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  • Sea Levels are Never Still

    06/18/2014 6:36:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Sea levels have been rising and falling without any help from humans for as long as Earth’s oceans have existed. The fastest and most alarming sea changes to affect mankind occurred at the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age. Seas rose about 130m about 12,000 years ago, at times rising at five metres per century. Sea levels then fell as ice sheet and glaciers grew in the recent Little Ice Age – some Roman ports used during the Roman Warm Era are now far from the sea even though sea levels have recovered somewhat during the Modern Warm Era. Many...
  • 2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

    04/28/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    Real Science ^ | April 27, 2014 | Unknown
    US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot.
  • New study suggests global warming decreases storm activity and extreme weather

    01/25/2014 8:47:56 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 49 replies
    Wattsup ^ | 1/25/2013
    A paper published January 21st in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs storm activity in Iceland over the past 1,200 years and finds storminess and extreme weather variability was far more common during the Little Ice Age in comparison to the Medieval Warm Period and the 20th century. The paper adds to many other peer-reviewed publications finding global warming decreases storm activity, the opposite of claims by climate alarmists....
  • A Simple One Word Answer to Global Warming

    03/11/2009 9:02:57 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 56 replies · 2,910+ views
    His Master's Voice | 3/11/09 | HMV
    When your liberal friends talk about global warming, give them the one word answer that noone can explain: "Greenland." Why was the land that today is characterized as a huge icecap named Greenland? Eric the Red discovered Greenland in the 980 AD time frame. He called it Greenland because of the lush green fields and valleys. He saw in Greenland a tremendous potential for agriculture. His return trips would bring settlers who would number about 5000 and build 300-400 farms. What??????? Agriculture??? Farms??? Wait a minute, this country is nothing but a huge ice cap isn't it? Here is a...
  • To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

    05/27/2013 8:34:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 79 replies
    -Forbes ^ | May 26. 2013 | Peter Ferara
    Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in the North Atlantic. Glaciers also began expanding on Greenland, soon to threaten Norse settlements on the island. From 1275 to 1300 A.D., glaciers began expanding more broadly, according to radiocarbon dating of plants killed by the glacier growth. The period known today as the Little Ice Age was just starting to poke through. Summers began cooling in Northern Europe after 1300 A.D., negatively impacting growing seasons, as reflected in the Great Famine of 1315 to 1317. Expanding glaciers and ice cover spreading across Greenland began driving...
  • Centuries-old frozen plants [bryophytes] revived

    05/27/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 May 2013 Last updated at 15:02 ET
    They come from a group from the University of Alberta, who were exploring an area around the Teardrop Glacier, high in the Canadian Arctic. The glaciers in the region have been receding at rates that have sharply accelerated since 2004, at about 3-4m per year. That is exposing land that has not seen light of day since the so-called Little Ice Age, a widespread climatic cooling that ran roughly from AD 1550 to AD 1850. "We ended up walking along the edge of the glacier margin and we saw these huge populations coming out from underneath the glacier that seemed...
  • 17th Century Solar Oddity Believed Linked To Global Cooling Is Rare Among Nearby Stars

    06/03/2004 7:30:42 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 285+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-3-2004 | UC Berkeley
    Source: University Of California - Berkeley Date: 2004-06-03 17th Century Solar Oddity Believed Linked To Global Cooling Is Rare Among Nearby Stars Berkeley - A mysterious 17th century solar funk that some have linked to Europe's Little Ice Age and to global climate change, becomes even more of an enigma as a result of new observations by University of California, Berkeley, astronomers. For 70 years, from 1645 until 1714, early astronomers reported almost no sunspot activity. The number of sunspots - cooler areas on the sun that appear dark against the brighter surroundings - dropped a thousandfold, according to some...
  • The Experiment That Never Ends: Arctic oil spill study still producing results

    01/19/2013 7:49:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Alaska Science Forum ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ned Rozell
    In late July 2011, Paul Boots, a supervisor at an oilfield on Alaska's North Slope, found a small, yellow plastic disc on a creekbed. Scientists 30 years ago tossed the disc into the sea as part of a study on arctic oil spills. Boots, who works at the large gravel pad that hosts the Badami oil field, was with his coworkers on an annual cleanup day along a nameless creek just west of the gravel pad. "I was enjoying a beautiful day and strayed a bit farther than most in my search for 'fugitive emissions' (everything we pick up has...
  • Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

    08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge
    When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons. Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one...
  • 13th century volcano mystery eruption may be solved (Little Ice Age cause?)

