Equatorial, intratropic East Africa: Four Gorillas die from extreme cold.

    ***

    GlobalFreeze, would you please send me an e-mail-address to contact you, when i find some interesting articles?

    Thanks in advance
    Heiner

  6. globalfreeze

    Hi Heiner

    I have now added a tab called “News Tips” for anyone who wishes to post links of cold news stories.

    Thanks for your support.

  7. Lee Graham

    Thanks for the interesting site, keep up the good work.

    I don’t have a strong opinion on what is happening with the climate, short term thunderstorm and snow forecasting is where my main interests are. Still, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, we have had an amazing lack of strong cold fronts for many years now. We’ve just had the longest stretch of no settled snow (three years) in more than a hundred years. I tend to think we may go into a cooler decade or so now with supportive Lunar cycles and more LaNinas but I am not pretending in any way that its been anything but almost frontless up this way for many years. We used to get snow covering the highway two to three times a winter and about six to ten snowfalls a winter but for decades now its been nothing like that. We are lucky to get two or three good snowfalls a decade…

  8. Barry

    Great site! Have you heard of the IPhone app “Climate Eye”. A good selection of articles, graphs, facts and figures disputing Global Warming

  9. abuelita

    Thought you might like to know: WOT has you listed as “Very Poor”. Since WOT ratings depend on user input, as an AGW skeptic you may be the victim of a concerted effort to downgrade your site.

  10. John in Ireland

    I live in Ireland and it is costing me a fortune to heat my house,

    We have snow here in december and they call it global warming, yet nobody has come forward and said ehh its christmas we do get snow at christmas in ireland.

    WOW Ireland got snow this christmas and almost every other christmas aswel for hundreds of years, Lets say its global warming and make money for our companies.

  11. ems

    As of September 2010 the global average temperature of sept 2010 had the highest global average temperature (along with 1998), since records began. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100919104002.htm Global warming refers to the average global temperature, not individual weather patterns and temperatures. Global warming makes the climate and weather more unpredictable and can make it more extreme. Also some recent research suggests….I quote: ‘ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2010) — The overall warming of Earth’s northern half could result in cold winters, new research shows. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air — which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. “These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia,” says Vladimir Petoukhov, lead author of the study and climate scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “Recent severe winters like last year’s or the one of 2005-06 do not conflict with the global warming picture, but rather supplement it.” ‘
    For the UK, we have had warmer winters than our latitude would suggest (being on the same latitude as Canada) This is due to the gulf stream in the Atlantic which pushes warmer water up from further south – making our climate milder. As global temperatures increase the gulf stream could weaken, meaning that we end up with winter temperatures closer to those of Canada.
    Here’s something I don’t understand with those who don’t think humans are affecting the global climate. So we have greenhouse gases in the atmosphere….eg CO2, methane etc We need them – if we didn’t have them it would be bloody cold etc. This is known as the greenhouse effect. Now either those who don’t think humans are increasing global temperatures, also don’t agree with the greenhouse effect – in which case, how come the planet isn’t bloody freezing? Or if they do agree with the greenhouse effect, at what point do they beleive there will be too many greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, if not now? We have ‘carbon sinks’ on our planet eg forests which absorb CO2, we know that we have a lot less of these than we used to…. we know that we are releasing a lot more methane into the atmosphere through agriculture and livestock. We know that we are burning increasing amounts of fossil fuels releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. At what point would the so called anthropogenic global warming deniers think we would upset the system?

  12. ems

    ok, i had bit of typo in the first line, but can’t edit it. Should have said As of September 2010 the global average temperature of 2010 was the highest (along with 1998), since records began.

  13. Peta

    ems.. The greatest greenhouse gas is H2O. If you want to stop global warming. Drink LOTS of water. Weather is a chaotic system.

  14. Heiner

    @ems: You say that “Global warming makes the climate and weather more unpredictable and can make it more extreme.”

