The Little Ice Age – Aurorara, Coronal Mass Ejections and ice cores – part 4

THE LITTLE ICE AGE 1280-1850 AD – GISP2 volcanic markers, Isotopic Oxygen 16, Paleoclimate,, sunspot observations, Magnetosphere, NASA, severe sea floods, Ian Plimer, Summit Greenland Ice core studies, McKirrick and McIntyre, Mann hockey stick, Claude Schaeffer, Mike Baillie, The Ion effect, Harvey Weiss, Peterson ocean core studies, Sequoia dendritic rings, uniformitarianism, Georges Cuvier.

Europe generally during the Little Ice Age

As further proof of the severity of the weather in this region during the Little Ice Age it is important to study the record of severe storms (see Plate 8). Similarly the advance of glaciers is important as an indicator of the severity and coldness of the weather over a sustained, if erratic, period. Various tax records show glaciers over the years destroying whole towns caught in their path. A few major advances, as noted by Ladurie(1) appear below:

  • 1595: Gietroz (Switzerland) glacier advances, dammed Dranse River, and caused flooding of Bagne with 70 deaths.
  • 1600-10: Advances by Chamonix (France) glaciers because massive floods which destroyed three villages and severely damaged a fourth. One village had stood since the 1200’s.
  • 1670-80’s: Maximum historical advances by glaciers in eastern Alps. Noticeable decline of human population by this time in areas close to glaciers, whereas population elsewhere in Europe had risen.
  • 1695-1709: Iceland glaciers advance dramatically, destroying farms.
  • 1710-1735: A glacier in Norway was advancing at a rate of 100 m per year for 25 years.
  • 1748-50: Norwegian glaciers achieved their historical maximum LIA positions.

Further to this we must include anecdotal but legitimate evidence regarding ice formation throughout. An example is the world phenomena of Ice Fares such as the ones on the Thames that only ended in 1815(2).

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Little Ice Age and the erratic climate changes – part 3

THE LITTLE ICE AGE 1280-1850 A.D. – The Roman Warming, The Medieval Maximum, The Dark Ages, Viking settlement, Thorvald Asvaldsson of Jaederen, Eric Asvaldsson, Black sea freezing, Ian Plimer, Greenland Vikings, Iceland Vikings, The Little Ice Age, Ladune, Bardsson, Glaciation, Gunbiernershier, Newfoundland, Groves, Snefelsness in Iceland, lichen, sunspot cycle.

Let us examine what many authors have concluded about this interesting period. To begin with there is certainly no consensus over its beginning and end nor the extent of the various periods. However there seems some consensus that the Maunder minimum was the worst of the four proposed periods.

Initially, I will give a synopsis about what many authors have concluded about the dramatic weather changes of the last two thousand years and the fluctuating weather patterns that at some stages have bought human prosperity and at other times drought, reduction in population, race movements and not least, abandonment.

Firstly however let us look at a graph that a conglomeration of Ice core studies from Camp David, GISP and Antarctica tend to summarize over the last 100,000 years (see Plate 1: GISP 2 and Plate 2: SUMMIT).These are based on oxygen 18 studies (that theoretically show annual precipitation rates, ash fallout from Volcanoes and various other Isotopes that express cosmic ray activity (from the sun) and ion concentrations from other elements. My purpose in this is to show the incredibly fluctuating weather of this vast period.
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Little Ice Age, the IPCC and scientists’ objections – part 2

Rationalistic viewpoints of the IPCC, Ivar Giaever, Kiminori Itoh, Dr Arun D Ahluwalia, Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, Geoffrey G Duffy, Dr David Gee, Hajo Smit, James A Peden, Professor Delgado Domingos, Dr Takeda Kunihiko, Dr Eduardo Tonni, Professor Ian Plimer, USSenate Committee on climate change.

The skewed results of the IPCC

I have become aware, since starting this project, of factors mediating scientific rigor. This factor is the extremely polarized viewpoints on the so called ‘global warming’ debate. I suspect the vast majority of people are persuaded that global warming (if it indeed is still persisting and this is against the facts conclusion) is due to human causes (or at least partially so). This is due largely to the work of a body of scientists calling themselves paleo climatologists. They have become a very powerful director of governmental and public opinion.

It is important that as you read my submission you understand that a vast body of climatologists and other related scientists doubt not only their veracity but lately their integrity. To this end I will be attaching a note on the objection of 650 international scientists, of undoubted credibility, who object to what I would label global warming dogma.

I see these highly credible scientists as essential to combat the seemingly rationalistic viewpoints of the IPCC

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Little Ice Age – Mega Famines – part 1

The Little Ice Age 1280-1850 AD – The Wolf, Sporer, Maunder and Dalton minima’s(1), Paleo climatologists, Little Ice Age , Medieval Maximum, Roman cooling, Dark Ages, frozen English channel, plague 1347 AD, Ion Effect, Sunspot climate control, Isotopic oxygen 16, Greenland, Iceland, Baker sunspots.

Although the period of the “Little Ice Age” is a scientific reconstruction it covers a period when there was a significant down turn in climate, compared to the present era. These are classified into four periods when the climate deteriorated significantly. This deterioration was not only cooler and wetter on average but vastly more erratic and these are prime ingredients for famine. These erratic periods were the Wolf, Sporer, Maunder and Dalton minima’s(2) respectively.

They followed a period known as the “Medieval maximum” which some contend was warmer than the present period(3). This earlier warm time was generally a period of expansion and prosperity for civilizations(4).

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The Little Ice Age on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay

Imagine the yachts of Mornington harbour locked up in meters of thick ice.

Picture our pride and joy, maxi yacht Wild Thing, with its tackle caked in icicles and skipper Grant Warrington clad in fur skins. Imagine yourself down at the Portsea headlands, looking across at the ice blocking the passage of massive container ships trying to get into the once thriving Melbourne Docklands.

‘Impossible!’ you say, but research has shown that just such a scenario probably occurred in Victoria and only a few short centuries ago. What happened?

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