Most extreme temperatures in China for 28 years caused by global warming

Posted: January 10, 2013 by tchannon in alarmism, humour, weather

A widely disseminated press item from AP includes this

“China Meteorological Administration says the country’s average temperature has hit the lowest in 28 years this winter, as snow and ice throughout China have closed highways, canceled flights and stranded travelers.” – AP

and

“The administration says the temperatures are dropping partly because of south-moving polar cold fronts, caused by melting polar ice from global warming.” – AP

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020062187_apaschinacoldestwinter.html

Made less obvious by these people

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-records-coldest-temperatures-in-28-years-ice-and-snow-disrupt-traffic/2013/01/05/0715b9c0-5729-11e2-8a12-5dfdfa9ea795_story.html

Is the association reasonable? I wonder what the Chinese source actually said?

Comments
  1. Gary Kerkin says:

    I wonder that the writers of such statements as the “coldest since …” or the “hottest since …” don’t see the irony in the statements. It implies that further back from the “when” it was colder or hotter, or whatever. What conclusions, then, can be drawn?

    Maybe I am just naïve!

  2. donald penman says:

    Could the polar fronts be following the path that the soot took to reach the arctic?

  3. tallbloke says:

    John Christy says:

    While 2012 was only the ninth warmest year globally, it was the warmest year on record for both the contiguous 48 U.S. states and for the continental U.S., including Alaska. For the U.S., 2012 started with one of the three warmest Januaries in the 34-year record, saw a record-setting March heat wave, and stayed warm enough for the rest of the year to set a record.

    Compared to seasonal norms, March 2012 was the warmest month on record in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Temperatures over the U.S. averaged 2.82 C (almost 5.1° Fahrenheit) warmer than normal in March; the warmest spot on the globe that month was in northern Iowa. The annual average temperature over the conterminous 48 states in 2012 was 0.555 C (about 0.99 degrees F) warmer than seasonal norms.

    Compared to seasonal norms, the coolest area on the globe throughout 2012 was central Mongolia, where temperatures averaged about 1.39 C (about 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than seasonal norms. The warmest area was north of central Russia in the Kara Sea, where temperatures averaged 2.53 C (about 4.55 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than seasonal norms for 2012.

    Compared to seasonal norms, over the past month the coldest area on the globe was eastern Mongolia, where temperatures were as much as 4.55 C (about 8.19 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than seasonal norms. The “warmest” area was off the coast of the Antarctic near South America, where temperatures averaged 3.79 C (about 6.82 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than seasonal norms for December.

  4. oldbrew says:

    ’2012 was only the ninth warmest year globally’ since when – 1979?

  5. oldbrew says:

    This is what ‘global warming’ now looks like in China…

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/09/c_132091189.htm

  6. Doug Proctor says:

    Won’t melted sea ice expose liquid water which is warmer than ice, and so air moving over it become warmer?

  7. Stephen Wilde says:

    Over the past couple of years I’ve been drawing attention to an increase in the size and intensity of the Arctic cold pool in winter:

    http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=10784&linkbox=true&position=12

    “More Visual Proof Of Global Cooling Since 2007″

    It appears that the cold pool once established then ‘flops about’ a lot affecting first one part of the northern hemisphere then another and another.

    At the moment it is flopping across Asia and China but there is plenty of winter left for it to flop across Europe and UK or the USA.