WaPo leaps into action with panic-stricken full-blown rebuttal

WaPo leaps into action with panic-stricken full-blown rebuttal

Caution – Spin doctors at work. 

“News about an imminent ‘mini ice age’ is trending — but it’s not true,” shouts the headline in the Washington Post.

That headline refers to stories racing across the web about newly discovered cycles on the sun that could  propel the earth into to a mini ice age in just 15-years. (Also see Scientists say Sun’s heartbeat will bring on Ice Age)

Those stories are based research revealed just last week by University of Northumbria mathematics professor Valentina Zharkova and her colleagues. Zharkova presented her findings at the Royal Astronomical Society’s national meeting.

But the Washington Post wants you to ignore Ms. Zharkova.

“Zharkova never even used the phrase ‘mini ice age,'” the WaPo asserts.

True. But that’s irrelevant.

Granted, Zharkova did not use that particular phrase. But look at what she did say: “We predict that this will lead to the properties of a ‘Maunder minimum’,” said Zharkova.

Anyone who has done even a cursory study of  the Maunder minimum and the Little Ice Age knows that those two terms are almost inextricably linked. Trying to discount her findings in such a disingenuous way would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous.

But then, the WaPo makes an even more startling pronouncement: That “Little Ice Age” that occurred during the Maunder minimum “wasn’t so much a global ice age as a cold spell in Europe,” the article asserts.

“A cold spell”?

During the Little Ice Age, glaciers began expanding out of the Alps and the Pyrenees.  Many farmers were forced to petition for lower taxes because their fields were covered in ice.  That’s “a cold spell?”

Not just their fields, in the Chamonix valley near Mont Blanc, France, numerous villages were lost to the advancing front of ice.

Entire villages wiped out by ice, and we’re supposed to think it was a mere “cold spell?”

During the Little Ice Age, growing seasons were severely shortened … on both ends. First, farmers were forced to plant several weeks later in the season. Then, the cold and rain destroyed their crops before they could be harvested, and millions of people died of starvation,

Literally millions of people died of starvation during the Little Ice Age … and they call it “a cold spell?”


Thanks to Adam Nottage for this link

45 thoughts on “WaPo leaps into action with panic-stricken full-blown rebuttal”

  1. Chile: Yellow alert is kept in force because of up to 80 cm of snowfall in Cape Horn. 14-07-2015
    The National Emergency Office of Magallanes (ONEMI), and after the meeting held between local authorities and people that make up the Emergency Committee declared Yellow Alert “for hydrometeorological event” for the commune of Cape Horn, due to extreme weather conditions that they have affected the area in recent days.
    According to the report of the ONEMI, “according to information provided by Southern Regional Meteorological Center, snowfall occurred in recent days in the commune of Cape Horn and the occurrence of low temperatures and intermittent rainfall water and water / snow, will favor the permanence of ice and snow on the paths in remote locations, home to about 2,200 people. This implies an increased risk associated with hydrometeorological variable “.
    In addition, “due to the accumulation of 50 cm of snow, road maintenance and use of traditional machinery has been complex, which has resulted in impairment of connectivity to supply wood for the general population. To this lack of fodder for an undetermined number of animals, “it adds.
    As reported by authorities in the southern city, in some areas there have been up to 80 centimeters of accumulated snow.
    In light of the above, “the Municipality of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, based on technical information provided by Southern Regional Meteorological Center and in coordination with the Regional Directorate of ONEMI says Yellow Alert for the commune of Cape Horn by hydrometeorological event, in force until conditions so warrant. ”
    Finally the authorities indicated that “the declaration of the Yellow Alert, the necessary resources to intervene enlist stepwise according to the evolution of the event, in order to prevent it grow in scope and severity, minimizing negative effects on people , property and the environment. ”

  2. The alarmists are seeing public belief in the AGW paradigm evaporate before their eyes, and they have become increasingly desperate. Climate “scientists” are now being said to be showing all the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder because of public indifference to what they believe is our imminent doom. Check it out (below). Expect things to become even more bizarre in the next few months.