    06/15/2012 1:49:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 15, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    A photo of the Rinjani caldera in Indonesia, while Lavigne won’t name the volcano until his paper is published, insiders suggest this a likely candidate for the missing 1258 AD eruption. Image: Wikipedia From ScienceNews: Indonesia implicated as location of biggest eruption in last seven millennia By Alexandra Witze SELFOSS, Iceland — One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a solution. An eruption long thought to have gone off in the year 1258, spreading cooling sulfur particles around the globe, happened the year before in Indonesia, scientists report.Until now, researchers have known a big volcano went off...
  • Volcanic origin for Little Ice Age

    01/30/2012 5:30:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/30/12 | Richard Black
    The Little Ice Age was caused by the cooling effect of massive volcanic eruptions, and sustained by changes in Arctic ice cover, scientists conclude. An international research team studied ancient plants from Iceland and Canada, and sediments carried by glaciers. They say a series of eruptions just before 1300 lowered Arctic temperatures enough for ice sheets to expand. Writing in Geophysical Research Letters, they say this would have kept the Earth cool for centuries. The exact definition of the Little Ice Age is disputed. While many studies suggest temperatures fell globally in the 1500s, others suggest the Arctic and sub-Arctic...
  • Columbus blamed for Little Ice Age

    10/13/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | 10-22-11 | Devin Powell
    Depopulation of Americas may have cooled climate MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University. “We have a massive reforestation event that’s sequestering carbon … coincident...
  • Ancestry of polar bears traced to Ireland

    07/07/2011 12:36:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    Penn State ^ | July 7, 2011 | Unknown
    An international team of scientists has discovered that the female ancestor of all living polar bears was a brown bear that lived in the vicinity of present-day Britain and Ireland just prior to the peak of the last ice age -- 20,000 to 50,000 years ago. Beth Shapiro, the Shaffer Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University and one of the team's leaders, explained that climate changes affecting the North Atlantic ice sheet probably gave rise to periodic overlaps in bear habitats. These overlaps then led to hybridization, or interbreeding -- an event that caused maternal DNA from brown...
  • A new Ice Age approaches? Sunspot cycle may be shutting, heading toward pattern of inactivity.

    06/15/2011 7:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: global warming. New hotness: coldness. Reports from three different studies released yesterday point to the possibility of an extended period of solar inactivity not seen for three hundred years, and one that could bring a new mini-Ice Age: According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory.‘This...
  • 'Major Result' on Sunspot Cycle to be Announced Tuesday (1:00 today)

    06/14/2011 11:56:14 AM PDT · by TaraP · 59 replies
    Space.com ^ | June 14th, 2011
    Astronomers will unveil a "major result" on Tuesday (June 14) regarding the sun's 11-year sunspot cycle. The announcement will be made at a solar physics conference in New Mexico, according to an alert released today (June 10) by the American Astronomical Society. The discussion will begin at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). Sunspots are blotches on the sun that appear dark because they are significantly cooler than the rest of the solar surface. While they look small from our vantage point on Earth, these enigmatic structures can be huge — up to 30,000 miles (48,280 kilometers) across, or as wide...
  • Climate played big role in Vikings’ disappearance from Greenland

    05/30/2011 1:12:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 55 replies
    Brown University ^ | May 30, 2011 | Varied
    Greenland's early Viking settlers were subjected to rapidly changing climate. Temperatures plunged several degrees in a span of decades, according to research from Brown University. A reconstruction of 5,600 years of climate history from lakes near the Norse settlement in western Greenland also shows how climate affected the Dorset and Saqqaq cultures. Results appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony’s demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains can...
  • Did Quiet Sun Cause Little Ice Age After All?

