5 thoughts on “Watch Piers Corbyn “Mini Ice Age is here?”

  1. Get used to the new normal.
    “These new extreme early blizzards confirm this.” – Argiris Diamantis

    Abnormal ‘Weather Bomb’ underway; wind gusts of 140 km/h
    5 Oct 2018 – We are only days into the month of October and many across the west are digging out from a foot of snowfall. But what’s interesting is that the strongest storm that we’ve seen in months is only now underway, with heavy snowfall, far-reaching winds and blizzard conditions for some Canadians.

    This is not common
    While residents in northern Canada are no strangers to powerful blizzards, the climatological statistics of a low this deep so early in the season is not common.

    “Sub 950 mb extratropical lows are very rare, especially this early in the season,” says Chris Doyle, a retired meteorologist from British Columbia.


    Record breaking WALLOP
    3 Oct 2018 – Tuesday’s record breaking WALLOP has certainly left its mark on the region. Calgary ground to a halt after nearly 40 cm of snow hammered the city, prompting appeals to neighbouring cities … This unusually cold pattern however, is set to last through the first half of October, meaning these massive mounds of snow aren’t likely to go anywhere.

    Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

    “Get used to the new normal,” says Argiris. “This is exactly what Dr. Piers Corbyn has said. The mini ice age is accelerating, and these new extreme early blizzards confirm this.”


  2. State of emergency in Peru. Minus 10 C and 42 cm of snow.

    24 July 2018 – State of Emergency in 32 districts. Snowfall forces suspension of work in the most affected areas of Puno.

    Schools closed due to the intense snowfall in Puno. In Cusco, camelid mortality is evaluated.

    In Puno, the snowfall that fell from Friday to Sunday froze the grasslands and the alpaca pups have no food.

    In some areas, snowfall reached 42 cm (17 inches) in height and continues falling. In addition, the temperature dropped to 10 degrees below zero.

    The hardest hit sectors are the Macusani district in the province of Carabaya and high areas of the Ilave district; in addition to the provinces of El Collao, Putina, Azángaro, Lampa and Melgar, along with high areas of Chucuito.

    Police officers from Calacoa and Carumas rescued seven people who were trapped inside a truck in the middle of the snowfall in the Laguna del Toro sector in Moqueuga, for almost six hours.




    Apocalyptic snowfall in Bolivia July 20, 2018

  3. Arab News,May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu leaves at least 8 dead, 40 missing in Oman and Yemen
    SALALAH, Oman: Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least eight dead and 40 missing, officials said.
    Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall. The Arabian Sea angrily churned Saturday morning, sending mounds of sea foam into the air. The waves ate into one tourist beach, pulling hunks of it away and toppling thatch umbrellas cemented into the sand.
    As Mekunu barreled overhead, the eye of the storm provided a moment’s respite. At one luxury hotel, which already had evacuated its guests, workers sat down early for a traditional “suhoor,” a meal Muslims eat before sunrise during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. They laughed and shared plates by flashlight in a darkened ballroom, the cyclone’s wind a dull roar behind their clatter.
    At least eight people, including a 12-year-old girl, died in Oman and Yemen with 40 others missing from the Yemeni island of Socotra, which earlier took the storm’s brunt, police said. Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese were among those missing on the Arabian Sea isle and officials feared some may be dead.

    Capt. Tarek al-Shanfari, of the Royal Oman Police’s public relations department, said Saturday the first death was a 12-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a door flung open by the wind. He said an Asian laborer died in a flooded valley and an Omani national in a 4×4 died when his vehicle was swept away. Three others in the vehicle were rescued. Five Yemenis and two Indian sailors were confirmed dead when Mekunu hit Socotra island on Thursday, causing heavy damage, Yemen’s fisheries minister Fahad Kafin said. Rescue teams on Friday found alive four Indian sailors who had been declared missing. The search is ongoing for eight Indian sailors who went missing when the cyclone hit Socotra’s port.
    Director of Meteology at the UAE weather center, Mohamad Al-Ebri, told Arab News on Friday that the cyclone is expected to reach the southern coast of Oman within the next 12 hours, however it is possible that by then the cyclone catagory would have gone down to level one again.
    India’s Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph). It called the cyclone “extremely severe.”
    Many holidaymakers fled the storm Thursday night before Salalah International Airport closed. The Port of Salalah — a key gateway for the country — also closed, its cranes secured against the pounding rain.

    James Hewitson, general manager of the five-star hotel Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, told Arab News they were expecting the situation to worsen over the coming days.

    “The wind has picked up since this morning.”

    He said the hotel staff were preparing for the worst outcome, ensuring there was enough fuel to power the generators, should the main electricity supply be cut.

    “We have taken all precautions in terms of securing all areas of the building to keep our guests safe,” Hewitson explained.

    He said the hotel was well stocked for food and water and that at least one of the restaurants would remain open.

    “We have about 50 guests staying with us at the moment,” Hewitson told Arab News. “Some are leaving tonight, some have chosen to leave and we are offering to compensate them with our sister hotels across Oman”

    “At the end of today I expect I will have something between 40 to 50 guests staying… We have 250 staff members.”

    He explained that representatives from the Ministry of Tourism had visited in the morning.

    “We have already taken down our outdoors furniture, and anything that is not bolted down has been put away so that the winds don’t blow them into anyone and hurt people like glass tables or umbrellas.”

    And he added that Muscat civil defense had sent a team to support in Salalah.

    “We have taken all precautions in terms of securing all areas of the building to keep our guests safe.”


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