Ice Core Analysis Shows Fastest Decline in Solar Activity for 10,000 Years

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Solar physicist Richard Harrison says he has never seen the sun this quiet in more than 30 years of studying it.

“If you want to go back to see when the Sun was this inactive… you’ve got to go back about 100 years,” he says.

At this point in the solar cycle the sun should be a hive of activity, popping off flares and dotted with sunspots.

Professor Mike Lockwood, a space environment physicist at Reading University UK has studied ice cores going back tens of thousands of years. He thinks there’s a very good chance that the Sun is heading for an extremely quiet period. Speaking to the BBC  he said that it was

“…an unusually rapid decline. It’s a very active research topic at the present time, but we do think there is a mechanism in place where we should expect more cold winters when solar activity is low.”

He went on to explain how Europe would bear the brunt of the change he believes is afoot.

“There are large meanders in the jet stream, and they’re called blocking events because they block off the normal moist, mild winds we get from the Atlantic, and instead we get cold air being dragged down from the Arctic and from Russia,” he says.

“These are what we call a cold snap… a series of three or four cold snaps in a row adds up to a cold winter. And that’s quite likely what we’ll see as solar activity declines.”

“If we take all the science that we know relating to how the Sun emits heat and light and how that heat and light powers our climate system, and we look at the climate system globally, the difference that it makes even going back into Maunder Minimum conditions is very small.

“I’ve done a number of studies that show at the very most it might buy you about five years before you reach a certain global average temperature level. But that’s not to say, on a more regional basis there aren’t changes to the patterns of our weather that we’ll have to get used to.”

The Maunder Minimum was a period of intensely cold winters during the 1600’s. If Lockwood and his colleagues are right this is yet another indicator that points towards global cooling. Although the effects of the jet stream are predominantly felt in Europe the overall temperature drops caused by a cessation of activity on the Sun will be felt across the Northern Hemisphere.

As the warnings about global cooling and it’s connection to lack of activity on the Sun continue to gather pace, we need to start thinking about a world where the summers are cooler, where growing zone boundaries are changing due to the weather.

The government, backed by their butt buddies at the IPCC are not going to warn us, they are not going to admit that global warming was flawed science at best and an out and out con at the worst.

You can read more about Lockwoods research here.

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  • jim_robert

    Not to worry! They’ll blame the cooling on global warming… or else go back to the 1970s scare – supported by todays warmers like Holdren and Ehrlich – of global cooling/next ice age. Either will server the goals of the fascist Agenda 21 leftists. You can COUNT on this.

    • GeorgeW

      They already got that covered, they realized the warming trend would end as the mother of all solar maximums turned into the quietest since records started being kept. That’s why they changed the name to “Climate Change”, that way they can still blame “we the people”, or slaves as I see myself.

