Healing the world for the coming Ice Age

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Alternate Healing
for an

 Ice Age Renaissance

Rolf A. F. Witzsche


Hannes Grobe/AWI -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

northern hemisphere ice sheets and sea ice of the last Ice Age *1

 

Healing the world for the coming Ice Age
the moral impetus for a new renaissance


The Universe is a place of constant change that we need adjust ourselves to, with cyclical rhythms that are themselves changing. 

 

palaeotemperature covering the entire Phenerozoic Eon, the eon of abundant life.

When the great explosion of life began, primitive as it was at first, the Earth was very much warmer than it is today. But it also experienced several great ice ages along the way. The first caused the great Ordovician Extinction (-450 my) in which a large portion of all the marine species perished, that had developed up to this time. The second great ice age, a few hundred million years later, caused the most devastating extinction of life in geologic history, the Permian Extinction (-300 my). In this great ice age 96 percent of all marine species perished. A whopping 70 percent of all the Earth's vertebrate species become extinct. Even insect species became extinct. The Permian Extinction was the only known mass extinction of insects that ever occurred. However, the vast devastation of life cleared the field for the era of the dinosaurs, the Mesozoic Era. The dinosaurs flourished in a long period of warm climates, till about 65 million years ago, when the 'modern' era began, the Cenozoic Era, the era of the mammals. 

Millions of years ago (note, the timeline is reversed)

About fifty million years ago the Earth was 12 decrees C. warmer. Forests covered much of the land. The age of the dinosaurs was history. We don't know what exactly caused their extinction. Many theories exist. The ever-changing climate may have played a role, or a meteor impact. The extinction of the dinosaurs cleared the slate once more, after which the more adaptable warm blooded mammals inherited the Earth. A short way into the Cenozoic Era the Earth began to cool. The trend continued to the present. During the Oligocene Period of this era (-30 my), the period of  a mini ice age happened. Antarctica 'suddenly' froze over for about ten million years. It thawed again, but then froze over once more near the end of the Miocene Epoch and remained frozen from this point on. The Earth' climate never recovered from this cooling, but grew colder still.

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(note, the timeline is reversed)

As we entered the next phase, the Pleistocene Epoch, the large temperature swings occurred more rapidly (in 41,000-year cycles) and with ever-greater temperature swings. Around a million years the cycles became longer (100,000 years in duration), with deeper and deeper low temperatures with successive cycles. Both of the periods together are termed the Pleistocene Epoch, the epoch of the modern ice ages.

 

 

Climate history of the last 420,000 years 


 
We are presently in-between the last glaciation cycle, that is commonly referred to as the "Ice Age," and the next cycle that is about to begin. The little black spot above on the right is our current interglacial warm period. This is the timeframe in which, what call 'civilization,' developed. Our interglacial climate is a cyclical anomaly in the overall context. It provides us with a pleasant warm holiday from the normal cold glaciation climate. Our holiday from the cold is appropriately named, the Holocene Epoch. Unfortunately, the Holocene has run its course. We are in a transition zone of uncertainty where major changes could occur rapidly, and dramatically, with enormous effects on our food supply that is totally dependent on the warm climate that has  that has been the standard for the last 12,800 years.

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During the interglacial optimum the Earth was very much warmer than it is today. We had so much moisture in the air that had rivers running in the Sahara. Also, there is no such thing as a global climate. The above temperature measurements are taken from ice core samples indicating the prevailing temperatures above the Greenland ice sheet at the time. Nevertheless, the ice core data provides an indication of the general climate trends throughout the Earth. In real terms there is no such thing as a standard climate. The above graph shows the nature of the constantly shifting general climate. It is a smoothed out version of what is generally happening. The more detailed version is shown below.


Climate history

The Earth's climate is constantly changing, as it reflects the changes in the "space weather," the conditions of the astrophysical environment in which our solar system is located, and our sun operates in. We have seen large climate changes going throughout the present interglacial timeframe, which really obsoletes the concept of a standard climate.

