How’s that global warming doing?
Global warming devastates French wine grapes
At least a third of French wine production worth almost €2bn (£1.7bn) in sales will be lost this year after rare freezing temperatures devastated many vines and fruit crops across France, raising concerns over the climate crisis.
“This is probably the greatest agricultural catastrophe of the beginning of the 21st century,” the French agriculture minister, Julien Denormandie, said this week as the government declared an “agricultural disaster” and began preparing emergency financial measures.
The French resorted to burning candles in the vineyards to keep the grapes from freezing.
It wasn’t too long ago that I read about French wineries buying land in England because they thought France would get too warm.
How’s Germany doing?
April across much of Europe has been unusually cold, frosty and even snowy, and the media have been awfully quiet about it. The following chart shows the mean temperature anomalies with respect to the 1991-2020 reference period so far (up through April 17):
With a mean temperature of 4.5°C for Germany, April so far continues to be the second coldest since 1881, according to German DWD national weather service records. Only 1917 was colder at a mean of 4.3°C.
Another cold blast forecast for next weekend
And it likely isn’t going to change too much, as the ECMWF model is forecasting yet another unusual April cold wave with snow and frost for next week. A warm up is forecast near the end of the month, but that is still some 10 days out.
Most snowy April in 35 years.
I hope the Gretard is freezing in Sweden.
What about the good ol’ USA?
NORTH AMERICA: A powerful Arctic blast has delivered –and is continuing to deliver– record April cold and snow as far south as Oklahoma, with the unprecedented wintry conditions forecast to run into May.
A strong cold front, riding unusually-far south on the back of a weak and wavy meridional jet stream, has returned large areas of the U.S. and Canada to winter, with hundreds (likely thousands) of cold and snow records falling across many states — a reality that has left global warming proponents scratching their heads, tapping their charts, and bleating dogmatic nonsense such as “it was the warm what did it!”
Yep! It’s always that pesky global warming that has caused these record cold temperatures and the record snowfall. More at the site.
My BIL turned me on to Electroverse a few months ago.
Brrrrr! It’s chilly here in beautiful Dunwoody