Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

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John Casey is a former White House space program advisor, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and space shuttle engineer. He is now one of America’s most successful climate change researchers and climate prediction experts.

John Casey is a for­mer White House space pro­gram advi­sor, con­sul­tant to NASA Head­quar­ters, and space shut­tle engi­neer. He is now one of America’s most suc­cess­ful cli­mate change researchers and cli­mate pre­dic­tion experts.

With nasty cold fronts thrust­ing an icy and ear­ly win­ter across the con­ti­nen­tal U.S. — along with last win­ter described by USA Today as “one of the snowiest, cold­est, most mis­er­able on record” — cli­ma­tol­o­gist John L. Casey thinks the weath­er pat­tern is here to stay for decades to come.

In fact, Casey, a for­mer space shut­tle engi­neer and NASA con­sul­tant, is out with the provoca­tive book “Dark Win­ter: How the Sun Is Caus­ing a 30-Year Cold Spell,” which warns that a rad­i­cal shift in glob­al cli­mate is under­way, and that Al Gore and oth­er envi­ron­men­tal­ists have it com­plete­ly wrong. [Get “Dark Win­ter” with Free Offer – Click Here]

The earth, he says, is cool­ing, and cool­ing fast.

And unless the sci­en­tif­ic com­mu­ni­ty and polit­i­cal lead­ers act soon, cold, dark days are ahead.

Casey says the evi­dence is clear that the earth is rapid­ly grow­ing cold­er because of dimin­ished solar activity.

He says trends indi­cate we could be head­ed for cold­er tem­per­a­tures sim­i­lar to those seen in the late 1700s and ear­ly 1800s when the sun went into a “solar min­i­mum” — a phe­nom­e­non with sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced solar activ­i­ty, includ­ing solar flares and sunspots.

If he’s right, that would be very bad news.

Dark Win­ter” posits that a 30-year peri­od of cold has already begun. Frigid tem­per­a­tures, and food short­ages that inevitably result, could lead to riots and chaos.

Casey tells News­max, “All you have to do is trust nat­ur­al cycles, and fol­low the facts; and that leads you to the inevitable con­clu­sion that the sun con­trols the cli­mate, and that a new cold era has begun.” Casey is pres­i­dent of the Space and Sci­ence Research Corp., an Orlan­do, Fla., cli­mate research firm.

His new book debunks glob­al warm­ing ortho­doxy. For over a decade, he reports, the plan­et’s oceans have been cool­ing. And since 2007, the atmos­pher­ic tem­per­a­ture has been cool­ing as well.

The data is pret­ty sol­id,” Casey says. “If you look at the 100-year glob­al tem­per­a­ture chart, you look at the steep drop off we’ve had since 2007, it’s the steep­est drop in glob­al tem­per­a­tures in the last hun­dred years.”

So how can the media and sci­en­tif­ic elites make a case for glob­al warm­ing when it’s actu­al­ly cooling?

Casey sug­gests cli­mate-change the­o­rists have sim­ply wed­ded them­selves to the wrong the­o­ry, name­ly, that glob­al tem­per­a­tures respond to the lev­el of green­house gas­es in the atmosphere.

Any sci­en­tist sug­gest­ing oth­er­wise is cas­ti­gat­ed as a heretic, though there are oth­er promi­nent sci­en­tists who sup­port Casey.

Not­ed Russ­ian astro­physi­cist Habibul­lo I. Abdus­sam­a­tov has argued that a new, mini-ice age has begun, though Casey does­n’t go that far.

He does agree with Abdus­sam­a­tov that the real dri­ver of glob­al cli­mate is solar activ­i­ty, name­ly sunspots. These cor­re­spond to shifts in glob­al tem­per­a­ture with a greater than 90 per­cent accu­ra­cy, he says.

The envi­ron­men­tal left focus­es instead on ever-ris­ing green­house emis­sions, sug­gest­ing nature is just tak­ing a bit of a breather before the upward march in tem­per­a­tures ineluctably resumes.

There are two fun­da­men­tal flaws with that,” Casey says. “No. 1, the green­house-gas the­o­ry, and the glob­al cli­mate mod­els that they pro­duced, nev­er per­mit­ted a pause. As long as CO2 lev­els were going up, the only thing that could hap­pen was glob­al tem­per­a­tures could go up. That has not happened.

No. 2, there could absolute­ly be no cool­ing, much less a pause. And yet we’ve been cool­ing for 11 years now.”

The recent polar vor­tex that sent tem­per­a­tures across the Mid­west plung­ing to sub-zero records is not an aber­ra­tion, Casey says.

If “Dark Win­ter” is right, that means the nation is busi­ly prepar­ing for the wrong calamity.

We don’t have 10 years,” Casey warns. “We’ve squan­dered dur­ing Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s admin­is­tra­tion eight years … and we did­n’t have eight years to squander.”

The worst of the cool­ing cycle, Casey pre­dicts, will hit in the late 2020s and the ear­ly 2030s.

Food riots will break out, demand for heat­ing oil will spike, and the fail­ure of the corn crop will put the squeeze on ethanol.

He even pre­dicts the Unit­ed States will ban agri­cul­tur­al exports to feed its own citizens.

When Casey devel­oped his the­o­ries in 2007, he emerged with sev­er­al predictions.

Ris­ing tem­per­a­tures would begin to reverse them­selves with­in three years. The sun would enter a phase of reduced activ­i­ty he called “solar hiber­na­tion.” And ocean­ic and atmos­pher­ic tem­per­a­tures would enter a long decline.

So far, all of Casey’s pre­dic­tions have come true. He says, “My the­o­ry tells you when it will be cold … and it is the cold that kills.”

Casey also posits that a long-term cold spell will have dire effects on the earth­’s geology.

As air and ocean tem­per­a­tures, the earth­’s crust begins chang­ing, lead­ing to more vol­canic activ­i­ty and earth­quakes. Casey notes that the worst earth­quake to strike the con­ti­nen­tal U.S. in mod­ern times was in 1812 at New Madrid, Mis­souri – dur­ing the last great solar min­i­mum. The cli­mate changes also will affect human activ­i­ty and may be a pre­lude to rev­o­lu­tion­ary pol­i­tics. He says the French Rev­o­lu­tion took place at the begin­ning of the last solar min­i­mum in 1789.

It could be one of the rea­sons Putin is so eager to get Ukraine,” Casey says. “For many decades before Ukraine became inde­pen­dent, it was the pri­ma­ry source of wheat for the Sovi­et Union dur­ing cold weath­er times. Putin must have the wheat of Ukraine for the new cold era.”

Casey has a wor­ried look as he talks about the rev­e­la­tions in “Dark Win­ter.”

There is no human on earth, much less here in the U.S., who has expe­ri­enced the depth and dura­tion of cold we’re about to expe­ri­ence — it’s that seri­ous,” he says.