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All this means that we should reconsider once more what the scientific community had started in the early 1970s before it was all turned upside down in 1974, resulting in a trail of corpses from many aspects of numerous silent holocausts. The corpses are numbered in the hundreds of millions, silently murdered by poverty, by prevented development, by economic destruction, by monetarist looting, by hunger, and increasingly by starvation such as in the shadow of the imperial burning of humanity's food in the name of global warming. But none of this is forced. Society has become compliant on the entire front, to the point of preventing its critically necessary Ice Age Renaissance. This means that the Ice Age question has a very large social component. It is hard in the shadow of this component to turn the clock back to 1974 and to move in the opposite direction, the direction of the general welfare that has been scoffed at increasingly in the quest for profit and is rapidly being scrapped, and then to move on into a human direction and to develop Africa and the world powerfully and creatively, to make the deserts bloom, to build bridges spanning the oceans, to build new cities for free, and to place new agriculture afloat onto the tropical sea where ample space for it exists, or to build indoor agriculture with artificial environments in the context of a new industrial revolution.
And all of this put together means that we need to pull out all the stops in our time, towards getting the needed Ice Age renaissance off the ground. It means scrapping imperial monetarism and starting a new industrial revolution with a massive development in thorium nuclear power, basalt technology, and technologies for tapping into the galactic power streams. It also means that we need to take these steps now, not a thousand years from now. We are at the stage now when no one can tell whether today's ongoing global cooling is the start of the transition to the next full Ice Age glaciation, or whether it will reverse itself for another hundred years.
The Russian physicists, Bashkirtsev and Michnich, of the Solar and Terrestrial Institute in Irkutsk predict that the current cold trend will bottom out with the deepest cold in the late 2020s, as it did in the 1500s and the 1600s, and may then reverse.
Let's take a look at what this means. The cooling trend began sharply in 1998, according to on-the-ground measurements recorded in Irkutsk. The scientists there predict a 30-year progressive cooling. We are presently a third of the way in this period with a trend of increasingly destructive weather patterns. We see more frequent unprecedented flooding, increases in tornados and hurricanes, and at the same time increasing droughts and wildfires. In many areas planting is delayed by the flooding and colder climate, and what is planted is emerging too late. The resulting agricultural losses are already at a horrific level, while we are only a third of the way to the bottom of the expected cooling trend. Whether or not this trend will reverse itself in the 2030s is insignificant right now. We are in a transition zone right now where long established climate systems begin to shift and tumble. The world food supply was badly hit in 2010 with massive crop losses that became reflected in sharp price increases. The way 2011 is shaping up, the world food situation will likely be dramatically worse. We face the dynamics of the Ice Age challenge already. It's here now, not in the distant future. But we are facing it with our eyes closed, supposing it to be just a freak anomaly. We need to respond to the Ice Age challenge now, with massive increases in infrastructure construction for agricultural protection, expansion, and relocation to protected regions. For all that we are able to know, the Ice Age transition may have already begun. If humanity had responded to the scientific community in the 1970s when the concerns were raised, the now unfolding food crisis could have been avoided.
While the 30-year cooling prediction, issued by the scientists in Irkutsk, is just speculation, others predict that we are moving into a much larger century-long Little Ice Age. While this too, is just speculation, it is immoral to the extreme to gamble on it that the Ice Age transition may not happen for another thousand years, because then no preparations will be made to protect our food supply. It is grossly immoral to subject the welfare of humanity to such gambling, in which billions will perish if the gamble fails. The world is presently in a food-crisis because society had gambled on global warming that didn't happen, while global cooling happened instead that is now causing a sharp increase in snowfall, rainfall, flooding, droughts, wildfire, tornados, hurricanes, and other agricultural devastation, which are all results of the same fundamental weakening in the electrodynamic environment that we have absolutely no control over at the present time, but have the capacity to protect us from it.
We can't avoid tornadoes until we learn to control the Earth's electric environment. Tornadoes are electric phenomena. When localized temperature differences on the ground cause increased cloud-convection with effects that reach high into the stratosphere, an electric connection becomes established between the ionosphere and the Earth. This happens typically in the later part of the day when the ionosphere begins to drop down to lower levels. The resulting free-flowing electric currents are magnetically self-twisting by the electromagnetic principle that is known as the Birkeland-current principle. The twisting currents, which usually form clouds by electric ionization, become the tornadoes that can produce rotating air currents with speeds exceeding 400 kilometers an hour.
