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Sunspot ‘AR3078’ Grows, Posing X-Flare Risk; + China’s Yangtze River Hits Record Low Level, Threatening Crops And Famine

Sunspot ‘AR3078’ Grows, Posing X-Flare Risk

Growing sunspot ‘AR3078’ has developed a delta-class magnetic field, reports Aimee Norton, a senior research scientist at Stanford’s Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, who created this magnetic map of the sunspot using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:

The map shows opposite polarities jostling together–an explosive mix that could trigger strong (even X-class) solar flares, explains Dr Tony Philips over at

Indeed, ‘AR3078’ is crackling with activity:

A series of M-class solar flares have already caused minor shortwave radio blackouts over the Atlantic Ocean and North America. Mariners, pilots and ham radio operators may have noticed unusual propagation effects at frequencies below 15 MHz, especially between the hours of 1500 UT and 1800 UT.

“I don’t know how long this will last,” says Norton.

Stay tuned for updates.

China’s Yangtze River Hits Record Low Level, Threatening Crops And Famine

While temperatures in Northeast China have held anomalously-cool this summer, it’s been a very different story for the country at large as a record-breaking heatwave has persisted–on and off–for going on nine weeks now.

HUNDREDS of temperature benchmarks have been slain, crops have failed, and now: China’s Yangtze River–one of the longest rivers in the world–has become the latest major maritime artery to report navigational problems after a fierce drought has set in during what is traditionally the flood season.

Low solar activity and the ‘meridional’ jet stream flow it causes are throwing farmers, globally, for a loop this year — and it’s no different in China. Water levels on the Yangtze have now hit their lowest level on record, while further heatwaves are forecast over the next week-or-so, according to a report from the National Meteorological Center on Monday.

The heat has been truly historic, but relief is on the way.

A stark cool down is on the cards, according to the latest GFS run, as the ongoing mass of historically COLD air currently infecting Northern Asia and Pakistan/India threatens to shift south and east, respectively:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Aug 16 – Aug 30 [].

Northern Asia’s summer chills have been just as anomalous as the punishing heat further south, chills that actually look set to intensify as the month of August progresses with eastern Kazakhstan, Siberia and Russia’s Far East all on course to be impacted.

In fact, the majority of Asia will hold anomalously-cold over the coming weeks–a rare setup–just as Eastern Europe (to the West) sees its heat cranked up. This will likely be Europe’s final burst of summer heat (heat that will hinder the continent’s desperate energy rationing as people crank up their A/C and fans) before one of the harshest winters since the late-70s barrels in (my prediction).

Unusual heat in one place means unusual cold in another. That’s just the way it works as our planet seeks climatic equilibrium.

However, when our heat source–the Sun–suffers an extended spell of reduced output, as it has since around 2008 and continues to have, then Earth’s average temperature drops (after a multi-year lag due to factors such as ocean-inertia). This is neither surprising nor hard to work your head around, yet in these days of AGW Party dogma, nothing but carbon dioxide emissions are permitted to have any impact on the weather.

Despite the “apocalyptic” warmth in Europe and the “crippling” heat in parts of China, Earth’s overall average temperature has been sliding. According to the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, the planet has been holding only 0.1C and 0.2C above the 1979-2000 base over the past few weeks now:

Moreover, Earth’s average monthly temperature, as gathered by the 15x NASA/NOAA AMSU satellites, shows unmistakable cooling since 2016:

Pockets of intense heat are fine to report on, of course, just so long as they are put into context. Unfortunately though, the mainstream corporate media disregard the cold, as if it’s not even occurring, which gives their trusting viewers and readers a very skewed impression of the state of Earth’s climate.

Selectively reporting on heatwaves and droughts serves nothing but the AGW agenda. It doesn’t help the folks in Southern Argentina who are currently battling historic snowstorms; it doesn’t help Australian’s who are suffering one of their coldest winters on record, with impressive alpine snow cover to match; it doesn’t help those in Northern Asia that have been enduring persistent summer chills (as highlighted above); and neither is it inclusive of the record-breaking two years of anomalously-cold temperatures across Antarctica; or the impressive ice gains currently impacting Greenland:

The ruse is clear.

And many people are finally catching on.

The Yangtze River winds its way through some of China’s most productive regions, where a lack of rain is continuing to threaten crop development as we approach the key autumn harvest period. The Yangtze basin is one of the major grain-producing regions in China, contributing nearly half of the country’s crop output, including over two-thirds of the total volume of rice.

Temperatures in areas across four or more provincial-level regions along the river have hit 40C (104F) of late, the National Meteorological Observatory said, triggering the first national temperature red alert of the year–issued last week.

According to the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), with the extremely high temperature and low precipitation, the water level of Yangtze mainstream and lakes in its flood basin is 4.7 to 5.7m (15ft to 19ft) lower than the average level for the time of year.

In a drought report published by the MWR on August 11, the total acreage affected by the drought in Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing and Sichuan Provinces totaled 9.67 million mu (644,667 hectares). The area of crops affected in Hefei, for example, in Anhui province, amounted to 329,800 mu (21,987 hectares), according to Anhui Daily, and as reported by

China’s drought is simply another nail in modern civilization’s coffin. People don’t realize how real of a threat a global famine has become. They trust that our technological advancements have rendered food shortages impossible: “How can I be clicking about on my phone, engrossed in an IG dopamine hit, and there not be food in my belly?” But I fear that the falsely-comforting midnight glow emitted by ‘screens’ will outlive many a naive citizen; I fear that the Kardashians will be staring back at folks as they waste away in their beds, as they their last ounce of musterable strength to ‘swipe left’.