    So would you please explain why…

    There´s no upward trends in the occurrence of extreme floods in central Europe http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v425/n6954/full/nature01928.html

    In the US there´s little evidence for increasing flood peak distributions associated with human-induced climate change

    http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2010/2009WR008395.shtml

    Floods in Africa: It´s intensive and unplanned human settlement, not “manmade” climate change

    http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2010/2010GL045467.shtml

    Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm frequencies will be reduced in the future:

    http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v1/n6/abs/ngeo202.html

    Louisiana: In the 19th century greater Hurricane activity than today:

    http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2008/2007GC001846.shtml

    No increase in tropical cyclones:

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/landsea-eos-may012007.pdf

    No trend in global Hurricane activity:

    http://tinyurl.com/2ueqyux

    Boston, Mass: More Hurricane activity in the first half of the last millennium:

    http://ostracod.geo.umass.edu/besonen/phd/Besonen_et_al._2008__GRL_.pdf

    Not today, but in earlier centuries storm floods claimed over and over again hundreds of thousands of lives in Northwestern Europe and dramatically changed the coastal landscape:

    http://tinyurl.com/33slsvl

    Tropical Cyclone activity in 2009 and 2010 is at 33-years low.

    http://sppiblog.org/news/dr-ryan-n-maues-2010-global-tropical-cyclone-activity-update

    The number of severe Tornadoes in the US has been decreasing since the 1960s: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/tornado/tornadotrend.jpg

    African crops yield another catastrophe for the climate activists

    http://tinyurl.com/yek58qf

    UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7000063.ece

    Have disaster losses increased due to anthropogenic climate change? No!

    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2010BAMS3092.1

    @ems, please cling to the facts, not the fiction.

  15. Heiner

    @ems: You quote research that “suggests….— The overall warming of Earth’s northern half could result in cold winters, new research shows. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air — which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents,”

    Don´t you think this is an attempt to cover up the distinguished climate activists´ wrong predictions about future winters?

    Read what David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia had to say in 2000:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

    If you speak german: Read what leading climate scientist Mojib Latif told “Der Spiegel” also back in 2000: “strong frost and much snow? Will be a thing of the past”

    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,71456,00.html

    Aren´t extremely cold winters in the northern hemisphere exactly what the climate activists miss and therefore want to have back again? Aren´t these winters winters that were typical for past centuries, when according to climate activists the climate was all right (no coal fired powerplants, no gas fuelled automotives, no noteworthy emissions of carbon dioxide). Now that the northern hemisphere winters are freaking cold and people are starting to question the climate scientists´ (failed) predictions, the climate guild comes out just in time with a new piece that says: It´s getting so cold, because it´s getting hotter. Embarrassing.

    Furthermore, this newest research you quote, refers to the northern hemisphere. Ems, could you please explain to the people living in the southern half of our globe, who suffer and die from cold records in both winter and summer, who harvest frozen and destroyed crops, who fish for dead fishes in tropical rivers that were killed by extreme cold, why there´s this undeniable cooling in the southern hemisphere?

    July 2009: Ice wine produced in Brazil for the first time.

    http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/484503/ice-wine-produced-in-brazil-for-the-first-time

    July 2009: Historic freeze in Argentina

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5jEzSQI5vaa9I66WiEzgclvpTJlHA

    July 2009: June (=winter) temperatures in New Zealand well below average:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/weather/news/article.cfm?c_id=10&objectid=10582082&ref=rss

    April 2008: Antarctica: Largest sea-ice extent on record

    http://tinyurl.com/36xg9ne

    December 2010: Antarctic sea- ice extent currently much larger compared to the 1979-2000 median.

    April 2009: Melbourne records coldest April morning for 65 years:

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/melbourne-records-coldest-april-morning-for-56-years-20090430-anoz.html

    June 2009: Coldest May on record in New Zealand

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0906/S00003.htm

    September 2008: Record cold in Southern Brazil

    http://icecap.us/images/uploads/RarelatewintersnowfallinBrazil.pdf

    May 2009: Coldest morning on record in Northern Queensland

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/far-nth-qld-wakes-to-coldest-may-morning/11932

    May 2009: Record cold in West Australia:

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold-shudders-through-wa/11949

    June 2009: Record cold in Australia

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold-weather-smashes-records/12100

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/red-centre-shivers-in-record-cold/12021

    July 2009: Record cold hits tropical Australia

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/record-cold-hits-the-tropics/12307

    July 2009: Children die in harsh Peru winter:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8146995.stm

    January 2010: Peru´s mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/03/peru-mountain-farmers-winter-cold

    Mid 2010: Gorillas die from extreme cold in Rwanda

    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?issue=14264&article=29260%3C/a%3E

    July 2010: Children perish in Peru big freeze

    http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/archive/2010/07/children-perish-in-peru-big-freeze

    September 2010: Melbourne endures coldest month in 16 years.

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melbourne-endures-coldest-month-in-16-years/15105

    September 2010: Adelaide coldest month in 18 years.

