Dr. Sallie Baliunas discusses the Little Ice Age and the history of people’s superstitious reactions to extreme weather.
Dr Baliunas, an astrophysicist, lays out a great read of propaganda and the manmade global warming crowd.
Only seven minutes long, this eye-opening video is well-worth watching.
The Little Ice Age lasted about 500 years, but the most severe period during the Little Ice Age occurred in Europe between 1550 and 1700, says Dr Baliunas. That was also probably the harshest period of weather in the last 1,000 years, if not longer.
Crop failure, starvation, disease, death and social unrest
The severe conditions in climate brought about crop failure, starvation, disease, death and social unrest.
Because people “knew” that with Satan’s help one could “cook the weather,” the extreme weather and harsh conditions during that period contributed to mass executions and Witch Trials.
Witch trials were completely legal and were administered by highly educated upper level social strata.
50,000 skeptics executed
Skeptics were considered sorcerers or witches and were tortured until they confessed. Then they were executed.
It is now estimated that some 50,000 executions took place across Europe.
Dr. Sallie Baliunas is a retired astrophysicist. She formerly worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and at one point was the Deputy Director of the Mount Wilson Observatory. Her awards include the Newton Lacey Pierce Prize by the American Astronomical Society, the Petr Beckman Award for Scientific Freedom and the Bok Prize from Harvard University. In 1991 Discover magazine profiled her as one of America’s outstanding women scientists.
Strong correlation to energy output of the sun
According to Dr. Baliunas, the 20th Century temperature pattern shows a strong correlation to energy output of the sun. Although the causes of the changing sun’s particle, magnetic and energy outputs are uncertain, as are the responses of the climate to the Sun’s various changes, the correlation is pronounced. It explains especially well the early 20th Century warming trend, which cannot have much human contribution.
Thanks to Bill Gannon and tomOmason for telling me about this video.