NASA Admits That Winters are Going to Get Colder…Much Colder

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The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time.

Like the Dalton Minimum and Spörer Minimum, the Maunder Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures.

During one 30-year period within the Maunder Minimum, astronomers observed only about 50 sunspots, as opposed to a more typical 40,000-50,000 spots. (Source)

Climatologist John Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, thinks that last year’s winter, described by USA Today as “one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record” is going to be a regular occurrence over the coming decades.

Casey asserts that there is mounting evidence that the Earth is getting cooler due to a decline in solar activity. He warns in his latest book, Dark Winter, that a major alteration of global climate has already started and that, at a minimum, it is likely to last 30 years.

Casey predicts food shortages and civil unrest caused by those shortages due largely to governments not preparing for the issues that colder weather will bring. He also predicts that wickedly bitter winter temperatures will see demand for electricity and heating outstrip the supply.

Casey isn’t alone in his thinking. Russian climate expert and astrophysicist Habibullo Abdussamatov goes one step further and states that we are at the very beginning of a new ice age.

Dr. Abdussamatov points out that Earth has experienced such occurrences five times over the last 1,000 years, and that:

“A global freeze will come about regardless of whether or not industrialized countries put a cap on their greenhouse gas emissions. The common view of Man’s industrial activity as a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect.” (source)

Don Easterbrook, a climate scientist based at Western Washington University, predicted exactly what Casey is saying as far back as 2008. in his paper ‘Evidence for Predicting Global Cooling for the Next Three Decades’ he states:

Despite no global warming in 10 years and recording setting cold in 2007-2008, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) and computer modelers who believe that CO2 is the cause of global warming still predict the Earth is in store for catastrophic warming in this century. IPCC computer models have predicted global warming of 1° F per decade, and 5-6° C (10-11° F) by 2100 which would cause global catastrophe with ramifications for human life, natural habitat, energy, water resources, and food production. All of this is predicated on the assumption that global warming is caused by increasing atmospheric CO2 and that CO2 will continue to rise rapidly.

The list of climate scientists that are moving into the global cooling camp is growing; many of them base their views on past climate records, while  history suggests a link between diminished solar activity and bitterly cold winters, as well as cooler summers, in the northern hemisphere.

“My opinion is that we are heading into a Maunder Minimum,”  said Mark Giampapa, a solar physicist at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Tucson, Arizona. “I’m seeing a continuation in the decline of the sunspots’ mean magnetic field strengths and a weakening of the polar magnetic fields and subsurface flows.”

David Hathaway of NASA’s Marshall Solar Physics Center explains:

“We’re at the sunspot maximum of Cycle 24. It’s the smallest sunspot cycle in 100 years and the third in a trend of diminishing sunspot cycles. So, Cycle 25 could likely be smaller than Cycle 24.”

A NASA Science News report of January 2013 details the science behind the sunspot-climate connection and it well worth reading. It should be remembered that since the report was written Solar Cycle 24 has been proven to be not just the smallest cycle in 50 years, but the smallest for more than 100 years. The last one with sunspot numbers this low was 1906, solar cycle 14.

Indeed, the sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 [the current short term 11 year cycle] is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion.”

Livingston and Penn are solar astronomers with the NSO (National Solar Observatory) in Tuscon, Arizona. They use a measurement known as Zeeman splitting to gather data on sunspots. They discovered in 1990 that the number of sunspots is dropping and that once the magnetic field drops below 1500 Gauss, that no sunspots will form. (A Gauss is a magnetic field measurement. The Gauss of the Earth is less than one). If the decline continues at its present rate, they estimate that the Sun will be spot free by 2016.

If these scientists are correct, we are heading into a period of bitterly cold winters and much cooler summers. Imagine year after year of ‘polar vortex’ winters that start early, finish late and deliver unprecedented cold across the country. Cool wet summers will affect food production, as will floods from the melting snow when spring finally arrives.

The American Meteorological Society Journal gives the following information regarding cold-related deaths in comparison to heat-related deaths in the United States from 1979-1999. The article is entitled Heat Mortality Versus Cold Mortality.

During the study period from 1979 to 1999 a total of 3,829 people died from excessive heat across the United States – an average of 182 deaths per year. For the same time period, 15,707 people died of cold – an average of 748 deaths a year.

