Monday, June 20, 2011

The New "Consensus" Predicts an Ice Age

By Alan Caruba

Since the late 1980s a “consensus” of scientists, we were told, agreed that the Earth was in a period of “global warming” and anybody who disputed that was a “skeptic” or a “denier.”

Then, in 1998, the Earth began to cool. The handful of scientists at the heart of the global warming hoax began to sweat and not from the heat, but because they knew their scheme, created and blessed by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would soon be revealed. Frantic emails went back and forth as they tried to come up with some way of keeping the lie alive.

Literally thousands of scientists had climbed on the global warming bandwagon, scooping up billions in research grants that were all intended to “prove” that global warming was real. Nations, including ours, were making investments and controlling people’s lives based on the hoax. By 2009, the game was up. A huge blizzard concluded the 2009 IPCC Copenhagen climate change conference. The next one was held in Acapulco.

On June 30-July 1, the Heartland Institute, headquartered in Chicago, a free-market policy center, will hold what may likely be the last of its six climate change conferences, all of which debunked global warming by bringing together some very brave scientists to present seminars based on real, not fraudulent, science. It will be held in Washington, D.C. You will be able to “attend” by watching it on streaming video.

In 1997 Robert W. Felix published a book, “Not by Fire, but by Ice”, a softcover. It’s second edition, can be purchased from his website, For anyone interested in knowing the truth about the Earth’s many cycles of warming and cooling, and especially about its ice ages, I recommend it. While there, pick up his other book, “Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.”

Fourteen years ago Felix pointed out that ice ages occur in a “dependable, predictable, natural cycle that returns like clockwork every 11,500 years.” Then he noted that the Earth is at the end of the current interglacial period!

The human species, homo sapiens, that had been evolving from an ape-like state really hit its stride around 500,000 years ago while modern humans showed up around 200,000 years ago. It took a while to learn how to use fire, make tools, develop language, and spread around. It wasn’t until about 5,000 years ago that what we call civilization began.

In addition to developing agriculture, building pyramids, and such, our ancestors spent their time making war on each other. With each passing century we developed new weapons of war, plundering, looting, raping and pillaging. Religions were invented, discarded, refined, but the wars have continued unabated. Now we are so “advanced” we can kill thousands of people with a single bomb.

Civilization was greatly facilitated by an interglacial period that provided increasing crop yields to feed armies and populations clustered in cities, virtually all of which were surrounded by large walls.

Since the weather was critical to agriculture and the waging of war, humans began to pay greater attention to what the sun was doing and keeping records. It was noticed that lots of sunspot activity was an indicator of warmer climate.

From 1645 to 1715, virtually no sunspots appeared and this phenomenon called the Maunder Minimum coincided with the Little Ice Age. Rivers froze over in Europe and America. Crops failed. Revolutions occurred.

Now, instead of “global warming”, scientists are agog over a new slowing of sunspot activity—enormous magnetic storms—something that occurs every 11 years, half of the 22-year sunspot cycle. Now the U.S. National Solar Observatory and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory are suggesting that a new Little Ice Age is on its way.

Robert W. Felix told them that back in 1997 while most U.S. climate agencies were still blathering away with global warming predictions. This time, though, based on cycles known to the ancient Chinese and others, they have gotten it right.

What is not being said, however, is that this predicted Little Ice Age could very well turn into a very Big Ice Age. It’s due. It could start tomorrow. Bundle up!

© Alan Caruba, 2011


Harry Dale Huffman said...

No, relax. This isn't any more true than the global warming hysteria, and suffers from the same unquestioned dogma, that "runaway climate" is not only possible, but happens routinely over many millions of years. "Ice Ages" are a scientific myth, based upon the dogma of undirected evolution, not only of the life on Earth, but of the very Earth itself. My research, involving the greatest discovery in history, has decisively and definitively overturned that dogma, and a new age of science is at hand, awaiting only the general recognition of my discoveries. I am the Galileo of this time, the harbinger of a new age.

Alan Caruba said...

@Harry Dale Huffman:
Sorry, but you are wrong on most counts. The view that a new Little Ice Age is coming is supported by the known data regarding the dearth/absense of sunspot activity, the previous Little Ice Age from 1300 to 1850, and, worst of all, the fact that the next full blown Ice Age will come on as swiftly. taking barely a year to take hold.

Jeffery Anderson said...

I am living in the Sonoran Desert...and last January...we had an unusual 5 day period of freezing temps. I thought my grapefruit tree would die, since it lost its leaves. But it came back to life! But now I have to worry like that every winter.

Jeffery Anderson said...

Oh yeah...forgot to mention...with the Fukushima disaster spreading radioactive elements around the world, plus this ice age potentially starting, I think the human race might start getting smaller in number. About time!

TexasFred said...

I wish it would hurry up, it was 101° here yesterday.. 97° today...

Wait... It's started...

Travis sez said...

Having read the two Felix books, I believe we are in for "Climate Change" of a different brand. And furthermore, aside from allowing agriculture to feed the largest population the Earth has had, carbon dioxide is "helping" to keep us warm.
Do some emergency planning of a different sort, give a jaundiced eye to politicians who support ethanol subsidies and drink Kool-Aid. Romney?

Ronbo said...


The Left has stopped talking about "Global Warming" and the new buzz hive word is "Climate Change."


The Left has repositioned itself as the spokesman against "Global Cooling" which can only be stopped if every Friday night everyone strips naked, runs outside and howls at Gaia - The Earth Goddess:-)

Also, cut back on carbon output, cars...and, well, you get the picture.

Gaia don't like that stuff either:-)

RaeBee said...

Rae Bee

Ronbo said: The Left has repositioned itself as the spokesman against "Global Cooling" which can only be stopped if every Friday night everyone strips naked, runs outside and howls at Gaia - The Earth Goddess:-)

Wow sounds like fun. Those lefties have all the answers, our Tim Flannery being a Gaia covert, who actually talks to her, he says....

Bush Bunny said...

Harry so Ice Ages are a scientific
myth eh? Well that is the excuse
to argue against the planet is cooling. You sound like you know better than thousands of archaeologists and palaeoanthropologists, that I studied with. I suspect you are a creationist, so any ice ages would
be discounted as 6,000 years ago we
walked with dinosaurs too. Good article Alan, this world is an ice planet with short periods of warmer
interglacials. But it will be the Northern Hemisphere that will suffer most.