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
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
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
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.
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Smith, Peter Cyrog, Edward Nowak, Craig Adkins and Bill Sellers for
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Institute conference, including those from the United States,
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