The Sunspots Were Late In 2008…

As we start 2009, we can look back on 2008 as a year of record cold and snowfalls according to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It seems there’s a big chill a-foot.

And, we’re seeing more and more scientists saying that man-made Global warming may be fiction—and that the Earth’s climate change may be part of a vast, natural cycle of warming and cooling that’s been going on for Eons.

Now, scientists are saying much of it may have to do with sunspots—or the lack of them.

Here’s some of that evidence:

Originally posted September 16, 2008 in the blog, BETWEEN the LINES before its discontinuance under the title:

“An Inconvenient Chill”

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Perhaps it’s time to put aside all the worry about man made global warming and look at a growing body of evidence that we are about to enter a “little ice age.”

If it’s true, it could have a dire impact for civilization and our abilities to grow our own food.

Let’s start with the fact that the World Meteorological Association reports 2008 has been up to this point—the coolest year we’ve had in half a decade.

The organization believes the cold will continue for the rest of the year.

And geologist Don J. Easterbrook, a well published professor emeritus at Western Washington University predicts the cooling will last right through the year 2100.

As you can read here, he and others believe this trend is part of a cyclical pattern.

HERE COMES THE SUN….

More and more evidence points to the fact that the sun’s activity plays a huge roll in Earth’s climate—and last August a frightening solar milestone occurred.

The sun went 30 days without ANY sunspots—the first time that’s happened in a century…

Sunspots indicate magnetic activity in the sun—and when that activity wanes—climatologists have found it affects the Earth’s climate..

In the past 1000 years, three previous solar minimums as they are called — the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer minimums— have all led to rapid cooling.

You can read here in detail how the lack of sunspots decreases the warmth reaching the earth—thus allowing the cooler weather…

And because plants are more susceptible to cooling than to heat—it affects the very crops we grow.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING…

And how long do we have before this mini ice age sets in?

Some scientists say the decrease in solar activity can affect us rapidly.

A Mexican researcher is one of them.

He believes it’ll happen with-in a decade— and that the “mini ice age” will last between 60 and 80 years.

Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Mexico bases his conclusion on years of research.

As part of his evidence he cites the growth of glaciers in Canada, South America and New Zealand, as you can read here.

T’AINT THE WAY THEY SEE IT…

And if you don’t want to believe a bunch of scientists—perhaps you’ll believe a group of folks that’s been predicting long range weather pretty accurately for more hundreds of years: The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The folks there are not only predicting a colder than normal winter—but they’re going out on a limb by saying we’re going to have a global cooling.

Using their secret formula—-they folks at the almanac say that cooling ought to last about a half century, and as you can read here—believe it will over-ride any warming trend.

So, you can listen to Al Gore who suggests you go out and buy another fan for the coming decade—or you can listen to the folks who think you ought to stock up on long underwear.

The choice is yours.

Choose wisely.

InstantEYE

My Zimbio

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