Plan On It: Little Ice Age

Via Ice Age Now Worst and most violent winter we’ve ever seen

Geophysicist Philip Chapman, a former NASA astronaut-scientist and former president of the National space Society, warns, “It is time to put aside the global warming dogma, at least to begin contingency planning about what to do if we are moving into another little ice age.”

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Then there’s the climate. Despite the now almost comical hysteria promoted by the global warming fanatics, the world is getting colder.
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The sun has lost its spots. As of now, all of them. By this point in the solar cycle, sunspots would ordinarily have been present in goodly numbers. Lots off sun spots mean warmth on earth; no sunspots spell drastic cooling.

The speculation in the scientific community is that we could be entering a new epoch that few would welcome. Several renowned scientists have been predicting for some time that the world could enter a period of cooling right around now, with consequences that could be dire.

“The next little ice age would be much worse than the previous one and much more harmful than anything warming may do,” says Dr. Chapman. “There are many more people now and we have become dependent on a few temperate agricultural areas, especially in the U.S. and Canada. Global warming would increase agricultural output, but global cooling will decrease it.”

Our research dollars are utterly wasted pursuing the sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, which has never been connected with global warming in fact. In a new little ice age, the loss of human life could be catastrophic.

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AP Swings, Misses on Solar Wind At 50 Year Low

Wire service Associated Press has cribbed up some scientists who say “there is no evidence to make any connection between solar activity and weather or long-term climate change.” It is reassuring to know that lunatics process the news; they might as well, since Al Gore makes the news. I would like to know which scientists say there is no connection between solar activity and long-term climate change, Mr. Journalist. These scientists are as unaware of history and geology as you are.

Solar Wind at Lowest Levels in 50 Years here

WASHINGTON — The sun has dialed back its furnace to the lowest levels seen in the space age, new measurements from a space probe show.

But don’t worry — it’s too small a difference to change life on Earth, scientists said Tuesday. In fact, it means satellites can stay in orbit a little longer.

The solar wind — a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun’s upper atmosphere at 1 million miles per hour — is significantly weaker, cooler and less dense than it has been in 50 years, according to new data from the NASA-European solar probe Ulysses.

And for the first time in about a century, the sun went for two months this summer without sunspots, said NASA solar physicist David Hathaway.

That record was broken Monday when a cluster of eight sunspots surfaced. Sunspots are temporary regions of high magnetic activity that from Earth appear to be black splotches.

The cause for the sun’s slight weakening seems to be a change in its magnetic flux, said Dave McComas of the Southwest Research Institute. Why it’s happening is a mystery, but it has fluctuated like this in the past.

Weaker solar winds mean less drag on satellites so they can stay in orbit a bit longer. While that’s good for satellites, it also means more space junk.

Normally the sun goes through an 11-year cycle of more, then fewer, sunspots and a similar cycle when it comes to solar wind strength. But scientists said Tuesday the sun is in “a very prolonged minimum.”

Typically a solar minimum lasts about a year, but this low point has gone on since the summer of 2006.

It is “like turning down the heat on a stove,” said McComas, a scientist who used the Ulysses solar probe to document a significantly weaker solar wind.

The 17-year-old space probe, which circles the sun from a distance of about 337 million miles, has been studying the environment above and below the poles of the sun. It is just months away from shutting down because of freezing fuel.

Recently, the solar wind has been about 14 percent cooler and 17 percent less dense, according to a paper by McComas in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

For the past 15 years or so, the sun’s overall output seems to be lower than normal, even when it was at the maximum for its cycle about eight years ago, McComas said. It may be part of a centurylong trend, said Boston University space physicist Nancy Crooker.

Some people historically have connected sunspots to weather, such as the Old Farmer’s Almanac. But solar scientists say there is no evidence to make any connection between solar activity and weather or long-term climate change.

The confusion is grand. Sunspots, or more precisely, solar magnetic activity, and long-term climate change on Earth, obviously including weather, are the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of precise coordination.