Tornados can be perceived as a type of lightning that is of lesser intensity and without the typical bright plasma channels that are associated with instant discharge events. Tornados are produced by a much slower electric discharge that is sustained for longer periods, long enough for the tornadoes to move along the ground for a few miles, or a few dozen miles, until the discharge potential is dissipated.
Hurricanes, also called tropical cyclones, are likewise electric phenomena caused by the same principle, but are larger. They occur in tropical regions where the air-current convection can establish an electric connection with the equatorial electrojets in the ionosphere. The electric currents in the electrojets are so strong that they can be detected from space as two distinct bands surrounding the Earth at the magnetic equator. Hurricanes are more powerful, being linked into the stronger electric currents that the electrojets provide and can sustain for long periods. Up to a hundred tropical cyclones occur each year in various regions near the equatorial electrojets.
The reason why we are seeing an increase in the number of tornadoes is the result of the now increasing cosmic-ray density that reflects the weakening of our Sun and its heliosphere. The weaker Sun results in a weaker heliosphere that lets more cosmic rays through its weaker barrier. The increase in cosmic rays increases the cloud formation, which takes more water vapor out of the atmosphere . The reduced water vapor density reduces the greenhouse effect, which is 97% caused by water vapor. With the moderating effect of the greenhouse reduced, greater local temperature differences result that cause stronger air current convections that now reach more often into the stratosphere and connect up with the ionosphere. The changing weather patterns that we are beginning to experience are all the natural consequences of our weakening Sun that reflects a weaker electric environment that it is a part of.
The big number 5 tornado that destroyed a third of the city of Joplin in Montana, in May of 2011, is a part of the on-the-ground outcome of what the Ulysses space probe team had observed in 2008 in the form of the 30% reduction in solar-wind pressure that resulted in the 20% increase in the number of high-energy cosmic rays. NASA stated on the closing Ulysses report that those were the highest cosmic-ray numbers in the fifty years when measurements were recorded. Considering that the AP magnetic field-strength index recorded on Earth, that correlates closely with what Ulysses saw, today's cosmic-ray flux density should be still higher. This increase may be responsible for the large increase in tornadoes in the south/central U.S., where in a single 3-day period from April 26-28 a whopping 312 tornadoes happened.
The 30% reduction of the solar-wind pressure that Ulysses saw, which 'reflects the weaker Sun, had its effect delayed by a few years according to the time it takes for the weaker winds to reach the edge of the heliosphere where the effect becomes manifested. We are now seeing those effects unfolding as consequences of what Ulysses saw the cause of.
When the Ulysses probe was on its third polar orbit around the Sun, it measured a 30% reduction of the underlying solar magnetic field. A corresponding reduction has also been measured on Earth in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field published as the AP index. No mechanistic cause exists that can affect the magnetic field strength of both the Sun and the Earth simultaneously. However, a change in the effective electric density surrounding the solar system as a whole, can weaken both the Earth and the Sun together.
The Sun is not its own master. It is merely an electric energy converter. When the electric energy input weakens, the solar activity and everything that is associated with it correspondingly weakens, including the solar wind pressure and the magnetic field strength, which is electrically powered.
The Earth's magnetic field is affected in the same manner, as it is a part of the solar system. The electric density that affects the Sun, affects the Earth likewise, including its magnetic field. All magnetic fields are the direct effects of flowing electric currents. Their strength reflects the density of the flowing electric current. Since the electric density that surrounds the solar system is not visible or measurable, we can nevertheless measure its effect.
We can measure the solar system's effective electric density by measuring its effect on earth that is expressed in the Earth's magnetic field.
Ulysses has shown us that what causes changes in the magnetic field on Earth also causes corresponding changes in the solar wind density and in the Sun's own underlying magnetic field, which in time become reflected in the intensity of the 11-year solar activity cycles, measures as sunspot cycles, which are often incorrectly predicted for this reason.
The differences that we see in the Ulysses radial graph between the start and end of the first orbit, for example, are reflected right here on Earth in the measurements for the AP index.
What Ulysses saw, was an electric effect that is not affected by the 11-year solar cycles. Ulysses should have seen the upswing in solar activity from 1997 on, but it didn't. It saw the downswing of the AP index instead. This disproves that the electric conditions on Earth are the direct result of solar activity as is widely believed, but are instead the result of an electric weather pattern that affects the entire solar system together.
