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One of the measurements of the historic climate obtained from historic ice core samples drilled from the Greenland Ice Sheet, tells us that the Sun has been gradually weakening over the last 3,300 years. We see a series of big climate spikes, that are evidently all caused by the same dynamics, getting progressively weaker.
We know that the climate spikes result from changes in solar activity, because changing historic solar activity has become directly measurable in terms of Carbon-14 isotope ratios in historic samples. As you can see, the historic isotope ratios, measured for the last thousand years, follow closely the known historic climate pattern of that period, which is also reflected in ice core data.
You can see here that the cold valleys get progressively colder towards the weakest Sun in historic time, that of the Maunder Minimum of the Little Ice Age. This was a time when the Sun was so weak that for nearly a century almost no sunspots were observed on the Sun from the Earth.
It is reasonable to assume that we came extremely close to loosing the interglacial period at this time, and might have lost it, if the Sun hadn't been ramped up by one of those periodic up-ramping pulses. The up-ramping pulse gave us almost 300 years of solar caused global warming. During the up-ramping of the Sun we got the missing sunspots back in huge numbers.
However, the up-ramping was weak. It was in line with the overall weakening of the Sun that began 3,300 years ago.
When the weak up-ramping pulse of the 1700s had spent its load in the late 1900s, the solar activity began to drop off sharply.
The reversal in solar activity was first noted in the sunspot numbers of the solar cycle in the 1970s. The sunspot numbers recovered slightly, but continued to drop off progressively thereafter in a collapse process that is still ongoing.
Unfortunately, the Carbon-14 isotope ratios were messed up with atomic bomb explosions and testing from 1945 onward, that created an additional, artificial source for the Carbon-14 isotope, so that the isotope ratios no longer represented the intensity of solar activity exclusively from 1945 onward.
However the advances in space-exploration technology had made it possible to measure solar activity more directly, by measuring the solar-wind pressure in space around the Sun. The result became the NASA and ESO joint space mission, named Ulysses.
The mission flew a spacecraft in a polar orbit around the Sun. The polar orbit took the spacecraft out of the ecliptic space, into 'clean' space, where the measurements are not affected by other factors.
The end result of this mission - a 36-years effort from planning to completion - was that it delivered measured proof that the solar activity is indeed collapsing as the diminishing sunspot numbers had suggested.
In addition, the Ulysses mission also gave us a precise measurement of the rate of the collapse in solar activity. For the 10-years timeframe between its first and third obit, Ulysses had measured a 30% collapse of the solar wind pressure.
The mission also measured the underlying solar magnetic field, and saw it diminishing at the same fast rate of 30% in the same timeframe. And it measured in addition a 20% increase of a specific type of solar cosmic-ray flux.
The measurements produced by the Ulysses mission are enormously important. They enable us to project the solar dynamics forward in time, to determine with a high degree of certainty the time-fame in which the dynamics phase shift will likely occur from the current interglacial Sun, to the low-powered glacial Sun.
The path to the low-powered glacial Sun unfolds in 3 stages, or 3 phases.
If one projects the Ulysses measurements of the collapsing solar-wind pressure forward in time, the solar wind will reach the zero point in the 2030s. This marks the end of the 1st phase.
Beyond that, the continuing diminishing plasma streams that power the Sun, will become reflected in the solar surface temperature itself diminishing. This phase will continue until the electromagnetic primer fields collapse that focus the interstellar plasma streams - those that flow through the solar system - intensely onto the Sun.
As I said before, these primer fields depend on a minimal rate of plasma flowing, to form and to function.
When the minimal threshold is no longer exceeded, the fields collapse, whereby the Sun looses the densely concentrated sphere of plasma surrounding it.
The unfocused plasma streams will continue to power the Sun, but only at a much reduced intensity, at roughly 4,000 degrees surface temperature, instead of the present 5,800 degrees. The Sun will emit 70% less radiated energy at this point. That's the point when the 2nd phase ends, and the glacial phase begins. This point will likely be reached in the 2050s or sooner.
How much sooner the phase shift might happen is hard to ascertain, for the lack of historic data. We have the 2050s timeframe hinted at by the measurements that the Ulysses mission has brought home, as a potential timeframe. It gives us a target to work towards. It gives us a reasonably accurate timeframe in which the Earth will revert back to being an Ice Planet that is largely unsuitable for human habitation, except in a few isolated places.
Under the 4,000 degrees Sun, which is a 70% weaker Sun, all areas outside the tropics become uninhabitable by the accumulating cold, snow, and ice.
