The slow climate slide continues into the next glacial advance

Frozen Rivers and canals in Northern Europe during the Little Ice Age wiped out cereal production in Iceland and caused famine in France, Norway and Sweden.


The slow climate slide continues into the next glacial advance

J.H. Walker

Frozen Rivers and canals in Northern Europe during the Little Ice Age wiped out cereal production in Iceland and caused famine in France, Norway and Sweden. Colder winters meant denser wood, which contributed to the superior tone of the Stradivarius violin.

The starting Wolf Grand Solar Minimum not only caused famine by wiping out cereal production in Iceland and horse livestock, but also prevented normal fishing from taking place because of months of massive sea ice around Iceland.

The same winter ice conditions affected Greenland far more savagely, ending all farming practices, decimating the population, and forcing the survivors to flee southwestwards to Newfoundland, leaving Greenland the province of the Inuit and polar bears.

Greenland has not returned to its Medieval Warm Period capability of supporting Icelandic farming for the last 900 years. The slow climate slide continues into the next glacial advance coming to the Northern Hemisphere in a not too far away horizon.

19 thoughts on “The slow climate slide continues into the next glacial advance”

  1. That is interesting info about the Stradivarius. One of my brothers makes fiddles & violins and has spent decades trying to figure out how that was done. For example, using old texts to get formulas for making shellac from scratch (part of that includes using crushed beetles of some sort).

  2. 20 or more dead in india karachi? due to a “cold snap”
    snap?? its winter!! its snowing heavily i gather
    no mention if himalayas are getting a decent buildup again this yr
    of course it would stuff up their melting glaciers theme if they get fresh snowpack/ice forming

  3. Indian govt issues ‘RED WARNING’ for Delhi as capital & adjacent states shiver in ‘extreme cold’ 29 Dec, 2019
    The government’s meteorological office issued the highest-level warning for the capital as Indians continue to struggle through what has been described as the second coldest December in a century.
    The recent “red warning” by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) came as temperatures in Delhi plummeted to 2.8 Celsius (37.04 Fahrenheit) and is likely to drop further. ‘Red’ usually means “extreme weather conditions,”according to the agency.
    It warned that “severe cold wave conditions,” dense fog, and hailstorms may hit the capital, but also the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Rajasthan during the last days of 2019.
    To make matters worse, the air quality in Delhi was also described as “severe.” Officials predict that low temperatures coupled with high humidity, as well as a lack of surface winds, have led to an accumulation of pollutants.
    Worsening weather has caused massive delays for several trains bound for Delhi and flights at the capital’s international airport. Bus lines have also experienced disruptions and traffic jams.
    People across India have gathered around bonfires near streets and other public places. To cope with the emergency, local authorities have also made sure that shelters and firewood are provided to the population.
    Local media also reports that at least 28 people may have died due to the cold in Uttar Pradesh, which is experiencing the coldest days of December this weekend.

    The severe cold wave will last at least two more days, but the weather may improve a little around New Year’s, meteorologists say.
    “We are expecting a marginal rise in temperature on December 31 and January 1, and rains from December 31 night, which is likely to relieve severe cold day conditions,” Kuldeep Shrivastava, the head of the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre in Delhi, was quoted by local media as saying.

  4. Dozens dead as cold wave sweeps through Bangladesh
    The lowest temperature this year was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in north.
    41 minutes ago
    At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials have said.

    The country’s lowest temperature this year was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1 degrees Fahrenheit) early on Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in Bangladesh’s north, the weather office said.

    At least 17 people died of acute respiratory infection and 33 from diarrhoea caused by rotavirus and other diseases across Bangladesh from November 1 to December 28, said Ayesha Akhter, a senior official of the government’s health directorate.

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    Hospitals have been crowded with people suffering from cold-related illnesses, such as influenza, dehydration and pneumonia, she said.
    Those on low incomes, particularly labourers, are the worst affected by the cold weather because they lack clothes, while many others, especially children and the elderly people, are prone to diseases such as pneumonia, Akhter said.
    The weather office said the cold snap, accompanied by chilly winds and dense fog, was likely to continue for a few more days.
    Thick fog forced authorities to divert several flights and delay others, aviation officials said.
    “I have no choice. I have to work regardless of the harsh weather to feed my family,” said Abdur Rahim, a rickshaw puller in the capital, Dhaka.
    “The number of passengers has reduced sharply as people are avoiding going out. It is also getting difficult to pull the rickshaw as I feel like my body is frozen.”
    Hospitals have been crowded with people suffering from cold-related illnesses

  5. Current non-seasonal temperature drops throughout Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres are not a cyclical phenomenon but artifacts of the episodically active Raikoke strato-volcano off Cape Allon in Russia’s disputed Kurile Islands chain south of Kamchatka, along the North Pacific “rim of fire” east of Okhotsk.

    Wholly unreported, from 1750 UTC on June 21st – 22nd 2019, Raikoke erupted with “massive explosive activity” firing clouds of ash 43,000 feet high (13.1 km). By disquieting analogy these high-altitude, sunlight-reflecting cinder-streams, due to permeate stratospheric currents for some 18 months (think Tambora’s 1815 “year without a summer”), have coincided with widespread crop failures plus a pending “dead sun” chill-phase similar to interludes in AD 1350 – 1420, 1645 – 1715, which ended the Medieval Warm with a brutal 500-year “cold shock” through the late 19th Century.

    On this basis, the Svensmark-Zharkova thesis (qv) holds that diminished Solar Magnetic Field (SMF) intensity will enable penetrating Cosmic Rays to seed Earth’s dark cloud-cover, tipping temperatures to a Super-Grand Solar Minimum through c. AD 2110. Given that the median 12,250-year Holocene Interglacial Epoch ended AD 1350 in precisely similar circumstances, Raikoke makes nonsense of AGW obsessives’ chiliastic “global warming” canons.

  6. LMH- This is the 3rd time you have posted this information. I went looking for the VEI numbers of these two eruptions that you are comparing.

    Tambora was a VEI 7, but Raikoke’s number is nowhere to be found.

    Can you provide it, please? I believe it would be relevant.

  7. AGW believers are now saying that the Thames only froze during the Little Ice Age because it was wider and therefor slower flowing! These folks will undertake the most amazing contortions to keep their beliefs alive.

    • They are correct, by removing a mutil ached Londin Bridge, and later add the Embankment the rive flow much faster, I think the last time it iced was around 1853.
      However the Thames floze to Richmond during the 1900s.


        I went there to ice skate at age 20. I should also point out that the majority of houses at that time did NOT have central & were very poorly insulated. My parents’ house was purchased new in 1954, with a coke & Phurnacite fired boiler, which provided both central heating & domestic hot water. There were 2 inches of glass fibre insulation in the roof space, single glazed Crittal windows & the radiators were undersized & provided what was termed at the time as “background warmth”. We would wear extra layers of clothes & were quite comfortable. Many houses used open coal fires & paraffin heaters. Paraffin produces copious volumes of water vapour, so much of the UK housing stock in winter was damp, cold, smelly & unhealthy, Many were the reports of house fires caused by people winning Darwin Awards, by trying to refuel the stoves without extinguishing the flame.

  8. The winter winds that blow across the east coast of England are called lazy easterlies in East Anglia.
    They are too lazy to blow around a person. They are bitingly cold & relentlessly cut through clothing & chill to the marrow.

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