No surprise, I’ve been saying this for years. But now we’re starting to hear it from the main-stream media.
Earth about to enter ‘Mini Ice Age,’ expert warns
Robert W Felix
As power-hungry politicians ramp up their man-made global warming propaganda, some scientists warn that a far different type of climate change is headed our way.
We should be bracing for a prolonged solar minimum that could last for decades, until the 2050s, says Prof. Valentina Zharkova, a professor of mathematics at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England.
Zharkova is not alone in saying that the earth is headed into a solar minimum. According to NASA, the Sun will reach its lowest activity in over 200 years in 2020.
“The Sun is approaching a hibernation period,” says Professor Zharkova, who has published multiple scientific papers on solar minimums.
“Less sunspots will be formed on the solar surface and thus less energy and radiation will be emitted towards the planets and the Earth.”
This could cause global temperatures to drop by one degrees Celsius, says Dr. Zharkova, who also has a doctorate in astrophysics.
While a one-degree drop may sound insignificant, it could trigger a slow down in agricultural production. Agricultural seasons could be shorter for several decades.
“This would dramatically effect food harvests in middle latitudes, because the vegetables and fruits will not have enough time for harvesting.”
Those shorter growing seasons could lead to food shortages and famine, according to Zharkova. “It could lead to a food deficit for people and animals, as we have seen in the past couple of years when the snow in Spain and Greece in April and May demolished the veggie fields, and the UK had a deficit of broccoli, and other fruits and veggies.”
Zharkova also pointed to recent unusual chills in Canada and Iceland as evidence of the Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) already taking hold.
“We can only hope that the mini ice age will not be as severe as it was during the Maunder minimum,” Zharkova said.
The Maunder Minimum, known as a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM), occurred from the mid-16th century until the early 17th century, and coincided with a time on Earth known as the Little Ice Age, when millions – millions! – of people died of starvation.
“The reduction in temperature will results in cold weathers on Earth, wet and cold summers, cold and wet winters,” said Zharkova. “We will possibly get big frosts as is happening now in Canada where they see [temperatures] of -50C.
One solar scientist, Matthew Owens from the University of Reading, believes that any cooling effect of a GSM will be “vastly offset” by anthropogenic global warming.
Although this warning was published in The Sun and The Express, which many of my readers ridicule, it was also published in The New American and on msn.com, indicating to me that the idea of mini ice age is slowly working its way into the mainstream media.
One of the things I found laughable was The Sun’s assertion that “Most of the effects will be harmless.”
Famine and mass starvation are “harmless”?
Thanks to Jack Bailey, Bill Sellers, Dr Klaus Kaiser and Mike McEvoy for these links