The ice-free zone includes the tropics and sub-tropics, the region shown in pink. While these regions remain free of permanent ice, they become uninhabitable for the lack of water.
The 70% weaker Sun produces 80% less precipitation. Solar irradiation is the primary factor for water evaporation into the atmosphere, and without this evaporation, the precipitation diminishes accordingly.
The ice-free world becomes largely a desert at this stage. That's the world we need to get ready for. Herein also lies the great value of the Ulysses space mission, in that it enables us to extrapolate a reasonable time estimate in which the phase-shift to glaciation is likely to occur.
The immensely valuable measurements that the Ulysses mission has provided, render this insignificant-seeming single mission one of the most important contributors for the National Security of every nation on Earth.
It inspires society to build itself the infrastructures in a timely fashion for the future security of the nations, and this includes every nation's National Security. The security of our collective survival on this planet, is the only platform for survival there is on an ice planet.
Another extremely valuable contribution by Ulysses for everyone's national security, is the proof that its measurements have provided that the Sun is a phenomenon of electrodynamics, instead of it being powered by mechanistic gas compression that ignites the fabled nuclear fusion process in its core.
While no real exclusive evidence exist for the doctrine of the fabled hydrogen Sun, the illusion of its existence is one of the factors that block the recognition of the dynamic cosmic processes that actually do power the Sun, and for which monumental real evidence does exist.
The evidence that Ulysses has contributed exists in the form of the sharply defined voids in the solar-wind measurements over the Sun's poles.
These voids exist precisely where one would the plasma-inflow onto the Sun to occur, focused onto the Sun by the dynamic process of electromagnetic primer fields.
The existence of this measured proof takes the theory of the Sun as a element of a larger cosmic dynamic process, out of the realm of academic concerns and places it into the real world with existentially critical implications for the whole of humanity in the near term ahead.
Of course, in as much as the Ulysses mission is a major contributor for the National Security of all nations, the entire space program leading up to the Ulysses mission, falls into the same category. The Ulysses mission would not have been possible without the Apollo Moon missions paving the way into space, and the subsequent U.S. space-shuttle project in the USA.
The Ulysses spacecraft was not launched from the ground, but was launched in space. It was carried into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, on the STS-41 mission. The launching of Ulysses was the Space Shuttle Discovery's first mission, of a total of 39 missions.
Ulysses was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery on October 6, 1990, in space. It was the fastest spacecraft ever launched up to this time.
It encountered Jupiter only a year and 4 month later, on February 1992. The gravity of Jupiter was utilized to swing the spacecraft out of the ecliptic, into a polar orbit around the Sun. The swing-around started its first orbit.
Ulysses flew 3 orbits around the Sun, until its communication with the Earth began to fail in June 2009, after more than 18 years of operation.
The Ulysses instrument package may not look like much, but this tiny package of instrumentation may yet save humanity from its presently impending doom, should by some miracle its revolutionary measurements in space become unburied, and inspire the world scientific institutions to raise themselves out of the doldrums of being asleep, and to wake up the mentally dead along the way, and inspire society to put the spate into the ground to build itself a new world in which its existence may continue on an ice planet that the Earth is destined to become in the 2050s, or maybe sooner.
What you see here, this little 120 pound package of science instruments flying in space ,is the by far one the greatest contributor to the National Security of any nation, that has ever been achieved.
It far eclipses all forms of security ever wrought by military might.
It eclipses the greatest terror orgies.
It eclipsed the worst massacres.
It eclipses the deadliest political insanity.
And it eclipses even the most massive holocaust in the history of civilization.
The biofuels holocaust of silent murdering happens on a scale that pales every other holocaust that ever was.
If the measurements continue to remain buried, that Ulysses brought home, and associated discoveries remain buried likewise, the historic tragedies will continue, and will continue in the name of security. and greater doom will unfold that pales them all that will end human existence.
Some modern great solar observatory satellites have been launched after Ulysses, like the SOHO satellite of NASA and the European Space Agency. SOHO was launched in December 1995 and has remained in operation for almost 22 years to date.
SOHO continuously observes the Sun in numerous ways, including 4 different light bands outside the visible spectrum.
NASA's newest addition of this type, is the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, launched in February 2010. It, together with SOHO, provides us continuously updated, stunning photographs of the Sun, seen in numerous wavelength simultaneously, including magnetic patterns. The data from both satellites is made available worldwide in real time over the internet, continuously updated as it is received.
The problem is that these observatories are designed to observe the Sun as a mechanistic entity, rather than a cosmic dynamic entity. By this the cosmic interrelationships become obscured as these are deemed of no importance.
