Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mini Ice Age Coming

Remember that global warming from a few years ago? "The science is settled!" declared Al Gore as he rang up million of dollars in anti-global warming efforts while contributing a carbon footprint the size of Alaska to the world. Or all those scientists calling people who questioned the science "doubters" and troglodytes and all manner of low life rapers of Mother Earth? All of this in the complete absence of any sort of warming for seventeen years now.

  • You might want to reconsider boxing up your winter clothes for too long. A new study says the Sun's 'heartbeat' could slow down within 15 years, plunging the Earth into another "mini ice age."

    Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbira University presented her new model of predicting solar activity of the Sun to the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno on July 9, which predicts activity will fall by 60 percent during the 2030s to resemble conditions last seen during the Maunder minimum ("mini ice age") that began in 1645.

    According to the published findings by the Royal Astronomical Society, the Sun's activity varies over a cycle lasting around 10 to 12 years, and is colloquially known as a 'heartbeat.' But every heartbeat is a little different, says the RAS, and none of the previous models that looked only at the Sun's deep convection zone have had fully explained fluctuations.
And that's just the Channel 7 re-reporting of other stories. Here's Science Daily. Or The Daily Mail. These things run in cycles - you know, like lake levels?
  • Government agencies say water levels in Lake Michigan have been replenishing at an unprecedented rate since hitting a record low two years ago.

    Experts say Lake Michigan has risen more than 3 feet since January 2013. The Chicago Tribune reports that the resurging waters mean relief for commercial shipping and recreational activities, but they also can contribute to erosion at beaches and shoreline properties.

    Some of the Great Lakes, the world’s largest source of freshwater, have experienced below-average levels for years. But much of the Great Lakes Basin recently has been rejuvenated by rain-induced runoff, higher amounts of precipitation, lower temperatures and ice cover from the past two winters.

    In addition to Lake Michigan, Lakes Superior and Huron also have seen significant gains.
Someone far wiser that us said recently, we'll start believing global warming is a big deal when the people screaming loudest start acting like it's a big deal. Anyone else noticed the distinct lack of 100 degree heat indices lately? In mid-July?

Hey, you know what else seems to run in cycles? Crime rates. Homicide numbers. It could be related to the sun....or incarceration rates. Has anyone checked to see if a whole bunch of persons predisposed to violence have been released recently? Or reside in a system where release is encouraged rather than stringent sentencing?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

True about the people harping the loudest about Global Warming/climate change are the ones cashing in on it big time.

If the projected Mini-Ice age actually does happen, it will have global impact. Especially in the agriculture. If the planet gets very cold, how does humanity feed the 6B+ population? ANSWER: It probably doesn't. Earth population reduces. Competition for resources (food, fuel) becomes much more intense. Perhaps the USA goes back to the way it was in the days of the settlers (You don't work, you don't eat) Not this situation where 40+% of the population sits around and lives off the others efforts.

How long would this Ice Age last? Last one lasted about 300 years.

But the global warming zealots say it will not happen. The ice age is the deniers pushing their BS. The CO2 in the atmosphere will counter the diminished sun output and save us.

Don't lose any sleep yet.

7/15/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle -- Fallen Angels

they predicted this 20 years ago.

7/15/2015 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait. Maybe in about 15 years we can sacrifice a few of these climate scientists to satisfy the Sun God.

7/15/2015 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



But Global Warming is going to kill us all! We only have a few years left. All the experts say we are all going to die. We'll never survive to 2030.

7/15/2015 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would be one way to lower the Crime rate in Chicago in 15 years. I'm sure Rahm will take credit!

7/15/2015 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is useless to deny the facts. The earth is rapidly warming. This talk of global cooling and mini ice ages is nothing more than pure speculation. The earth is warming, not cooling. The science is settled. Obama himself says it is so.

7/15/2015 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was in high school, the leftist nincompoops were hollering about acid rain and an ice age. Their idiot children brought us global warming. Oh shit! Don't look now, but it's getting colder now. Fuckin' dummies, get a new religion, yours isn't working. I hate to tell you that it never did. People and 'mother earth" are not divine creatures.

You will pay your damn pension check to heat your home in the winter and you'll be suffering 60 degrees in your house, as you wear a sweater, long johns and a hat inside the house, all while the government supported special people crank their thermostats to 90 degrees in their apartments and holler about I can't pay the bill, it's too high. All while their children run around in shorts, t shirts and socks in the winter. Give me sum govmint cash to pay the bill.

7/15/2015 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lake Michigan is full? Better hurry up and get a pipeline to run the water to California so they can continue to lure the 3rd world and get the population to 100 million people. 100 million immigrants and 10 million natives... That's a plan.

7/15/2015 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I'm typing this as approx 2:20am, it's a brisk 63 degrees. We haven't had a "hot" summer since 2012.

7/15/2015 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about being related to the sun.....did you see the report about the group that wants to bring the Swastika back? WTF?

"It is an old, ancient symbol that we need to bring back." This guy must not watch the Military Channel, it's always on, on there.

We rush to drop the Confederate flag because it is deemed to be too oppressive and a symbol of hate, but the Swastika???

Where do these people come from????????

7/15/2015 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The progs will just switch back to "Global Cooling" haha suckers

7/15/2015 06:23:00 AM  
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7/15/2015 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Al Gore fleeced all the knuckleheads and made millions. Typical Democrat.

