Zero Hedge: We are all aware of the environmental crisis that humanity (and all life on Earth) faces, characterized by the term ‘climate change’. Much of the current thinking in the scientific community is promoting the idea that our planet is rapidly warming due to excess CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas produced by humans in the last few centuries, and the last 70 years in particular.
While there is a very strong and hard to deny case to suggest that human activity is the main cause of environmental destruction, the premise that it is due primarily to CO2 emissions is beginning to look somewhat flawed. I am well aware that the previous sentence is likely to draw a lot of negative attention and criticism, with accusations of ‘climate denier’ being thrown at me. However, the situation is not that simple as to be a case of ‘global warming’ being the main influence or no influence at all.
Scientists that study the sun are well aware of these periodic cycles both on the 11 year scale and on the larger scale of 70–100 years, known as the Gleissberg cycle. We have just finished a solar maximum cycle of around 70 years and are now heading into both a new 11 year cycle and a new grand solar minimum cycle that will reach its lowest (coldest) point some time between 2030 and 2040.
You don’t need to take my word for it – this has been confirmed by NASA and by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). NOAA predictions of sunspot and radio flux appears to show a ‘full-blown’ grand solar minimum (GSM) which will last from the late-2020s to at least the 2040s.
Opinion: Our post May 18, 2020
Global Cooling! Scientists Say Low Solar Activity To Cause Temps To Plummet
The sun is entering a period of “solar minimum” that could cause temperatures to plummet by up to 2C over 20 years and trigger a global famine, according to experts.
In 1975, Newsweek warned of global cooling just before the earth was to start warming:
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.
In May 1985, scientists with the British Antarctic Survey shocked the world when they announced the discovery of a huge hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica promoting the 1986 greenhouse theory, and global warming became all the rage.
(The progressive left switched from global cooling to global warming then to climate change to cover just about every change in the weather)
The 2015 Paris Climate (Change) Accords that exempted the world’s biggest polluters, China, India and Russia while placing a massive economic burden on the United States, was the dream of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Donald J. Trump withdrew – Joe Biden rejoined
It figures, doesn’t it? Our BPT rule of thumb: before deciding on what side of important geo-political issue you take, see who is for it and who is against.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.” God.