1964 Global Cooling Arctic Spike Was Larger Than 2015

In the early 1960’s the Guardian was warning its readers about the coming ice age.


The ice age cometh

In 1964, the Arctic had a temperature spike similar to yesterday.



meanT_2015 (1)


Yesterday’s man-made global warming spike which melted the Arctic at -20C was smaller than the 1964 global cooling spike.


Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut


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18 Responses to 1964 Global Cooling Arctic Spike Was Larger Than 2015

  1. AndyG55 says:

    If you trawl trough the years on the DMI link, you will see that these sharp NATURAL WEATHER EVENTS are very common. Similar spikes occur in 1959, 1960 1963, 1966, 1971… etc etc
    1996 has a great big chunky one from about day 3005

    They also often occurred in the first 1/4 of the year.

    I’ll repeat those capitalised words..


    • Lance says:

      Hey Andy, I worked in the High Arctic as an upper technician at a place called Eureka. (late 70s/early 80s). Just about every balloon release we did, there was always a temp inversion above us, and by more than 30 C sometimes. All you needed to do was get a front/wind come through and our temps would jump from -40’s to sometimes into the -teens…happened every time. Then, it would calm down and temps would drop again….I believe it used to be called WEATHER….!!!

  2. John Silver says:

    I just want to remind you that waters phase change from liquid to solid is exothermic.

  3. gator69 says:

    That was weather, this is climate. Only government approved “climate experts” can tell the difference. Why do you hate polar bears and children?

  4. Dmh says:

    Great post!
    The superposition of DMI graphs is very instructive. It’s clear that the general temperatures of the NP in 1964 (minimum between cycles #19 and #20) were lower than in 2015 (end of maximum of present cycle-24), but the spike in December is analogous and more intense than the present one.

    I believe the “never-ending” El Nino of this year combined with declining AMO and solar radiations (in general) is causing chaos to Earth’s climate.
    The EUV radiation spiked this year to levels even higher than 2011 and 2014,
    (look at the first graph for E10.7 flux)

    and we can see also a “little spike” in the last few weeks, with index close to 200, which is somewhat “anomalous” because the F10.7 flux has been generally low recently, around 110 or lower.

    It seems clear that we’re entering the declining phase of the present cycle (similar to the period 2005-07 of cycle-23), but the recent little enhancement of EUV is probably delaying the end of the El Nino and producing localized regions of abnormal weather all over the world.

    • Caleb says:

      With the El Nino starting to fade, and the solar cycle past its peak, it seems that the various factors that promote warming are on the wane.

  5. OT:

    German police are trying to find the presumably 6 Islamist-connected individuals in the so-far averted attack on the Munich main train station and the nearby Pasing station. Both major rail hubs have been closed and the trains are not running through there. The public had been warned against gatherings and to refrain from using any public transportation.

    Now, anyone who understands the importance of subways, light rail, trams and buses in Munich—and many other European cities—can imagine the huge disruption this will have on the life of the city. The Israelis have been living with this threat for decades. The rest of the world is starting to learn now.

  6. michaelspencer2 says:

    Tony, how would you like to have a go at this latest BS from Graudian-allied Oz newspapers? http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/extreme-times-worlds-weather-is-on-a-weird-track-that-will-continue-into-2016-20151231-glxays.html

    As with some of your favourite (note correct spelling!) U.S. press, they seem to be clutching at ever-more fragile straws in order to keep the mythology alive in order to perpetuate the AGW myth.

    And greetings from Oz, and thanks for all your wonderful work! There is a project that – touch wood – is about to come to fruition with enabling capital – that will, among other desirable things allow me to contribute to your well-being but also, apart from that, start the production of some new material that can fix real pollution, and quite naturally;
    with no ‘nasties’. (Unfortunately it was approved by the U.S. E.P.A. to fix oil spills only some 10 months after the Gulf of Mexico.)

    Among its attributes, it can capture and breakdown that most dreadful of all pollutants (at least, according to the ‘true believers’ in the Al Gore etc. myth), with the resultant being a nice natural fertiliser (note correct spelling again!)

    It can fix the Volkswagen (and no doubt others) diesel exhaust problem too. As you will just love it when you discover from whence this magic stuff derives, I can send you some information if you can provide an email contact. I undertake to keep that strictly to myself unless you decree otherwise.

    And you will get a good laugh when you discover its derivation!

    Best wishes!

  7. AndyG55 says:

    A really COOL explanation of the WEATHER EVENT that caused the NATURAL spike in temp at the north pole


  8. Caleb says:

    Excellent observation. Thanks.

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