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/adelaide-finally-thawing-after-coldest-september-in-18-years/15103

    November 2010: Darwin has coldest November day on record

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/darwin-has-coldest-november-day-on-record/15311

    Ecuador banana production drops up to 40 % due to cold weather:

    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2010/11/16/ecuador-banana-production-drops-up-to-40-due-to-cold-weather/

    August 2010: Snow in Brazil, below zero Celsius in the River Plate and tropical fish frozen

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/08/05/snow-in-brazil-below-zero-celsius-in-the-river-plate-and-tropical-fish-frozen

    July 2010: Cold wave kills 6 million fish in Eastern Bolivia

    http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=361753&CategoryId=14919

    August 2008: Adelaide has recorded its coldest August in more than 35 years.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/coldest-sa-august-in-35-years/story-e6frea83-1111117355318

    December 2010: Australia swaps summer for Christmas snow

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-australia-swaps-summer-christmas.html

    http://tinyurl.com/28budzl

  16. Heiner

    @ems You say “As global temperatures increase the gulf stream could weaken, meaning that we end up with winter temperatures closer to those of Canada.”

    Always could, would, maybe. In fact the gulf stream is slightly strengthening. There are no signs that the gulf stream weakens:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8589512.stm

  17. Heiner

    @ems:
    You quote research that “suggests….— The overall warming of Earth’s northern half could result in cold winters, new research shows. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air — which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents,”

    Don´t you think this is an embarrassing attempt to distract the audience from the wrong prediction about future winters distinguished climate scientists earlier made?

    Read what David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia had to say in 2000:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

    If you speak german: Read what leading climate scientist Mojib Latif told “Der Spiegel” also back in 2000: “strong frost and much snow? Will never see it again”

    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,71456,00.html

    Harsh winters in the northern hemisphere were normal in past centuries. That was a time when according to climate activists the climate was in order – because there were no coal fired powerplants, no gas fuelled automobiles, no noteworthy emissions of carbon dioxide. The sudden lack of harsh winters in the northern hemisphere in the past few decades as well as the “no more winter”-predictions by climate gurus were strong arguments for climate protection, for new taxation, …
    But despite rising CO2-levels the northern hemisphere is experiencing it´s fourth bitter cold winter in a row. Don´t you think that there are variables and influences from outside your anthropocentric system? Why is always man responsible? In peer-reviewed publications hundreds of climate scientists dismiss the idea that our climate is strongly influenced by mankind. If you´ve got enough free time you can dedicate yourself to working through these papers:

    http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html

    Now that the northern hemisphere winters are freaking cold and people are starting to question the climate scientists´ failed predictions, the climate guild comes out just in time with a new piece that says: It´s getting so cold, because it´s getting so hot. Laughable, isn´t it?

  18. Heiner

    @ ems:
    This latest research you quote refers to the northern hemisphere. Could you please explain to the people living in the southern half of our globe, why there´s an undeniable climate cooling going on there, why they suffer and die from record cold temperatures in both winter and summer, why they have to harvest frozen and destroyed crops, why they have to fish for dead fishes in tropical rivers that were killed by extreme cold?

    Some evidence:

    July 2009: Ice wine produced in Brazil for the first time.

    http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/484503/ice-wine-produced-in-brazil-for-the-first-time

    July 2009: Historic freeze in Argentina

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5jEzSQI5vaa9I66WiEzgclvpTJlHA

    August 2010: One yr later: Coldest August in history for parts of Argentina – Crops affected

    http://tinyurl.com/26m3r47

    July 2009: June temperatures in New Zealand well below average:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/weather/news/article.cfm?c_id=10&objectid=10582082&ref=rss

    April 2008: Antarctica: Largest sea-ice extent on record

    http://tinyurl.com/36xg9ne

    December 2010: Antarctic sea- ice extent currently much larger compared to the 1979-2000 median.

    April 2009: Melbourne records coldest April morning for 65 years:

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/melbourne-records-coldest-april-morning-for-56-years-20090430-anoz.html

    June 2009: Coldest May on record in New Zealand

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0906/S00003.htm

    September 2008: Record cold in Southern Brazil

    http://icecap.us/images/uploads/RarelatewintersnowfallinBrazil.pdf

    May 2009: Coldest morning on record in Northern Queensland

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/far-nth-qld-wakes-to-coldest-may-morning/11932

    May 2009: Record cold in West Australia:

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold-shudders-through-wa/11949

    June 2009: Record cold in Australia

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold-weather-smashes-records/12100

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/red-centre-shivers-in-record-cold/12021

    July 2009: Record cold hits tropical Australia

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/record-cold-hits-the-tropics/12307

    July 2009: Children die in harsh Peru winter:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8146995.stm

    January 2010: Peru´s mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/03/peru-mountain-farmers-winter-cold

    Mid 2010: Gorillas die from extreme cold in Rwanda

    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?issue=14264&article=29260%3C/a%3E

    July 2010: Children perish in Peru big freeze

    http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/archive/2010/07/children-perish-in-peru-big-freeze

    September 2010: Melbourne endures coldest month in 16 years.

