Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Global warming hits Asia

Man-made global warming causes prolonged drought, less rains, less snow, short and mild winter. But man-made warming also causes prolonged rains and cold snap, more and frequent snow, bitter winter. Whichever the climate goes, it is caused by man-made warming. Yeah, right.

The severe winter and cold snap hitting Northern Hemisphere since last month also has its counterpart in Asia. Below are some news reports that I gathered this month. The sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly in Nino region 4, the region of equatorial Pacific Ocean closest to East Asia, remains in the -1.0 C colder than normal for several months now as shown in this graph, as of December 26, 2010. Source is http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/indices.shtml


Cold snap drops Beijing’s temperature to 10-year low
December 16, 2010

Beijing’s temperature slumped to below minus 10 degrees Celsius Wednesday morning, the lowest in a decade reported at the same period of the year, amid a cold snap hitting half of China.

An observatory in the southern suburbs of Beijing indicated the temperature was minus 10.9 degrees Celsius at 5 a.m., a record low in 10 years, the city’s weather bureau said in a press release.

Meanwhile, the temperature in the mountainous Yanqing District on the city’s northern outskirts was minus 16.1 degrees Celsius.


Temperatures plunge across Japan
December 16, 2010

Severe cold gripped the Japanese archipelago Thursday, with temperatures in some locations dropping to the lowest recorded this winter, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The mercury fell to as low as 21.7 C below zero in Kitami, Hokkaido, the record low in the city for the month of December, the agency said. The first snow of the season was observed in some cities, including Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as well as Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki and Oita.

S. Korea

Cold snap grips country ahead of Christmas
December 24, 2010

A cold spell gripped the nation a day before Christmas on Friday, the December temperature falling to the lowest level in three decades.

As of Friday morning, the mercury dropped to minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in Seoul, falling by more than 10 degrees from the previous day, the weather agency here said.

The temperature will remain below zero the whole day and through Christmas in most regions, with snow expected near the country’s west coast, the Korea Meteorological Administration said....


First snow of the year falls in central Taiwan
December 16, 2010

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Taiwan saw its first snowfall of the year Thursday at Siyuan Yakou in the central region, where the Chungyang Mountain Range joins the Xueshan Range.

Snow began falling around 2 a.m. Thursday and by 4 p.m. three to six centimeters had accumulated in the 1,948-meter mountain pass, said Jungle Chen, Dulishan branch chief of the Directorate General of Highways (DGH)....

Hong Kong

Cold snap brings out woollies and hotpots
December 8, 2010

It's winter woollies weather, with the mercury expected to drop to 14 degrees Celsius this morning, weathermen say. A winter monsoon will be bringing lower temperatures to Hong Kong over the next few days, the observatory said.

The minimum temperature is also forecast to be 14 degrees tomorrow, before rising slightly to 16 degrees on Friday and Saturday. It will be a couple of degrees lower in the New Territories - Ta Kwu Ling is expected to experience a chilly 11 degrees,,,.


Fresh cold snap to blanket north Vietnam
December 20, 2010

The weather will turn slightly warmer in the next two days as a cold snap weakens in the northern region, before another cold wave turns the weather chilly again from December 23 to 26. More frost is forecast in both mountainous and lowland areas.

Places like the tourist town of Sa Pa, Sin Ho Commune in Lai Chau Province, and Mau Son Mountain in Lang Son Province are likely to get snow again, according to the Central Hydrometeorology Forecasting Center....


Chiang Mai declared cold snap disaster zone
December 27, 2010

CHIANG MAI, Dec 27 - Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai has declared all its 25 districts as a disaster zone due to the cold snap affecting the region, according to to provincial disaster response services director Prajon Pratsakul.

The Chiang Mai Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office head said temperatures dropped below 15 degrees Celcius for over three days, which he said is an indicator that the whole province will become colder. The provincial seat is the warmest spot where the temperature has been 14 degrees Celcius....

Meanwhile, here is one study on sea level in Thailand. The trend is declining, not increasing, by 0.26 to 0.48 mm per year. Or 48 mm (4.8 cm) per century, which is negligible. Click on the graph to see a bigger image. Graph source is http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/co2-creates-salt-water/


Harsh winter in north India leaves 6 people dead
December 27, 2010

New Delhi: Six people died as freezing temperatures and chilly winds swept through north India on Sunday...

Even as north India shudders under harsh winter conditions, heavy fog delayed 31 flights in Delhi on Monday morning. Sunday was also Delhi's coldest day of this season - the minimum temp was 7 degrees....


We have cloudy sky here in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces everyday, except yesterday. Some rains too, a slightly wet Christmas last December 25-26. Baguio, the highest and coldest city in the Philippines, is experiencing colder than normal temperature.

Baguio temperature drops anew
December 25, 2010

...Last week, the average temperature that prevailed in the city was 12.7 degrees Celsius during the mornings while the warmest temperature ranges from 21 to 23 degrees Celsius which is much lower than the usual 15 to 25 degrees...

If there is prolonged drought and bad El Nino, it's due to man-made warming, so governments should impose more environmental regulations, more energy taxation, and create more climate bureaucracies.

If there is prolonged rains and cold snap, bad La Nina, it's due to man-made warming, so governments should impose more environmental regulations, more energy taxation, and create more climate bureaucracies.

Yeah, right.


DirkH said...

Very helpful collection, Nonoy! Here in the West, whenever you point to the freezing conditions outside, the Warmists would reply "This is just local cold; the globe is warming" but your collection makes it clear that the entire Northern hemispehere is affected. Which should be obvious when one looks at the global SST.

BTW, here in Germany we're between -10 and -20 deg C for days now; 20cm of snow on the ground everywhere. I'm not leaving the house! ;-)

Bienvenido Oplas Jr said...

Thanks Dirk H. I notice that there is NO Asian blogger who regularly fights the warming fanatics. Most or all of them are from North America, Europe or Australia. Thus, the regional conditions are not highlighted. I hope to continue this series in future blog articles.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up Nonoy!
Have you thought about contacting the guys at WUWT? I'm sure they'd be happy to give your site more exposure - we need a truly global sceptic community, not just one from the US/Europe/Australasia.
Now remember, make sure you keep your jumper and scarf on - this 'Global Warming' can get really chilly ;)