Long cold spell dooms climate agenda

By |2016-02-09T02:49:52+00:00February 9th, 2016|CFACT Insights|26 Comments

gobekliPresident Obama overlooked a few previous climatological Cassandras at his August 3, 2015, news conference. He actually said, “We are the first generation to experience climate change, and we are the last generation able to do anything about it.”

Wouldn’t you imagine that some taxpayer-funded science “expert” would have informed him about how much climate conditions have changed since before the end of the last ice age around 15,000 years ago when much of the world’s land area was under ice or desert?

Human civilization only began to happen after things had warmed up a whole bunch. The first known large scale man-made construction happened at Gobekli Tepe in Southern Turkey about 12,000 years ago, predating Stonehenge and the earliest Egyptian pyramids by more than 7,400 years.

Gobekli Tepe construction was interrupted during a period of deep freeze called the “Younger Dryas” that ended about 11,500 years ago. Archaeological sites in the Middle East reveal that much development had been going on prior to that time — between about 13,000 and 14,000 years ago — evidenced by architectural advancements and expanding villages.

Such activities diminished and health conditions suffered after temperatures turned cold. skull This is evidenced by findings of human skulls with fewer teeth (often with caries), and garbage dumps holding bones of smaller animals than previously discovered.

Sea levels rose dramatically as continental ice age glaciers melted. This rise occurred at a rate of nearly 5 feet per hundred years between 14,000 years ago until the Younger Dryas ended. That’s huge compared with about 7 inches per hundred years and presently holding steady over the three most recent centuries.

saharaAnd as for severe droughts, there’s nothing really new here either. The Sahara first became a desert about 5,900 years ago. This ended the Ubaid Empire and drove a major population migration to Egypt’s Nile Valley for access to water. That drought coincided with a severe cooling event. It wasn’t until the climate warmed up again around 4,500 years ago that large cities first appeared in India.

Starting about 3,300 years ago the climate cooled again until the beginning of the “Roman Warm Period” roughly 2,400 to 2,200 years ago.

Temperatures comparable to today led to thriving civilizations in the Americas, China, India, and around the Mediterranean.

That blissful period ended about 1,500 years ago as temperatures again dropped over the next 200 years until the height of the Dark Ages in Europe.

The “Medieval Warm Period” followed over the next 1,000 years beginning about 950 A.D., again bringing temperatures comparable to today … or even warmer.

This was another great time for civilization. Europe experienced an estimated 50% darkpopulation growth by 1300 A.D. thanks largely to abundant food crops. Open caravan passages along high mountain routes enabled spices from the Orient, sugar from Cyprus, and Venetian glass to be traded for English wools and Scandinavian furs.

Thousands of temples were constructed in Southeast Asia thanks due to favorable weather for agriculture and labor.

green2As recently as 1,000 years ago Icelandic Vikings were raising cattle, sheep, and goats on Greenland’s southwestern coast. Then . . . guess what! Yup, climate changed again, and not for the better. Around 1200 A.D. Greenland temperatures began to plummet, causing settlements to be abandoned by 1350. Atlantic pack ice rapidly began to grow by around 1250, and shortened growing seasons and unreliable weather patterns, including torrential rains in Northern Europe, caused the “Great Famine” of 1315-1317.

Beginning about 1300, shifting weather conditions — warm and dry summers in some years, cold and wet in others — caused crop failures affecting expansive areas ranging from Ireland to Germany and north to Scandinavia.

Especially disastrous food shortages between 1690 and 1700 claimed millions of lives.

Making matters worse, storms and high winds in the North Sea and English Channel made fishing and shipping trade hazardous.

A “little ice age” (not a true ice age) brought frigid Northern Hemisphere weather between the 16th and 19th centuries. Advancing Alpine glaciers engulfed farms and villages by the mid-17th century.

The Thames River and New York Harbor froze over by 1780, and sea ice closed shipping harbors in Iceland where an estimated one-third of the population perished.

Towards the end of that period, Washington’s troops suffered a brutal 1777 Valley Forge winter, and Napoleon’s beat a bone-chilling retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Are you beginning to see a pattern here?

No . . . not just that another climate reversal won’t be humankind’s first rodeo, but also that the roughest bull rides occur when conditions turn from warm to not so much.

Since many prominent international scientists predict that a prolonged and deep cold spell will now follow the past nearly two decades of flat global temperatures, do you suppose this is the dire climate change peril President Obama has in mind?

I guess you’re right . . . probably not.

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NOTE: This article can also be found at: http://www.newsmax.com/LarryBell/Ice-Age-Washington/2016/02/08/id/713309/

26 Comments

  1. Sam February 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Now that Obama has caused energy prices to “skyrocket”, when the cold comes no one will be able to afford to stay warm! Why is that idiot still in office??

    • Li D February 11, 2016 at 5:39 AM

      Hahahahahahahahaha
      Energy prices are low as anything.

      In USA in particular, they have
      been low for many decades.
      Bout a hundred years.

      Anyone who uses energy, particularly in agriculture or
      industry knows this.

      Anyone who thinks the grid or
      transport fuels is expensive in
      USA has NOT THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

      It would be a good deal at ten times
      the price.

      Disagree? Go and cut up steel with
      a hacksaw.
      Carry buckets of water.
      Pay someone 10 bucks an hour
      to wave a bit of cardboard at ya
      to cool ya down. ( compared to
      a few cents for 24 hours of ceiling fan ).
      Trust me, frieght companies are
      stoked at how many tonnes of
      goods they can move very fast
      and very far for one litre of diesel.

