NASA Warns Earth May Be Entering a Period of “Global Cooling” 6

NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event.

Global Research, January 13, 2013
In-depth Report:

All climate scientists agree that the sun affects Earth’s climate to some extent. They only disagree about whether or not the effect form the sun is minor compared to man-made causes.

We noted in 2011:

This week, scientists from the US Solar Observatory and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered – to their great surprise – that the sun’s activity is declining, and that we might experience the lowest solar output we’ve seen since 1645-1715. The Register describes it in dramatic tones:

What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening.

Scientists who are convinced that global warming is a serious threat to our planet say that such a reduced solar output would simply buy us more time … delaying the warming trend, but not stopping or reversing it.

On the other hand, scientists who are skeptical about global warming say that the threat is a new mini ice age. (Remember that scientists have been convinced in the past that we would have a new ice age, and even considered pouring soot over the arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice – in order to prevent another ice age. Obama’s top science advisor was one of those warning of a new ice age in the 1970s. And see this.)

NASA reports this week that we may be on the verge of another Maunder Minimum (a period with an unusually low number of sunspots, leading to colder temperatures):

Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun’s EUV output; this is, however, speculative.

 NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a Mini Maunder Event

The yearly averaged sunspot number for a period of 400 years (1610-2010). SOURCE: Courtesy of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

The sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion.

NASA explains that interactions between the sun, sources of cosmic radiation and the Earth are very complicated, and it takes an interdisciplinary team of heliophysicists, chemists and others to quantify what is really going on. And the Earth’s climate is also affected by cosmic radiation.

So – even if NASA’s prediction of a period of an unusually low amount of sun spots is proven correct – it is hard to know whether that will lead to a large or small reduction in temperature trends.

Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

Jan. 8, 2013:  In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star.  While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.

There is, however, a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate. A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), “The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate,” lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet.  ♦


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Sun-Climate (cycle, strip)

These six extreme UV images of the sun, taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, track the rising level of solar activity as the sun ascends toward the peak of the latest 11-year sunspot cycle.
Understanding the sun-climate connection requires a breadth of expertise in fields such as plasma physics, solar activity, atmospheric chemistry and fluid dynamics, energetic particle physics, and even terrestrial history. No single researcher has the full range of knowledge required to solve the problem.  To make progress, the NRC had to assemble dozens of experts from many fields at a single workshop. 
The report summarizes their combined efforts to frame the problem in a truly multi-disciplinary context.   …More


Doomsday Scare Tactics on Global Warming to Impose Carbon Taxes and African Land Grabs 2

World Bank Study: To Avoid Doomsday Reduce CO2, Carbon Taxes & African Land Grabs


Click Here to Read The Article That Reveals the Basis for the Global Warming Hoax


Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
November 20, 2012

In a new study published by the World Bank, there is a call for “stepping up efforts” to meet the global carbon reduction levels to avert catastrophic consequences that would cause of the planet’s temperature to rise an estimated 4 degrees Celsius before the end of the century.

Alarmists like Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, decry lowering CO2 emissions must be reduced before the temperature threshold is crossed and “widespread crop failures and malnutrition and dislocate large numbers of people from land inundated by rising seas.”

Kim is trying to coerce sovereign nations to adopt UN mandates on carbon emissions by urging world leaders to become aggressive with eco-friendly planning in developing countries to offset their impact on the environment.

The threat of rising sea levels, a common tactic of eco-fascist, promises to limit the amount of fresh water access, cause drought and unbearable heat in areas not normally exposed to such extremes; as well as promotes disease while simultaneously reducing the amount of food accessible to the world’s population.

Rachel Kyte, vice president of sustainable development for the World Bank warns: “The kind of sea level rise we are talking about is going to make the process of urban planning and services to the poor absolutely fundamental. The race to heat resistant and drought resistant strains [of staple food crops] becomes fundamental.”

In 2011, at the conference for the Carbon Initiative for Development, (CID) the focus of under-developed nations was first and foremost as the BioCarbon Fund (BCF) was discussed as a way to give those nations access to agriculture and energy with sustainability in mind. The BCF is setting the guidelines for countries like Moldova to purchase carbon credits in a scheme to force governments to tax citizens for breathing.

In conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the CID is seeking to convince African nations that they must strictly consider climate change and adopt measures to mitigate its effects in households and farming systems to increase productivity.

Since May of this year, corporations and foreign governments have been land-grabbing from third world nations to control agriculture.

Nations like Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, in Africa have been pressured into signing agreements with multi-national corporations and foreign investors, allowing them to control agricultural land. The nation’s leaders believe that giving access to their resources will benefit their people; however this is just another manipulative ploy to coercively acquire control over land, food production and securitization.

The United Nations (UN) has enacted global guidelines on purchasing agricultural land from developing nations like Africa and Asia. The UN claims that to secure equality for the poor and disadvantaged, this international body must control their lands through the allowance of multi-national corporations and governments who will develop the land for agriculture and securitize the crop yields; thereby giving the UN control over the global food supply.

The Copenhagen Consensus 2012 project has combined the expertise of Nobel laureates to define prioritization and economic principles to create proposals for international policy reform.

The issues researched were:

• Armed conflicts
• Biodiversity
• Population growth
• Food and Water Securitization
• Natural disasters
• World hunger
• Global warming

Cost benefits and the allocation of funding were outlined. The expert panel spoke in Denmark to coerce climate change conference attendees that these investment proposals should be enacted immediately.

President Obama showed his support of the UN’s African land grab by announcing that he has a $3 billion plan to securitize Africa’s food supply and agricultural farms. Obama wants to use Africa as a base for growing the world’s food supply, under his controlled initiatives.

Rajiv Shah, head of the US Agency for international Development (USAID) praises the President’s plan. “We’re very excited. It really is the culmination of years of effort on behalf of African leaders, on behalf of entrepreneurs, this Administration, partners in the G8 and many, many others including the private companies that are joining this private-public partnership.”

Andrew Mitchel, secretary of state for the UK’s International Development department remarked: “Governments cannot tackle this challenge alone. The skills, resources and financial expertise of leading private businesses will help transform African agriculture, giving poor farmers the chance to pull themselves out of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.”

To coincide with this new initiative, Obama created the Global Development Council (GDC); a new commission that is promoting global growth and expansion through international initiatives.

The purpose of the council is to advance the US government’s “national security objectives: security, prosperity, respect for universal values, and a just and sustainable international order.” Funding for the GDC dictates their policy with the engagement of financial partners and beneficiaries as well as stakeholders.