  3. Satellite images show the impact of the big storm from last Thursday until Monday in Chile and Argentina. July 14, 2015.
    The snow on the mountains can be seen clearly.
    Left on the picture we see the southern part of the Atacama province and beneath that the Coquimbo province, both of Chile. To the right they have drawn a line to indicate the Argentina province of San Juan.

  4. What’s funny about this is that WaPo apparently does not know of the list of other solar researchers and physicists who have also been trying to warn the world of what more than likely is coming. And coming sooner(years) rather than later(decades or centuries.)
    Here’s a list from Space and Science Research center:
    Dr. Ole Humlum
    Dr. Humlum is Professor of Physical Geography at the Institute of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard. His areas of research include glacial and periglacial geomorphology, with emphasis on the climatic control in cold-climate high relief areas, past as well as present. His research has also included climate variability, ice sheet and glacial environments and mapping of Arctic and Antarctic temperature changes.

    Dr. Boris P. Komitov
    Dr. Komitov at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is one of Europe’s foremost authorities on solar cycle study and its effects on the climate of the Earth. He holds a M.S. in Physics from the Sofia University and PhD in Physics from the Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is now a professor of Astronomy. Since 1996 he has concentrated in solar activity analysis focusing on large time scale variations using sunspots and other proxies of solar activity. He has published important and fundamental research papers dealing with the determination of climate change as a function of the Sun’s behavior. He has concluded that the Earth has entered a new climate period that will be between the Dalton Minimum and Maunder Minimum in terms of depth and extent of cold.

    Dr. Darko Butina
    Dr. Butina is in the UK. He holds a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He has had an extensive, successful career with Glaxo Research where he was part of the team that developed a drug treatment for migraines for which the team was given “The Queens Award.” He is an expert in numerical analysis of instrumental/experimental data and modelling of physico-chemical properties of molecules. Accordingly, he has presented numerous research papers and chaired sessions at international conferences. In the last three years he has devoted his expertise to analysis of daily thermometer-based data.