  • jim_robert

    Farley
    Mowat, the noted Canadian leftist and Greenpeace activist, wrote in his book West
    Viking (written while we were still
    in the global cooling scare) that there were probably at least dwarf forests
    growing in Greenland
    when the Vikings arrived in 985 AD and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural
    History reports “… Erik the Red discovered two areas of southwest Greenland
    which were suitable for farming, with grasslands and small stands of alder and
    birch.” [You will note that it is too cold today for any
    type forests in Greenland, and there is zero farming. Mowat also reported the
    Arctic pack ice was much less in that Viking discovery era than today. Dr. Fred
    Singer writes that when the Vikings first settled Greenland, they grew
    vegetables, and it was warm enough to allow the population to grow to 3,000
    people
    and by 1100 AD the place was thriving enough that they had their own bishop and
    twelve churches.Meanwhile,
    the Archeological Survey of Canada has also noted around “A.D. 1000, a warmer
    climate resulted in the tree line advancing 100 kilometres north of its present
    position.” Yet, in
    the 1100s, Greenland cooled dramatically, briefly stabilized, and then dropped
    even further in the 1200s to the early 1400s. As Dale Mackenzie Brown writes
    “An ice core drilled from the island’s massive icecap between 1992 and 1993
    shows a decided cooling off in the Western Settlement during the mid-fourteenth
    century” Indeed,
    when I was visiting Iceland at Skaftafell Nat’l Park two years ago, Icelandic
    historians know from extant deeds – and have put in the displays at the park –
    that somewhere around FORTY old Viking era farms are currently
    buried under the Vatnajokull glacier system (the largest in the world outside
    of Greenland and Antarctica). In other words, it was simply much warmer in the
    Icelandic settlement era than it is today. We are routinely informed of the melting of
    Greenland glaciers today at lower altitudes, but demonstrably there are at bare
    minimum low altitude glaciers in roughly the same geographic area that
    had seen more melting and more pronounced glacial recession one thousand
    years ago than we see today. Al Gore may want to visit Skaftafell National Park
    in Iceland on one of his many jet-setting, carbon burning trips to check the
    facts himself. More evidence: There are
    records of grape growing occurring in places in northern Europe back during
    this optimum where they can’t grow today. Gregory McNamee, in the Weather Guide
    Calendar (Accord Publishing, 2002) noted that wine connoisseurs might have gone
    to England for fine vintages (can’t grow fine vintage grapes there today!),
    that heat loving trees like beeches carpeted Europe far into Scandinavia, and
    Viking ships crossed iceberg free oceans to ice free harbors in England…”.

    In sum, the Greenland historical records show there was a severe drop in temps
    starting around 1100 AD, which briefly saw a plateau, then dropped even further
    through the 1400s, only finally to sharply rise again very roughly around 1500
    (by this time the Vikings had been frozen out of Greenland, and there were none
    left residing there), followed by a precipitous fall again starting later in
    the 1500s to the temperature nadirs of the Little Ice Age very roughly around
    the time of the American Revolution. Importantly, each of these optimums – the
    ones very roughly centered around 1000 AD and 1500 AD were far above today’s
    supposedly record high temperatures Al Gore frantically is warning us
    about. Even further west, into North America, in the first Mediaeval Warm
    Period, the Rocky Mountains had a snow line 1,000 feet HIGHER than today.
    (Meanwhile, in the global freeze out between the two optimums, Chinese records
    show centuries old citrus orchards froze, the Thames froze up to 5’ in depth
    and James Aber writes around 1215 in the Alps, an oberriederin (irrigation
    canal) was”overrun by (the) advance of the Aletsch glacier; (with) the “canal
    head still covered by the modern Aletsch glacier” to this very day, and the
    passage from Iceland to Greenland became impassable around the mid 1300s due to
    the expansion of sea ice, with Greenland soon abandoned,

    Interestingly, Nature Magazine noted
    in June, 2006, that the Arctic used to be pretty much like Miami, with an
    average temp. of 74 F, alligator ancestors and palm trees. This has been
    determined from core samples taken 1,000 feet below the floor of the Arctic
    Ocean, the first time this has been done . Another study, reported in The Journal,
    Summit Ministries, Dec. 2007, has shown
    from plant and insect remains that 400,000 years ago illustrate Greenland was
    as much as 27 F warmer than today . and that studies show over more than half a
    million years of history, temperature changes preceded CO2 levels. Even
    today, land temperatures in South America, Africa and Australia have gone down,
    not up, in the past few years, along with sea surface temperatures.
    of cooling.