The solar activity cycle, expressed in sunspot numbers, shown here in brown, follow the general trend of the AP index, but with its own dynamics. The primary factor for our climate, though, is the underlying electric climate that affects the solar system as a whole, which the AP index represents. In December 2009 the index dropped to its lowest point, down to 2, which coincides with the unusually massive snowfall that winter that caused havoc throughout the northern cities.
The reduced solar wind pressure that Ulysses saw, which is reflected in the AP index, is also directly reflected in colder climates on Earth, as recorded in measurements taken on the ground at the Solar Terrestrial Institute in Irkutsk in the isolated mountains north of Mongolia.
All this means that the magnetic measurements taken around the Earth, which becomes combined into the AP index, give us a near perfect way to indirectly measure the electric density around the solar system, and its effect on our climate. The cooling in the 1970s, for example, is clearly visible, that caused the scientists around the world to become concerned about the next Ice Age glaciation cycle, which became hijacked in 1974 and turned into the global warming scare. We are presently at a much colder stage than in the 1970s period. Our climate is presently the coldest in 75 years. But can we make predictions based on that? No, we can't. Nevertheless we can take note that the energy in the solar system has become increasingly unstable.
As one scientist, on the "Watts Up With That" website, has stated that the solar system is, as he put it, "is in a full blown funk, and your guess is as good as mine as to when it might pull out of it." He adds that "so far, predictions by NOAA, SWPC, and NASA's Hathaway, have not been near the reality that is being measured." In other words, the solar system has entered a zone of unprecedented instability that leaves many people baffled ever since its power level dropped to a lower plateau of intensity in 2005.And this drop was dramatic. It actually started with a sharp measured increase in the AP index, from August to September in 2005, going from 14 to 20, followed by a drop to 8. The huge hurricane Katrina at the end of August 2005, which devastated New Orleans, occurred in this timeframe. It may have been caused by a combined shock effect in the electric density on earth and in cloud-formation.
Instabilities are normal in electronic systems at the transition front when sharp changes occur. We see the equivalent of this now on the larger scale that affects the entire solar system at once.
An example is the rare super storm that started on Saturn in December of 2010. It appears to correspond with the greater cosmic-ray density that affects the entire solar system, which reflects the extremely low power level indicated at the time by the low AP index. On Earth, the same effect has caused a massive increase in snowfall that resulted into flooding, drought conditions, wildfires, tornadoes, and so on, with enormous social consequences worldwide.
Since the frequent rapid changes in of the overall electric density in the solar system, and especially the recent sharp downturn, evidently does not have a local mechanistic cause that anyone can mathematically predict, but is instead rooted in far distant cosmic dynamics so that nobody can reasonably assume to know whether or not the now ongoing trends, including the cooling trends, will reverse, and if so, whether it will be in ten, or in twenty, or in thirty years, or in a hundred years, or whether they will accelerate and stage the Ice Age transition to the next 90,000-year glaciation cycle.
And so, in looking forward, we need to look at what is vital to our existence that we need to protect on Earth in order to survive under the worst possible conditions that the ever-changing electric power streams can present to us in the transition from interglacial to glacial climates on Earth.
The numerous predictions that one hears, for a reversal of the ongoing trend in a few decades or a century, appear to be all based on historic long and short term variations that have occurred throughout the interglacial period, such as the Little Ice Age.
But, can we gamble on the assumption that the current trends, which as has been noted, have become funky in the extreme, will reverse?
The global agriculture is presently deeply affected by the increasing cooling trend, even while the underlying cosmic-ray flux has increased barely 20%. For half a decade the moderating greenhouse effect has become noticeably reduced. Cloudiness has become noticeably increased. We see the social consequences with great pain as floods disable farmlands, droughts destroy crops, tornados kill people, hurricanes devastate entire regions, and climate variations prevent the timely planting and harvesting. Enormous losses have already occurred.
Can we gamble that what we have seen unfolding since 2005, might not be the beginning of a long progression towards evermore of the same with no reversal as the interglacial period ends, as it always has? Obviously we cannot risk this gamble.
The large-scale infrastructures, such as water diversion infrastructures for greening the deserts, which we will need anyway to survive the coming Ice Age glaciation cycle, had we started to build them in the 1970s when the science community became concerned, would have prevented a lot of today's problems that now affect the global food supply. We would have new cities springing up rapidly in the newly developed areas, with free universal housing.