    “Researchers who have predicted a long term solar minimum or ‘solar hibernation’ and/or a new climate change to a period of long lasting cold weather based upon solar activity.
    1. Dr. Habibullo I. Abdussamatov: Russian Academy of Scientists. Head of space research at the Pulkova Observatory, St. Petersburg.
    Comment: RIA Novosti, August 25, 2006: “Habibullo Abdussamatov said he and his colleagues had concluded that a period of global cooling similar to one seen in the late 17th century – when canals froze in the Netherlands and people had to leave their dwellings in Greenland – could start in 2012-2015 (sic) and reach its peak in 2055-2060….He said he believed the future climate change would have very serious consequences and that authorities should start preparing for them today….”
    2. David Archibald. Summa Development Limited. (Australia).
    From his paper: Archibald, D.C., (2006), Solar Cycles 24 and 25 and predicted climate response, Energy and Environment, Vol.17, No.1.
    Comment from paper: “Based on a solar maxima of approximately 50 for solar cycles 24 and 25, a global temperature decline of 1.5C is predicted to 2020 equating to the experience of the Dalton Minimum.”
    3. Dr. O.G.Badalyan, and Dr.V.N. Obridko, Institute of Terrestrial Magnestism. Russia, Dr.J.Sykora. Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic.
    From their paper: Balalyan, O.G., V.N. Obridko, and J. Sykora, (2000), Brightness of the coronal green line and prediction for activity cycles 23 and 24, Solar Physics, 199: pp.421-435.
    Comment from paper: “ A slow increase in (intensity of coronal green line) in the current cycle 23 permits us to forecast a low-Wolf-number (number of sunspots) cycle 24 with the maximum W~50 at 2010-2011.” (Note: a 50 sunspot level is a Dalton class minimum)
    4. Dr. B. P. Bonev, Dr. Kaloyan M. Penev, Dr. Stefano Sello.
    From their paper: Bonev, B.P., et. al., (2004), Long term solar variability and the solar cycle in the 21st century, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 605, pp.L81-L84.
    Comment from their paper: “…we conclude that the present epoch is at the onset of an upcoming local minimum in long term solar variability.”
    5. John L. Casey, President, Space and Science Research Corporation. Orlando, Florida
    From his research report: Casey, John L. (2008), The existence of ‘relational cycles’ of solar activity on a multi-decadal to centennial scale, as significant models of climate change on earth. SSRC Research Report 1-2008 – The RC Theory, http://www.spaceandscience.net. Comments from the research report:
    “ As a result of the theory, it can be predicted that the next solar minimum may start within the next 3-14 years, and last 2-3 solar cycles or approximately 22-33 years. …It is estimated that there will be a global temperature drop on average between 1.0 and 1.5 degrees C, if not lower, at least on the scale of the Dalton Minimum. …This forecast next solar minimum will likely be accompanied by the coldest period globally for the past 200 years and as such, has the potential to result in world wide, agricultural, social, and economic disruption.”
    6. Dr. Peter Harris. Engineer, retired, Queensland, Australia.
    From his analysis of glacial and interglacial cycles he concludes: “…we can say there is a probability of 94% of imminent global cooling and the beginning of the coming ice age.”
    7. Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera. Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
    His comments from his research released in August 2008: “…in two years or so, there will be a small ice age that lasts for 60-80 years.”
    8. Dr’s. Y.T.Hong, H.B. Jiang, T.S. Liu, L.P.Zhou, J.Beer, H.D. Li, X.T.Leng, B.Hong, and X.G. Qin.
    From their paper: Response of climate to solar forcing recorded in 6,000-year (isotope) O18 time-series of Chinese peat cellulose. The Holocene 10.1 (2000) pp. 1-7.
    The Chinese team of researchers observed “…a striking correspondence of climate events to nearly all of the apparent solar activity changes.”
    In showing O18 isotope measurements were high during the coldest periods they concluded, “If the trend after AD 1950 continues…the next maximum of the peat O18 (and therefore cold maximum) would be expected between about AD 2000 and AD 2050.”
    9. Dr. Boris Komitov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, and Dr. Vladimir Kaftan: Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Moscow.
    From their paper: Komitov, B., and V. Kaftan, (2004), The sunspot activity in the last two millennia on the basis of indirect and instrumented indexes: time series models and their extrapolations for the 21st century, paper presented at the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 223.
    Comment from paper: “It follows from their extrapolations for the 21st century that a supercenturial solar minimum will be occurring during the next few decades….It will be similar in magnitude to the Dalton minimum, but probably longer as the last one.”
    10. Dr. Theodor Landscheidt (1927- 2004), Schroeter Institiute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity, Canada)
    Among his comments from many years of research on solar climate forcing include: “Contrary to the IPCC’s speculation about man made warming as high as 5.8(degrees)C within the next hundred years, a long period of cool climate with its coldest phase around 2030 is to be expected.”
    11. Dr. Tim Patterson: Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton Univ., Can.
    From an article in the Calgary Sun*: May 18, 2007. Indeed, one of the more interesting, if not alarming statements Patterson made before the Friends of Science luncheon is satellite data shows that by the year 2020 the next solar cycle is going to be solar cycle 25 – the weakest one since the Little Ice Age (that started in the 13th century and ended around 1860) a time when people living in London, England, used to walk on a frozen Thames River and food was scarcer. Patterson: “This should be a great strategic concern in Canada because nobody is farming north of us.” In other words, Canada – the great breadbasket of the world – just might not be able to grow grains in much of the prairies.(* Previously listed in error as Calgary Times, corrected April 1, 2015)
    12. Dr’s. Ken K. Schatten and W.K.Tobiska. (In other works D.Hoyt)
    From their paper presented at the 34th Solar Physics Division meeting of the American Astronomical Society, June 2003:
    “The surprising result of these long range predictions is a rapid decline in solar activity, starting with cycle #24. If this trend continues, we may see the Sun heading towards a “Maunder” type of solar activity minimum – an extensive period of reduced levels of solar activity.”
    13. Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin. Merited Scientist of Russia and Fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and researcher at the Oceanology Institute.
    From recent news articles, regarding the next climate change he has said: “Astrophysics know two solar cycles, of 11 and 200 years. Both are caused by changes in the radius and area of irradiating solar surface….Earth has passed the peak of its warmer period and a fairly cold spell will set in quite soon, by 2012. real cold will come when solar activity reaches its minimum, by 2041,and will last for 50-60 years or even longer.”
    14. Dr’s. Ian Wilson, Bob Carter, and I.A. Waite.
    From their paper: Does a Spin-Orbit Coupling Between the Sun and the Jovian Planets Govern the Solar Cycle? Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 25(2) 85-93 June 2008).
    Dr. Wilson adds the following clarification:
    “It supports the contention that the level of activity on the Sun will significantly diminish sometime in the next decade and remain low for about 20-30 years. On each occasion that the Sun has done this in the past the World’s mean temperature has dropped by ~ 1-2 C.”
    15. Dr’s. Lin Zhen-Shan and Sun Xian. Nanjing Normal University, China
    From their paper in Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 95,115-121: Multi-scale analysis of global temperature changes and trend of a drop in temperature in the next 20 years.
    “… we believe global climate changes will be in a trend of falling in the following 20 years.”

