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Little Ice Age Is Coming
Newsmax ^ | 12/30/2010 | Lowell Ponte

Posted on 12/30/2010 10:21:23 AM PST by Signalman

The record-breaking snowfall and cold that hit the Northeast in December 2010 forced cancellation of 5,000 airline flights and one NFL football game, prompted six states to declare states of emergency, and left nearly 55 percent of the U.S landmass covered in snow.

to enter and exit their homes from third-story windows.

The year 1816 was called the year without summer because in the Northeast snow remained year-round in the shade of rocks and trees. It was apparently caused by the added chill of high-altitude volcanic ash circling and shading the Earth, happened during what today we call the little ice age that gripped the Northern Hemisphere from around 1400 A.D. until around 1850 A.D.

From America's Revolutionary War we have records of British soldiers dragging heavy cannons across the thick ice from Staten Island to Brooklyn.

During this era the harbors in Boston, New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia repeatedly froze shut in winter. The winter at Valley Forge was far more severe than those today.

We may be sliding back into a little ice age, as I argued long ago in my book "The Cooling." A bit of global warming might supply the atmospheric moisture that could make such a rapid return to Earth's normal colder ice climate happen.

But you would never know this listening to global warming advocates, who in recent days have proclaimed that global warming is the cause of the record-shattering cold and snow in the Northeast, Great Britain, and much of Europe.

A Dec. 22 editorial in Investor's Business Daily (IBD) put its finger precisely on the fallacy in such thinking. As philosopher of science Karl Popper observed, to be valid science a claim must be "falsifiable," testable in a way that can prove it wrong.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; globalcooling; littleiceage

1 posted on 12/30/2010 10:21:30 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Not according to the Guv'ment forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center.

2 posted on 12/30/2010 10:24:02 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Signalman

Sweet! Should make for a nice summer in south Texas.


3 posted on 12/30/2010 10:26:12 AM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: Signalman
All I know is that my furnace is out and this morning it was 54 degrees inside my house. Granted, there are lots of places colder than this, but this is in San Jose, CA!

Based on how cold the last three winters have been here, I can more easily believe in a cooling Earth than a warming Earth (but I'm beginning to wish for the latter).

4 posted on 12/30/2010 10:28:37 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: Signalman

It’s called Winter.


5 posted on 12/30/2010 10:28:54 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Signalman
This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000. -- Lowell Ponte "The Cooling", 1976

He was a little off

6 posted on 12/30/2010 10:32:47 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Signalman

The funny part is that it’s supposed to be 60 here in SE Iowa tommorow, and the forecast for the next couple of weeks looks pretty well average to above in terms of temps and little to no snow.

No doubt the warmer temps and no snow will be global warming too, just like cold and snow was global warming just a week ago. It’s funny though that every time we have a big push to explain the current weather as a result of AGW, the weather goes in the opposite direction, making them look like fools.


7 posted on 12/30/2010 10:33:40 AM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: crusty old prospector

I’ve been following those “long-lead forecasts” from NOAA/CPC for years now. At 3-6 months out, they are roughly as accurate as a magic eight ball.


8 posted on 12/30/2010 10:37:28 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Signalman

Here’s my 100% accurate prediction:

It’s going to get colder, or warmer, or stay the same.

Now where can I get a pile of money for being right?


9 posted on 12/30/2010 10:39:40 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: crusty old prospector

Who knows whether we are headed toward warming or cooling. Its very hard to predict. One thing is for certain. If we do head into another “Little Ice Age” people are going to realize how incrediby stupid they were for being alarmed by global warming. Warm temperatures result in economic productivity and bursts of progress for human civilization. Global cooling generally results in economic depression on a world-wide scale and returns many people to subsistence life. The end result is famine, war and death.


10 posted on 12/30/2010 10:40:06 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Signalman

Well, here in N Idaho, we’ve just had 1 - 3 feet of snow (depending on location) - mountains have had up to 6 feet. Today’s high is 21, tonight’s low -2. Will stay this way for the next week with day times highs lowering to mid teens. Lots of global warming here!


11 posted on 12/30/2010 10:40:19 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Signalman; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 12/30/2010 10:41:54 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: brownsfan

“Here’s my 100% accurate prediction:

It’s going to get colder, or warmer, or stay the same.

Now where can I get a pile of money for being right?”

Actually, your line of thinking needs more government funded research. You should apply - you’ll probably get it.


13 posted on 12/30/2010 10:47:55 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Signalman

Well, the solar max is going to occur in 2012-2014 and go for another decade or so. There goes the ice age.

