Heading into Solar Cycle 25
as Global Warming Freezes Over
Reports from New York about renewed UN-support for carbon pricing — like a perfect storm — sounds like a community of nations gathering to recognize the healing effects of ritual blood-letting, only… when it comes to carbon pricing by government fiat, society’s productive are the ritual oxen whose blood is being let. Drained of our vitality by Leftist witchdoctors of the Left, what future can we make for ourselves? On the one hand the Left now recognizes the power of price signals that, affect the hundreds of millions of decisions, that take place in a dynamic marketplace. On the other hand, the Left fears a free people who are not restricted from making decisions over their own lives.
What if the perfect storm is coming and the current global warming hiatus is its herald: and, it is a solar quietus? Consider this: It’s official: Solar minimum has arrived [March 10, 2006]. Sunspots have all but vanished. Solar flares are nonexistent. The sun is utterly quiet (Science@NASA: ‘Solar Storm Warning’). Solar Cycle 23 went out with an alarming whimper. Then came Solar Cycle 24: Something is up with the sun… “I would say it is the weakest in 200 years,” said [NASA’s] David Hathaway (Robt. Lee Hotz, WSJ: ‘Strange Doings on the Sun’).
Despite this resurgence of activity, Cycle 24 still remains a weak cycle—the smallest since Cycle 14. What will happen next? Stay tuned! ~The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Source: David Hathaway’s, Long Range Solar Forecast (see Science@NASA, below)
Now we’re headed into Solar Cycle 25, after the sun has just recently undergone, one of its oddest magnetic reversals on record… the sun’s magnetic poles are out of sync… Several solar scientists speculated that the sun may be returning to a more relaxed state after an era of unusually high activity that started in the 1940s (Hotz, ibid.). Perhaps we will come to understand what solar quiescence means: Solar Cycle 25 peaking around 2022 could be one of the weakest in centuries (Science@NASA: ‘Long Range Solar Forecast’). Compared to the past, what if solar activity will for a while be as still as a butterfly’s wing? What might the repercussions be for the future of a civilization if we fear global warming more than cooling when possibly a rapid cooling is on the way?
Global warming (i.e., the warming since 1977) is over. The minute increase of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere (0.008%) was not the cause of the warming—it was a continuation of natural cycles that occurred over the past 500 years.
The PDO [Pacific Decadal Oscillation] cool mode has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of about 30 years of global cooling, perhaps much deeper than the global cooling from about 1945 to 1977. Just how much cooler the global climate will be during this cool cycle is uncertain. Recent solar changes suggest that it could be fairly severe, perhaps more like the 1880 to 1915 cool cycle than the more moderate 1945-1977 cool cycle. A more drastic cooling, similar to that during the Dalton and Maunder minimums, could plunge the Earth into another Little Ice Age, but only time will tell if that is likely. (Prof. Don J. Easterbrook, ‘Global Cooling is Here,’ Global Research, 2008)
Who trusts the competence of frenzied government scientists about there being a lot warmer climate in our future that we must do something about, especially when there is ample reason to question their motives and competence? Apparently, the most skeptical and questioning among us perceived a lack of warming long before the climatologists of global warming alarmism admitted we’ve actually been in a warming hiatus for years. There’s a price to be paid for such lack of candor. When there is a dispute over the facts, we’ve come to learn someone isn’t just mistaken: they’re probably lying. We’re all pretty sure by now that all of the fears of the global warming alarmists are at the expense of the cold truth.
Round all the corners, pound into place
and everything fits, in the grand scheme of things,
given enough time and space.