ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – It seems God never gets tired of trolling Al Gore and the Global Warming crowd. The latest nail in the coffin of the Global Warming Hoax comes from the Sun itself. Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at Northumbria University in the U.K., has published a new scientific paper that tracks sun spot activity. According to Professor Zharkova, the sun is entering a cycle of low sun spot activity, and that will result in a corresponding drop in the sun’s magnetic field. This has occurred before, and is commonly associated with being the cause of the Earth’s last “Little Ice Age” during the 17th to 19th centuries.
The Little Ice Age, also known as the Maunder Minimum to those who use Climate-Speak, ushered in a period of feeble summers and bitingly cold winters. It inflicted horrifically cold winters on the Pilgrims and George Washington at Valley Forge. It caused great rivers to freeze solid, like the Thames and the Danube. It’s said that the slow tree growth induced by the cold gave the wood in Stradivarius violins their special timbre. Since the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century, we have all got used to the comforts and agricultural advantages (such as being able to grow wheat in more northerly latitudes) that a period of relative global warming has provided. A second Little Ice Age will come as a very nasty shock for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
That shock will be felt most by the world’s Global Warming Cult, whose advocates have insisted that CO2 emitted by human civilization, not solar activity, is the prime driver of climate and that the planet is on a warming trend not a cooling one. Indeed, the Global Warmists have already reacted in predictable fashion, trying to deny Zharkova’s work a platform by having the research censored. Happily, they have failed on that score.
Inconvenient truths have a way of bubbling up to the surface.