Anhui, as mentioned above, was one of the worst affected provinces during the famine of 1958-1962–a period not that long ago, not at all–when 18% of the region’s population starved to death.

The Great Chinese Famine, as it’s known, saw as many as 55 million people perish. It is regarded as one of the deadliest famines in human history. It’s cause? Major political interference; the over-reporting of grain production; and drought/flooding.

During the Seven Thousand Cadres Conference in early 1962, Liu Shaoqi, then President of China, formally attributed 30% of the famine to natural disasters and 70% to man-made errors.

History has taught me to never underestimate the compound effect of stupidity and arrogance, which, when mixed with a natural disaster or two, will inevitably lead to immense suffering–but never by those who initiated the catastrophe.

To deal with this year’s drought threat, China has issued a level VI emergency response for prevention in the six most severely affected provinces, and is preparing to reserve waters in 51 major reservoirs, including the Three Gorges.

At the same time, many cities are turning to artificial rainfall and precipitation enhancement, as some cloud-seeding aircrafts have been prepared in Hubei Province and are planning to start a three-month artificial rain seeding operation on Monday. 

What could possible go wrong…?

China is in a bad place right now.

The country’s economy is in free-fall, due in no small part to a nationwide housing collapse (Evergrande being just the tip of the iceberg). China’s default, when it inevitably hits, will undoubtedly spread beyond its borders — contagion will hit every market dumb enough to invest in China in the first place (so every market) and may actually be the final straw that breaks the camels back (early 2023?).

It could lead to that ‘mother of all crashes’ that the elites are hellbent on ushering in, lead by creaking supply chains and failing crops, among other factors. We’re entering a dark future of energy and food rationing, and it’s all entirely self-inflicted:

Before you can have a Great Reset you first need a Great Depression.

Be sure to be in a position to resist their digital IDs and CBDCs when they’re dangled in front of you–which will only occur during the deepest depths of this economic crisis. This means stocking up now on food and energy, and also learning to produce your own–of both.

Autumn is next month.

Time is short.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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11 Thoughts to “Sunspot ‘AR3078’ Grows, Posing X-Flare Risk; + China’s Yangtze River Hits Record Low Level, Threatening Crops And Famine”

  1. Deb

    “I fear that the Kardashians will be staring back at folks as they waste away in their beds…”

    Cap, it looks like we’re going to have to save you a place in the Mordant Humor Hall of Fame. Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had in awhile!

    1. Dallas Schneider

      Well said Deb!!!




    In 2002 co-authors Dr Sallie Baliunas, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian, Dr Tim Patterson, Paleoclimatologist, Carleton, Ottawa and Allan MacRae published:

    1. “Climate science does not support the theory of catastrophic human-made global warming – the alleged warming crisis does not exist.”

    2. “The ultimate agenda of pro-Kyoto advocates is to eliminate fossil fuels, but this would result in a catastrophic shortfall in global energy supply – the wasteful, inefficient energy solutions proposed by Kyoto advocates simply cannot replace fossil fuels.”

    Allan MacRae published on September 1, 2002, based on a conversation with Dr. Tim Patterson:

    3. “If [as we believe] solar activity is the main driver of surface temperature rather than CO2, we should begin the next cooling period by 2020 to 2030.”

    MacRae modified his global cooling prediction in 2013:

    3a. “I suggest global cooling starts by 2020 or sooner. Bundle up.”

    This global cooling is primarily solar-induced, driven by the end of very-weak Solar Cycle 24 (SC24) and the beginning of very-weak SC25, as we published in 2002, one year before Theodor Landscheidt’s 2003 global cooling prediction.


    Almost everything on both sides of this fractious debate is false nonsense. The real crisis is the sabotage of our vital energy systems by climate fraudsters and charlatans for their own political and financial gain.

    As predicted, global cooling started circa 2020.

    This is ending badly. Told you so 20 years ago.

    Regards, Allan MacRae, Calgary

    Post script
    Global famine is the other imminent threat.

  3. Dallas Schneider

    Thank you Mr. MacRae for this 20 year update!

  4. Mystic’s mystic

    Cap while you have your eyes on China examine the GFS model of Central Asia. The Tibetan Plateau a couple years ago was the last mid latitude geographical location to continue receiving snow as summer approached. Now if the GFS model predictions are correct, for two years running now the snow continues all summer long on the Tibetan Plateau.
    There is already a large icy finger drifting off to the north east from there. What is the greater concern? Temporary heatwaves in the summer or permanent snow and ice In the summer. Especially when the heat is probably compressional heat caused by a probing icy finger.

    1. Cap Allon

      You could be onto something.

  5. Bwana Neusi

    Great article Cap. I wait to see all those people walking like Zombies heads down staring at their blank mobile phone screens.

    On another note the adds are getting heavier each day to the point where we have to search for your narrative amongst the sea of adds beseeching us to by yet another dozen kitchen knives

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  7. Dirk Pitt
    Down 11% from last year due to a long cold spring. Because it was so cold our fearless leader signed a Bill for no more new ICE vehicles sold here in seven years? Very strange behavior.
    They took care of that already with the plandemic, there’s now no new cars available. ‘Ere’s some wait times when ordering a new vehicle in the USSA because there’s no more new cars at the dealers:
    Just waiting for parts for anything is now an absurd adventure, the supply chain gets worser every day, Boots on the ground reports:

  8. geoff bancroft

    Install Adblock, it tells me it blocked 73 on this page

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