Based on these figures, cold kills four times more people than heat. If these scientists are right, you can expect that figure to rise dramatically as energy demand outstrips supply. Power supplies are also impacted by ice storms and heavy snow which will lead to more outages and the disruption that brings.  Generally, the infrastructure will fail to cope with month after month of excessive cold. Transportation is severely impacted by weather events and that has the knock-on effect of hitting the economy as people struggle to get to work. For the unprepared, regular food deliveries not making it to stores will leave many hungry and increasingly desperate.

The consequences of global cooling are huge, and those who fail to consider it as a possibility are risking their lives and the lives of their families.

Sources:

NASA: Science News Journal

American Meteorological Society

Marshall Solar Physics

Physics.org

Global Research

Forbes

Newsmax

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  • tophand62

    Read Brian Fagans “The Little Ice Age” for more info on the cooling from 1350-1850….Cooling trends are much more common than warming trends, and much more dangerous…

    • Joe Lizak

      One good thing that came out of the last little ice age was the Stradivarius violin and it’s perfect pitch because the tree rings were very small from the cold and it made the perfect wood.

      • tophand62

        Also, both the American and French Revolutions are indirect results of the “Little Ice Age”, as was the Industrial Revolution…

      • Doccus

        Amazing! I did not know that, and I was a semi- professional musician for over 30 years. Makes perfect sense, of course, and since hardwoods are rather slow growing, not something that is likely to be available again in my lifetime. Rats!

    • Eileen Kuch

      The French Revolution in 1789 was the result of a devastating weather pattern in which crops all across France were destroyed by hail the size of basketballs. France was the wealthiest nation in Europe, with prospering farms, when the climate suddenly turned colder and nastier; thus, destroying the crops before they could be harvested.

      • tophand62

        The French were almost a mono-crop culture depending almost solely on wheat to make bread….They did not embrace the crops from the “New World” like most of the other countries in Europe and therefore were more susceptible to crop failure….When the wheat crops failed (because of global COOLING), and what was left was exorbitantly taxed, the prices increased by close to double, causing the “bread riots” of 1789…Enlightenment by the peasantry and disillusionment with the Monarchy led to revolt and the overthrow of the Crown…

        • Aug Ust

          that’s about the time the potato came in to play

      • René Martin

        So that’s how basketball was invented!

    • Aug Ust

      here we are about a year later been hearing people saying it is like
      the heaters & fireplaces don’t quit get the chill out of the air in the house feel cold all the time where i live it is that way what about you.

  • Hammerun

    Well I guess it’s a good thing that fat gas bag Al Gore conned all the money he did. Looks like he might be out of business and creditability, like he had any to begin with.

  • Joe Lizak

    My personal wet dream is to see a news clip of Al Gore in the hospital with his purple feet hoisted up on the bed suffering from frost bite after a skiing trip that went badly.

  • Maddog

    Some POS out of Rochester, NY his name Lawrence Torcello, recently proclaimed that people who deny global warming should be imprisoned. I think when sheeple start to die due to “one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable winters on record” Prof. Torcello should not be imprisoned (cost to much to feed useless eaters) but executed for accessory to murder.

    • Joe Lizak

      Turn on the weather channel. Rochester NY is getting feet of snow even as we type.

      • Maddog

        Clowns, all of them fucking clowns. Clowns to the left of me……

      • Zach Toundas

        A foot of snow in a northern state in the dead of winter? Well I am convinced, here comes the cooling!

        But then if you want to use that kind of terrible logic, where I live, temps are on average currently 13 degrees hotter than usual this week historically.

        So does that cancel out your irrelevent observation?

  • http://privacy.com MARCUS

    so much for HF propigation for the rest of my life :(

  • sharonsj

    So if we’re going into a mini ice age, why are the polar caps and glaciers still melting?

    • Maddog

      Where do you clowns get you your info. There has never been so much ice. And in case you have forgotten, the global warming nut jobs that went to the Antarctic to document the warming were trapped in the EARLY ice for weeks because the most massive ice breakers in the world could not get to them for a rescue attempt. My God no wonder everything progressives touch turns to shit, their heads are were the shit is in their asses.

      • Jim Williams

        But Maddog, that was due to global climate change – also caused by us evil humans!

