The Next ‘Little Ice Age’ Is Already Here, Russian Scientist Claims

snow-covered-jeepA new study by a prominent Russian astrophysicist claims the “new Little Ice Age” started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of “deep cooling” in the latter half of the 21st Century.

“As a result, the Earth has, and will continue to have, a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term adverse thermal condition,” Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, wrote in a recent study.

“The quasi-centennial epoch of the new Little Ice Age has started at the end 2015 after the maximum phase of solar cycle 24,” Abdussamatov wrote. “The start of a solar grand minimum is anticipated in solar cycle 27 in 2043 and the beginning of phase of deep cooling in the new Little Ice Age in 2060.”

Abdussamatov’s latest work was translated into English and featured in a new book by geologist Don Easterbrook on evidence opposing the mainstream view that carbon dioxide is the main source of recent global warming.

Abdussamatov argues that declining solar activity will cause a gradual cooling over North America and Europe, which could recreate the conditions experienced during the “Little Ice Age,” — cooler periods from Middle Ages to the mid-19th Century that coincided with a lull in sunspots.

“The gradual weakening of the Gulf Stream leads to stronger cooling in the zone of its action in western Europe and the eastern parts of the United States and Canada,” Abdussamatov wrote.

“Quasi-bicentennial cyclic variations of [total solar irradiance] together with successive very important influences of the causal feedback effects are the main fundamental causes of corresponding alterations in climate variation from warming to the Little Ice Age,” he wrote.

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      John

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      Both of those links support the information in the article. Solar irradiance,after peaking in the 1990’s is now trending down. And your other link is for surface temperatures, not atmospheric. However, satellites consistently indicate lower atmospheric temperature trends.
      But since you use the term “denier” in your post regarding scientific theory (look up oxymoron), you demonstrate you are nothing more than a superstitious, burn the witches at the stake, new age zealot.

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    JayPee

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    @ dem scheisskopf

    Has it ever occurred o you that there is
    NO scientific proof of a GHE ?

    Ditto, the existence of even one so-called GHG ?

    The less proof you have ,
    the more dogmatic your claim !

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    amirlach

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    Actually, if you compare the “adjustments” NOAA has made to the data with the graph of the temp series a funny thing happens. You find that the entire temperature “rise” is due to “adjustments” made to the raw data. It’s FAKE! http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/ushcn/ts.ushcn_anom25_diffs_urb-raw_pg.gif
    The only thing in the real world these “adjustments” match is rising Co2. So when observations did not match the failed models, they changed the data.
    https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/proof-that-us-warming-is-mann-made-part-2/#more-114124
    In this example, they simply removed the first half of the record that refuted their claims.
    https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/noaa-radiosonde-data-shows-no-warming-for-58-years/

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      JayPee

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      Thank you
      I’ve never tracked / covered that
      I’ve always attacked the
      fundamentality of the question for which they have never provided
      an intelligible basis.

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