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Harsh winter caused by planetary motion

and low solar activity

Will lead to little ice age, says prominent geophysicist
 

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9 Jun 11 - According to Dr Víctor Manuel Velasco of the University of Mexico's Institute of Geophysics, last winter's harsh conditions were similar to those of the 'little ice age' and the 'Maunder Minimum,' a period during which sunspots virtually disappeared.

In this press release from the University of Mexico, Dr Velasco forecasts that we're now headed into a mini ice age that will last 60 to 80 years.

He also says that we'll have "an increased need for food," which is something that I've been saying for years.

Dr Victor Manuel Velasco at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago.


Here's the press release:
 

"Rarely in the United States has there been a snowfall such as the one that in Chicago they have started calling Snowpocalypse, “however, this is far from being something apocalyptic, it is rather a natural process that the Earth regularly passes through” Victor Manuel Velasco presented at the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM.

"Currently, Chicago is one of the cities most affected by this phenomenon, of which Velasco warned in May 2010, he then traveled there to offer a conference on Global Cooling.

"Since 2002, the scholar has been devoted to the study of solar activity and the impact it has on the planet, “and the observations obtained led us to predict in 2008 that the weather would begin to cool around 2010, and now nature begins show whether the prediction was true or not.

"This period, which the researchers call “a mini-ice age” corresponds with the present low solar activity, but also to planetary motion. Today we have conditions very similar to those that occurred about 400 years ago. At that time, we recorded the coldest winters known in the modern era, he said.

“We talk about the period between 1645 and 1715, known as the Maunder Minimum, when sunspots virtually disappeared from the surface of the star (our sun), and in which our planet was in a position very similar to the one it has today with respect to the center of mass of our solar system.

"Something that, when studying climate change, scientists rarely consider important, is the place the Earth occupies in the solar system at a given time; but it opens unexpected horizons of study, he added.

"The scientist said that this “mini-ice age” will last 60 to 80 years, “forcing us to rethink our economy, technology and science. For example, if the north begins to have an energy deficit, and there develops an increased need for food; we must think about it today to begin to prepare for (provide for) tomorrow.

"But how to reconcile the evidence that the planet cools with those who say it’s warming? “Today we live in a scientific revolution in which, on the one hand, there are supercomputers, and on the other hand, human intelligence. Only human beings create knowledge and science, and those who bet on the computers made a wrong diagnosis. It will be Nature that will show which theory is correct, “and yet” the professor concluded, “the Earth cools".

http://www.dgcs.unam.mx/boletin/bdboletin/2011_085.html
Thanks to Dr Victor Manuel Velasco for this link

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Last year, at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, I had the good fortune to sit just 10 feet away Dr. Velasco as he presented his views on the coming little ice age.

 

 


 

 
 



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