Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Freezing Alaska Bucking Global Warming Trend | Pacific Decadal Oscillation PDO
Other areas of the world are also shivering through an unusually frosty winter: Russia is now experiencing its coldest winter since 1938. Temperatures as low as minus 58 degrees F (minus 50 degrees C) and heavy snowfalls have scrambled airline flights, burst pipelines carrying water and heat and closed roads throughout Russia.
Delhi: Coldest day in 44 years, maximum temp 9.7 degree Celsius - India - IBNLive
With this, the death toll in the state this winter has reached to 107.
Second Coldest Year In England Since 1996 « NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
As I forecast a couple of months ago, CET figures just released confirm that 2012 was the second coldest for sixteen years, second only to 2010. The provisional figure is 9.70C, which is 0.27C colder than the 1981-2010 average.

For the whole of the CET series since 1659, there have been 81 years that have been warmer.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds climate models are unable to reproduce ENSO and other teleconnections
A new paper published in the the International Meteorological Association journal Tellus finds that state-of-the-art climate models are not able to reproduce atmospheric teleconnections, such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation [ENSO]. According to the authors, "Due to internally generated [natural] climate variability, the models are not able to reproduce the observed temporal behaviour [behavior over time]." Teleconnections such as ENSO and other natural ocean/atmospheric oscillations dominate climate and extreme weather worldwide. The paper adds to many other peer-reviewed publications demonstrating that state-of-the-art climate models are not able to reproduce the most fundamental aspects of climate in the past, including teleconnections/ocean oscillations, clouds, wind speeds, droughts, floods, and extreme weather. The models therefore cannot possibly provide skillful projections of climate in the future.

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