Here in Australia we increasingly like to report on all types of extreme weather and at the height of summer, as we are now, the inevitable and historically regular heatwaves and sporadic record daily temperatures in some otherwise unremarkable locations generally get a good, solid workout on the main news channels. Plus of course any and all news involving natural disasters all around the world, usually involving floods, unusual heat and wildfires.

What, funnily enough, doesn’t seem to get a lot of airtime, at least on the left leaning sources, as shown below, is any type of noteworthy cold, such as the record snowfall that is blanketing large swathes of the Northern Hemisphere right now, despite such dumping affecting high profile locations (such as California and Toronto in the shot below) that would usually feature in Australian news reports if the subject was basically anything other than record snow and cold, and indeed would be headline news if it involved some type of heat or warming angle.

As in the screen shots below, such interesting and entirely noteworthy cold and snow records simply don’t receive coverage, despite plenty of international reporting (that could easily be cut and paste by junior journalists…). Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but, actually, nah, it really isn’t. If you start to take an interest in this, you notice that reporting on cold weather and trends is becoming as rare as hens teeth, at least here in Oz.

And the entirely unremarkable 2021 Arctic and Antarctic sea ice melt seasons, which were way above the record lows and suggest a serious pause or even reversal in any recent warming trend, barely register a peep, beyond the out-of-context mentions of new studies with long terms predictions that completely overlook and generally skip over the most recent observations that show stability, which just don’t fit the narrative.

Perhaps it’s all just a big coincidence? No, it’s certainly not…

GOOGLE SEARCHES FOR “RECORD SNOW” – 18/1/2022:

Global search

Sydney Morning Herald search

ABC Australia search

SBS Australia search