    05/26/2011 1:50:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 May 2011 | Govert Schilling
    Enlarge Image Brrr ... Cold winters in 17th century Europe, as shown in this painting by Hendrick Avercamp, may have been caused by a lack of solar activity after all. Credit: Hendrick Avercamp/Wikimedia Commons BOSTON—For decades, astronomers and climatologists have debated whether a prolonged 17th century cold spell, best documented in Europe, could have been caused by erratic behavior of the sun. Now, an American solar physicist says he has new evidence to suggest that the sun was indeed the culprit. The sun isn’t as constant as it appears. Instead, its surface is regularly beset by storms of swirling...
  • Viking sagas read through the lens of climate change

    03/10/2005 8:19:28 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 43 replies · 1,020+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | March 9, 2005
    Ancient Icelandic sagas may be full of treachery, death and destruction, but the real villain behind all the foment could well have been climate change. According to a Canadian scientist, there's a direct link between changes in regional temperatures and the thematic content of the sagas. The research is based on newly reconstructed temperature records gained from ocean sediment cores collected off the coast of Vestfirdir, the northwest peninsula of Iceland by scientists from the University of Colorado. Analysis of mollusc shells within these cores has provided an astounding, almost weekly, record of temperature changes in the region. "The difficult...
  • 2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park

    04/07/2010 4:44:21 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 73 replies · 1,351+ views
    Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government researcher said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre said, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He warned many of the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "It's continual," Fagre said. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what...
  • NASA’s Sunspot Prediction Roller Coaster

    12/31/2010 2:26:42 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 34 replies
    Santa brought us a new Sunspot prediction to be added to NASA’s incredibly high series of at least five ill-fated predictions starting in 2006. NASA’s latest peak Sunspot Number for Solar Cycle #24 (SC24) is down 60% from their original, but it still seems a bit too high, judging by David Archibald’s recent WUWT posting that analogizes SC24 and SC25 to SC5 and SC6 which peaked around 50, during the cold period (Dalton minimum) of the early 1800′s. According to Yogi Berra “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Team leader Dr. Mausumi Dikpati of NASA’s National Center...
  • Little Ice Age Is Coming

    12/30/2010 10:21:23 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies · 30+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/30/2010 | Lowell Ponte
    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...
  • Do You Believe In Magic Numbers?

    12/11/2010 6:05:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2010 | Paul Driessen
    Average annual global temperatures have risen a degree or two since the Little Ice Age ended some 150 years ago. Thank goodness. The LIA was not a particularly pleasant time. Prolonged winters, advancing glaciers, colder summers, more frequent storms and extended cloudiness reduced arable land, shortened growing seasons, rotted grain in wet fields, and brought famine, disease and death. Coming after the prosperous Medieval Warm Period – when farmers grew wine grapes in England and Vikings raised crops and cattle in Greenland – it must have been quite a shock. The LIA underscored how much better a warmer planet is...
  • Say Goodbye to Sunspots? (Goodbye, global warming; hello, little ice age)

    09/15/2010 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Science Now ^ | 09/14/2010 | Phil Berardelli
    Scientists studying sunspots for the past 2 decades have concluded that the magnetic field that triggers their formation has been steadily declining. If the current trend continues, by 2016 the sun's face may become spotless and remain that way for decades—a phenomenon that in the 17th century coincided with a prolonged period of cooling on Earth. Sunspots appear when upwellings of the sun's magnetic field trap ionized plasma—or electrically charged, superheated gas—on the surface. Normally, the gas would release its heat and sink back below the surface, but the magnetic field inhibits this process. From Earth, the relatively cool surface...
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Climate Science: Noted scientists at a Chicago climate conference declare that global warming is not only dead, but that the planet faces a big chill for decades to come. What about those frozen wind turbines? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that...
  • New Ice Age 'to begin in 2014'

    05/18/2010 7:13:40 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 80 replies · 2,173+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 17, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    CHICAGO – A new "Little Ice Age" could begin in just four years, predicted Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia. Abdussamatov was speaking yesterday at the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, which began Sunday and ends today. The Little Ice Age, which occurred after an era known in scientific circles as the Medieval Warm Period, is typically defined as a period of about 200 years, beginning around 1650 and extending through 1850. In the first of a two-part video WND recorded at the conference, Abdussamatov explained...
  • (Obama's) Stimulating (Climate) Fraud

