Life will be nasty, brutish and short

“We’re ill-prepared if the iceman cometh,” writes Maurice Newman in The Australian.

“What if David Archibald’s book The Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short turns out to be right?,” asks Newman, former ABC chairman and chairman of the Australian Prime Minister’s business advisory council.

“What if the warmth the world has enjoyed for the past 50 years is the result of solar activity, not man-made CO2?”

Newman points to Russian scientists at the Pulkovo Observatory, who “are convinced the world is in for a cooling period that will last for 200-250 years.”

He also refers to respected Norwegian solar physicist Pal Brekke, who “warns temperatures may actually fall for the next 50 years.”

A return of the Dalton Minimum “more likely than not”

“Leading British climate scientist Mike Lockwood, of Reading University, found 24 occasions in the past 10,000 years when the sun was declining as it is now, but could find none where the decline was as fast. He says a return of the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830), which included “the year without summer”, is “more likely than not”.

“If the world does indeed move into a cooling period,” says Newman, “its citizens are ill-prepared.”

“It is interesting to contemplate how the West would handle the geopolitical and humanitarian challenges brought on by a colder climate’s shorter growing seasons and likely food shortages. Abundance is conducive to peace. However, a scenario where nations are desperately competing for available energy and food will bring unpredictable threats, far more testing than anything we have seen in recent history.

Ignoring the clear warnings being given by Mother Nature

“But the political establishment is deaf to this. Having put all our eggs in one basket and having made science a religion, it bravely persists with its global warming narrative, ignoring at its peril and ours, the clear warnings being given by Mother Nature.

“Voltaire was right when he said: “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the Earth.” Indeed.

Kudos to Maurice Newman!
Thanks to Wanda for this link

43 thoughts on “Life will be nasty, brutish and short”

  1. This year in the USA certainly looks like the earth is cooling off rapidly. Bitterly cold winter followed by the coldest summer in generations. The scary part is world politicians have so much tax payer money thrown down the cult of Global Warming hole.

  2. People are prone to normalcy bias and this will be part of what does them in. As for life being nasty, brutish and short you won’t have to wait for a little ice age for that to happen. The elites if given the chance would bring it about just to get rid of most of us.

    • I’m more convinced the elites want to prevent people from buying oil products so the oil companies’ stocks drop to record low levels.

      After a couple decades, ‘discover’ that the sun was actually the driver of climate change, buy a bunch of stock in oil companies, then watch the money roll in as another industrial revolution starts.

      /conspiracy theory

  3. What will come first an energy crisis or hfood crisis?
    Could be a perfect storm where a Global Left inadvertently set all forms of stupidity against us at once.
    Get ready for the worst form of central planning yet devised…….UN price controls.

  4. I can see a mass exodus where I live people packing it up and headed south for warmer a climate and many will come to the conclusion a little to late that they can no longer afford to heat their home and no way of selling it, they will just have to abandon the home.
    Yes, it sounds a little out there but with the central government and EPA imposing new laws and rules to make imposable to survive in such an environment, people are not just going to sit there and freeze to death they will relocate and oddly most lack the skills to make it without modern conveniences.

  5. Show NO mercy for Global Warming Charlatans. They are a 21st Century political force akin to the 20th Century Nazi Party …make NO attempts to save them, surely it will be God’s way of culling the herd (again), or it’s Darwin’s way of eliminating the less desirable elements. As individuals, prepare to save yourself, because the key person who really cares about your survival is YOU. The government’s concern if famine occurs will be redistributing (confiscating or stealing) everything from those who are prepared and then “giving it to their supporters for a price;” not at all mentioning the possibility of summary executions for the meek hoarders. Desperate circumstances and vicious survival can be ugly events. Be prepared, stay low key, and tell only those who need to know what your plans are. Anyone confided in can foil all your plans through a slip of the tongue. As Robert says “…buy food” and I’ll add, keep it safe and secret.

      • If you’ve already told people you’ve put food away and think that was a mistake, make up a great story about how you lost your food and won’t waste good money like that again. $2000, wasted!(“So, I paid this gross hairy exterminator $500 to take care of my mouse problem and the mice were back ONE MONTH LATER! Another $500 and it turns out they chewed through my buckets and ate all my rice! And what they didn’t eat, they peed and pooped on! Hey! Wanna buy some Dirty Rice? Used only once! Haha!”) That way if they ask you for food later, you can tell them you don’t have any – you lost it, remember? More likely to believe you, no?

        Another thing to think of is this: People will notice if you’re not losing weight like everyone else. Eat light, complain about your hunger, and how tired and lethargic you are, and blend in.

