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Cooling Looms As Earth’s True Climate Calamity
Heartland Institute ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jay Lehr, Ph.D.

Posted on 07/06/2013 5:54:09 PM PDT by neverdem

Although we have been enmeshed in a long debate over global warming and climate change, this controversy has been politically motivated, not a response to actual global warming, as there has been no warming for 16 years.

In fact, it is likely we will soon need to take a long, hard look at adjustments in behavior based not on warmth, which, by and large, results in good things, but, rather, on cold, which creates endless problems for both individuals and society.

Solar Activity Waning
Scientists from Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, stated in the Voice of Russia on April 22 that solar activity is waning to such an extent that the global average yearly temperature will soon begin to decline.

Now, there is no reason to believe there will be any warming during the remainder of this century, says Vladimir Kotlyakov, head of the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Science, speaking with Vladimir Radyuhin for the Hindu newspaper on April 22, 2013. In the same article, Dr. Yuri Nagovitsyn, academic secretary of the Pulkovo Observatory, is quoted as saying coming generations will have to grapple with temperatures several degrees lower than those today.

On Jan. 8, on NASA's Science News website, Tony Phillips cited Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory as noting we are now in the final stages of Solar Cycle 24, which has been "the weakest in more than 50 years." By the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives shortly, they predict, "magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed," Phillips wrote.

Cold Temperatures Appearing
The effects of this weak solar activity have been notable. The United Kingdom just suffered through a winter with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees Celsius below normal, and German meteorologists report 2013 has been the coldest year in 208 years. Writing April 27 in England's Sunday Telegraph, Christopher Booker noted 3,318 places in the United States that had recorded their lowest temperatures for that time of year since records began. Similar records were set in every province of Canada, and the Russian winter has brought its deepest snowfall in 134 years.

Anthony Watts, at his Watts Up With That blog, shows that, in this century, average U.S. winter temperatures have dropped by 1.45 degrees C, more than twice as much as their rise from 1850-1999 and twice as much as the net rise in the 20th century.

This cooling has come as a big surprise to many. All of mankind's new carbon dioxide emissions were supposed to make things too warm, with climate models indicating the world would heat up by 0.3 degrees C every decade.

Armed with an understanding of the solar cycles, however, Vladimir Bashkin and Rauf Galiulin from the Institute of Fundamental Problems of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences state the warming in the past century was simply what should be expected when coming out of a mini ice age, rather than any changes caused by man's activities.

Government Changes Needed
Cold causes more disruptions for people than warming, and mankind always has been more prosperous during warmer periods. However, with modern technology, we have the ability to plan accordingly and manage the slow change toward cooling that is likely upon us. But unless the governments of the world turn off the spigots that have fed tens of billions of dollars annually to support only research on man-caused warming, and begin to fund serious science intent on determining what the real global temperature trends are, it will be a decade or more before the truth is told.

The suggestion that the Earth may actually be cooling, not warming, is based on centuries of real data of how our planetary system actually works. It is time to turn away from supposing and direct our attention to reality.

Jay Lehr, Ph.D. (lehr@heartland.org) is science director of The Heartland Institute.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; duh; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; miniiceage

1 posted on 07/06/2013 5:54:09 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The world is coming to an end ... yawn ...


2 posted on 07/06/2013 5:57:49 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: neverdem

All life on Earth depends on a huge hydrogen bomb that has been exploding for about 4.5 billion years. To expect stability out of this thing is unrealistic. It’s nothing less than a miracle that we’re still here.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 6:05:32 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: neverdem

Great!!! Super !!!! Stupendous!!!!

I luv cold and all this means to me is better snowboarding seasons.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 6:08:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: neverdem

It’s warming! No, wait, it’s cooling! No, it’s warming again! Who’s on first?!


5 posted on 07/06/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: neverdem

A cooling world would be much more disastrous than a warming world.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 6:11:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: neverdem

This is bad news!

Olympic Women’s Beach Volleyball may never be the same. :(


7 posted on 07/06/2013 6:13:33 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: neverdem

8 posted on 07/06/2013 6:15:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: neverdem
Back in the early 60s when I was young, the Chicken Littles were all screaming about global cooling. Of course, they all wanted massive government programs to “fix” the problem.

It just never ends.

9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:28:27 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: neverdem

Don’t worry - the government is on top of this!


10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: neverdem
Al Gore, please pick up the white phone in the lobby. Reality is one line one.
11 posted on 07/06/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks neverdem.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: neverdem
Anthropomorphic global cooling.

Yikes!!!

13 posted on 07/06/2013 7:16:55 PM PDT by stevem
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To: neverdem
NASA satellite no longer measuring sea levels – Why? Because they’re falling?
14 posted on 07/06/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Repeal The 17th

Don’t tell Al Gore that.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 7:45:47 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: All

Buy a SUV and save the planet from a new ice age...


16 posted on 07/06/2013 8:05:53 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: DHerion
Buy a SUV and save the planet from a new ice age...

Just bought a 360 HP truck, a 288 HP car, have a boat that gets 2.5 miles to the gallon and a diesel tractor, doing my part :)

17 posted on 07/06/2013 8:13:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: neverdem

Don’t let the members of the Warmist cult know.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 9:58:15 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: neverdem

Find the Paul Newman movie Quintet.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 10:35:49 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2
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To: neverdem

The colder climate will help keep those solar panels and windmills from overheating.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 11:44:57 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: justa-hairyape

Thanks for the link!


21 posted on 07/07/2013 12:01:48 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
This shows you why socialism/government can NEVER work.

for at least 30 years the media and the governmentS have been pushing the global warming hoax.

The media has done , millions of stories about global warming.

the government have funded decades with Trillions of $ of global warming research. All this is wasted and for an evil purpose to enslave people , to grow government power .

it's meant to terrorize people into accepting more government control over the economy and our lives. “we have to do something “ about this crisis”. “if the government doesn't do something then the world will end .” so that justifies government existing and growing. now if we really needed government , if we had any real crisis then why did the government and the media spend 30 years creating a fake crisis like global warming?

22 posted on 07/07/2013 1:59:10 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: neverdem
Need I say it? There's no steenking need for government planning. Just let us burn our fossil fuels (coal, oil, natgas and gasoline) and develop our technology, through freedom and free markets. If our supposedly awful emissions can mitigate the impacts of a long cold spell by a few tenths of a degree or a degree Centigrade, it could make a hell of a difference as to how many people die from this event.

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23 posted on 07/07/2013 8:02:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: neverdem

Well it looks like 10 and 6 meter DX (amateur radio) will go down the commode. Bookmark Bump


24 posted on 07/07/2013 10:58:17 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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