    01/19/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 583+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 01/18/2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others. As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's recovery.gov, which tracks the administration's lack of progress. It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans...
  • 30 Years of Global Cooling Are Coming, Leading Scientist Says

    01/11/2010 10:43:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 2,849+ views
    30 Years of Global Cooling Are Coming, Leading Scientist Says From Miami to Maine, Savannah to Seattle, America is caught in an icy grip that one of the U.N.'s top global warming proponents says could mark the beginning of a mini ice age. From Miami to Maine, Savannah to Seattle, America is caught in an icy grip that one of the U.N.'s top global warming proponents says could mark the beginning of a mini ice age. Oranges are freezing and millions of tropical fish are dying in Florida, and it could be just the beginning of a decades-long deep freeze,...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • Sun-Caused Warming

    09/08/2009 5:30:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,191+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 8, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: A team of international scientists has finally figured out why sunspots have a dramatic effect on the weather. It shows the folly of fearing the SUV while dismissing that thermonuclear furnace in the sky.Mankind once worshiped the sun. Now the world studiously ignores it as nations prepare to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, in Copenhagen in December. Something is indeed rotten in Denmark. Our own government is committed to fighting climate change whether it be though Son of Kyoto or our own growth-capping, job-killing cap-and-trade legislation known as Waxman-Markey. Despite...
  • Apocalypse Sun?

    06/02/2009 6:29:37 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 1,583+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 3, 2009 | Editorial
    Climate Change: NASA predicts the lowest sunspot activity since 1928. Is a major solar storm in the offing? While we worry about man-made warming, the sun may soon show us who's boss... But this dry statistic has more significance for the earth and its climate than all of Al Gore's gloom and doom about tailpipe emissions and rising sea levels. Whether the warm-mongers like it or not, the sun rules earth's climate — always has and always will.
  • Welcome to Solar Minimum

    07/28/2009 11:44:31 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 22 replies · 1,332+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Fred Dardick
    Unfortunately for Democrats, global warming is much more complicated science than what their theories predict. The greatest contributing factor to global temperatures isn’t atmospheric carbon dioxide, it’s the sun. The sun’s release of energy has natural variations and it is currently in a state known as solar minimum; the lowest energy output by the sun as it oscillates through an approximate 11 year cycle of activity, also known as the Schwabe cycle. This is the primary reason for the colder than normal temperatures recorded across the country this summer.
  • The Warm Turns

    12/30/2008 5:55:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 30, 2008
    Climate Change: The Earth has been warming ever since the end of the Little Ice Age. But guess what: Researchers say mankind is to blame for that, too.s we've noted, 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month of October. Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature...
  • (Vanity) Ice Age May Be Starting now

    06/10/2009 9:33:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeOptimist · 132 replies · 4,768+ views
    www.iceagenow.com ^ | Robert W. Felix
    http://www.iceagenow.com/ Headed for a “year without a summer?” 10 Jun 09 – AccuWeather's Joe Bastardi expects areas from the northern Plains into the Northeast to have a "year without a summer." “The last time this happened was the Tamboro eruption in 1815 followed by a year without a summer in 1816,” says reader Charles Patrick. See Headed for a “year without a summer?”
  • Dull Sun could spark off next “Little Ice Age” in future

    05/10/2009 7:05:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies · 2,217+ views
    Thandian News ^ | 5/5/2009 | Unk.
    Washington, May 5 (ANI): Some scientists say the prolonged lull in solar activity hints towards the next “Little Ice Age”, which could occur in the near future. The sun is the least active it’s been in decades and the dimmest in a hundred years. The lull is causing some scientists to recall the Little Ice Age, an unusual cold spell in Europe and North America, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850. The coldest period of the Little Ice Age, between 1645 and 1715, has been linked to a deep dip in solar storms known as the Maunder Minimum. During...
  • Sun Oddly Quiet -- Hints at Next "Little Ice Age"?