        And one other thing: smell. When you go days without food, your sense of smell skyrockets. I am talking through experience here. Your nose can’t rival a dog’s, but it gets REAL acute after an 11-day water fast. Far beyond what you thought your nose capable of. You can smell if you have a MO– USE in your house, and if there’s a hoofed animal nearby.

        Keep a tight lid on good smelling food or you will attract starving people, miles away, who might be armed.

    • I’d like to second what Chet says about our “leaders”. If this thing happens quickly, they’ll turn on provident people like the pack of ravenous dogs they are. No better proof of this can be found in the recent book, “This Town”, a true narrative about Washington DC, by disgusted, ex-liberal, NYT Magazine editor Mark Leibovich. For myself the next 2 elections will tell the tale, if they go badly for common-sense, all is lost, time to skedaddle.

    • I agree! I would like to make one correction, they are not the equivalent they are the SAME as the Nazi party, they follow the same belief in the vileness of man…except them of course, they are the enlightened ones.

      Keep it all to yourself, excellent advice!


  6. Voltaire was a wise man – he also said, “Common sense is not so common.” From a skeptic’s perspective, the sun’s role in determining climate here on Earth should be a no-brainer. Great military strategists always have a back-up plan should the initial plan fail. Well, AGW “truth” is failing; we can see that from multiple sources. Yet our illustrious leaders plug their ears and trod onward, fully expecting that we all march lockstep with them by embracing green technologies and living a more austere, pastoral lifestyle. What I want to know is, what *IS* the back-up plan for a world moving towards 9 billion people and limited natural resources?

    • Don’t worry about natural resources. We have plenty of them. Plenty unless you have been brain washed with peak oil propaganda. As long as we have rocks on the planet we have energy. As for other resources but fossil/abiotic fuels?

      Some rare earth minerals always have been scarce and only could become a problem when some “sustainable” BS wind farms, BS hybrid- and electric cars and solar panels and batteries continued to be mass produced.

      Only our copper known resources represent the equivalent of 600 tons for every citizen on the planet.

      We don’t have any resource problems.

      Only weather dependent production and distribution problems, all solvable, even with world population of 12 billion people we’re still fine, a number we won’t reach this century if ever.

      • Of course there’s a resource problem – habitat is dwindling at an alarming pace, especially in the most populous nations of the world. Unless we want to live in a world, alone, with our cats and dogs as animal companions, relying on about a dozen major commodity crops for the bulk of our food, then we as humanity need to think long and hard about what the steady march towards adding another 2 billion people to this planet will mean for biological diversity.

        I’m no greenie, wagging a finger at the oil/coal/gas industry, but I am clearly in tune with what globalization has done to every country around the planet – from resource exploitation, to habitat destruction, to invasive species wreaking havoc on native environs. Utilizing the natural world is part of advancing civilization, but if uncontrolled population growth spells irreversible destruction of diverse habitat and species extinction, then what good is it to harp about AGW being a shill for wealth redistribution?

  7. Maybe that is the plan all along? Making people believe the globe is warming up and then you get caught with your pants down!!This will bounce back big time because I am sure Russia is fully aware of the cooling and by supplying most of Europe’s gas, it will have full control with the coming deep freeze winters!

      • Putin has an 82% favorable rating with his people.It’s obvious,he cares about them and Russia,unlike our leaders who can’t move fast enough to destroy us.He is demonized via mass media because he is not a NWO proponent and is basically in their way.

    • Ding ding ding ding ding!!!!!!!! Spot on Andor! That’s exactly how the profit game is played. It’s like buying bananas. They tell don’t buy the green ones they aren’t ripe and that’s why they’re 10 cents a pound. Buy these nice yellow ones for a dollar a pound they’re ripe (and go brown in three days).
      What people don’t connect is that the yellow bananas they just bought for a dollar were sold to them by the schmuck who paid 10 cents for them two weeks ago and let them ripen in his warehouse…..

    • This is what I am afraid of. The return of winters similar to 1962-63 in Europe will give Russia the opportunity to wield enormous influence on the European Union. Let’s open up the coalfields again and get production going.

  8. i read that book either this year or last year and its very true. the part that steams me in the usa and the world went “all in” on global warming caused by CO2 so much that things are going to be much worse than they had to be.
    if govts just let companies and people do their own thing rather than box them into support the global warming myth; we could be in a big abundance of things going into this.

    • @ leeholsen: it is the nature of big gov’t to control things to a micro-level. thus, thru control, we will be totally unprepared as a nation for the coming “storm”. I wish it were a storm. if so, it would strike and then be over quite soon. however, this looks like it will last long enough to REALLY cull the herd!