      Bloody yanks drive around monstosity v8s just to go on
      picnics in the bush.
      Thats how cheap it is.
      Do ya get it?
      Do ya savvy?

      • Li D February 11, 2016 at 5:45 AM

        Speaking of staying warm,
        that cfact wood stove thread is
        a cracker.
        Largest amount of pathetic stupidity in one place on
        the interweb.
        Even after a few commenters
        clearly tell the reality, the
        stupid goes on.
        Bizarre.
        Psych student could do a thesis
        on that one.

        • Brin Jenkins February 13, 2016 at 12:38 PM

          yes indeed, Warmists are crackers we need more CO2 not less!

      • Sam February 14, 2016 at 1:05 AM

        You haven’t lived in this country, have you? Electric bills are going sky-high because of Obama’s hatred of the coal industry.

      • Copper February 18, 2016 at 12:10 PM

        Not. Electricity rates are going up all around the world. Here in the states mine have gone up 40% over the last 7 years. You are in la la land.

  2. VACornell February 9, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Sir…
    The difference between hot and cold is about 5 degrees C…
    This is over a million years..
    Today we are near the top of this range…
    There is no mile of ice over Chicago nor Moscow..
    Ninety percent of ice is Antartica…nine, Greenland…
    The total is small…
    We are in an interglacial period..but near the end?
    Maybe, just maybe HomoSapiens is aiding it’s continuation…
    How, just how add heat to the atmosphere…?
    Our Salvation?
    Vern Cornell

    • Todd D. Diers February 9, 2016 at 7:37 PM

      Drink some more koolaide. You didn’t read anything in the above article before you commented did you. Or are you simply a loyal member of the man made climate change cult. You know, if you sacrifice enough low income earners the climate god will be appeased and we’ll have another year of good weather.

      • VACornell February 9, 2016 at 9:34 PM

        Todd…
        I do not believe in man made climate change…
        It is all natural…
        Go back to your Scotch…
        Vern Cornell

        • Todd D. Diers February 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM

          Then I apologize. It sounded like you were going liberal cultish at the end there.

  3. Dano2 February 10, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    Poor Larry Bell counts on his readers being too ignorant to question his specious statements such as

    Temperatures comparable to today led to thriving civilizations in the Americas, China, India, and around the Mediterranean.

    The “Medieval Warm Period” followed over the next 1,000 years beginning about 950 A.D., again bringing temperatures comparable to today … or even warmer.

    And this howler, straining credulity:

    Since many prominent international scientists predict that a prolonged and deep cold spell will now follow the past nearly two decades of flat global temperatures

    Larry Bell entertains us.

    Best,

    D

    • Ben Vincent February 10, 2016 at 12:27 PM

      Everything he said can be found in studies, documents, history texts, etc.

      • Dano2 February 10, 2016 at 3:36 PM

        He relies on the faithful to not know stuff, yes he does!

        Best,

        D

        • Brin Jenkins February 13, 2016 at 12:39 PM

          No you rely on folk not questioning, when they do you have no answers for them.

    • Brin Jenkins February 11, 2016 at 4:58 AM

      No good asking Dano questions, he has always ducked and weaved with puerile insults.

    • Li D February 11, 2016 at 5:50 AM

      Larry certainly does.
      I wonder what drives him
      to write this guff?
      The medieval warm shit is
      one of crappest memes goin.
      Why propagate it Larry?

      • Pam Dunn February 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

        Thanks for being total idiot; The medieval warming period is a FACT and NOT “shit” which seems to fill the space between your ears. FACTS show grape growing/wine making in Norway during that period along with other IRREFUTABLE facts truth and writings. A shame morons like you are to unintelligent to read and LEARN the truth and facts.

    • Copper February 18, 2016 at 12:12 PM

      Wake up Drano. More and more scientists are saying we are in for a few decades of cold. Where have you been? Just Google it.

      • Dano2 February 18, 2016 at 12:26 PM

        Big fibbin or not capable enough to realize was duped: More and more scientists are saying we are in for a few decades of cold.

        Either way.

        Best,

        D https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7730953da8f42a0129a0c6c4704d04136fd03c2a39ddf0b7f13a95b20d036611.jpg

        • Copper February 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

          Nice worthless graph and study. All based on the same worthless forcing garbage. Models that can’t back fit and certainly don’t work predicting the future.

          • Dano2 February 18, 2016 at 4:58 PM

            Not capable of figgerin it out, aye.

            Best,

            D

        • Sam February 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

          Faulty computer models. The same faulty models that the gov’t grant “scientists” have been using to scare the willies out of the naive and ignorant… and yes, the nature worshippers. Dano2, you’re just a troll on this thread, as you are in every thread that you butt into. Get lost.

          • Dano2 February 26, 2016 at 9:05 PM

            You can’t show Faulty computer models.

            Jus’ sayin’

            Best,

            D

            • Sam February 27, 2016 at 8:22 AM

              You already showed faulty computer models in your little graph. Why be redundant?

              • Dano2 February 27, 2016 at 8:27 AM

                You’re fibbin.

                Best,

                D

  4. Don55Clifford January 10, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Oh so many comments from globsal cooling deniers. These flat earthers must hate science

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