Get your long underwear and down jacket out, make sure your heater works and make sure you have plenty of money for gas, electricity or fuel oil as it’s going to be a cold winter.
Per the Pajamas Media article titled “Super La Niña and the Coming Winter” by Art Horn, you may need all of that and more this coming winter.
Historically, these strong La Niña events drop the Earth’s average temperature around one degree Fahrenheit, and the drop comes quickly. As a result, some of the same places that had record heat this summer may suffer through record cold this winter.
La Niña is the lesser-known colder sister of El Niño. La Niña chills the waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, and in turn cools the entire planet for one to two years or more. This chilling has the potential to bring bone-numbing cold to many parts of the world for this and the following winter. As a result, world energy demand may spike in the next one to two years as much colder weather hits many of the major industrial nations.
This La Niña appears to be special, at least so far. It is well on its way to being the strongest of these events since the super La Niña of 1955-1956. During that powerful La Nina that lasted two years, the global average temperature fell nearly one degree Fahrenheit from 1953 to 1956.
You can see recent activity on the below animated chart from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Click on the chart to see the animation.
You can read the rest of the article below at Pajamas Media. Remember, what goes up goes down, including temperature and global warming can turn into global cooling.
Source: Pajamas Media