Parts of eastern Australia are sweltering as heatwave conditions take hold today.
Watch the alarmist doomsayer come running with cries of
- the end of the world is nigh
- prepare ye for the end;
- We'll all be doomed.
Before the doomsayers start their screaming tirades, a quick reminder from NOAA. (Link) Until these records get corrupted, massaged, manipulated, Australia's record high temperature (probably caused by Jumbo Jets and rampaging SUVs) was 53.3ºC on 16 January, 1889. (link)
Continent by Continent, the record highs were all recorded before pre 1945, ie pre the major industrialisation push, with the exception of the coldest continent on Earth, Antarctica. When, in the mid seventies, the alarmists were saying we were heading for the next ice age, Vanda Station, Scott Coast Antarctica recorded 15ºC.
Meanwhile, up in the Northern Hemisphere, as previously pointed out in these pages (here)
- Temperatures to plummet to minus 3°C this week and could fall as low as 20°C in December
- Fears that snow blizzards could close roads and shut down rail networks as winter takes hold
Britain will shiver tonight as temperatures plummet in the first taste of what promises to be one of our coldest winters for a century.The cold snap is expected to last until the end of the week, creating dangerous conditions on the roads and adding to the misery of those already battling floods.
Global warming? or Global Cooling? Or, perhaps just Earth's natural cycles....Temperatures could fall to as low as minus 3°c (27°f) in some places, with snow already falling in the Pennines. In Saltburn, North Yorkshire, northerly winds have become so strong that they are pushing water back up a cliff.