The media may be yelling about global warming, but were you aware that the land itself, the land we’re actually living on, is cooling?
Take a look at this land-only map from NOAA (below) for the month of February 2018.
First, you need to disregard the gray areas, because NOAA says they represent “missing data,” of which there is a lot on this map. The data appears to be “missing” for almost all of Canada, Greenland, Brazil, Africa and Antarctica.
Be that as it may, when you look at all of the blue areas you can clearly see that many entire countries were colder than normal during the month of February. Those countries include Spain, France, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Switzerland, Morocco, Poland, Turkmenistan, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, temperatures in parts of the United States and Canada, along with much of Russia and China, ran as much as five degrees colder than normal during February.
Now look at NOAA’s blended map (below), showing both ocean and land temperatures for the same time period.
Here, even though the data was somehow “missing”when NOAA compiled the previous map, you can see that temperatures across a huge portion of Canada ran far below normal – as much as five degrees below normal – during the month of February, as was the case in Colombia, Venezuela, Mauritania, Senegal, Romania, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia, and a good portion of Algeria.
You will also see, even though the land-only map said the data was missing for almost all of Africa, that temperatures across that huge continent miraculously became slightly warmer than normal. Same in Brazil.
I have no idea why NOAA’s maps show such disparities, but my point here is that – if I’m reading these maps correctly – we’ve got some continental cooling going on.
We’re talking about the areas where much of the world’s food supplies are grown. We’re talking about the bread baskets of the world.
Continental cooling is not something to be desired.
See larger maps: (When you get to the NOAA website, click on the smaller map to access the larger map.)