There’s a wonderful irony in
the fact that, back in the 1970s, the Greens were issuing warnings and even
writing books about the coming Ice Age. They would abandon this issue, based in
well-known and accepted solar science, in favor of a vast international hoax
alleging man-made global warming.
As the global warming hoax
begins to lose its power to influence public opinion and policy, the Greens are
not likely to be heeded for a long time to come because they were right about
an Ice Age and lying through their teeth about global warming.
Scientists and laymen who
follow the Ice Age cycles have been warning that, if not a full-fledged Ice
Age, at the very least a Little Ice Age comparable to one that lasted from 1300
to around 1850 is on its way.
Amidst all the media coverage
of Hurricane Gustav and the Republican Convention, a report in DailyTech.com
was not likely to get much attention, but it forecast a very cold world in the
years to come. The Earth has already started to cool and scientists date the
change from 1998.
Headlined, “Drop in solar
activity has potential effect for climate on Earth”, the news is that, for the
first time in 100 years, “an entire month has passed without a single visible
sunspot being noted.” The author, Michael Asher, noted that “The event is
significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which
determines the number of sunspots – is an influencing factor for climate on
My friend, Robert W. Felix,
wrote an excellent book on this titled “Not by Fire, but by Ice” ($15.00,
Sugarhouse Publishing, softcover, second edition) which can be purchased from
his website at IceAgeNow.com.
“We’re beginning to realize
that Earth is a violent and dangerous place to live,” wrote Felix. “We’re
beginning to realize that mass extinctions have been the rule, rather than the
exception, for the 3.5 billion years that life has existed on Earth.”
Felix has a new book, soon to
be published, that addresses magnetic reversals, another cyclical factor
affecting life on Earth. “During the last 4.5 million years, at least six out
of nine radiolarian extinctions occurred at magnetic reversals.” They appear to
be a factor in the sudden emergence of new species so Darwin’s theory is likely to be reexamined.
As the DailyTech report
notes, “In the past 1000 years, three previous such events, the Dalton,
Maunder, and Sporer Minimums,” of reduced sunspot activity, “have all led to
rapid cooling,” adding that, “For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is
more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the
occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases.”
An article by William
Livingston and Matthew Penn of the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona,
“Sunspots May Vanish by 2015”, predicts that sunspots will disappear
completely. “Such an event would not be unprecedented, since during a famous
episode from 1645-1715, known as the Maunder Minimum…” That solar cycle “was
shown to correspond with the reduced average global temperatures on the Earth.”
In other words, it’s going to get COLD.
The Little Ice Age had an
effect on history as you might imagine. The French Revolution is attributed to
it insofar as the cost of bread rose as wheat crops failed. Riots followed.
Similarly, Napoleon’s invasion of Russia met with defeat thanks to a
winter that killed thousands of his troops. In America,
it was reflected in the travails of Valley Forge.
Over at IceAgeNow.com, Felix posts the latest news
from around the world that tells of anomalous events ranging from freak early
snow storms to expanding glaciers. Soon enough, those living in the northern
hemisphere will become more aware as winters lengthen and become more severe.
After that, the scenarios grow quite serious.
Even the venerable Old
Farmers Almanac is making news these days forecasting a far cooler winter and
suggesting that the Earth is already in a cooling cycle.
No doubt some diehard Greens
like Al Gore will continue to spout nonsense that the cold weather is due to
global warming, but it has to do with the Sun that’s gone quiet. It’s not myth.