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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