The worldwide drought and record heat of 1876-1878 killed fifty million people.
It has been clear since the 1980s that the 1877-78 El Niño was intense. “Now we have a lot more data,” says Singh. “This event was the strongest El Niño that has occurred since the 1850s.” Sea surface temperatures remained high for 16 months. That makes it bigger than the huge El Niños of 1997-98 and 2015-16. A nexus of impacts But that’s not all. In 1877 a second climate cycle, the Indian Ocean Dipole, was active – meaning the western Indian Ocean was warmer than the east. This typically weakens India’s monsoons. “It was the strongest Indian Ocean Dipole on record,” says Singh. The Atlantic Ocean was also unusually warm from 1877 to 1879. “Following the El Niño, it peaked to the most extreme temperatures on record,” says Singh.
This came at the peak of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
New South Wales’ all-time record temperature of 127F occurred on January 17, 1877.
There was no winter in Minnesota that year.
Australia had record heat.
China had a famine which killed nearly ten million people.
And there was universal drought.
This didn’t suit the agenda of climate alarmists, so Michael Mann is now trying to erase the AMO.
NASA has also erased 1878.
As of the year 2000, NASA showed no net warming from 1870 to 1979, with 1878 being the warmest year.
But they now hide data before 1880, and show about 0.7C warming prior to 1980
This animation shows how they have altered the data