ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – Our sun is getting the chills, and that means Earth is in for an extended period of cooling. Observation of the sun’s activity shows that it is entering what is known as the “solar minimum phase”, also known as the Maunder Minimum. Cyclical changes in the sun’s intensity (both its brightness and the amount of heat and radiation it generates) was discovered by the solar astronomers Annie Russell Maunder (1868–1947) and E. Walter Maunder (1851–1928). The changes in intensity are also linked to changes in sunspot activity on the sun’s surface. When there are a lot of sunspots, this correlates to a higher intensity; when there are relatively few sunspots, this correlates to low solar intensity.
Sunspot activity on the sun is at very low levels. The sun is entering a cycle of relative dormancy, with the sun reaching full “hibernation” mode around 2030. This is what is meant by the Maunder Minimum. The last Maunder Minimum occurred in the early 1800’s and produced what is now known as the “mini-Ice Age”, a period of cooler temperatures, expanded artic ice, and a lowering of the sea level.
Earth goes through cyclical temperature “Epochs”. The current epoch is called the Holocene Epoch, and it began 12,000 years ago as the Earth entered a warming trend, ending the Ice Age of the late Paleolithic Period. Glaciers from the Artic reached the middle of North America during the last Ice Age, and then retreated to where they are today. Note that this warming occurred completely on its own, caused completely by solar activity and Earth’s naturally occurring atmospheric conditions. This was thousands of years before man’s Industrial Revolution, long before factory smokestacks, long before the first lump of coal was burned, and long before the creation of the internal combustion engine.
Prior to the “Little Ice Age” was the Medieval Warm Period. The Medieval Warm Period (MWP), was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that may also have been related to other climate events around the world during that time, including China and other areas, lasting from about AD 950 to 1250. In this period, the Southern coast of England resembled the climate of the Mediterranean, and the Romans had in fact planted olive groves and vineyards in Southern England even earlier. In this period, the Vikings under Eric the Red settled Iceland and Greenland, the later being referred to as Vinland by the Vikings, where they too planted vineyards and were able to grow grapes for wine.
All of the foregoing provides context to the natural variations in the Earth’s temperature cycle, and stand in direct contravention to the theories of the Global Warming crowd, because they occurred hundreds and thousands of years before human industrialization.
In the 1970’s, climate scientists began to become concerned with global cooling, as temperatures steadily declined since the 1940’s, as measured by Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The PDO Index is a recurring pattern of ocean-atmosphere climate variability centered over the Pacific Ocean. Determined by deep currents. These currents shift between warm and cool phases. Some climate scientists worried in the 1970’s that the PDO Index might stay cool and drag down the Atlantic Decadal Oscillation with it, spurring a new Ice Age. But then temperatures started warming and by the 1990’s, theories of Anthropogenic Global Warming were hatched. The United Nations got the ball rolling with the announcement of a “97% consensus of scientists”. There was just two problems with this: First, they didn’t really have 97% of climate scientists on board, and secondly, consensus isn’t science. When Galileo stood before the Inquisition, the “consensus” was that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Consensus didn’t make it true, and Galileo, one man, was the one who was actually in the right. Numbers of signatures don’t count in science, and all the U.N.’s shills don’t make AGW a fact.
AGW has become a cult of faith, unsupported by any real data. In the 2009 “Climategate Scandal”, e-mails and documents from IPCC-affiliated scientists were leaked that indicated they had manipulated data and reports to jibe with the AGW theory. References were made to “hiding the decline” through the use of “tricks”. Michael Mann’s “hockey stick graph” was exposed as a creation of made up data that ignored the Medieval Warming Period. Mann then destroyed all his alleged data, refusing to let independent scientists corroborate his findings. Not the actions of an honest man, to say the least.
Then in 2012 Anthony Watts, a meteorologist and self-described whistle-blower, caught the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) changing temperature data from the 1930s to make the decade appear colder than it had been. Another whistle-blower, blogger Tony Heller has amassed impressive data showing that since 1997, the world has actually been getting colder and Goddard and NOAA are committing “climate fraud”.
Although the American Democrat party and the Socialist governments of Europe have all signed on to AGW, and the global Carbon Credit Tax scheme that will allow them to pillage your bank account, not all national leaders are so cowed, or as craven. Vladimir Putin of Russia has gone on record condemning AGW as a fraud, being used as a weapon to prevent Russia from tapping its vast oil and natural gas reserves.
The Global Warming Cultists have targeted carbon dioxide as the chief culprit causing the alleged warming (temperatures have actually not increased in about 20 years), but this is nonsensical. Water vapor accounts for 60% of all greenhouse gases, but it does not control global temperatures, it is a result of global air temperature. Carbon dioxide is a distant second factor compared to water vapor, but the Globalists who want an excuse to tax you can’t tax you over water vapor, so they ignore it. Look at this official pie chart of greenhouse gases from the EPA:
Notice something missing? Yeah, it doesn’t show water vapor at all, and artificially makes Carbon Dioxide look like it is 82% responsible for atmospheric heat retention, which is a blatant lie. Unless you are educated, you don’t see how blatant the lies are.
Which brings us back to the Maunder Minimum and the sun’s impending period of hibernation into 2030, another 15 years into the future. There is no way the Earth is going to be warming in the next few decades. Quite the opposite. Other researchers and organizations are also predicting global cooling – the Russian Academy of Science, the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Scientists, the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism Russia, Victor Manuel Velesco Herrera at the National University of Mexico, the Bulgarian Institute of Astronomy, Dr Tim Patterson at Carleton University in Canada, Drs Lin Zhen at Nanjing University in China, and this is not an exhaustive list. But in the Church of Global Warming, acknowledging these facts makes you a Blasphemer.
Stand fast to the Truth. Global Warming is a hoax. Shout it out from the rooftops. Say “No” to Carbon Taxes.