Descent into Little Ice Age conditions in 10 years

Response to my post about this year’s record cold summer in Denmark.

Descent into Little Ice Age conditions in 10 years

By J.H. Walker

Looks like the scientific findings, peer reviewed, and published in several main stream scientific European publications, that Solar Warm periods like the one which ended in 2008 in climate terms, abruptly end with the entry into a Grand Solar Minimum, the changeover period before the climate change is locked into the fossil records is 10 years.

Their studies were based on the Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA), which, coupled with worldwide volcanic eruptions gave rise the Black Death, famine and war, and reduced the Human population of Europe by a third.

Their other finding for Europe at least, is that the climate changes from a benign warm to a cold, wet and very, very windy climate.

Given that Denmark is situated on the North Sea and at the entrance to the Baltic and in the same air stream wind directions, Ii would suggest the Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the Great Britain is all covered by this finding.

Yet you will not see the UK Met Office publishing similar reports, they are fully signed up to supporting the AGW war on energy and the levies to support Carbon Credits at the expense of the people of the UK as a whole.


Note: According to Wikipedia, the LALIA was a long-lasting Northern Hemisphere cooling period from 536 to about 660 AD. It followed three immense volcanic eruptions in 536, 540 and 547. One of the suspected volcanic sites is the Rabaul caldera, in the western Pacific, which erupted around 540. The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the early phenomena of the century-long global temperature decline.

13 thoughts on “Descent into Little Ice Age conditions in 10 years

  1. Any study that predicts cooling will not see the light of day until plans are drawn up that will enable the .1% to monetize it. It will take some time as there are a lot of computer models that have to be retroactively updated so that the “Predictions” will match the new agenda.

  2. Im no scientist but does this refer to évidence of some supervolcanoes showing a uptick in rumbling and are going to erupt in thé next 10 years ? Yellowstone ? Or somewhere Élse ? There is no doubt in m’y mind thé weather has changed rapidly here in Georgia since 2008 ,we Just had 10-12 iches of snow hère and it shattered prior records for thé most snow early in thé winter season.

    • Cooling is caused by Global Solar Minimum and yes catastrophic earthquakes and volcanoes always happen. it’s on record of past events .Read John Casey’s book Upheaval.

  3. be interesting to see how many of the mid east african “immigrnts’ decide to go home where its warmer?
    if it does happen eu will be battling to grow and keep their own numbers fed as well as keep livestock healthy.
    the really old locals here are musing on how its regressing to their childhood weather patterns starting and our lakes nearly full from bone dry for the last decade.
    so full someone managed to drown last week;-/

  4. Ten years from 2008 is 2018. Weather paterns have been getting colder and snowier for a few years now. Also we are seeing more activity at several caldera. It should be an interesting year ahead.

  5. Don’t be smug about the possibility of a little ice age. In an era where a third of the corn crop can be burned in transportation and half the population is overweight, shortages of food in our modern economy won’t happen. However, power hungry bureaucrats more than anything else want to be gate keepers for the distribution of resources. That’s how they derive power. They really don’t care if the reason is planetary warming or cooling,

    • Shortages of food wont happen? In our modern economy?
      Economies don’t make food, fertile ground and weather makes food, all of it. Alter either fertile or weather enough and you will be in serious trouble regardless of the modern economy. Perhaps they should make banknotes edible.

    • There is a whole load of them:—pdf-files/2012-mccormick-et-al-roman-climate-jih.pdf
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      Nature Geoscience 9, 231–236 (2016)
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  6. When you consider that most of the warming since 1998 has been by manipulation of the data, and that they are using “average daily temperatures,” not high temperatures, which is buoyed up by the fact that big cities hold more heat thus stay warmer later, and most readings are now from the cities. We actually have been slipping towards the next ice age, little or regular, economy or deluxe edition, for a long time.

    I will take exception to this article in that it seems that he has combined two separate events. The “little ice age” of famine, black death, and war, I thought, was between 1400 and 1800. As for a period locked into the fossil records of 10 years, I can only say that is conjecture and not definite fact. I would seriously doubt that there is any specific changeover time from warming to cooling. There doesn’t appear to be an exact period tied to any solar activity, only ranges, so why would this on be “locked in?”

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