We might even have floating agriculture operating already in the tropical oceans, which we will likewise need at whatever time the glaciation cycle begins. The startup of the floating agriculture system would have prevented the trend towards today's hungry world. The current global food supply on the traditional production platform falls far short of what is needed, nor would the cancellation of the burning of food as biofuels make up for the shortfall, though it would go a long way in that direction. This means the kinds of infrastructures are already needed today that we need for surviving the coming Ice Age glaciation.
The Ice Age imperative should be the global imperative right now, in a big way, and should have been that for the last 35 years already that have become years that were wasted.
Our existence hangs already in the balance. Nothing justifies any further risk-taking by not acting on the basis of the Ice Age precursors that we see more and more of. The big factor that blocks our acting on this vital front is the chokehold put on science that allows only mechanistic perceptions and blocks the evident reality of electrodynamics. Cosmic electrodynamics is a forbidden subject under the Wellsian and Fabian doctrine that still governs science, and so is anything that challenges the global warming dogma. Much will be decided by on which side of the scale we will place our life, and how just we are thereby with ourselves.
We live already in the kind of world were the question of the Ice Age is ultimately immaterial, because the trend towards it may be already in progress as many indicators suggest. If we consider our critical human needs, and the consequences of a potential long-term cooling trend that puts us in danger, whether this trend gets interrupted or not, we cannot afford the gamble that the Earth's climate trends will graciously snap back to normal and spare us a crisis that we have the power to avoid if we care to do so.
Instead of gambling with our fate, we should act on the assumption that the transition to the next glaciation cycle has started and cannot be stopped, because this potential does exist. For this reason the worst potential possibility must be our guide, because it amounts to suicide, or genocide, to take the chance that the interglacial warm period might last a little longer, so that we won't need to act, when the opposite might happen.
But who will act? Who is willing to join hands across the table for an Ice Age Renaissance, socially, economically, politically, and internationally, in order to assure that the show gets off the ground and the needed Ice Age Renaissance happens? Indeed, who will act?
There is no commitment towards decisive actions apparent across the entire field of humanity. Nothing is being done to end hunger in the world. To the contrary, we burn more and more food. In order to meet the empire's bio-fuel production quota, the European Union has recently begun leasing agriculture lands in the poor countries, on which to grow feed stocks for biofuels, thereby increasing the world hunger still further.
Where are the leaders who champion humanity? Do you see anyone standing in the hustings fighting for a reversal of the ongoing trend towards ever-greater inhumanities? There is no one standing dramatically on the side of humanity and its general welfare. The point is, that considering the near universal lack of commitment to solve today's little problems, by which 15% of all humanity already lives in chronic starvation while the whole of humanity shrugs its shoulders and keeps on burning evermore food, what a chance do we give ourselves with this mentality to meet the huge challenges that come with the near transition to the deep Ice Age glaciation, which is after all the normal state of our planet in the present epoch, and will remain that for several million more years? We are mentally, socially, and politically unqualified for the long-term normal world that looms before us?
We live in a classical tragedy today where the whole of humanity has become so isolated from one another and from its future that it has become impotent stooges playing their part as spectators in the game of empire that, by its openly stated intention, aims to keep humanity tied down scientifically, and to eradicate four fifth of it within a few decades. And we do place our life into this court. We are all stuck in this trap. But why? Don't we, as human beings, have the power to stand tall as masters over the imperial landscape of madness, just as we have the power to master the physical effects that the Earth's normal climate has in store for us? While the physical aspects of the Ice Age challenge are actually quite easy to meet, though it may take a century to fully implement the needed infrastructures, the aspects of our enslavement to self-genocide that prevents us from building what needs to be built, are much more difficult to deal with. They are the real clincher.
Our response to the Ice Age challenge is therefore not ultimately a scientific and technological question, but is a question of Intention. If our intention was to survive, and to have a future on this planet, and we would become serious about this, then the launching of the needed Ice Age Renaissance in our time, would be assured. But without this intention, as things stand today, the winds of genocide that we actively support, will sweep us out of existence. Let us hope that this won't happen, that instead we will wake up one day to the realization of our potential that we have as human beings. We have the potential to become alive with an explosive creative and productive intention, the intention and the power that results from it, to uplift ourselves and also our world. This question of intention appears to be today the greatest and hardest component of the Ice Age challenge, by far.