    05/04/2009 8:20:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies · 4,155+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 4, 2009 | Anne Minard
    A prolonged lull in solar activity has astrophysicists glued to their telescopes waiting to see what the sun will do next—and how Earth's climate might respond. The sun is the least active it's been in decades and the dimmest in a hundred years. The lull is causing some scientists to recall the Little Ice Age, an unusual cold spell in Europe and North America, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850. The coldest period of the Little Ice Age, between 1645 and 1715, has been linked to a deep dip in solar storms known as the Maunder Minimum. During that...
  • Global Warming: A Classic Case of Alarmism

    04/06/2009 9:57:42 AM PDT · by Delacon · 6 replies · 1,164+ views
    JoNova ^ | April 3rd, 2009 | Dr David Evans
    Global Warming: A Classic Case of Alarmism This is a Guest Post by Dr David EvansThe big temperature picture. Graph and insight from Dr Syun Akasofu(2009 International Conference on Climate Change, New York, March 2009).The global temperature has been rising at a steady trend rate of 0.5°C per century since the end of the little ice age in the 1700s (when the Thames River would freeze over every winter). On top of the trend are oscillations that last about thirty years in each direction:1882 – 1910    Cooling1910 – 1944    Warming1944 – 1975    Cooling1975 – 2001    WarmingIn 2009 we are where...
  • Canal ice helps Dutch rediscover national identity

    01/17/2009 8:52:53 AM PST · by gorush · 39 replies · 1,151+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | January 16, 2009 | John Tagliabue Published: January 16, 2009
    NIEUWERKERK AAN DEN IJSSEL, Netherlands: For the first time in 12 years, the Netherlands' canals froze this month, bringing the Dutch, who like their tulips in neat rows, a heady mix of pandemonium and euphoria. Hundreds of thousands of skaters, their cheeks as red as apples in the freezing temperatures, took to the ice, and hospital wards were filled with dozens of people with fractured arms, sprained ankles and broken legs. Train engineers were ordered to go slowly to avoid hitting skaters who clambered across railway tracks to get from one frozen canal to another. Even the minister of defense,...
  • Researcher Predicts 80-year "Little Ice Age" to begin soon.

    08/19/2008 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 153 replies · 1,708+ views
    Milenio ^ | August 19, 200 | Víctor Manuel Velasco Herrera
    An expert from the National Autonomous University of Mexico predicted that the Earth will enter a "Little Ice Age" which will last from 60 to 80 years and may be caused by the decrease in solar activity. Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics at UNAM, showcased his theories during an international conference he led at the Centre for Applied Sciences and Technological Development. Velasco, a specialist in remote sensing systems, said that the recent rupture of the Perito Moreno glacier on the border of Chile and Argentina, unusual for having produced a full austral winter,...
  • Viking Farms Tell Cautionary Climate Tale

    06/17/2008 1:43:08 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 985+ views
    NPR ^ | 6-16-2008 | Richard Harris
    Viking Farms Tell Cautionary Climate Tale Boundary walls built by Iceland's Viking farmers run through Unnsteinn Ingason's land. At some point, farmers stopped repairing the walls, and a climate change may help explain why. Ingason's land had been farmed for hundreds of years prior to his family's ownership. Here, ruins of a stone farm house with a turf roof on a hill behind Ingason's home. Archaeologist Adolf Fridriksson stands near the ruins of an early Viking farm. The farm was long ago abandoned, and its soil heavily eroded. Icelandic farmers bring their sheep down from the hills for the winter....
  • Sun Seems Eerily Calm

    06/11/2008 12:00:22 PM PDT · by cogitator · 82 replies · 419+ views
    Space.com ^ | 06/11/2008 | Andrea Thompson
    The sun's surface has been fairly blank for the last couple of years, and that has some worried that it may be entering another Maunder minimum, the sun's 50-year abstinence from sunspots, which some scientists have linked to the Little Ice Age of the 17th century. Could a new sunspot drought plunge us into another decades-long cold spell? It's not very likely, says David Hathaway a solar physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The question came up after an international solar conference held last week at Montana State University, where scientists discussed the dearth of solar...
  • Global Warming: A Natural Cycle

