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Food and Fuel Shortages Imminent

as New Ice Age Dawns

Short & long term cooling cycles converging
 

 

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31 Dec 10 - (Excerpts) -With an Ice Age comes abrupt change, and with change comes death - sometimes death on a massive scale," says this article by Terrence Aym.

More of the world's top scientists in the disciplines of geology, ecology, meteorology, astrophysics, and heliology [pdf list] are predicting that the two major cooling cycles are converging - the short term and long term Ice Ages - and Earth has just entered the beginnings of the dangerous cooling.

When the sun goes quiet after 2012, it's expected to stay quiet for at least the next 30 to 50 years. During that time, the sun will generate significantly less heat and the planets - including Earth - will cool rapidly.

Mass migrations and famines

Now other scientists - including John L. Casey, the Director of the Space and Science Research Center (see caveat below) - are warning that people in the coming decades are facing food and fuel shortages.

Some northern countries will be abandoned as the ice marches down from the Arctic; energy production will be interrupted; and shortened growing periods in the Northern Hemisphere will precipitate mass migrations, famines, food riots, regional conflicts and a loss of human life that could be measured on an apocalyptic scale.

During the next 30 months the world's temperatures are predicted to drop even more dramatically and at a faster clip than the worldwide plunge recorded during 2007 to 2008.

Sun entering an extended "hibernation period"


According to Casey, "The Earth typically makes adjustments in major temperature spikes within two to three years. In this case as we cool down from El Nino, we are dealing with the combined effects of this planetary thermodynamic normalization and the influence of the more powerful underlying global temperature downturn brought on by the solar hibernation.... Analysis shows that food and crop derived fuel will for the first time, become threatened in the next two and a half years."

Other scientists concur and some see the speed at which the temperatures will drop as frightening.

Casy's organization has been at the forefront of the climate change controversy, correctly predicting in advance three important changes in the climate that many others missed: the end of global warming cycle (1999), a long term drop in the Earth's temperatures (starting in 2006 to 2007) the unsettling prospect of an historic contraction of the Sun's energy resulting in a never-before-seen solar hibernation. The hibernation is now recognized by NASA's Long Range Solar Forecast through 2022 and as well as the stunning slowdown of sun's activity.

Note: The Sun's Great Conveyor Belt has slowed to a record-low crawl, said NASA solar physicist David Hathaway on 10 May 06. "It's off the bottom of the charts." "Solar Cycle 25, peaking around the year 2022, could be one of the weakest in centuries."  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/10may_longrange/

Mini or major Ice Age - either are a disaster

While Casey sees a so-called mini-Ice Age occurring and lasting about 40 to 50 years, others like Robert Felix believes the data is there that supports a real possibility of a major Ice Age that could last several thousands of years. Felix believes the Earth's already entered the first stages of the mini-Ice Age and a bigger one might be close on its heels.

Felix warns: " The next Ice Age could begin any day. Next week, next month, next year...it's not a question of if, only when. One day you'll wake up - or you won't wake up, rather - buried beneath nine stories of snow. It's all part of a dependable, predictable cycle, a natural cycle that returns like clockwork every 11,500 years."

The last Ice Age happened to end almost exactly 11,500 years ago.

Casey explains that "The present [solar] hibernation is proceeding in almost lock step as the last one which occurred from 1793 to 1830. If it continues on present course, while the cold weather impacts on food and fuel announced today are certainly important, they do not compare with what is to follow later. At the bottom of the cold cycle of this hibernation in the late 2020's and 2030's there will likely be years with devastating to total crop losses in the Canadian and northern US grain regions."

See entire article:

http://www.helium.com/items/2051424-food-and-fuel-shortages-imminent-as-new-ice-age-dawns
Thanks to Tom McHart and Tim Kieler for this link
 

Caveat


Although I agree with much of this article - and certainly appreciate being quoted - I'm inclined to wonder about who or what the "Space and Science Research Center" actually is.

When I checked on them a few years ago, it appeared that Casey was a one-man operation working out of a tiny office in Orlando.

There's nothing wrong with being a one-man operation, and there's nothing wrong with working out of a small office.

However, I'm thinking that the moniker "Space and Science Research Center" might tend to make people think they're receiving a not-to-be-questioned pronouncement from a large, well-respected research facility, and I don't think that's the case.

If you have specific information about the Space and Science Research Center, I'd be more than happy to post it.

Here's a link to one of their more recent press releases:
http://www.spaceandscience.net/id16.html
Thanks to Laurel (Wolmum) for this link

 

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It is so interesting that in that post, they quoted NASA's Hathaway from 2006, that he was predicting a slowdown of the Sun's conveyer belt. And yet I am reminded of the more recent article that Hathaway said there is "nothing wrong with the sun".

He knew all along.

Does he know something and is covering it up?

Johnny Zornes

 




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