Long cold spell dooms climate agenda

Maybe for the first time in history, people actually demand that the climate get colder

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.


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


About the Author: Larry Bell

Larry Bell

CFACT Advisor Larry Bell heads the graduate program in space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded and directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture. He is also the author of "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax."

  1. Sam

    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

      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

      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

        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.
        Psych student could do a thesis
        on that one.

      • Sam

        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

        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

    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

      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.

  3. Dano2

    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.



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