      • Terry Torres

        I believe it was NASA who said the ice was melting. The same NASA mentioned in this current article, I believe.
        http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/12/us/nasa-antarctica-ice-melt/

      • René Martin

        And where are the glaciers of “Glacier National Park”?

      • Zach Toundas

        Wrong. Total density is down on average. a wide spread of ice doesn’t indicate its thickness OR volume, and sattelite data shows overall volume as down on average and dropping.

        Get informed before you say stupid things.

    • dfv

      You are one deceitful, disingenuous troll aren’t you?

    • maxentropy

      Around here, we call that “Summer”.

    • Dana King

      You’re an idiot.

    • René Martin

      Just read an article that “Glacier National Park” in the US will be free from glaciers with 20 years.

  • Maddog

    Its not???????????? WTF Al said…….

  • m4orgot

    Robert Felix has been saying this for years, see his blog http://iceagenow.info and read his book “Not by Fire but by Ice” @IceAgeBob

  • Eileen Kuch

    I doubt it. It will take a devastatingly cold winter for the next 3 decades or so before those idiots will ever come to their senses; but, on the other hand, they may freeze to death well before then.

    • Leslie James

      It’s called thinning out the herd and we in the United States need a good dose of that. Lol

  • djklek

    As for long and short term forecasting try Piers Corbyn or Joe Bastardi. The hyped snow in Upstate NY sounds like lake effect and is a normal happening. Yes they get multiple feet at a time. Folks in that region are well equipped to handle what ever comes. It’s a yearly event. Younger people and those that are new to the N.E. have not experienced a ( Normal ) winter in there lifetimes. Cold, long and snowy is normal. Warm, short and wet is abnormal. I don’t welcome it but along with all of you I will deal with it…….

  • Defiant

    NASA can’t even launch a rocket, these days. I guess the jury is out…

  • Jim Williams

    Nope! They now are saying that CO2 is causing “Global Climate Change” – first it was global warming now, due to the decrease in temps, they call it “global climate change”.
    I guess that if a huge number of meteorites start hitting the planet that also will be due to CO2! (in their minds)
    Those people are the kinds that have to feel guilty about *something* and will make things up to feel guilty about. Then do their darndest to convience you to feel guilty about it too!

    • Authorized53

      Actually, I recall the talking head in the 70’s talking about global cooling. There was even predictions of a glacier building in Buffalo. then came the global warming. What they are about is control, not climate.

      • HamletsGhost

        Don’t forget acid rain. That was all over the news in the 1980s. Funny how that talk all ended some 25 years ago, even though the world is burning more coal than ever before.

    • Zach Toundas

      Basic logic would show that the sun spots’ increasing minimum is having less and less of an impact on earth’s rising temps.
      Go ahead, throw a graph of the sunspot activity this century on top of a graph of global temps. You’ll see that each minimum cyle puts less and less of a dent in the rising temps.

      So why are temps rising despite the solar mini-minimums?

  • Geezer

    When it snows We are told it’s going to get colder, when it’s hot we are told it’s going to get warmer. NASA what would we do without you.

    • Qui-Gon Booze

      still be reading the bibblé… oh, wait.

  • maxentropy

    You know what this means?
    GRANT MONEY FOR EVERYONE!

  • highpriestess

    there is a remedy for this situation, shut the haarp off! someone should go up to Alaska, and destroy HAARP, because it brings nothing but misery, it is war against the Amerikens

  • Archie1954

    Isn’t it possible that the damage already done to the Earth by CO2 levels of increased pollution and thus increased heat retention might just cancel the potential cold spell from less sunspots?

    • Zach Toundas

      Not just possible, it’s pretty evident. Look at how little the minimum cycles have effected earths’s temps this century, it gets less and less.

  • johns1234

    It is called Climate Change for a reason. The climate is CHANGING.

  • http://johnturmel.com John C. Turmel, B. Eng.

    Casey predicts food shortages and civil unrest caused by those shortages due largely to governments not preparing for the issues that colder weather will bring.
    Jct: And let’s not forget the “global warming hoaxers” who got us to spend our resources on fighting global warming when we were really facing global cooling. And they used a “trick to hide the decline” that’s going to cause the upcoming catastrophes.. They tricked people into preparing for warmth when we were faced by the far more deadly cold.