    • Also, must make mention of Piers Corbyn, self employed Astrophysicist. who does the research on his own merits
      & as he often says, with no help from the public purse.
      He has been predicting another LIA since around 2008,
      & from what I’ve seen of his long range forecasts he is
      pretty much correct.

      • Yes, Piers Corbyn is very accurate. One of my relatives who is a farmer buys his weather forecasts. They’re usually spot on.

  5. Rush Limbaugh once told this joke on his show:

    God became fed up with human beings, and decided to end the world tomorrow, further he let all the media outlets on earth know it. The Wall Street Journal, a very conservative newspaper reported the story thus:

    “WORLD ENDS TOMORROW Markets Down on News.”

    The Washington Post, a very liberal newspaper (to say the least!) reported it this way:

    “WORLD ENDS TOMORROW! Poor Hardest Hit.”

    • PS The world as we know MIGHT be ending, not tomorrow, but with decades, and the Washington Post apparently doesn’t want to report it at all!

  6. Not to worry. The rats will leave the sinking ship of GW soon. We need get the rat traps set. What must not be allowed is the Harvard’s of the world to slither away. Their insane economic prostelitising by tenured economic professors left lives in shambles stuffed their pockets with loot. This time these dens of self serving elitist must be brought down as examples to the future Harvards. They must pay the price and Stay out of politics and social activism or suffer the consequences as do leaders that fails to feed the people. Perhaps all the grads from these schools of arrogance can be removed from government positions. Soon, it will be tIme to flush the true trash out of government and corporations! The Constitution will mean little to starving hordes of Americans. The elites must not be allowed to escape. They are to be rounded up and dealt with. Pay back is a bitch,

    • The solar minimum cat is out of the bag now. The Green Media has up to now controlled the flow of information towards the Warmist agenda for the last 40 years, or to put it another way, the Solar Hot Period between SC20 and the end of SC23 in 2008.
      Electorates can see, and more importantly feel the cooling weather in Mid Summer in Northern Latitudes. Frost and Hail damage is even being reported in Tropical Areas above 4000M.
      By the end of this scientific advance in knowledge about the Sun and the Planetary moderation of the Sun’s power cycle, the snake oil salesmen of the climate Ologists and the Green Terrorist NGOs who beg for funds on our streets will not be take seriously again.