There have been cold spells, such as the little ice age, in which great famine erupted, like the one that wiped out half the population of Iceland, or that which caused the potato blight, or added to the economic devastation that caused the black death plague. There have also been warm times, such as the medieval optimum when win yards flourished in Scotland and Greenland. However, these events have all been the result of relatively small temperature variation of typically less than a degree from the prevailing average. Nor can the prevailing average be taken as a standard, as it has bee constantly changing throughout the interglacial period.

In contrast with these relative small temperature variations stand the huge variations that have been preserved in glacial ice from the great glaciation cycles. And even there, the discovered temperature changes were swift, radical, and often of short duration, sometimes lasting just a few decades.

The glaciation cycles are typically cycles of deep cooling. Earlier interpretations of ice core samples have yielded estimates as low a ten degrees below the present climate average, but new data suggests that the deep lows might have been twice as cold, up to twenty degrees below the current average. This updated perception appears to reflect more the climate reality is observed by the effects of cold. It evidently takes a massive cooling for the 'warm' Pacific ocean to freeze over in winter all the way down to the northern coast of Mexico, and to remain permanently frozen as far south as Seattle and New York, and for the permafrost line to reach as far south as Beijing. What the deepest absolute temperatures might have been in specific areas remains open to conjectures.

Presently 10% of the landmass of our planet is covered in ice. 96% of that is located in Antarctica. During glaciation periods, 30% of the landmass becomes covered with ice. The increase occurs mainly in the northern hemisphere since the southern hemisphere landmass remains permanently frozen over. When the climate change towards glaciation begins, the cooling can happen rapidly. Transitions in the range of 20 to 70 years have been observed in geologic records. Some transitions might have been as long as 400 years. As a transition unfolds, large ice fields begin to form. The snow typically keeps piling up on land over a period of a thousand years over which the ocean surface level drops by 160 feet. The ocean level typically stabilize after that, until the big melts begin at the end of the glaciation cycles. 

Of course, the ice sheets that accumulate are not the only adverse consequence that affect us. As the climate cools, the air becomes increasingly dryer, because of reduced evaporation occurring. In the dry cold, forests typically die out and give way to space grasslands that require less moisture, or give way to desert conditions.  The tropical rainforests typically die out due to the loss of moisture, and become grasslands and desserts in this process. For the USA, the prospects are worse. Since it is known that during the last Ice Age the permafrost line extended as far south as Beijing, to the 40 degree line, which cuts right through the center of the USA, the permafrost may also extend this far south, if not further, reaching possibly deep into the South-Central States. The prospects are not exactly pleasant.

How soon the next glaciation cycle will begin is beyond anyone's ability to precisely predict. No science exists for that can reliably foretell the future astrophysical conditions that affect our planet, since the effects that create our climates are only faintly understood and the causes are too distant in their origin to be measurable. Every approach that mankind has taken so far to create a model for prediction has ended inconclusive. The Milankovitch Cycles theory had once offered hope. Unfortunately, the Universe doesn't agree with us on that count, but has bigger movements afoot. The physically observed cycles in historic records don't match up with what should have been observed according to the computed Milankovitch cycles. The mismatch tells us that far greater forces are at play, which we presently lack the means to explore, and measure, and predict. The orbital variations that Milankovitch Cycles theory is based on, appear to be themselves subsequent to the greater causative forces that are reflected in the ice ages, rather than being the cause for the ice ages. 

The most likely theory that will stand in the end, will be the Electric Universe theory, that supports the Plasma Galaxy theory pioneered by Nobel laureate Hannes Alfven, which defines the Universe and every sun, and our climate, as being electrically powered; and defines our galaxy, and any other, as an electrically functioning 'engine' with numerous long-term plasma electric cycles interacting within it; which is itself constantly in motion, rotating, and is itself subject to the changing dynamic patterns of power flow in the Universe. 

Considering the size of our galaxy, that is 100,000 light-years in diameter, and its maze of 200 to 400 billion interacting solar systems within it, it would be amazing if our  solar system,  and therefore Earth, would not be subjected to the numerous kinds of cyclical changes that have bee observed, and the enormously large general climatic changes that result from it, that have been the recognized in the climate history of the Earth.

"Space is filled with a network of currents which transfer energy and momentum over large or very large distances. The currents often pinch to filamentary or surface currents. The latter are likely to give space, as also interstellar and intergalactic space, a cellular structure." —Hannes Alfvén.