    • René Martin

      So the average global temperature will reach a new record in 2014 because of global cooling? I understand, and I guess the Bilderburgers are behind it all.

  • T.j. Thomas

    Just ignore the fact that only two dozen or so of these scientists were climate scientists, and that a vast number of those 31,000 others have since recanted their signatures on the petition in the sixteen years since they signed it, and you’ll be OK.

    • Zach Toundas

      Silly, that isn’t how cherry picking works!

  • Rework Oh Ryan

    Great article and THANK YOU for accurately sourcing the references.

  • René Martin

    Only idiots refuse to change their opinion when new facts come to light. In the mean time the average global temperature will reach new record heights, no matter how harsh the winter in the US, which, by the way, comprises less than 3% of the earth’s surface.

    • http://johnturmel.com John C. Turmel, B. Eng.

      Jct: Okay, I’ll bet you $100 next year is cooler than 1998 or even this year. Any bet I can make on global cooling continuing for those who can’t read their thermometers.

      • René Martin

        $ 100? Canadian, Hong Kong or Singapore dollars? Never mind, since 2014 is set to become a record hot year, it’s not impossible than the average next year might be slightly cooler, but the long term trend is clear. The climate is changing rapidly, more extreme weather can be expected.

        • http://johnturmel.com John C. Turmel, B. Eng.

          Jct: Canadian would be fine. And you can pick any years you want. 2015 with 2016, 2016 with 2017. My point is the hockey stick broke off in 1998 and will not get back to that height before the “pause in rise” or “decline” ever again in my lifetime. So pick any bet on global warming into the future you want and pass it on to the Facebook Global Warming Bets page.

          • René Martin

            So from now on every year will get cooler? That’s great news, because I live in a tropical country!

          • http://johnturmel.com John C. Turmel, B. Eng.

            Jct: Not so great. I live in Canada. But place your bets.

          • Zach Toundas

            Quit making more bets when you can’t pay off the first.
            Anyway, the bet you propose has a historic odds of 1:2, so it’s pretty pointless to this debate. Betting either way has nearly the same odds.

        • Zach Toundas

          Not to mention he already lost a bet with me and has yet to pay. He just keeps delaying.

  • René Martin

    I guess you missed the news that the average g l o b a l temperature will reach a new record on 2014.

  • René Martin

    It’s a well known fact that he Bilderburgers have been spiking the CO2 every 100.000 years

    • jon Mark

      Bilderburgers! Is that something that carpenters eat?

  • Zach Toundas

    This article is a joke to begin with. The title starts with a lie, and the misinformation continues through the whole thing. Naturally, no one will respond with any facts, and I bet I’ll get the usual “you’ll see” or name calling without any real supporting evidence.

    Title: “NASA admits that winters are going to get colder… Much colder”

    Wrong. NASA does NOT say winters “were going to get colder.” They said that there has a been a trend in the lessening of minimum cycles and it COULD continue. Funny this site relies on trends that support the paranoid theory, but deny trends that don’t support “cooling.”

    Using data from Easterbrook after he outright forged data and all his predictions have failed terribly so far is also a terrible idea for this article. Again, typical of the cause.

    Finally, basic logic would show that the sun spots’ increasing minimum is having less and less of an impact on earth’s rising temps.
    Go ahead, throw a graph of the sunspots’ activity this century on top of a graph of global temps. You’ll see that each minimum cyle puts less and less of a dent in the rising temps.

    No one will, or no one will remember THAT data because no, it doesn’t support your theory of ‘cooling.’

  • Zach Toundas

    Basic logic would show that the sun spots’ increasing minimum is having less and less of an impact on earth’s rising temps.
    Go ahead, throw a graph of the sunspot activity this century on top of a graph of global temps. You’ll see that each minimum cyle puts less and less of a dent in the rising temps.

    You see, data does not support this ‘cooling’ theory. Now everyone does know that the sun effects the climate, but these cycles actually support the theory that CO2 is the culprit for the rise, because we see the Sun’s lessening impact on our temps even though its minimums are getting worse. This years’ GLOBAL temps are at record-breaking high so far for the century despite that!

  • Alexander

    Did anyone else click on the source link for the third paragraph only to find an obvious ‘DO NOT CITE’ warning at the top? I found that quite amusing XD

  • Biologyteacher100

    Is this post a joke?