Record-breaking cold has swept large swathes of the planet of late: from Alaska to the Alps; from India to Iceland; and from Australia to Russia, unprecedented lows have been rewriting the record books.
Currently in Russia, an immense mass of debilitating cold is gripping 80+ percent of the 17.1 million km² transcontinental nation, cold that is only set to expand and intensify as the holiday season nears.
Temperatures across central and eastern areas have plunged more than 20°C below the seasonal average as Arctic air rides anomalously-far south on the back of a weak and wavy Meridional jet stream flow.
In Russia in particular, 20°C below the seasonal average is not to be taken lightly. The mercury is challenging lows of -50°C (-58°F) and even -60°C (-76°F), some of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.
As touched on above, the big freeze is engulfing a huge area.
AGW-destroying cold is stretching from far eastern Kazakhstan through all of central/eastern Russia, across Alaska, through Canada and arching down and clipping the U.S. state of Florida.
Air temps above the north Pacific are also well-below the norm.
To boot, record-smashing December snowfall is accompanying the cold.
On example is Anchorage, Alaska which just busted its all-time Dec. 19 record.
Another example is Japan, with its thousands of cars blocked and 7 feet of snow in just 72 hours.
In fact, regions that have recently suffered record-busting snow are numerous and also include Iceland, the Alps, Canada, the United States, Russia, and southern Asia.
Much of the Southern Hemisphere hasn’t escaped the chill. Australia is also experiencing well-below average temperatures:
All this exceptional and unprecedented cold has seen global average temperatures take a nosedive.
Even in the face of such insurmountable odds, the powers-that-be are continuing to push their anthropogenic global warming narrative.