What Hannes Alfven had theorized decades ago can now be visually observed with the space based Hubble telescope. (Hubble Heritage Gallery)

The increasingly acknowledged failing of the Milankovitch theory -- which is mechanistically neat, but which the Universe doesn't seem to adhere to -- leaves us with nothing more to go by then the general historic pattern that have been observed in geologic records spanning the last million years, as a guide for assessing the future probabilities. In the light of the trends that we have seen, it is unreasonable to assume that these pattern will abruptly end for our convenience, or that they will themselves not be always changing and evolve new patterns. And the trend is that long-term cooling will likely escalate as the trend observed over the last 420,000 years suggests, with the uncertainties themselves increasing as well.

The are only two things that appear absolutely certain about the next Ice Age transition.

One certainty is, that it will come. No CO2 hoax, or carbon smoking, can stop it, 

And the other certainty is, that it will devastate agriculture on a global scale, the very thing that our existence absolutely depends on. 

While there is nothing we can do about the first certainty, we can prepare ourselves for the second, by creating the technological infrastructures to place the endangered agriculture of the planet, and this may include all of it, into indoor facilities. This not a small task, considering the vast areas that are presently under agriculture, which may not be agriculturally useful for very much longer. Since it is no more possible to predict with certainty the precise timeframe when the transition will occur, then its to predict the day of the occurrence of the next earthquake, it appears wise to respond to the potential probability, which becomes increasingly more immediate, considering that the failure to respond, and resulting loss of agriculture, would likely lead to the mass extinction of well over 90% of mankind. 

We can forget about manmade global warming

The so-called manmade Global warming is a political hoax. It is not a component of the physical climate. The entire hoopla is centered on a fantasy that has been conjured-up for political purposes as a science-fraud upon mankind with genocidal objectives in the service of empire. This has essentially been  admitted at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The political hoax would be laughable if it wasn't as serious in consequence as are still intended. In physical terms, of course, it is laughable. The global warming hoopla is a scandalous theatric tragedy *3 that plays up the increase of a few percent in the carbon dioxide component of the of the Earth's atmosphere (presently 390 parts per million - a 35% increase since the start of industrialization, falsely assumed *3), while in historic times, when the carbon dioxide component was 18 times greater than it is today (not just a few percent), the' hugely massive' amount of it had such a minuscule effect that it didn't prevent, or even hinder, the great Ice Age that caused the cataclysmic Ordovician Extinction (-450 my ago) that became the second-most devastating extinction of life on our planet that eradicated a large portion of all the marine species existing at this time. Sure, the global greenhouse exists and is a vital part of our climate dynamics, without which the Earth would be a giant snowball, but is up to 97% percent resulting from water vapor, which in turn is immensely affected by cosmic radiation, and the shielding effect of the ever-changing solar heliosphere that attenuates the incoming cosmic radiation. This interaction is well understood, but is politically denied to exist. Nor is the science community in consensus with the political scam. The opposite is true. There have been huge oppositions movements afoot for decades, with the latest opposition declaration signed by 31,000 American scientists. They are saying to society in different ways, "you fools, wake up, open your eyes." Indeed, global warming is a fairy tale of badly written fiction.

The scientific fact is that carbon dioxide (CO2) has no measurable impact on the climate, while it is essential to life. For this reason, greenhouse operators add CO2 to the greenhouse atmosphere. If the CO2 concentrations drops below the current level by a factor of two, plants stop growing and die. *4

The physical reality puts a moral question before us: to respond today

The task in the present age is to stop our childish games of monetarism immediately and forever, and create the greatest renaissance ever imagined. That's the only crisis management possible. The huge infrastructures that are needed for global indoor agriculture may take a hundred years to build, as they can only be built as an economic by-product of a vast renaissance.

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by Stephen Hudson

Therefore, in order to assure our food supply, and that of our children, we need a healing of ourselves in the present that enables our human development, scientifically, culturally, and civilly to such a degree that essential advances become possible. None of this is possible for as long as mankind remains stuck in its 'easy chair' that is a death trap in disguise. To establish indoor agriculture at the present level of production is a gigantic undertaking, requiring enormous developments in energy, materials, and construction technologies, and to get the ball rolling requires the most-far-reaching social development ever imagined in our self-perception as human beings and of one-another. 