  9. Personally I think we must not be too worried. Actually many people are living in Nordic conditions. North of Canada, Greenland, Norway Sweden Finland, Siberia, and since ages. They are still there. The climate that will dominate north of America and Europe will probably be like these conditions, thus, sustainable for normal living conditions. We must adapt, OK That’s all. If everybody is going to move, south, civilian wars are awaiting for them. Now people from the southern regions are trying to move north to share our economical values, when Nordic people want to move to the south they will certainly not be accepted. Stay where you are and make the best of it. If many people are going to die from weather conditions, it is not because of the weather, but due to other people not accepting them in their territory. We will return to predator way of life. The beast in all of us will be released. Let us hope this will never happen, Karel

    • I disagree; what they’re saying is that it gets even worse. How many people live above 60d northern latitude? Not too many, even in the Nordic countries.

    • Karel, the cities will all die from lack of infrastructure. No power, clean water, or food. Stock up on dry goods, ammo, and keep your head down.

    • Tell us how it feels when the water and sewer lines freeze up. Remember North of the Arctic circle homes have out houses.So worst case I must adapt to an outhouse in lieu (loo?) of a modern washroom. Or move to a major metro area where the steam utilities are still plentiful. But that presents it’s own set of challenges. Yup I’m going to chill right where I’m at lol.

    • Hi Karel,sorry but I think your views on people are a bit naïve. When a world of plenty i.e. most of the worlds developed countries, suddenly becomes the world of not so much, people will change in to the not so nice neighbour. Society will fall apart very quickly, I personally would give it about five days max before your neighbours are forcing your front door to see what food you have. Here in the UK, where we are not allowed to have hand guns, we would need to find other ways of defending ourselves. I personally favour the catapult, no need for bullets, arrows or bolts, just pick up a stone and you have a projectile. It may not kill but it will certainly hurt and should stop someone entering your home. Maybe I am naïve as well, but I already have plans and places to run to when it all falls apart.

      • Donb, I predict the UK will revert to swords and lances. You may want to invest in an old set of armor. Here, in small town USA, we are stocked up on ammo.

    • Sadly foreign people never learn from history and think the grass is greener on the other side then act all surprised/butt hurt when the native people don’t accept their invasion for resources.

      You’re right about Nordic regions being much colder yet people are adapted.

      When have you ever heard of a *Snow Day* in Finland/Norway?

      Answer: You don’t!!! Every day is a *Snow day* and they just ski to work! The more the better actually!

      They can actually get screwed up if there isn’t enough snow!

  10. The nutters have convinced the people that the Earth is running out of resources bit its just another misconception. Man has barely scratched the surface, literally. Resources ate not finite but cyclical.

  11. A while back Someone asked how the future grain crops look for 2015. Couldn’t you look at the futures market on the stock exchange to determine this?

  12. just watched a programme about Egypt,they now think that around 2,200 BC there was a big drought across North Africa middle east cause by a little ice age.

    Warming is good, little ice age, we are in trouble.

  13. We will not starve. Theres a thousand years of coal avaialble. More if we look. The answer to cold climate food production is hydroponics using coal. The coal generates electricity for grolux lights. The water can be filtrated and wastage cut to a minimum, you can use the CO2 from the coal burning process to increase yields, plants love 1000 part per million. The rest of the energy can be used to heat the greenhouses. Scrubbing the NO2 and SO 2 etc is not too difficult. The yields from hydroponics per hectare is quite phenomenal. It will have to be done in Canada as the American government is bound to prohibit it. The seem to be banning anything sensible of late

  14. Icewoman has hit on something here….rang my fluoridated brain’s bell…the elite know the truth…they are lying of course to manipulate prices right now saying global warming….there’s going to be a huge hit on commodities worldwide and these rich fools are going to play the game let’s predict when the SHTF and they will play this game in the futures market because your average Joe doesn’t give a damn about a stock ticker until its too late….genius and I will start paying more attention now

    • Yes, it is about allowing the public to be caught unawares so their sudden shift in needs and the purchase of those commodities lines the pockets of the elite. The elite need that money to stay in good graces with their peers. It’s not so much a desire to kill people as it is just a selfish, greedy flaw of personality. (But that’s my opinion)

      With regards to indoor hydroponics for vegetable growing, that will never be realized publicly. You’d have to do it on your own. I am convinced that most politicians and elite are are NOT interested in culling the herd; they want to leave when the financial teat dries up. They have a future involving warm, sandy beaches. Why spend money to support a population that soon won’t be your neighbor?

      Good Riddance.

  15. I can’t decide which is worse. The idiots who want to shut down coal plants even though they are the safest form of power or the deniers that think the climate will always be the same not noticing when hot record are broken for long periods.

    Remember just 3 years ago the infamous Summer in March heatwave?

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