7/15/2015 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So climate change is happening... For whatever reason... Is it a bad thing to try and lower carbon emissions made by man which are not naturally occurring? I really don't see the harm in changing the way we do things as long as common sense is involved. I don't believe in the old additive "that's the way I did it, so that's the way you have too!" I know tesla created wireless non-carbon energy long ago. If republicans are great capitalists, why not invest in new ways to create energy. I don't want my kids breathing air like in china... Or Gary Indiana... Get over your anti-hippy. Wanting clean air and clean energy is not hippo critical. I'll pay a little more money up front during the system changes and upgrades...

7/15/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey an extra twenty feet of sea level in the next hundred years or sooner should be right on time to address the "blue gold" problem right? oh shit its a lil salty, we'll get to that like we did HIV drugs.....yeah you all know the terms "global warming" modified to "climate change", but yeah blue gold is the next crisis, ask anyone who lives in Jordan.

if only people could embrace the factual science as tightly as they do the specific terms used to describe it. "global warming" despite being described as a warming effect always included the cooling part, but the ignants could never get off the word "warming"....or understand it beyond the warming part. the only people yelping and debating this issue are the ones that never understood in the first place.

earth has been going through cycles of change for millions of years and will continue to do so, while humanity has contributed, whether or not it has actually caused is unlikely and it will likely never be determined for sure in our life time- end of subject!

7/15/2015 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger formercpdinaz said...

So what does the sun basically losing power have to do with the climate change that has been happening on earth. Are these not two distinct and different problems?

7/15/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're in prime time for another ice age. Science has proven the every 12 to 15 thousand years there has been a dramatic change in climate. 12 thousand years ago Illinois was under about 500 feet of ice. Take the word moraine for instance; "A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) that occurs in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes". Hence Moraine Valley located in Palos Hills. 12 thousand years ago Illinois was in a constant sub zero state, then magically and naturally the climate changed. People think we can't have another ice age because we have the internet, facebook and twitter, wake up people. Mother Nature is a bitch and she wii do what she want's when she want's.

7/15/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger D 2012 said...

Northumbira University - didn't they lose in the Alamo Bowl a few years ago after going in a 10 point favorite? So-so offense and stingy defense - all run, no pass game

it's a shame we haven;t seen them in recent bowl games

7/15/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's obvious the idiots like Al Gore realize their theory is total bullshit.
Why else would they be pushing their agenda under the new "climate change" platform.
They have to acknowledge the temperature fluctuations downward trend. Anyone with a brain
Should realize that temperatures have fluctuated on the earth for millions of years and
One cannot deduce anything from 20 year readings.

7/15/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The earth will take care of itself as long as we don't fuck with it too much.

7/15/2015 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

I wonder if the global-warming enthusiasts have ever visited the Field Museum? There's this huge exhibit called "Evolving Planet," and one of the many things covered is the fact that climate has been changing since the Earth took form. Hot periods, cooling periods, continents shifting around - and all of this happening before there were any humans on earth to develop the cooking fire or the air conditioner. There were six "mass extinctions" before ever Man existed.

I wonder if the climate hysterics know any of this, or if they'd change their minds if they did.

7/15/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put ice cubes in a glass of water and watch it melt. Does the water level in the glass rise? Water levels rising as a result of global warming is bullshit. Even the highly esteemed John Coleman, former Chicago meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel calls global warming nonsense. This mantra of climate change is all a ruse by the globalist to enslave us via regulations.

7/15/2015 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both topics you touch on are not in any way evidence that we do not have global warming. The Lake level is related to regional weather. Regional weather is not global climate change. Like any other global weather event, there are variables to consider. The sun cycle is one variable and may in fact affect global climate change. But global climate change can not be poo pooed because we are having a cool rainy summer. California is in extreme drought. You have to look at the weather globally, and when you do, the temperatures are rising. Ocean levels are rising.

In terms of a mini ice age, very possible even during global warming. As the ice caps and Greenland glaciers melt, cold fresh water enters the oceans lowering water temperatures the the extreme northern and southern hemispheres. This can lead to colder snowier conditions over the northern hemisphere.

Global warming is probably a bad term. Warming temperatures are causing global climate change. Anyone who takes the time to read the science and not just the reports of organizations like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, know climate change is no longer a theory. Remember, organizations like the CEI had scientists and doctors say that smoking was good for you.

7/15/2015 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Antarctica is a continent not an ice cube

7/15/2015 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to those that want to retire out of state be careful wahat you wish for ill isn't that bad for when I retire ill. wisc or mich.

7/15/2015 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Put ice cubes in a glass of water and watch it melt. Does the water level in the glass rise? Water levels rising as a result of global warming is bullshit."

True enough, Einstein, if the ice that's melting is sitting in water. But what's melting now is sitting on land and has been there for thousands of years. Google 'Greenland ice sheet,' get a clue, and then tell us it's bullshit.

7/16/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The earth will take care of itself as long as we don't fuck with it too much.

7/15/2015 10:54:00 AM

This is the most true statement ever, but with one flaw... Nature and earth will always prevail and correct itself. However lets not be so vain to think that the earth needs human inhabitants to do so. We don't need to be here and ps we are fucking with it a lot.

7/16/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True enough, Einstein, if the ice that's melting is sitting in water. But what's melting now is sitting on land and has been there for thousands of years. Google 'Greenland ice sheet,' get a clue, and then tell us it's bullshit.

7/16/2015 08:41:00 AM

How do you know the snow has been there for thousands of years? I suppose Al Gore told you so and that is settled too. Go hug a tree you stinking hippy freak. Have fun paying for your carbon footprint in the near future you douche.

7/16/2015 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Anne B. Is really smart. Does anyone know if she likes PBR?

9/09/2015 08:02:00 AM  

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