      I still think fraud has taken place within the Government funded Education Establishments on both side of the Pond. Misuse of public funds whilst in a Public Office is still a crime on both sides of the Atlantic, and so is to conspire to commit fraud in a public office. Loss of tenure, and trashing of their gold plated pensions is the equivalent of Tarring and Feathering.

    • World Wide, all things are collapsing, today !

      Horrible decisions are being made at a great speed on a Global Stage !!

      Yes, cold and really bad days are ahead, in and at all precincts and at incredible rates, nobody/people/country will be spared !!!

      No one can conceive how quickly this is happening and global cooling will have to share the back seat with many other terrible things that are about to take place !

      “Everyone” who reads this “Enjoy” your Good days/times while they’re still here !!

      Most knew that this was coming !

      Human Beings are a incredibly stupid People !!!

      But that goes without saying…

    • Just ‘a cold spell’. These so-called ‘experts’are trying to re-write history. This is what my friend’s tutor said to him when he asked about the LIA. ‘an isolated cold winter doesn’t meet the definition of an ice age, little or otherwise’. This lecturer is not just any old lecturer. He is one of the opinion leaders in the ‘climate change’ debate. But either he knows nothing of climate history, or he is an outright liar, or both! It’s shameful.

  7. These people are sick to make so little out of the death of millions.
    One day when people start starving and freezing to death because of the coming ice age, these people will be hunted down. We should prepare for what is coming, but instead these people are lying which will lead to alot of people being completely unprepared.

    • The WoPo are amongst the Great and the Good, they will be first in shelters to be protected from the other 97% of humanity. The ones that don’t count, don’t lie like the proverbial Oriental rug, and don’t fraudulently mislead people; the majority will be excluded from hope, to face death from starvation and the collapse of civilization. The other sections of humanity in the shelters will be the Wall Street Bankers who trashed the world’s currencies, and the Gullible Warming Democrats who put in place the tools for the Great Death to come, along with Weather Cock republicans who were along for the AGW re-election bribe.
      Without money, and thing to sell, that people want to buy, you can’t buy seed to grow the food for others to eat. Without money and a trusted banking system our over populated civilization collapses. For an example look at the plight of the Greek people now for an example of what happens when the banking system collapses.
      The greatest loss of life during the Maunder period was because of Famine, War and Revolution caused by Dictators, Famine and then Disease. All three are still viable killers in this modern world.
      This minimum however long it lasts will be an early rehearsal for the end of the Interglacial in several hundred years from now (I hope) it will take all of that time to prepare for the cold to come.
      I for one am going on Holiday to Greece next week. I’m going to spend my cash in a place where it will do the most good for the Greek people and have a good time with our Greek friends, rather than get rained on during a solar minimum summer monsoon in Northern Europe during July and August and have to listen to the EU crowing how they have saved the Euro.

    • My former employer once told me that a liar is more dangerous than a murderer. The reason is that a liar can get you killed legally.

  8. and isnt it noticeable than even when a so called peer reviewed paper is found to be absolute bullshit with glaring errors
    the wapo nor any other presstitute crew EVER place a oops we was wrong notice?
    they spew absolute rubbish daily and never retractions or get done for UNtruthful biased skewed piffle!
    one rule for the chosen oracles
    another for the truthtellers who do NOT pay to play, that just present science.

  9. In Australia this didn’t get reported by the ABC or the Fairfax Media as it didn’t get past their censorship bureau. Thankfully other media corporations didn’t feel the need to censor a contradictory point of view.

    This is typical of the Washington Post.