It is anthropogenic carbon dioxide, on the other hand, that lacks any documented connection with weather or long-term climate change.

A mechanism has been alleged (unsuccessfully) connecting anthropogenic carbon dioxide with weather and long-term climate change; and has been worked to death. “The greenhouse effect” has now disappeared from the wire service “scientific” lexicon in favor of undefined “climate change.” Of course there is a real “greenhouse effect” which is absolutely required for life as we know it on Earth; but the real greenhouse effect is now proven practically insensitive to anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

While there is no connection observable between anthropogenic carbon dioxide and weather including long-term climate change, there very much is an obvious connection between solar magnetic activity and weather, etc. One can observe this connection if he does not ignore history (Maunder, Dalton, etc.). Frankly, I would prefer that those who ignore history should desist from polluting the “wires.”

A mechanism, enhanced low cloud formation from increased ionizing radiation during solar magnetic quiet, has been demonstrated (The Chilling Stars) in compelling fashion. Beyond simply being connected, a causal relationship exists. Read the book, AP.

Gore Demands Civil Insurrection

“It is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” said Gore today.

Al Gore now encourages law-breaking by our children, in America. Why?

That a winter more bitterly cold than last is forecast for much of the United States, does not matter to Al Gore. Winter blackouts should be a TREAT, right, Al?

Speaking of blackouts, I don’t remember any last summer. Which gives us some real perspective, be it from anecdotal information, which we now must rely on since scientific climate information has been discontinued in the United States by NASA and Al Gore.

Check this out: Disagreement with Gore’s AGW fairy tale now constitutes STOCK FRAUD, according to the legal expert Gore.

Read Gore Urges Civil Disobedience to Stop Coal Plants, via Newsmax

NEW YORK — Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon.

The former U.S. vice president, whose climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Academy Award, told a philanthropic meeting in New York City that “the world has lost ground to the climate crisis.”

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.

“I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”

Read the rest here.

NASA: We’re No Climate Experts, But AGW Is REAL

“None of us here are experts on climate” quotes Anthony Watts, from NASA’s press conference on the state of the Sun, today.

In August, a few days ago, NASA’s story was different.

Was the ice age and lack of sunspots a coincidence? Or an insight to a causal relationship between sunspots and solar heating of Earth? Dr. Hathaway does not think there is a significant change in the sun’s energy output when sunspots are low. That percentage, he argues, would have very little impact on our planet today, which is already warming too rapidly from the greenhouse gases blanket that human industry has created over the past century.

David Hathaway, Ph.D., Solar Physics Team Leader,
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Quoted here

NASA are experts of convenience, apparently. When it is convenient for NASA to comment on climate, NASA speaks with profound authority and great clarity. Occasionally, it is not convenient.

Enhancement of low cloud formation is now regarded by NASA experts as “speculation,” since they are not experts today, except in the ability to identify speculation expertly.

Maybe tomorrow NASA will be climate experts again. In fact, I am certain of it.

NASA Acknowledges Al Gore Minimum

With solar wind at a 50 year low, NASA is now suddenly and seriously concerned about solar somnolence.

Carbon dioxide is nowhere to be found, Al.

The $trillions you want to extort for carbon dioxide mitigation may not accrue to you.

The prospects of the Al Gore Minimum should prove less than lucrative for you and your ilk, Al.

Even NASA is cutting you off.

Sell the stupid boat, while you can.

As Sun sleeps, let the lawsuits begin. What is your address there in Tennessee?

> The Al Gore Terminator

Solar Wind At 50 Year Low – NASA

Due for some Chillin'

Due for some Chillin'

“The Sun’s current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system” (no less).

We should have no surprise whatever if the Sun’s current state has a rather profound effect in the solar system, and more specifically among humans on Earth. The Sun’s state has done so on inumerable occasions; some in history, many more in paleoclimatology.

The total shock, awe, and surprise is that NASA would acknowledge it, at long last.

Maybe science can learn. Al Gore is another matter entirely.

Dalton Minimum Returns has the story NASA worried about a quiet sun.

NASA announcement here.

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