Physically, nothing short of large scale nuclear power development, including fusion power development will do. The task to pull this thing off on the scale that is required, will likely involve nothing less than a hundred years development cycles. But it can be done. Everything that we need is within reach, if we care to reach for it. Fifty story agricultural complexes with a base of thousands of acres is within the range of the possible. We have the material and the manpower to do it, if we care to develop these resources, especial our human resource, and protect it, enable its potential, and advance it by all possible means. 

But will we do what needs to be done?

This is the key question where the uncertainty begins. The difficulties involved in creating the physical technologies, processes, and infrastructures, appear to be the smallest part of the challenge we face, because as human beings, we already live in an ice age, in a solidly-frozen mental environment. The real question is, will our love reach far enough beyond the tip of our nose into the future, to change our world in the present for it. Will we gamble that the next Ice Age won't hit the world for another thousand years, and thereby place the future existence of mankind at risk, by doing nothing?

The forbidden phrase

The forbidden phrase is Ice Age. In the early 1970s some concerns became raised in the scientific community about the potential return of the Ice Age and its consequences for our world. In 1974 the concern was hijacked by the forces of empire with such an intense assault that term 'Ice Age' became stricken and replaced with the term 'global warming' so that the term Ice Age became in effect forbidden, enforced with the penalty of slander, whereby it remained largely unspoken.  From this day on, the potential for an ice age renaissance was pushed into the background and smothered with lies. The motive behind this political move is evident, when one considers the devastating effect the return of the Ice Age has on an unprepared global society as the cold is devastating its food supply. It becomes the most perfect means for enforcing depopulation that the masters of empire could possibly hope for. The timeframe for the Ice Age Ban coincides closely with the rising banners of empire that the world has cancer, and that this cancer is man. The effective banning of the term Ice Age, that occurred in the same timeframe as the ban of DDT, CFC, PCB, and nuclear power, has evidently a genocidal intention standing behind it as have many of the other bans.

An interesting incident

Something strange happened quite early during my writing of the series of novels, The Lodging for the Rose. When the second volume was complete after months of my struggling with it, on the very morning when the time had come to transmit the work to the print shop, the computer died that it had been composed with. It died irrecoverably. The hard drive had simply quit. Two months of work went down the drain, including the backup copies, except for a two months old off-site backup copy. I felt like a child who hands his work to a school teacher, who looks at the work, smiles, and comments, "this is nice dear, but you can do better," and then proceeds to rip the work up.

What could I do better? Was something missing? At this point, as if the word was spoken, the idea came that the missing element is the Ice Age. I was surprised. Wasn't the critical concern, global warming? Who would even read the word, Ice Age, in the early 1990s and not laugh? I was laughing at myself. Soon, I wasn't laughing anymore. The subject was eventually incorporated into the series and periodically updated as the hidden truth gradually became known. The chapters below, and the chapters following in the book, were the direct result of this incident.

 

Ice Age versus Depopulation
Distant Darkness
Gates to the Peace Yard
Heaven or Hell
Starting an Ice Age Renaissance
Impotence and Power

The chapters is a part of the novel, The Ice Age Challenge 
- free online access is provided, and also a free online audio-book version 


The Coming Ice Age - An Ice Age Renaissance - Cultural Climate Dynamics - The Electric Universe - The Electric Climate - The Intercontinental Floating Bridge

*1 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

*2 - The Ice Age Is Coming

  *3 - CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time

4. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide

A celebration in honor of mankind's pioneer-contributors to real climate science


Russia's Mikhail Budyko -The great pioneer climatologist and a opponent of the global warming doctrine.
Honoring researchers involved in cosmic-ray influence on terrestrial climate   
Serbia's Milutin Milankovitch
- pioneer of the (Milankovitch) orbital-cycles climate thory
Norway's Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland
- pioneer of modern space electricity research.
Sweden's Hannes Olof Alfven - pioneer explorer of solar plasma physics and the electric sun.
America's Raph Juergens - pioneer of the electric sun model.
Australia's Wal Thornhill - founder of the electric universe concept.
Germany's Johannes Kepler
- "father" of modern science.


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