Skip to comments.10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age
Posted on 06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT by Signalman
Its official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as the science story of the century, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming. Indeed, it might even usher in a lengthy period of climate grimness such as we saw during the Maunder Minimum (when Ice Fairs were held on the Thames) or the Dalton Minimum (which brought us such delights as the 1816 Year Without A Summer).
Heres how Watts Up With That reports the bad news:
A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our Sun is heading for a rest period even as it is acting up for the first time in years, according to scientists at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
As the current sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, begins to ramp up toward maximum, independent studies of the solar interior, visible surface, and the corona indicate that the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or may not happen at all
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
I guess since the global warming hoax has been outed, the socialist are going to move back to the “coming ice age” as a way to attempt more government regulation.
Wow, the ski season will be extended!
Just in time for the California Air Resources Board to ban fireplaces.
You can track the sunspots while you freeze.....and until all the electric power lines are downed by ice build up.
Here in Colorado, a couple of resorts have annouced that they will be open through the 4th of July weekend.
Sarah Palin looks HOT in Fur
“Here in Colorado, a couple of resorts have annouced that they will be open through the 4th of July weekend.”
Same here in Washington. I have never in my 52 years seen Chrystal Mountain open this late.
Instead of a just being a spectator to the permanent bikini season, as in the warming case, you’ll now have plenty of opportunities to find someone to huddle up with to stay warm.
It’s all good.
Less energy spent on air conditioning.
More blankets and more cuddling in the winter.
More snowpack in the mountains.
Well...the correlation between the Little Ice Age and the lack of sun spots has nothing to do with socialists...hoaxes...government regulation...etc. As a meteorologist...I can tell you...as can any climatologist or meteorologist worth his/her weight in sand (salt actually costs something...you can pick up sand for free on the beach)....this is a fact.
If we truly go into another "Maunder Min"...then we will certainly get colder. There is a very good documentary on the discovery channel called 'Little Ice Age, Big Chill" that covers the consequences of this...and it ain't pretty.
I STILL can't understand why ANYONE would not want global warming. Throughout the history of mankind...we have thrived when the climate warmed. When we cool...as we did during the Maunder min...people die.
Quick, burn more coal!
I wouldn’t worry about this until we see if we are still here after November.
At Mammoth Mountain in the High Sierra of California, they’ll be sking till the end of August. Still fifty feet of snow on the mountain.
Get low mileage cars!
Oh, and capture Romney and Gore, tie them up, and burn them at the stake.
Don’t forget to offer tickets - you’ll sell a million of ‘em.
Well, I guess this means the end of nude beaches!!!
I’ll tell you a positive. Upon hearing this prediction/news yesterday was that ‘well, at least snow tire technology is so incredibly advanced that with a set of, Blizzaks, for example, really renders snow covered roads impotent’ (Well, at least the non-10”+ snowfall versions).
That, and I have heated seats in the ride. (Sorry honey, your paid for minivan’s garden variety cloth seats are going to have to do)
Reason #11. I've already moved from Alaska to Houston, Texas. Bring on the cooling...
...then in the late 1990's, the granola's of the day were warning about the coming global warming...
...in the 2000's a former hippie masquerading as presidential candidate Al Gore (who, by the way, served in Vietnam...newsflash!)...found a way to make a fortune by "playing on our fears" about the coming heat catastraphe...
...we've come full circle, but remains to be seen...
Who will come forward to make their fortune on the newest fad of "carbon credits" (relable them "icing crystal credits", perhaps?) in the new decade?
To my fellow FReepers who say this will put a quietus upon the Goreacle bunch, au contraire, it but gives them the slip. Now they can claim that BUT FOR THE SUN, they were correct and we need to keep with government intervention and depend upon the government funded science. Liberal statism means that you are NEVER WRONG, it is everybody else!
No, this is quite real. The upshot to this is that we must begin drilling now, gas and oil because the evergy use is going to go up substantially over the next 30 years.
Again, this is quite real and will affect you.
All the more reason to get our MA house remodeled and sold, so we can head back home to South MS!!
The article you have referenced is from June 2009, two years ago. We did not have enough data to call it a Maunder Minimum at that time. We now have enough data to predict, with some degree of reliability, that we have entered a Maunder (mild, although mild is relative) minimum. It will be another 4 or so years before we have enough data to predict a Dalton Minimum which can be really severe.
Your data is old and superceded by new data.
Yep, AC is way more inefficient than heating.
Suppose AlGore is going to put a horse's head in this author's bed?
#11 Reason: Stanley Cup playoff in June won’t seem so weird!
True enough....but you'll be able to legally keep polar bears, penguins, and baby seals as pets!!!
All is not lost.....
Why would I want to keep penguins and baby seals - food for the polar bears???
From the article:
The deniers have been rooting for a Maunder Minimum to stifle global warming (which it wouldnt have done anyway, see here). But human-caused global warming is so strong that not bloody much stifling has been going on given that this will be the hottest decade in recorded history by far, nearly 0.2°C warmer than the 1990s. Heck, even with a La Ni±a and an unusually inactive sun, 2008 was almost 0.1°C warmer than the decade of the 1990s as a whole and of course the 1990s were, at the time, the hottest decade in recorded history. Changes in the sun just aint the big dog anymore when it comes to driving climate change (see here).
If it wasn’t 100 degrees in the shade here in Oklahoma, I would go out and split another cord of firewood.
Throwm another log onto the fire.
“Your data is old and superceded by new data.”
My statement stands.
It’s not my data.
1. I live in Houston.
New insights on how solar minimums affect Earth
Suns Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity
Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
Scientists predict rare hibernation of sunspots
And them thar baby seals make super warm coats for winter!
"Winter is coming."
But, but ... the libtards told me that the sun’s activity is no longer the “big dog” in driving climate change.
So now how do we extract the dirty paws of the global warmists out of the US Treasury?
I saw a lecture by two algore watermelon kooks at NASA today and have read articles about the warmists getting the US government to comit “geo engineering” of the earth’s atmosphere to reduce the impact of “man made global warming.” Whatever the heck that means...
It’s not the Sun that controls when ice ages come and go. It is the Earth orbit that does it.
There goes my semi-tropical garden of wishful thinking. If it wrecks my ability to plant the garden twice per year, I will never forgive the sun.
Can you imagine skiing down a glacier two miles thick?
LOL, yep! And many of those libtards are in my State (CO, where Texas ranchers have land just for lookin’ at weirdos).