“Whenever solar radiation has decreased and volcanic activity has increased, global temperatures suddenly plummet…often within weeks or months,” says climatologist Cliff Harris and meteorologist Randy Mann.
Look at this chart prepared by Harris and Mann, and notice how volcanic activity seems to correlate with the periods of cold.
I agree with Harris and Mann. In fact, I highlighted the connection between ice ages and volcanic activity in Not by Fire but by Ice. Here’s a quote from the book:
“Polarity reversals, equinoctial precession, and ice ages, all march to the same drummer. As do extinctions, new species appearance, volcanism, and rising land. Toss in the specter of massive floods, 30-story tsunami (tsunami is both singular and plural), and radioactivity falling on your head, and you’ve got the picture.”
Just look at the last three magnetic reversals (kya stands for thousands of years ago):
34 kya – Lake Mungo magnetic reversal. Extinction. Intensive volcanism. Short-term ice buildup.
23 kya – Mono Lake magnetic reversal. Extinction. Ice age begins abruptly. Major volcanism. The Mono Lake event actually straddles a layer of ash (Liddicoat).
11.5 kya – Gothenburg magnetic reversal. Worldwide volcanism (Lamb). Mexican volcanism “firmly” dated at 11,580 ” 70 years (Street-Perrott). Germany’s West Eiffel fields erupt (Lamb). Mount St. Helens ash interlayered with Lake Missoula flood deposits, indicating simultaneous events (Chernicoff). Glacier Peak, Washington, erupts (Dawson). Alaskan volcanism of tremendous proportions. In Alaska and Siberia, ash lies interspersed through the piles of mammoth bones themselves. (Hibben). Mt. Katla, Iceland, erupts (Dawson).
I fear that we could begin seeing a similar increase in volcanic activity right now. In April, satellite images captured 5 volcanoes erupting at once on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
“We should remember that the Earth’s coldest periods have usually followed excessive warmth,” says Harris. “Such was the case when our planet moved from the Medieval Warm Period between 900 and 1300 A.D. to the sudden ‘Little Ice Age,’ which peaked in the 17th Century.”
“By the end of this 21st Century,” Harris continues, “a cool down may occur that could ultimately lead to expanding glaciers worldwide, even in the mid-latitudes. Based on long-term climatic data, these major ice ages have recurred about every 11,500 years. The last extensive ice age was approximately 11,500 years ago, so we may be due again sometime soon.”
“Now they’re telling us that we’re going to burn up like an ember. But you know what? We’re gonna go the other direction,” says Harris. “Record cold all the way down into Florida! There go the tomatoes! There go the oranges! And possibly all the way south into Texas, as well.” “It’s going to be very, very cold.”
“Then all of a sudden everybody’s going to be talking an ice age.”
By the way. Did you notice (on the above chart) that during the last 4,500 years there have been several long periods even warmer than today? Where were the cars back then? Where were the electricity plants spewing out CO2?
Is it possible that “global warming” is simply part of a natural cycle?
Thanks to Randy Mann of Harris-Mann Climatology for this link