Global cooling is on - Global heating off !
Saturday, July 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM
Sounds of bright red alert are heard!
What's wrong with our climate? It has its periodic cycles, everybody knows. Sunspot variations and variations in its radiation, both not being the same. Some cycles run short, about 11 years, other activity cycles take many more years. It is so complex that nobody understands their meaning. What influence does our Sun have on world climates? Hardly anybody knows. One bows his head for so much knowledge. It's like predicting our weather: a sheer gamble of which the value is grossly overestimated by an accidental case of luck for predicting the moment of the Invasion of Normandy, the decisive allied action to win the Second World War in Europe. What do we know? It is reasonable to say we know a lot about the fact that we don't understand it. Period.
The influence of our Sun on Earth was kept out of the global heating scam. To my humble opinion an unforgiveable blunder and for me making all political recommendations totally worthless. Then the Sun drives our climate, our world even. Having said so, we now face a monumental problem! Sunspot cycle 23 that statistically and thus scientifically was over in 2007 is until today NOT followed by Sunspot Cycle 24... I followed the news about it and collected the disturbingly confuse exclamations from 'experts' on this. But then I received a message and the following movie:
That should indeed alert us! Remarkably enough I haven't heard any politician still about the plain disaster that could be looming lit. above our heads. The Sun appears to be hibernating!
Imagine what could happen when temperatures fall way below the 1825 Dalton Minimum that caused long winters in Europe and famine. Imagine we face a new sort of Ice Age like in the 16th century, proven by beautiful paintings from old masters. Lots of people died then due to the cold, famine and associated diseases. Could it recur? And what to do with about 1 billion people living in areas that will be mostly under snow and see ice most of the year? New York, Seattle, Tokyo, Hamburg, London. Enjoy your possibly last hot holidays in those regions!
And although my heating bills demonstrate, prove, a gradual temperature decline over the last 10 years (!), I still do hear meteorologists cry about global heating and ascending temperatures. Nobody verifies it appears. Should one have done, one would have noticed that temperatures are not measured but calculated. Possibly at the back of some cigar box in a bar, I assume. That is where I get terribly angry. Angry on politicians as well taking measures based on non-knowledge and educated guesses. But there is even more...
We indeed today see no new Sunspot Cycle and rise of activity on our Sun. That to common knowledge indicates a low activity Cycle 24 and the beginning of a new Ice Age. No doubt about that, BUT... (Do mind I am no expert) since we don't know for sure if our long year statistics and latest, short range observations with modern equipment cover the real mechanism of the Sun, could we be heading for another disaster instead? I agree for 80% that we'll be heading for an Ice Age, yet the last 20% could mean a big surprise: what if the Sun kicks in the way it kicked out in October 2005, when it looked as if a switch was dipped and activities suddenly stalled!? Nobody knows why that happened. We do see however the lack of a new cycle today. What if the Sun would explode into renewed activity? Activity that has proven to cause massive economic damages to our planet. Powergrid failures, radiation of air travellers, astronauts and beautiful nudes at our sunclad beaches. To crops, our computers and having effect on our weather. Huh? What does the Sun have to do with our climate? Well, ask that your local politicians or governers, obviously the only wiseguys in town on issues that even average expert scientists don't understand. The heat is on - it's cooling!
PS. Will Mr. Al Gore give back his Nobel Prize for the gag he played on all of us, confusing our children with his junk science?!