  10. July 14, 2015
    Affected by pneumonia, 117 children under five died in Peru between January and June 2015, especially in poor areas exposed to low temperatures, according to an official report.
    According to the health ministry, in that period, 13,501 cases of pneumonia were reported in children under five, with 117 deaths, two less than in the same period last year.
    “Deaths from pneumonia include determinants related to environmental aspects (presence of frost and rain, shelter, access to water, electricity), socioeconomic (poverty, education), cultural (habits and customs), health care (accessibility, personal trained health care, etc.) which are necessary to address them to reduce the risk of occurrence, “the ministry said in its report.
    Most deaths occurred in the departments of Cusco, Junín, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Puno, in the central and southern Andean country.
    In addition to the low temperatures during the first semester in various parts of the country, some high Andean and jungle areas of Peru, with mostly poor, until August will face strong cold waves hitting both citizens and productive activities , forcing the government to develop security plans.
    In some areas of Puno located about 4,000 meters, temperatures up to 20 degrees below zero in the period are estimated.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of child death worldwide, responsible for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years.

    Reader’s comment: News like this will never be published by the Washington Post, of course. Small children dying from cold-related diseases does not fit in with their global warming religion,

  11. There must be something, somewhere, that politicians can’t foul up, even if they tried, but I doubt it. Hitler said, “By the skillful & sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell, or an extremely wretched life as paradise.” I reckon that by 2030 it’s going to be hotter than hell. Fiddlin

  12. A quote from the WaPo article:
    “Historical climatologist George Adamson told the BBC last year that the river used to freeze because of the architecture of the old London Bridge, whose arches prevented salty sea water from passing upriver and lowering its freezing point. The construction of a new bridge in the 19th century, and other landscape changes that made the river flow faster, brought an end to those festivals — less so than the end of the Maunder minimum.”

    Apparently George is of the opinion that temperatures have little to do with water freezing. His comment about seawater flowing upriver is a bit puzzling. Seawater is heavier than fresh water and would probably not have much affected freezing of the surface waters of the Thames. Even less so today because of a lock and dam that prevents any possibility of salty water moving upstream.

    George Adamson, Kings College, London, UK ; Convenor and Chair of International Conference
    of Historical Geographers 2015.
    Excerpt from session abstract:
    The interrelationship [of] climate and society during the past 500-1000 years is a fast-growing area of research within historical climatology. Substantial work has been undertaken to uncover climatic agency in the Little Ice Age, on the role of climate in the collapse of major societies such as the Classic Maya, and on adaptation strategies within pre-industrial communities. Yet historical approaches have thus-far largely failed to engage with the policy agenda. This is partly due to an epistemological divide that exists between practitioners of historical climatology and the development research community that largely dictate adaptation paradigms.

    While ‘policy agenda’ as mentioned above has to do with adaptation to climatic changes, i.e. land use, urban planning, etc.; the WaPo ‘agenda’ seems clearly to be the denigration of any and all who are skeptical of the anthropogenic global warming theory.

    We have a documented observable slow down of Solar activity, “but it’s not true”? This is far from objective journalism. Shame on Sarah Kaplan.

  13. A “cold spell”= the multi-centuries Little Ice Age. A ” global warming pause ” = 20 years . A “cold snap” (like the last one causing the great lakes to freeze) = a winter. What do we call the previous 20 years of cyclical global warming following 40 years of global cooling? A “warmish pause” ?

  14. Watching the slow, or fast, collapse of AGW Theory is going to be funnier than watching SNL.

    We can expect the panic stricken rebuttals to keep getting more desperate.

    • Not when “Greenhouse gases are making it colder”. It’ll probably be seriously unfunny, especially when it makes them even worse.

  15. The last millennium 1000AD – 2000AD has been the coldest of the Holocene overall. Most of the Holocene temperature loss ~-1.5°C has been in the last 3 millennia since 1000BC edhoskins says which is spot on.

    Going forward the long term climate drivers Milankovitch Cycles, Solar Variability (secondary effects),and these factors which moderate the first two factors those being , Geo Magnetic Field Strength (enhancing solar variability when weak)., Land /Ocean Arrangements., Ice Dynamic are all in an overall cooling pattern since the Holocene Optimum. The warm periods since the Holocene Optimum being tied to solar variability which is superimposed upon the general climatic trend. MEDIEVAL ,ROMAN warm periods to name two.