The satellites are perfect instruments, of course, to observe what is visually observable, such as the forming of sunspots and solar flares, and magnetic loops, and so on.
But when the observed phenomena are seen without their relationship to the electro-dynamic universe and the dramatically weakening of the Sun in the context of cosmic dynamics, we get into situations of not being able to see the forest for all the trees.
However, the wonderful observations that we now get, do confirm that the sunspot numbers have collapse at roughly the same rate that Ulysses had measured for the collapse of the solar wind.
Both the SOHO and SDO satellites also report increasingly larger coronal holes, which are weak areas in the solar corona observed at specific wavelengths. In some cases the observed weakening in solar dynamics have been rather dramatic.
While it is great to observe the Sun in real time from space, it takes some honest effort to see the long-term solar collapse reflected in them.
For example, it was around 2007 that the first coronal holes were observed. The observation made headlines around the world.
Now we sometimes see coronal holes so big, that they almost cover the entire face of the Sun, and they don't even raise any eyebrows anymore.
But when we make long-term comparisons, the weakening process of the Sun shows up rather starkly, even over relatively short periods of time.
In other words, the solar collapse process that Ulysses saw the beginning of is continuing unabated.
We are presently only half-way through the first phase of the collapse process towards the zero stage of the solar winds in the 2030s.
The solar wind can be compared to the steam rising from a kettle of boiling water. When the heat is turned up, the water does not get hotter than its boiling point. The excess heat converts more water into steam. When the heat is turned down, less steam is emitted. When the heat is turned down further, the flow of steam stops.
That's the stage at which Phase 1 ends in the solar dynamics, the solar winds cease.
When the heat to the water kettle is reduced still further, after the water stops boiling, the water gets colder.
The cooling of the water in the kettle is the Phase 2 equivalent in solar dynamics. The surface of the Sun becomes colder.
We are half-way through Phase 1 in terms of the Sun's diminishing solar wind. When there is not enough plasma density flowing into the Sun, for it to steam off excess plasma as solar wind, then Phase 1 is complete.
When the Sun begins to diminish
At this point, Phase 2 begins. The Sun itself begins to diminish. It begins to cool down. This will begin in the 2030s, and continue on till the next phase shift occurs.
As the phase of the diminishing Sun unfolds, we will see some amazingly dramatic effects happening on the Sun, such as we cannot imagine yet.
Some fringe effects, that reflect what's happening on the Sun, will no doubt be rather sobering - far more than anything that has yet been experienced. However, the resulting sobering in society, if it happens at all, will come much too late at this point.
The sobering will then come too late for us to start building a new world for ourselves, at this late stage, for our living to continue on the coming Ice Planet Earth that no one has yet experienced or told us about.
We don't know the precise year of this happening, when the primer fields will collapse that focus plasma onto the Sun. It may happen in the 2050s. It may happen sooner. The width of the window is somewhat uncertain. But it will happen, as evidence tells us it always has.
When the shift to Phase 3 takes place, the Sun falls back to its 70% reduced state for the next glaciation period. Of course, by then it will be hopelessly too late for society to act to build itself a new world in the tropics.
The building of 6,000 new cities or more, and to relocate 7 billion people into them, together with new industries and agricultures, cannot be accomplished at the drop of a hat.
It will take at the very least a decade to build those thousands of new cities, even with fully automated large-scale industrial production. And before the process of building can even begin, we will need another decade to build the automated industries for building the infrastructures, And before we can begin that, we need to develop the will to do what is necessary to assure the full survival of humanity.
And before we get to this critical point, the entire political landscape of the world needs to be up-lifted, which presently blocks the Ice Age Challenge from being recognized. And that's not an easy one to wake up to.
However, we cannot afford to wait until the increasing fringe effects in Phase 1 and 2 jolt us to attention. And why should we? We are too intelligent for that.
We have it in our heart and soul, to move with the wealth of information that we have already accumulated, and to let this be a sufficient basis for building us a new world.
All this means that we must wake us up inwardly.
The metaphor of Easter is impelling as a correlative for our present situation.
On one hand we have the fascist landscape of imperial Rome and its institutions represented, which nearly became the grave of civilization, symbolized by the cross throughout time.
On the other hand we have a grand awakening of the human spirit represented, a type of resurrection from the grave, crowned with the assertion of a higher sense of man that gave rise to a new era in the history of time.
Both factors now stand before us in the context of the Ice Age Challenge. The choice is between a defeated society laying itself down to die in the face of the challenge, and an awakened society dancing in the face of it with joy.