Danish Paper Posits About A Possible Cooling Period

As I’ve noted many times, I’ll believe it when it happens. No matter which way you look, cool, warm, stagnant, it is all guess-work at this time. But, looking towards the Sun for guidance is a lot more scientific than thinking Someone Else’s usage of fossil fuels will cause the planet to boil. This comes via the No Tricks Zone, which has always done a great job featuring, and translating, foreign papers

Another major European media outlet is asking: Where’s the global warming? (WT note-the post features a picture of the 2 page story from the August 7 edition of Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten ) (snip)

JP starts by reminding readers that it was just over 100 years ago that the world had clawed itself out of the little ice age, which extended from 1400 — 1900, a time when the Thames river often froze over. All paths in determining the cause of the little ice age all seem to converge to a single factor: solar activity.

Oh, come on, the Sun was only relevant to climate before the combustion engine. It couldn’t possibly be the major driver of climate now. That’s silly. It’s probably your use of hairspray and your ice-maker in the fridge.

Suddenly even the greenest of media outlets among us are contemplating what the consequences of a quiet sun may be. The JP then quotes Irish solar specialist Ian Elliott, who says these consequences could be dramatic:

It indicates that we may be on the path to a new little ice age. It seems likely we are on the path to a period with very low solar activity, which could mean that we may have some very cold winters.”

Let’s not forget that Europe, Russia, the Middle East, much of the Southern Hemisphere, have all had very cold winters 4 out of the last 5 years. Much of these same areas barely had a spring, and are suffering more spring like conditions during the summer months. On this side of the world, Alaska had cooled 2.4F over the past 10 years, but is having a warm summer. Yet, around 70% of the lower 48 are seeing cooler than average temperatures.

Here’s Danish astrophysicist Henrik Svensmark

Since the 1940s and up to 10 years ago we have had the highest solar activity in 1000 years. The last time we had solar activity that high was when we had the Medieval Warm Period from year 1000 to around 1300. … Historically there has been a close connection between solar activity and temperature for the last 1000 years. Therefore the sun’s activity will also have influence the coming many years. … The unusual thing right now is that sun’s activity is decreasing while there’s a great increase in atmospheric CO2. For that reason the question is how much the earth will cool in a time of decreasing solar activity. … The development is beautifully consistent with a cooling effect of the solar activity in the same period. This could mean that the temperature will not rise for the next 30 years or maybe begin to decrease.”

The paper also takes on the Warmists “heat is hiding in the deep oceans” meme/fantasy

How should ocean water under 700 meters be warmed up without a warming in the upper part? … In the period 1990-2000 you could see a rise in the ocean temperatures, which fit with the greenhouse effect. But it hasn’t been seen for the last 10 years. Temperatures don’t rise without the heat content in the sea increasing. Several thousand buoys put into the sea to measure temperature haven’t registered any rise in sea temperatures.”

Obviously, Warmists will attack the paper for daring to ask questions and provide information. Dissent is not allowed in Progressive World. One must toe the line. Of course, in Warmist World, practicing what one preaches is not necessary.

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