The ‘climate brigade’ have gone quiet re. Australia in recent weeks, focusing instead on a slither of summer heat gripping Western Europe and a perfectly ordinary ‘heat dome’ building in the Central U.S. — and that’s because it’s bloody freezing Down Under, unprecedentedly cold, in fact.
The middle of Australia is renowned for its scorching hot summers and year-round blue skies, not for its cold winters.
However, this year the region has been buffeted by rare Antarctic blasts and, as a result, is suffering its coldest spell ever.
The Northern Territory locale of Alice Springs has seen its thermometers sink below 0C (32F) for twelve consecutive mornings now, which, according to the Bureau of Meteorology –in books dating back 81 years– surpasses the previous longest streak of below-zero days set in July 1976 (solar minimum of cycle 19).
The frosty nights aren’t set to abate just yet, either.
As reported by abc.net.au, plumbing businesses around Alice Springs have been fielding dozens of calls a day to repair burst pipes that have frozen overnight.
Project manager at SDA Plumbing, Owen Auricht, said he had to turn away about 50 potential customers one morning because of the huge volume of work: “The climatic conditions when it freezes in Alice causes a lot of mayhem for the town,” he said.
“People don’t think much of it because it only freezes here a couple of nights of the year really. It’s not a common occurrence, but when it does happen it does create a lot of havoc.”
Greenland Refuses To Melt As Scheduled
We’re now well into the summer melt season on Greenland, and the ice sheet is still maintaining a large portion of its mass — the ice is has held comfortably above the 1982-2010 average all season.
Impressive surface mass balance (SMB) readings –a calculation to determine the ‘health’ of a glacier– have been posted across the Greenland ice sheet in 2021-2022, culminating in the historic early-summer gains of a few weeks ago.
Greenland is continuing to defy AGW Party orders into July, too, refusing to melt as scheduled.
As shown below, this year (blue line) hasn’t dipped below the multidecadal average (grey line) since late-May.
Here’s a closer look:
Note how 2021-22’s Acc. SMB is progressing well-above the 1981-2010 mean — an impossibility under the original global warming doctrine, which called for linearly rising global temperatures and rapid, unabating glacial melt.
Mainstream divinations foretold of an ice-free Arctic/Greenland by 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018–the date kept getting pushed back as each doomsday deadline uneventfully passed by.
And the dates continue to evolve even to this day, too — latest prophesies see the disappearance of Greenland ice arriving by 2035, 2050, 2065–depending on whichever BS study you happen to stumble upon first on Google.
In reality, though –where I try to exist– the SMB trend on Greenland appears to of reversed.
While it is true that the Greenland ice sheet lost mass from around 1995 to 2012, that trend of loss has now been overturned, almost completely — like the gradual turning of a vast ship, from the year’s 2010 to 2015 Greenland’s SMB changed course and has been on an upward trajectory ever since: