Any Chance of an Ice Age in our Lifetime ?
Ok, Here it as I understand it and in simple terms. An Ice age COULD begin within the next centruy and cold weather could set in rather quickly. However, Large extensive glaciation would not be able to set in quickly as it is a function of time to build up enough ice for the glaciers to expand like they did in the last ice age. Even in worst case scenarios it would take multiple decades, multiple centuries and likely multiple milennia to build up glaciation to the point where Michigan would again be covered by a mile think layer of ice and snow. The chances to our best understadning are slim. Things to look for are primarily solar activity. IF the sun continues to have a weak solar cycle and if the next solar cycle is even weaker. (Big if's) Then we WILL see noticable global cooling. i.e. New York Harbor and the Thames rivers freezing solid in the Winter. furthermore, IF the magnetic flux strength of sunspots continues its downward trend AND thsi field strength reaches the projected point where the sun will be incapable of forming sunspots in 2015, then we are likely to experience a Maunder Minimum at the very least. While reading this please understand that there are a gret number of IF's. There is a great deal we do not know and while you can be interested and wish to learn more, do NOT let this worry you. It will NOT happen overnight and you will have a chance to respond and adjust. Let me repeat, a new Ice age in our lifetime is NOT likely at this time.
How do you feel about the upcoming ice age?
If we've a previous due spring, and yet another undesirable wintry climate next 3 hundred and sixty 5 days, then this may be extra believeable. I dont have faith the worldwide warming propaganda the two, yet a postpone interior the initiating of the subsequent solar spot cycle explains this winters below known temperatures. there became into little or no sunspot activity in the process the "little ice age", which if it repeats back, shall we see some inclement climate. One concept pronounced the winds are pushed extra north and south while there are extra sunspots. The UV and XRAY output from the solar will improve via one hundred% from minimum to optimal, surely this has some result on the ambience.
Could we be getting a little ice age as early this year?
No. (1) An Ice AGE is longer than 2 or 3 months. An AGE is 50 - 10,000 YEARS. (2) Scientists say an Ice Age is possible, but scientists ALSO say that the Polar Caps are melting. For there to be an Ice Age, the Polar Caps would need to be GROWING, not melting. The weather this years is well within the limits of "normal", but it does "push the limiis" a little bit. This winter IS colder than usual, but NOT abnormally cold. The weather this year is nothing to worry about. ONLY of this lasts and gets worse for the next 50 years do YOU need to worry.
Are you prepared for upcoming ice age?
Here's a thought: Nobody is. Because if it happens, it will be artificial--a nuclear winter effect because people went postal, either on the Korean Peninsula or elsewhere. That is the official, under-wraps globalist answer to climate change--let a regional nuclear war happen so that we have Ice Age cold and _widespread famine_ everywhere on the planet at once, for a _decade_ or so. Here's the solution to the problem: This will take a minimum of five, maybe six weeks at most to set in. During this time, there will be some panic as people decide to hoard food _then_. Doing it _then_ is not the good idea. The good idea is to stock up on clean, fresh water while you can--if you already have enough containers you won't have to leave the house to do it. And that's the general idea: stock up on food (dry goods), paper goods (toilet paper and things), and water containers _now_, a little bit at a time, so you won't _be_ out there in the panic when it hits. By comparison, being ready for the cold is going to be _much easier_: only one, two trips at most to buy a heavy coat, blankets and thermal underwear. Being ready for food and water shortages will be the hard part. No joke. Food, water, and possibly light sources (glowsticks, flashlights and batteries). Maybe a weapon as well, where it's legal and possible.
Shouldn't this category be called "Ice Age Climate"?
From the data in your links we are overdue to return to full ice age conditions. We are almost 2,000 years beyond the normal period that we would have gotten cold again and this is the religious aspect the AGW believers are using to blame humanity for us not being in an ice age right now. http://www.intellicast.com/Community/Content.aspx?ref=rss&a=207 http://www.thequietconservative.com/02092008 http://www.mtwilson.edu/hk/Maunder/ http://www.bpccs.com/lcas/Articles/maunder.htm http://www.timothybirdnow.com/?p=1556 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rockefeller http://www.seekgod.ca/rockefeller.htm http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/brainwashing/rockefeller-mind-control.htm http://obamaisamonkey.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/george-w-bush-miss-me-yet.jpg
Since the little ice age the ended around 150 years ago isn't it likely "global" warming is just part of that?
I don't think saying "it's just part of that" actually explains anything though. There's no normal baseline that the climate fluctuates around, but always tries to return to. Earth can't have just 'come out of' the Little Ice Age. There had to have been some forcing that made it come out. If you want your theory to really explain something, you need to figure out what forcings were acting on the climate then that could have caused warming. If it was a part of a natural cycle, we have to figure out what that natural cycle was. Now, the forcings that caused the Little Ice Age to end are fairly well understood. They were partly anthropogenic emissions of GHGs, but prior to 1940 the majority of the warming was due to an increase in solar irradiance. The anthropogenic warming signal didn't really start taking over until about 1970 (it likely would have taken over sooner, but for the large increase in aerosol production during the mid 20th century) . As for the Medieval Warm Period, I think 8 degrees is far too high. It's true that many areas experienced warmer temperatures during that time frame, but global mean temperatures weren't significantly affected. That may seem counterintuitive, but I'll try to explain. You have to average temperature changes over a large number of regions to get a true representation of global or hemispheric temperature, so a global warm period requires that the warm anomalies in different regions be synchronous. During the MWP, they weren't. So while many regions (such as Greenland) experienced temperatures that were as high, or higher than, today's, they didn't experience them at the same time; thus, global mean temperatures weren't drastically affected.