In England December is clocking in as the coldest on daily data back to 1910.
A number of places have temperature sporadic records back to the late 1600s, which marked the end of the Little Ice Age.
Australia records snow at a ski area in the middle of their summer.
Some are wondering if this is the return of the Little Ice Age.
Don't think so.
One influence with immediate effect is solar output, which during the 1980s reached the highest in 1000 years (according to Zurich University). That and reduced volcanic activity explains most of the warming.
The recent solar minimum was the deepest since 1913.
The Little Ice Age, which Mann's "hockey" stick chart eliminated from history, is mainly attributed to an exceptional low in solar activity. This was called the "Maunder Minimum" and the latest minimum, which ended in August 2009, did not exceed the 1913 low.
At any rate, it does show that Mother Nature has a sense of humour when it comes to radical global warmers, or climate changers as they now style themselves.