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Our planet has seen dramatic climate variations during its long history.
We have seen immensely warm periods during the last half billion years, in which life expanded in an almost explosive fashion.
We have also seen great ice ages with mass extinctions of life occurring.
In more recent times, roughly 62 million years ago a major astrophysical event ended the age of the dinosaurs that was eventually followed by a long climatic cooling.
Thirty million years ago Antarctica froze over for more than 10 million years, then thawed out again, and froze over once more and has remained so. With the climate getting increasingly colder, Greenland froze over a few million years later.
The human presence began a few million years after that, roughly 2 to 3 million years ago, which is also the timeframe when the modern epoch of the great ice age cycles began, called the Pleistocene Epoch. At first the ice age cycles were short, in the order of 41,000 years, but in more recent years, as the Earth continued to get colder, the glaciation cycles became longer, and the warm periods shorter.
We have a record of the last half million years of these cycles preserved in the ice of Antarctica. The samples are telling us that the wonderful warm climate that we are enjoying right now is an anomaly. It is one of the periodic holidays that the Earth gets from its normal glaciation climate. Our Warm holiday is called the Holocene Epoch.
The difference between the current holiday climate and the normal climate is enormous.
The ice core samples from Greenland indicate that the coming cooling will be 30 times larger than the cooling had been during the Little Ice Age in the 17th and 18th centuries when crop losses caused death by starvation ranging from 10% to as high as 30% of the population in some areas.
Since climate is enormously critical for agriculture, and the current holiday is ending, it becomes critical to explore how the climate system works.
Since all of our warmth comes from the Sun, the critical factor appears to be the Sun. But this is deceptive, because the Sun is not its own master. It is powered from the outside, not from within.
The Sun is not a nuclear fusion furnace heated from the inside. If it were, the umbra of the sunspots, the deeper level below the surface would be brighter instead of being darker. The Sun is darker at the deeper levels, because it is heated at the surface by electric energy flowing into the Sun.
Space is filled with electric energy, called plasma. Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have come to the recognition that 99.999% of the mass of the Universe exists as plasma.
Free-flowing atomic particles and derivatives are called Plasma. They are electrically charged, but they also have mass that responds to gravity. Electric plasma powers our sun. We live in a Plasma Universe that is electrically charged, and is powered by it, including every sun.
The intensity of the solar activity varies with the density of the electric plasma surrounding it, which is powering it, and the source for this lays outside the solar system.
Electric currents typically flow between stars, or solar systems. While we cannot see the electric currents flowing in space, we can see their effect in the form of the filamentary alignment of stars into strings like beads on a necklace.
We can see the same also happening with galaxies that are largely lined up into strings.
The star closest to the Earth that is a part of the local string is Alpha Centauri. The plasma stream that powers the solar system appears to originate there.
The evidence of the inflow is found in the bow shock of the solar heliosphere. A bow shock occurs when the flow of plasma currents is impeded by an 'object' in its path.
The solar heliosphere is such an impeding object. The heliosphere is a plasma sphere inflated by the solar winds. The solar winds are plasma streams that are accelerated away from the Sun by electric interaction to velocities of up to several million miles per hour.
As the fast moving winds slow down, they begin to bunch up, which eventually creates a shock front, called the Termination Shock. The shock front forms the inner edge of the heliosphere. Eventually the plasma winds come to a full stop and form a plasma wall, called the heliopause.
The incoming interstellar plasma flow has its own shock front, the Bow Shock, from where the incoming plasma flow feeds into the plasma wall from the outside.
The face of the solar system's Bow Shock points to Alpha Centauri, as the origin point of the incoming interstellar plasma. The plasma Bow Shock is physical evidence that we live in an electrically powered solar system.
On the way to the heliosphere the current passes through the Oort Cloud - a sphere of roughly a light year in diameter, containing trillions of objects of asteroid-like space junk, apparently held in place by an electric charge.
The origin point, Alpha Centauri is 4.24 light years distant. Plasma in space typically moves a thousand times slower than the speed of light. On this scale it takes plasma 4000 to 5000 years to cross the interstellar distance to the Sun, which is a factor for the end-timing of the interglacial period.
The interglacial period is apparently the result of an intense pulse of concentrated plasma that for a period flows into the interstellar streams.
Plasma in motion is an electric current. As such it is electromagnetically self-aligned into tight channels. As it flows, it attracts interstellar plasma along its path. The strength of the resulting current that affects our Sun and our climate, reflects directly the density of the surrounding plasma in space, and its cyclical high-density pulse.
The ice core samples tell us that the interglacial warm periods occur in short pulses every 100,000 years.
Evidently pulses of high plasma density occur in interstellar space that originate with a large electric discharge system. Repetitive discharge systems are not uncommon on Earth. They evidently exist also in space.
A common repetitive discharge system is the dump bucket in water parks. It is a very slow pulsing system that discharges in cycles of minutes, depending on the rate of inflow.
The party strobe light is also a repetitive discharge system. It pulses 10 times a second.
