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Do we face a disastrous
century due to global cooling?

Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/20/2014 1:03:23 PM

Are we facing a dangerous period of global cooling? That´s not a question that many have been asking. But reports that there has been a sharp reduction in sunspot activity raises that possibility. It has happened before. (Snip) The result of the “Maunder Minimum” of sunspots was a so-called Little Ice Age, with significantly colder temperatures in the temperate zones, low crop yields to the point of famine and, Parker writes, “a greater frequency of severe weather events—such as flash floods, freak storms, prolonged drought and abnormal (as well as abnormally long) cold spells.” Global warming alarmists have been claiming

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What a disaster. Pray for sunspots.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 1/20/2014 1:06:46 PM     (No. 9698912)

Looks like better rev up the SUVs and start burning the coal

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/20/2014 1:20:35 PM     (No. 9698946)

Proof God has a sense of humor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/20/2014 1:30:09 PM     (No. 9698967)

My thought exactly, #1. If we need to warm things up, there IS a solution - and it´s been trumpeted by the libs for years now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/20/2014 2:09:22 PM     (No. 9699014)

The Maunder Minimum. One of my favorite subjects. Many years ago John Eddy had his seminal work published in Scientific American, back when SA was a respected publication. I made a note to myself when I read it in my copy that this was a very important piece of information and to keep it in mind for future reference. The article is in bits and pieces on the internet and would be interesting reading if one has a mind for it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 1/20/2014 2:20:07 PM     (No. 9699029)

Yup, #1: burn ´dem fossil fuels!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 1/20/2014 2:42:25 PM     (No. 9699058)

I blame the globull warming cultists.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/20/2014 2:45:21 PM     (No. 9699070)

Oh who knows? Next year may be a warm winter. We simply can´t predict it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/20/2014 2:54:12 PM     (No. 9699083)

Disastrous? Only if the the cabal of the media, academia and government figure how to take our money and freedom on account of it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/20/2014 3:07:05 PM     (No. 9699105)

Don´t put it beyond the Gorebot to start a global cooling scam to make another say$100 million or so.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: slab, 1/20/2014 3:46:29 PM     (No. 9699152)

If algore would only sell his amassed fortune of carbon credits, he could save the world.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 1/20/2014 4:53:15 PM     (No. 9699234)

That´s impossible, we haven´t finished global warming yet, give us another century or so.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: choey, 1/20/2014 6:30:40 PM     (No. 9699335)

John Eddy´s paper is here:
http://www.odlt.org/dcd/docs/john_eddy_Maunder_Minimum.pdf

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/20/2014 10:57:32 PM     (No. 9699484)

Forgive the second post. The copy in Science was published in 1976 and is readily available. The next year in 1977, SA published an expanded version that has material not included in the Science version. Unfortunately the SA version does not seem to be available on the web. (So I just spent $8.00 for the SA version in PDF.) That one is named "The Case of the Missing Sunspots".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jglas, 1/21/2014 10:55:34 AM     (No. 9699980)

No but soon, very soon in geologic terms:

http://www.globalwarmingart.com/images/8/8f/Ice_Age_Temperature_Rev.png

We are at the tip of the peak on the far right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: craige, 1/21/2014 10:57:59 AM     (No. 9699986)

My observation: 30 year sub-cycle within the current 1500 year cycle.

1915-1945 up, 1945-1975 down, 1975-2005 up, 2005 - ? down again.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 1/21/2014 4:16:39 PM     (No. 9700314)

Maunder minimum?

What about the current low point in Presidential capabilities, the Obama Minimum?

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