While the media focuses on a two-day heatwave in Europe and a rather run-of-the-mill wildfire season –heat that was pulled anomalously far north by a low solar activity-induced ‘meridional‘ jet stream flow– unbeknownst to them, or at least unreported by them, is the fact that the entire Southern Hemisphere has been holding COLDER than the 1979-2000 average for some time now–according to the data provided by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
Beginning in Antarctica –and as regular readers of Electroverse will well know, but it bears repeating– the continent as a whole has been unusually COLD over the past 18+ months, with the freeze only appearing to intensify.
The first -80C (-112F) of 2022, globally, was registered on July 8 at the French-Italian Antarctic base ‘Concordia’ — the first sub -80C since 2019.
More tellingly though, between April and September 2021 the South Pole averaged -61.1C (-78F), which made for its coldest six month spell ever, comfortably besting its previous chilliest ‘coreless winter‘ on record — the -60.6C (-77F) set back in 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20).
The cold has persisted into 2022, too — the month of April at the South Pole Station finished approximately -2C below the multidecadal norm; while an anomaly of -3C was noted at the infamous Vostok station against the 1958-2021 mean.
The chill extended into May, June and is now gripping July, too, with fierce anomaly routinely registered ACROSS the continent.
Antarctica’s unmistakable cooling over the past 18-or-so months is also indicative of longer trend.
Official data reveals that East Antarctica, which covers two thirds of the continent, has cooled 2.8C over the past 40-or-so years, with West Antarctica cooling 1.6C. It stands that only a tiny slither of Antarctica (the Antarctic Peninsula) has seen any warming –statistically insignificant warming, at that– but there are no prizes for guessing which region the MSM focuses on.
A frigid Antarctica is, as you would expect, impacting other Southern Hemisphere land masses — its colder-than-average air is being transported northwards via the jet stream, unusually-far north, in fact, thanks to that ‘meridional‘ jet stream flow.
Australia and South America –the hemisphere’s largest land masses– have noted record-breaking cold conditions in recent weeks and months.
Australia is actually on for its coldest winter on record, after experiencing its snowiest start in recorded history.
The month of June was an exceptionally cold one, according to data provided by the country’s Bureau of Meteorology; and July is continuing in that same vein and is seeing the slaying of a myriad of all-time cold records.
Volcanic activity is likely playing a key role in this stark cool down, namely Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai’s record-high mesopsheric eruption back in January:
For a deeper dive into that, click the link below:
South America Snow Extent At All-Time Highs
Moving onto South America, the continent has been suffering a similar fate to Australia in recent months, particularly Argentina, which been under the influence of a seemingly unending string of Antarctic fronts.
Argentina’s entire Autumn season (March-April-May) was the nation’s coldest since 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20).
It was also the fifth coldest in the historical series–bested only by 1976, as mentioned, and also 1971, 1968 and 1965:
The anomalous cold spilled into June, too, with the month finishing as Argentina’s coldest in 20 years.
Neighboring Uruguay also finished with an anomalously frigid June–its chilliest in 41 years.
Snowfall in these nations has also proved significant.
“It’s a lot of snow, a lot, a lot. It hasn’t snowed so much in years,” said Manual Calfuqueo, head of operation at Batea Mahuida.
And just last week, hundreds of Brazilian trucks were stranded by successive snowstorms between Argentina and Chile:
According to the president of the Union of Autonomous Transporters of Goods, Pedro Paulo da Rosa Dutra: “There must be 300 trucks on the border who are paralyzed within the problem itself, at the place of the blizzard. And outside, there must be about 500 more. All from Brazil,” added Dutra, who went on to note that many of the truckers were housed in nearby barracks.
Snowfall across the entire continent is also proving historic.
According to the GMASI Snow Tracker, South America’s snow/ice extent recently surpassed the all-time high set in 2017.
Admittedly, the dataset only extends back to 2005; but still, that’s 17 years during which “catastrophic global warming” was prophesied to all-but eradicate seasonal snowfall, yet here we are, witnessing the complete opposite…
…just as we did during Northern Hemisphere’s 2021-2022 snowfall season:
A Forerunner For The Coming Northern Hemisphere Winter
What’s occurring in the SH right now is a likely forerunner for what’s about to hit the NH this coming winter–and during a time when America, Asia, and in particular Europe are contending with a severe energy crisis.
The volcanic aerosols contributing to the Southern Hemisphere’s bitterly cold winter of 2022 won’t of dissipated by the time Dec, Jan and Feb roll around — they can engulf the globe for years; nor will the impacts of low solar activity on our planet’s jet streams
These powerful climatic forcings will be with us for some time, and are actually only forecast to intensify as we continue our descent into a full blown Grand Solar Minimum–predicted by many to manifest proper during Solar Cycle 26 (so the early-2030s).
This serves as a warning to all those still unwilling to prepare.
The coming winter will be fierce, and there will be blackouts. Russia has cut off the gas supply to Germany, and the German government is currently in crisis mode, desperately and hurriedly building all sorts of backup facilities in an attempt to ward off the worst of the impacts and to give ordinary Germans a fighting chance during the depths of this fast-approaching winter.
This isn’t an exaggeration, and it is far from a joke — it also doesn’t even touch on the crippling food shortages that are potentially just around the corner.
Akin to the measures implemented during the COVID debacle, governments will do all they can to avoid civil unrest. And while the unprepared risk being unable to heat their homes and freezing to death in their own beds (as we saw in Texas in 2021), rather than expecting the government to turn up at their door with a thermos of hot soup, instead they should prepare for ‘stay at home’ orders, another round of ‘lockdowns’ as authorities work to prevent angry gatherings, protests and full-blown riots.
This also fails to address the coming wave of winter COVID infections, which could also be used as a preemptive excuse to lock people down BEFORE the cold and food shortages actually hit.
Cases are on the rise, and, concerningly, the latest data suggests that this is looking like a chronic diseases of the vaccinated — one that results in repeated reinfection without the body ever fully overcoming the variants.
Thanks to the vaccines, it seems that a person’s immune system is engaged in a never-ending game of ‘whac-a-mole’.
When a new variant infects a person, they develop an immune response based on whatever variant their body has been trained to fight. For the majority, this is the ‘Wuhan’ version through vaccination. And the ‘original antigenic sin’ is very, very strong.
New variants only need to change ‘a little bit’ to avoid this narrow immune response. Which, despite the assurances to the contrary from the ‘experts’ involved in the roll-out, is now exactly what we’re seeing: the vaccinated are being hit again and again and again.
This, if true, will ultimately result in immune exhaustion, and will open people up to all sorts of other infections.
And all this is without delving into the ‘spike protein’ issue.
The above, however, are merely my current thoughts, based on what I’m seeing in the latest data.
Feel free to disagree in the comments below.
An open dialogue is key.