Make Up Our Minds… Now Scientists Saying Earth Headed for ‘Mini Ice Age’

First it’s global warming now its global cooling as many scientists are remembering what scientists were saying the the 1960s and 70s, namely that we are overdue for an ice age and that we should expect falling temperatures, not rising temps.

Solar scientists say they have better data than ever to predict solar cycles and that in the next 15 years we are certainly headed into a low solar cycle. And THAT will mean temperatures will chill here on Earth with less sunlight, heat, and radiation hitting our little blue marble.

This new data, they say, means that over the next several decades winters will be colder and last longer.

Professor Valentina Zharkova, of the University of Northumbria, presented the findings at the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales this week, Britain’s Independent reported Saturday.

Researchers, saying they understand solar cycles better than ever, predict that the sun’s normal activity will decrease by 60 percent around 2030 — triggering the “mini ice age” that could last for a decade. The last time the Earth was hit by such a lull in solar activity happened 300 years ago, during the Maunder Minimum, which lasted from 1645 to 1715.

Scientists say there are magnetic waves in the sun’s interior that fluctuate between the body’s northern and southern hemispheres, resulting in various solar conditions over a period of 10 to 12 years. Based on that data, researchers say they are now better able to anticipate the sun’s activity — which has led to the Zharkova team’s prediction.

“Combining both [magnetic] waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97 percent,” Zharkova said.

We certainly saw a vicious winter these past few years, didn’t we?

In fact, only four or five years ago the Great Lakes were a source of fear because water was being lost at what was considered an “alarming” rate. But over the last two seasons the lakes have had their highest levels in decades and that is because of the heavy ice pack they’ve had the last few winters. The extra snow and ice and not only added to the levels of the Great Lakes but the fact that they were iced over for much longer periods of time helped reduce evaporation. Isn’t nature wonderful?

So… did man cause this new ice age? If not, why not? “Scientists” say man causes everything else!

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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