Thunderpig’s Mirror

Record Breaking Cold Weather in Vietnam

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 19, 2008

Hanoi – Record-setting cold weather has killed more than 8,000 cattle and 100,000 hectares of paddy rice in northern Vietnam since mid-January, officials said Tuesday. Most of the cattle have died in northern mountainous provinces, where temperatures during the month-long cold spell have sometimes dropped to below zero Celsius, a rarity in Vietnam.

“We fear that the number of cattle killed by coldness and shortage of food in northern provinces will keep rising in the coming days,” said Hoang Kim Giao, director of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Livestock Department.

The cold spell, which the National Hydrometeorology Forecast Center says is the longest ever in Vietnam, has also killed up to 100,000 hectares of the winter-spring crop of paddy rice throughout the northern provinces.

Source: Gateway Pundit

That ain’t the half of it, Canadian Scientists think we may be in for a cooling trend. And given the curious lack of sunspots, and the tardiness of Solar Cycle 24 beginning…we may very well be in for some very cold weather:

Accompaning this lower state of the sun called a ‘solar minimum’ by the solar physics community, will be a prolonged cold era according to the SSRC. This next climate change to many years of a slowly cooling Earth environment, is predicted by the SSRC to begin within the period 2010 to 2021 with lowest temperatures during the bottom around the year 2031. The SSRC refers to this dramatic change in climate as a ‘solar hibernation’ because of the depths of cold that are associated with it based upon many hundreds of years of repeating cycles with similar recorded cold eras, as discovered by the SSRC.

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