The mainstream media have been talking about "Global Warming" for some time now. The theme is that human industries have been pumping CO2, a greenhouse gas, into the Earth's atmosphere for decades and it is forcing the temperature up - up to potentially lethal levels. And these extremely high levels will last for centuries even if we soon curb our fossil fuel ways. The media has changed the name of Global Warming to "Climate Change", but with the same reasoning and the same dire warnings. Meanwhile, the climate has not been living up to their expressed theories. The media and the paid scientists push their dubious claim with the double-speak that recent very cold spells are actually a result of warming. What is really on our horizon is a Mini Ice Age.
The last Mini Ice Age occurred from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Some say it started in the fourteenth century. There is also some confusion just when it ended. Let me describe what it was like during this deep cold spell.
The last dozen Summers have been hot - with the Summer of 2014 the hottest in a long time. Glaciers around the world are in retreat. They say the Polar cap ice is melting. (They hide the fact that the South polar ice cap has been increasing for years.) So, how could we be facing an ice age? Well the facts are that the polar warming process has stabilised and is beginning to reverse. The CO2 science is bogus. The Earth's atmosphere has had 10 times the current CO2 level in the past without runaway heating. As past climate data has become more precise, it has become clear that the past major cold spells have been preceded by short hot spells. That scenario had been predicted by a few top climate scientists. We are now in the transition period from a short hot spell to a cold world climate. It is becoming clear that sunspot density is a major contributor to climate changes. The sun has had fewer sunspots in its solar maximums in the last few years. This year (2016) the sun has sported only one or two spots a day.
The Earth is about to begin a steep drop off in global temperatures from its present global temperature plateau. This plateau has been caused by the absence of growth in global temperatures for 18 years, the start of global cooling in the atmosphere and the oceans, and the end of a short period of moderate solar heating from an unusually active secondary peak in solar cycle #24. Average global atmospheric and oceanic temperatures will drop significantly beginning between 2016 and 2017 and will continue with only temporary reversals until they stabilise during a long cold temperature base lasting most of the 2030’s and 2040’s. The bottom of the next global cold climate caused by a pronounced reduction in warming energy coming from the Sun is expected to be reached by the year 2031. The predicted temperature decline will continue for the next fifteen years and will likely be the steepest ever recorded in human history. Global average temperatures during the 2030’s will reach a level of at least 2° C colder than today. A drop of 2° C in the Earth's average temperatures will result in cold Summers and extremely cold Winters in the temperate zones. The food crop growing periods that we depend upon will become considerably shortened and in some years even non-existent. The resultant shortage of food may become the greatest threat to our civilisation.
Maybe it's time to start looking for a home in the South.