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10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age
The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2011 | James Delingpole

Posted on 06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT by Signalman

It’s 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).

Here’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: age; climate; cooling; estate; globalcooling; globalwarmingfraud; globalwarminghoax; ice; iceage; real; sunspots; warming

1 posted on 06/15/2011 12:00:17 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

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.


2 posted on 06/15/2011 12:02:40 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Signalman

Wow, the ski season will be extended!


3 posted on 06/15/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Signalman

Just in time for the California Air Resources Board to ban fireplaces.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 12:03:44 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Signalman
Latest image at: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

You can track the sunspots while you freeze.....and until all the electric power lines are downed by ice build up.

5 posted on 06/15/2011 12:04:23 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Signalman; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; ..
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 06/15/2011 12:05:13 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Signalman
Rioting would be far worse this time.
7 posted on 06/15/2011 12:06:25 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Signalman
11. My icemaker won't have to work so hard, saving power to save the planet...the EPA will be overjoyed.

ICEMAKERS
8 posted on 06/15/2011 12:09:21 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: JimBianchi11

Here in Colorado, a couple of resorts have annouced that they will be open through the 4th of July weekend.


9 posted on 06/15/2011 12:09:52 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Signalman

#11
Sarah Palin looks HOT in Fur

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/01/sarah_palin_president_obama_di.html


10 posted on 06/15/2011 12:11:22 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: taxcontrol

“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.


11 posted on 06/15/2011 12:13:29 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Signalman

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.


12 posted on 06/15/2011 12:19:20 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Signalman

It’s all good.

Less energy spent on air conditioning.

More blankets and more cuddling in the winter.

More snowpack in the mountains.


13 posted on 06/15/2011 12:20:28 PM PDT by lurk
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To: apillar
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.

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.

14 posted on 06/15/2011 12:20:59 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Signalman; Black Agnes

Quick, burn more coal!


15 posted on 06/15/2011 12:23:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Signalman
I just love it when the libtards are so obviously wrong after having taunted us with scientific evidence ... National Solar Observatory, NASA say no “Maunder Minimum” —sorry, deniers —Solar Cycle 24 poised to rev up
16 posted on 06/15/2011 12:24:36 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Signalman

I wouldn’t worry about this until we see if we are still here after November.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 12:27:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: taxcontrol; JimBianchi11

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.


18 posted on 06/15/2011 12:30:07 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Signalman

Quick!

Drill!

Burn!

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.


19 posted on 06/15/2011 12:33:41 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Signalman

Well, I guess this means the end of nude beaches!!!


20 posted on 06/15/2011 12:36:26 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Signalman

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)


21 posted on 06/15/2011 12:38:22 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: Signalman
10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age

Reason #11. I've already moved from Alaska to Houston, Texas. Bring on the cooling...

22 posted on 06/15/2011 12:39:00 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Signalman
When I was in High School, a "few" years ago in the 1980's - the granolas of the day were warning about the coming Ice Age...

...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...

Ironic...

...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?

23 posted on 06/15/2011 12:41:41 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Obama's approval ratings: so low that Kenyans now accuse him of being born in the USA)
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To: Signalman

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!


24 posted on 06/15/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: apillar

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.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Signalman

All the more reason to get our MA house remodeled and sold, so we can head back home to South MS!!


26 posted on 06/15/2011 1:07:27 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


27 posted on 06/15/2011 1:09:46 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: lurk
Less energy spent on air conditioning

Yep, AC is way more inefficient than heating.

Suppose AlGore is going to put a horse's head in this author's bed?

28 posted on 06/15/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Signalman

#11 Reason: Stanley Cup playoff in June won’t seem so weird!


29 posted on 06/15/2011 1:15:49 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: jda
Well, I guess this means the end of nude beaches!!!

True enough....but you'll be able to legally keep polar bears, penguins, and baby seals as pets!!!

All is not lost.....

30 posted on 06/15/2011 1:19:05 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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To: Signalman

31 posted on 06/15/2011 1:23:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Logic n' Reason
you'll be able to legally keep polar bears, penguins, and baby seals as pets

Why would I want to keep penguins and baby seals - food for the polar bears???

32 posted on 06/15/2011 1:27:24 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: texmexis best
It's irrelevant to my original statement whether or not there is new data to confirm a Maunder Minimum. The libtards claimed that changes in the sun aren't a key factor in driving climate change. That assertion was made based on "science" and is patently absurd, then with old data and now with new data.

From the article:

The deniers have been rooting for a Maunder Minimum to stifle global warming (which it wouldn’t 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 ain’t the big dog anymore when it comes to driving climate change (see here).

33 posted on 06/15/2011 1:27:52 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Signalman

If it wasn’t 100 degrees in the shade here in Oklahoma, I would go out and split another cord of firewood.


34 posted on 06/15/2011 1:33:26 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Signalman

Throwm another log onto the fire.


35 posted on 06/15/2011 1:34:18 PM PDT by Clive
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Your data is old and superceded by new data.”

My statement stands.


36 posted on 06/15/2011 1:36:24 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: texmexis best

It’s not my data.


37 posted on 06/15/2011 1:42:53 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Signalman

1. I live in Houston.


38 posted on 06/15/2011 1:48:01 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Yeah, it'll continue to be warm in Texas, folks. I hear that jobs are easy to get in Texas, too. ;-)


39 posted on 06/15/2011 1:48:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness heard across the universe.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; texmexis best

Recent posts.

New insights on how solar minimums affect Earth
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2734760/posts

Sun’s Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2734593/posts

Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2734777/posts

Scientists predict rare ‘hibernation’ of sunspots
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2734864/posts


40 posted on 06/15/2011 1:51:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness heard across the universe.)
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To: jda
Aha!!! A thinking poster!!

And them thar baby seals make super warm coats for winter!

41 posted on 06/15/2011 2:03:28 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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To: Signalman
10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age

"Winter is coming."

42 posted on 06/15/2011 2:15:52 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: familyop

But, but ... the libtards told me that the sun’s activity is no longer the “big dog” in driving climate change.


43 posted on 06/15/2011 2:54:59 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: apillar

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...


44 posted on 06/15/2011 3:37:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Signalman

It’s not the Sun that controls when ice ages come and go. It is the Earth orbit that does it.


45 posted on 06/15/2011 3:41:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


46 posted on 06/15/2011 3:42:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JimBianchi11

Can you imagine skiing down a glacier two miles thick?


47 posted on 06/15/2011 3:43:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

LOL, yep! And many of those libtards are in my State (CO, where Texas ranchers have land just for lookin’ at weirdos).


48 posted on 06/15/2011 4:07:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness heard across the universe.)
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