What we’re experiencing now is from the lull in solar activity the past 11+ years.


14 posted on 12/30/2010 10:59:34 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
All I know is that my furnace is out and this morning it was 54 degrees inside my house. Granted, there are lots of places colder than this, but this is in San Jose, CA!

Here in the midwest, it's 65 degrees OUTSIDE.

Surely that is Proof of Global Warming!

15 posted on 12/30/2010 11:15:03 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Peter from Rutland

“Well, the solar max is going to occur in 2012-2014 and go for another decade or so.” How do you know? What if it is AWOL? I saw an article on this (we are all dooned in 2011)posted on Drudge and I think this is being touted to draw away from some of the good questions people are starting to ask the GW crowd. Solar predictions said we wouldn’t have the lull we did for as long as we have so I’m sticking with observations not projections. Another thing to remeber in this is what we count for sunspots kills any historical comparison. Specs visible to a telescope wouldn’t have been counted for most (almost all)of the historical record.


16 posted on 12/30/2010 11:16:31 AM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: UCANSEE2

With sub zero temps and mucho snow, here in MOntana it is hard to believe that it is 65 degrees anywhere. :-)


17 posted on 12/30/2010 11:35:40 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: The Antiyuppie; brownsfan

Maybe, but he’ll have to get over that “being right” thing to qualify for government money.


18 posted on 12/30/2010 11:40:23 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: publana
Right now, it is in the 60s outside. I'll save a lot on my electric bill this month.

However, we cannot afford unusually warm summers - it already hits 100 for 2-3 months of the year.

19 posted on 12/30/2010 11:42:34 AM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: enduserindy

Here is an interesting link showing how the current sun cycle lines up with the 1816 year without summer:

http://tvpclub.blogspot.com/2010/12/sunspots-prediction-of-new-dalton.html


20 posted on 12/30/2010 11:50:27 AM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Signalman

I won’t say the Warmists are sissies, but they admittedly lack testables.


21 posted on 12/30/2010 11:57:51 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (ANTHROPOGENIC CONTINENTAL DRIFT: for when global warming isn't silly enough anymore.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Here’s my 100% accurate prediction:

It doesn't matter whether it gets hotter, colder, wetter, dryer, windier or less windy. No matter what the weather happens to be, it will always be Bush's fault.

Plus Algore will make even more money off of it.

22 posted on 12/30/2010 12:04:39 PM PST by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Had snow here in Florida the last week.


23 posted on 12/30/2010 1:41:15 PM PST by goseminoles
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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 The Little Ice Age:
How Climate Made History 1300-1850

by Brian M. Fagan

Paperback

24 posted on 12/31/2010 6:43:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (My usual tagline has stepped out for a few minutes.)
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...

Thanks Signalman.
 
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25 posted on 12/31/2010 6:45:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Signalman

Interesting!


26 posted on 12/31/2010 6:59:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Happy New Year BenLurkin.


27 posted on 12/31/2010 8:40:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

And to you FRiend. Looking forward to more of your excellent pings.


28 posted on 12/31/2010 8:41:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Peter from Rutland
Well, the solar max is going to occur in 2012-2014 and go for another decade or so. There goes the ice age. What we’re experiencing now is from the lull in solar activity the past 11+ years.

The solar max currently forecast is going to be the lowest since the Dalton Minimum, and it currently looks like the model is optimistic since the last four months have the sunspot levels going down.

Also, keep in mind that the coldest part of winter happens AFTER the winter solstice, AFTER the shortest day, and while the length of the day is INCREASING.

29 posted on 12/31/2010 8:52:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: qam1

I think that it was Time magazine that had a cover warning about the coming ice age back in the seventies, or early eighties. The more things change, the more they stay the same. No doubt about it.

It’s the same type of people who warned of the threat of global warming, who were then warning of the return of the ice age. We also had record high temperatures in the summer of ‘78, I believe. I remember, we were living in Chadds Ford, PA. We had gas lines, and snow all winter, with a 20 minute drive to a grocery store. Then in June, we had 30 days of 98 degree temperature with 98% humidity. It rained some part of every day and the steam was coming up out of the ground under the trees. The shoes in my closet turned green with mold (no central air, just room air conditioners), but they were warning of an ice age.


30 posted on 12/31/2010 8:55:37 AM PST by Eva
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To: Signalman
I just had a AGW Alarmist say that 2010 was the hottest year EVER!

He needs to check with Huffington Post or moveon.crap or someone more reliable like Weekly World News to see what the talking points for their scam is this week.

Claim that global warming causes warming is SO 1999!

31 posted on 12/31/2010 11:43:15 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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