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melbourne-endures-coldest-month-in-16-years/15105

    September 2010: Adelaide coldest month in 18 years.

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/adelaide-finally-thawing-after-coldest-september-in-18-years/15103

    November 2010: Darwin has coldest November day on record

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/darwin-has-coldest-november-day-on-record/15311

    November 2010: Ecuador banana production drops up to 40 % due to cold weather:

    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2010/11/16/ecuador-banana-production-drops-up-to-40-due-to-cold-weather/

    August 2010: Snow in Brazil, below zero Celsius in the River Plate and tropical fish frozen

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/08/05/snow-in-brazil-below-zero-celsius-in-the-river-plate-and-tropical-fish-frozen

    July 2010: Cold wave kills 6 million fish in Eastern Bolivia

    http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=361753&CategoryId=14919

    August 2008: Adelaide has recorded its coldest August in more than 35 years.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/coldest-sa-august-in-35-years/story-e6frea83-1111117355318

    December 2010: Australia swaps summer for Christmas snow

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-australia-swaps-summer-christmas.html

    http://tinyurl.com/28budzl

  19. Matt

    You really remind me of the blogger on Contagion. It is called weather if it’s a specific place. The trend over the globe is the climate change issue. In a free and responsive press this comment would be made available. Bet this one won’t. It’s not a belief thing, it’s science. By definition science does not have all the answers and this is always admitted. The difference is that your kind of anti climate change arguement fills in the blanks like is some sort of religious arguement. Let’s not even suggest that the science and the anti science movement should be given the same weight as the anti science view is just opinion not a factually aware opinion. If it were based on a consensus of scienctific opinion and there were two equally compelling arguments and interpretations of the data then fine we could have a level debate. There is no scientific opinion any more that is peer reviewed, supported by cridible people that suggests that climate change that is happening is not caused by man. Oh and homeopathy is just water. Bless you dara obrian.

  20. globalfreeze

    @ Matt
    This blog welcomes comments from both sides of the debate, unlike websites like Real Climate who censor opposing views…

  21. Matts

    2012…Southern Ontario…have yet to experience 2 consecutive days of cold weather. Warmest on record. One day it snows a few centimetres, the next it’s 6 degrees and raining. There are currently no cross country ski trails open in the GTA. And just to correct some of the above nonsense – H2O may trap heat – but we’re not increasing its concentration in the atmosphere. We can neither create nor destroy water. We can however dig up buried Carbon and burn it, increasing its concentration in the atmosphere.

  22. Keith

    @ Matt
    As a scientist, and a gardener, I am very glad that CO2 levels are increasing. Even if the CO2 increase does lag years behind the actual temperature rise, as an effect (not a cause) . Let’s enjoy the warm weather in the UK while it lasts. People elsewehere around the world, and especially in the southern hemisphere, are not so lucky with their long-term weather changes. People who want a greener world need it warmer, with more CO2, to produce the extra food we need.

  23. ross

    those who can read a graph… look at the relative heating effect of water vapour and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. carbon dioxide is barely visible on the bar chart…
    oh …let’s stop confusing statisticians (becoming “modellers”)… with scientists…i know what will happen..when it is found to be rubbish the real scientists will get the blame….

  24. Keith

    As just one example of climate change related to solar minimums, see the research by the German GeoForschungsZentrums (GFZ) in Potsdam.

    An abrupt cooling in Europe together with an increase in humidity and particularly in windiness coincided with a sustained reduction in solar activity 2800 years ago. Scientists from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in collaboration with Swedish and Dutch colleagues provide evidence for a direct solar-climate linkage.

    http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1460.html

  25. Jorge

    It’s crazy! It’s almost like if you pick and choose the information, you can pretend whatever you want about weather patterns is true!

  26. Keith Macdonald

    @Jorge
    Re “It’s crazy! It’s almost like if you pick and choose the information, you can pretend whatever you want about weather patterns is true!”
    That’s perfectly true. Traditionally they are called “IPCC Reports”. Good for frightening the sheeple, but not to be confused with proper science.

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