    Further refinement to the temperature trend since the Holocene Optimum ,coming from ENSO, PDO/AMO phase and Volcanic Activity. I would say all the above when combined and superimposed upon one another can account for all of the climatic changes since the Holocene Optimum – Present Day.

    Therefore going forward the trend in the global temperature should be down as soon as the maximum of solar cycle 24 ends and solar activity in general remains at sub-solar levels which it has been since 2005, and approaches my low average value solar parameters going forward, with a sufficient duration of time at or around these values. Solar Flux 90 or less, AP index 5.0 or less, Solar Wind 350 km or less to name some of them.

    These values much above these levels during the maximum of solar cycle 24 through today , although the maximum of solar cycle 24 is very weak, however the balance of this decade going forward should feature these low solar parameter readings as the very weak maximum of solar cycle 24 ends ,and once this is takes place I fully expect the global temperature trend to be in a jig saw down trend. The latest temperature data keeps intact what I say in the above which is CO2 has no effect upon the temperature, it is all ENSO,PDO/AMO ,and Volcanic Activity driven (short term climatic factors) which are superimposed over the longer term climatic factors, which I mentioned in the above which now all point to cooling going forward.

    For all the talk about AGW it has done nothing to bring us into a new climatic regime ,we are simply in the same climatic regime post the Dalton Minimum , with climate variability associated with the 11 year rhythmic solar cycle ,pdo/amo phase, volcanic activity and enso. For the big picture Milankovitch Cycles(favorable for cooling on balance in contrast to 8000 years ago), the weakening Geo Magnetic Field and the switch from active to inactive solar activity post 2005 will work to bring the climate into a cooler and possibly a climatic regime change, maybe back to Dalton conditions. Land /Ocean arrangements so very favorable for cooling ,and the Ice Dynamic in the S.H. becoming very interesting.

    See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2015/07/08/south-polar-ice-age-stations-show-dramatic-antarctic-peninsula-cooling-since-1998-sea-ice-surge/#sthash.FpfeDEm9.dpuf

  16. What fascinates me in a way, is, after all, calling it a “cold spell.” A hot spell or a cold spell in general lasts for a few days to maybe a month or so. the use of the term “spell” is not normally for a long term. As an example, a “dry spell” lasts for weeks to months, but a drought is longer than that.

    Thus the hundred years or so of the “cold spell” would tend to give ME, at least, a whole different perspective on what is going on in climate now. A 30 year period between 1970 and 2000 brings on catastrophic wailing about global warming yet referring to a period of a 100 or more years of cold is only a cold spell. Guess that means that between 1970 and 2000 we only had a “warm spell” and there is nothing to worry about, right?

  17. Quoting:
    “That “Little Ice Age” that occurred during the Maunder minimum “wasn’t so much a global ice age as a cold spell in Europe,” the article asserts.”
    There is evidence of both the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period in ice core data from both Greenland and Antarctica.

    • In the western US I believe the LIA is referred to as the Recess Peak glacial advance. I may have it confused, but Mary Hill, a very well known geologist places the end of that advance in 1900 in the Sierra Nevada.

  18. Only the gullible and the ignorant believe any of the tripe put out be the Washington Post.

  19. The real problem is that the process of cooling started with the declining trend in the sun spot cycle starting 2 cycles ago.
    Dr. Abdusamatov predicted that the mini ice age would start
    last year and now we have 2030 as being the date when it would be obvious to all that we have a problem. We should not leave it to 2030 to make plans or take action. By 2030 it will be too late.
    Now if between now and 2030 was just a prelude to a big ice age we would be up the creek with no paddle and may be no canoe. All it would take is for people to trust their leaders and believe the big lie until it killed off mankind not by fire but by ice.

  20. Doesn’t matter what the Harvard like university trained, government agencies including the CIA and Joint Chief of Staff or Supreme Court Justices who are warmests lies about the cool down now in progress. Reality of going hungry and digging out of snow storms that shut down states will result in very angry citizens who will turn the above. The French Revolution will seem restrained.

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