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New Little Ice Age 'to Begin in 2014'


Russian scientist to alarmists: 'Sun heats Earth!'

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20 May 10 - CHICAGO – Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, predicts that a new "Little Ice Age" could begin in just four years.

I sat just ten feet away from Abdussamatov as he made this startling assertion at the Heartland Institute's 4th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago just two days ago.

Jerome R. Corsi from World Net Daily covered the proceedings exceedingly well, and I am quoting or paraphrasing him extensively here.

In a two-part video recorded at the conference by WND (link below), Abdussamatov explains that average annual sun activity has experienced an accelerated decrease since the 1990s.

  Habibullo Abdussamatov

Head of the Russian-Ukrainian project "Astrometria" on the Russian segment of the International Space Station, Abdussamatov's theory is that "long-term variations in the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth are the main and principal reasons driving and defining the whole mechanism of climatic changes from the global warmings to the Little Ice Ages to the big glacial periods."

In his speech, Abdussamatov took on advocates of the theory of man-caused warming who want to curtail our use of hydrocarbon fuels. He contended, instead, that a reasonable way to combat coming cooling trends would be "to maintain economic growth in order to adapt to the upcoming new Little Ice Age in the middle of the 21st century."

Sun's activity determines temperatures

Abdussamatov argues that total sun irradiance, or TSI, is the primary factor responsible for causing climate variations on Earth, not carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is "not guilty," says Abdussamatov. "As for what lies ahead in the coming decades, it is not catastrophic warming, but a global, and very prolonged temperature drop."

Abdussamatov pointed to the English astronomer Walter Maunder, who noticed that sunspots had been generally absent from 1645 to 1715. That period coincided with the middle and coldest part of the Little Ice Age, which began around 1650 and extended through 1850.

"There is now an unavoidable advance toward a global decrease, a deep temperature drop comparable to the Maunder minimum," he wrote. "Already there are signs of the future deep temperature drop."

"The observed global warming of the climate of the Earth is not caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gasses, but by extraordinarily high solar intensity that extended over virtually the entire past century." "Future decrease in global temperature will occur even if anthropogenic ejection of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere rises to record levels.

"The implementation of the Kyoto Protocol aimed to rescue the planet from the greenhouse effect should be put off at least 150 years."

     I have the utmost respect for the courageous scientists who presented
     at this convention.


See entire great article and videos:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=155225
Thanks to Benjamin Napier, Chad Loeffler, Bill Pojedinec, Paul Smith, Peter Cyrog, Edward Nowak, Craig Adkins and Bill Sellers for this link

     Some 700 policymakers, opinion leaders, elected national and state legislators,
     scientists, economists and media from 23 countries attended the Heartland
     Institute conference, including those from the United States, Great Britain,
     Canada, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Australia and Mexico.

     The Heartland Institute is a non-profit organization funded by 1,500 donors.
     The organization says no corporate donor provides more than 5 percent of its
     $7 million annual budget.

 



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