    05/30/2008 8:11:42 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 13 replies · 181+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 29, 2008 | Melinda Zosh
    Global Warming: a Natural Cycle by: Melinda Zosh, May 29, 2008 In 2006, Al Gore warned the world about a global warming disaster. He failed to mention that until 1850, the world felt the effects of the Little Ice Age and so did the Vikings. Vikings, habitants of Greenland, thrived in the country’s moderate climate in 1100 A.D. A few hundred years later, their animals froze to death; then the Vikings starved or left their homeland, according to Rie Oldenberg, curator at Narsaq Museum in Greenland. The Idea-Channel, a non-profit educational company, created a 10-minute video in 2007 titled Unstoppable...
  • NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    03/14/2008 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 612+ views
    NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe March 13, 2008 The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In terms of winter precipitation, Pacific storms, bringing heavy precipitation to large parts of the West, produced high snowpack that will provide welcome runoff this spring. A complete analysis is available online. U.S. Winter Temperature Highlights 2007 Statewide temperature chart. * In the contiguous United States, the average winter temperature was 33.2°F (0.6°C), which was...
  • Temperature Monitors Report Global Cooling

    02/26/2008 11:28:32 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 111 replies · 796+ views
    A twelve-month long drop in world temperatures erases global warming Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on. No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted...
  • Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age

    02/25/2008 7:37:41 AM PST · by Uncledave · 108 replies · 578+ views
    National Post ^ | 2/25/2008 | Lorne Gunter
    Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, February 25, 2008 Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966. The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average." China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and...
  • Proof on Ice: Southern Greenland Was Once Green; Earth Warmer

    07/05/2007 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 33 replies · 1,150+ views
    Scientific American ^ | July 5, 2007 | David Biello
    In 1981 researchers removed a long tube of ice from the center of a glacier in southern Greenland at a site known as Dye 3. More than a mile (two kilometers) long, the deep end of the core sample had been crushed by the pressure of the ice above it and sullied by contact with rock and soil. By destroying the pattern of annual layers, this contamination seemingly made it impossible to assess the region's ancient climate. But DNA extracted from the previously ignored dirty bottom has revealed that Greenland was not only green, it boasted boreal forests like those...
  • Local scientist calls global warming theory 'hooey'

    06/18/2007 10:11:58 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 838+ views
    The Capitol Times ^ | June 18, 2007 | Samara Kalk Derby
    Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it. There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the "Little Ice Age," he said in an interview this week. "However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming...
  • 'Nuclear Winter' May Kill More Than A Nuclear War

    03/01/2007 5:22:58 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 1,371+ views
    'Nuclear winter' may kill more than a nuclear war 19:00 01 March 2007 NewScientist.com news service Debora MacKenzie A regional exchange of relatively small nuclear weapons could plunge the world into a decade-long "nuclear winter", destroying agriculture and killing millions, according to a new study. Weapons experts to consider that small-scale nuclear exchanges are now more likely than the massive US-Soviet exchanges feared during the Cold War. In the 1980s, scientists calculated that such exchanges would put enough smoke into the atmosphere to shade the Earth from the Sun, causing a nuclear winter. Now scientists have re-calculated the likelihood of...
  • Global warming is our friend

    02/15/2007 10:08:24 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 20 replies · 846+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 15, 2007 | Bob Tyrrell
    Early in the Second World War George Orwell famously wrote, "As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me." The irony of that scene, I assume, accounts for the line's enduring fame. Well, let me try some irony on you, "As I write, freezing rain and wind-whipped snow are pelting my roof, rendering me miserable, yet highly civilized human beings are trying to kill me." They actually oppose global warming. Despite the inclement weather, they remonstrate that global warming is an environmental evil, and from universities and media outlets they endeavor to silence anyone who...
  • 1975 Newsweek article on global cooling.

    04/08/2002 9:03:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies · 15,807+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 1975
    1975 Newsweek article on global cooling. http://www.globalclimate.org/Newsweek.htm FROM Newsweek April 28, 1975 The Cooling World There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production– with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India,...