  • jim_robert

    And if leftists want to blame the consensus game (science is NEVER decided by consensus, but rather by experimentation and hypothesis testing, of course), I can play that game, too: Frederick Seitz Past President of the National
    Academy of Sciences is sponsoring a petition against the whole global warming
    façade at http://www.oism.org/pproject/.
    Over 19,000 scientist have signed this petition [1],
    as opposed to the 600 the U.N. could scrounge up, and some of these 600 have
    since reconsidered their past agreement, such as Nobel Prize winning physicist
    Ivar Glaever who stated in an update to the U.S. Senate Minority report for
    2007 that “Global warming has become a new religion” and “I am a skeptic,”.Japanese
    scientist Kiniori Itoh, another former IPCC member who has called Gorian
    warming a “scientific scandal,” while noting that people “will feel deceived by
    science and scientists” when they learn the truth. For a complete list of signees to the OISM
    petition – which includes a simply staggering number of Ph.Ds, – see http://www.oism.org/pproject/., where
    they are arranged in alphabetical order. Meanwhile a similar petition at http://www.petitionproject – as of Aug., 2008 –
    had 31,072 scientist signatures, including 9,021 with Ph.Ds disagreeing with
    anthropogenic global warming.

    [1] This number has now rapidly increased, with
    32,000 signatories – see http://www.petitionproject.org.

  • jim_robert

    OH yes…

    “Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor
    receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain
    skeptical.” – Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman
    in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of NASA who has
    authored more than 190 studies and has been called “among the most preeminent
    scientists of the last 100 years.”

    Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When
    people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and
    scientists.” – UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning
    PhD environmental physical chemist.

    “The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn’t listen
    to others. It doesn’t have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace
    Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are
    not geologists,” – Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab University and
    a board member of the UN-supported International Year of the
    Planet.

    “The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC “are incorrect
    because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at
    scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity.” – Victor
    Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the
    National Autonomous University of Mexico

    “It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem
    there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global
    warming.” – U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of
    the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA.

    “Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will
    virtually have little impact, as water vapour and water condensed on particles
    as clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will.” – .
    Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials
    Engineering of the University of Auckland, NZ.

    “After reading [UN IPCC chairman] Pachauri’s asinine comment
    [comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it’s hard to remain quiet.” –
    Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics
    of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society’s
    Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly
    Weather Review.

  • jim_robert

    or a few more (don’t worry, these are just the… uh… tip of the iceberg

    “For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to
    understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go
    on?” – Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science
    committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130
    plus peer reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in
    Sweden.

    “Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I
    quickly found myself solidly in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best be
    useful for explaining climate changes after the fact.” –
    Meteorologist Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his belief in man-made warming
    to become a skeptic, is a former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee.

    “Many [scientists] are now searching for a way to back out quietly
    (from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers
    ruined.” – Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space
    Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh.

    “Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous
    nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social
    control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an
    ideology, which is concerning.” – Environmental Scientist
    Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather
    Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles.

    “CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or
    another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global
    warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and
    developing nations walking barefoot.” – Dr. Takeda Kunihiko,
    vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu
    University in Japan.

    “The [global warming]
    scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that
    generates funds.” – Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the
    Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department
    at the University of La Plata.

    “Climate is not responding to greenhouse
    gases in the way we thought it might. If increasing carbon dioxide is in fact
    increasing climate change, its impact is smaller than natural variation.”Prof
    Christopher de Freitas, of the University of Auckland, NZ said there was no
    evidence to suggest carbon dioxide was the major driver of climate change (see http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8039)

  • Sir TuberKopf

    Global warming???? May I suggest you move to Balize, if you wish to experience it.

  • GeorgeW

    My god, you read this whole thing and that is all you got out of it?
    That’s funny!

  • Lou

    “When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.”

    It is not Science and Scientists who have and are deceiving us. Politics as dictated by the Rothschilds and Rockefellers is the culprit.

    Yeah Global Politicians those same liars that told us it was a man in a cave 12,000 miles away who masterminded 9/11.

    That said MANY Scientists have been bought off. For shame but their more honest brothers have about had enough I hope. A few more years of frost bitten fingers should work wonders.

    Just imagine how the National Science Foundation must be feeling now. They approved of the dumping of some 250 million, and counting tons of aluminum fibers to defleact some 3% of the earth’s sunshine based on political fraud. Now they are watching the earth enter decades of deadly freezing. I am sure most of these genesis are feeling VERY HAD.