Electric discharge systems are also common in the galaxy. The pulsars are falsely recognized as fast spinning neutron stars. They are electric systems that pulse multiple times per second.
Lightning too is an electric discharge system. It pulses several times per hour.
Why wouldn't we see similar systems operating on the galactic scale that pulse, according to the size of that scale, in 100,000-year cycles?
The last interglacial pulse began over 15,000 years ago, which started the transition out of the last Ice Age. It seems to have lasted till about 5000 years ago when an apparent reversal began.
The onset transition to a higher energy-state took about 3000 years to stabilize, to point A, with a similar transition evident in the turn-off phase, to point B, which is to be expected.
The head of the Scientific Counsel of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection in Warsaw, Dr. Zibigniew Jaworowski, identified a 3000-year general downturn in ice core temperatures, followed by a brief recovery and terminating oscillations.
The terminating oscillations, would likely be a resonating feature of the Oort Cloud, an electrically charged cloud. Its reverberation appears to have caused the mediaeval warming and its subsequent collapse.
With the system now being drained of its high-intensity pulse, we won't see the warm climates again that we had in the past, like the climate that enabled the agricultural revolution. Neither will we see the warmth of the medieval period repeated, that gave us golden ages of renaissance. They won't be repeated for 100,000 years till the next interglacial pulse comes our way.
Once the high-energy conditions were drained away, a series of shorter cycles began, in the 200-year range. There is a spherical space of two tenth of a light year between the heliosphere and the Oort Cloud, which could theoretically have a 200-year resonance cycle.
The Little Ice Age, for example, gave us 200 years of cold climates that were followed by 200 years of recovery. Now that the next 200-years cycle has started, which is already evident in our rapidly weakening Sun, we face the beginning of a potential 200-year down-stepping towards ever deeper cooling, possibly 3 to 5 times the cooling that was experienced during the Little Ice Age. This deeper kind of cooling, deeper than anything we have ever experienced, may be upon us in 50 years time.
The bottom line is that the cyclical transition back to the Pleistocene climate is in progress, and that the process may have already started 5000 years ago, imperceptible at first. It is hard for society to accept that the entire development of civilization has occurred during the last pulse of a warm holiday from the cold. Humanity never experienced the normal Pleistocene climate, except for the 1 to 10 million who survived the last Ice Age, and those left us no record of the conditions of their world. The fact that only 1 to 10 million came out of the Ice Age into the Holocene, gives us an indication of how harsh the normal Pleistocene climate really is.
While the normal Pleistocene climate won't be upon us for some time, the beginning that we see now has put us into dangerous situations already. Large crop losses have occurred due to colder climates with increased snowfall, flooding, droughts, and increased cloudiness, while the big cooling hasn't even begun. The northern region is the first to be affected by the cooling that is getting increasingly more dramatic.
Fortunately the loss of agriculture in the North is easily offset by creating new agricultural infrastructures in the tropics. While there is little land near the equator, a wide corridor along the equator is unaffected by the pesky hurricanes. It is easily possible to relocate the endangered northern agriculture onto floating modules that are connected to intercontinental floating bridges, laid out across the tropical seas.
This kind of massive development is easily accomplished with automated industrial production utilizing nuclear-powered high-temperature processes for the melting of basalt. Everything that we would need for such a project is available in abundance. We have the materials and the energy resources sitting on the ground unused, and the technology to use them sitting on the shelf for 50 years already. Nor are these resources limited to the building of the giant infrastructures in automated processes. They give us the power for an industrial revolution that revolutionizes everything. For example, we can produce houses so efficiently with these processes that they can be given away for free, as a form of society's credit to itself for its future.
We would likely see floating cities attached to the floating infrastructures, to house a new breed of farmers. Indeed, we would be building these infrastructures already to rescue our agriculture from the climate upsets that are now happening, and to end the chronic starvation that had gripped a billion people in the world.
We would be doing all of these things already if it weren't for the lack of humanist development in humanity.
We know that nearly all of our food comes from agriculture. Without it, we'll starve to death. With this knowledge in mind our humanity has become so small that a vast campaign is now in progress to massively burn food, while a billion people are starving.
The food that is being burned worldwide in the biofuels process would normally nourish 100 million, who are now condemned to death each year with the biofuels policy in a silent holocaust that pales the Nazi holocaust to insignificance.
This is our face of a smallness in heart by which not a finger is raised to protect the global food supply. And so, we will likely perish too, by our smallness.
It is the old game carried forward. For half a century the imperial oligarchy of the world has lobbied hard to achieve a world population reduction to less than one billion people, aiming to eliminate 6 billion from the face of the planet -- "the useless eaters" as the victims may still be called.
Surprisingly one hears few protests against this movement of intention. Oh, how infinitely far we stand in the world today from utilizing our power to make the necessary preparations for the coming Ice Age Transition.
The future of humanity is not threatened by the unfolding astrophysical cycles. We have all the resources on hand to meet the severest physical challenges that the return to the normal Pleistocene climate will likely place before us. We only lack the heart to implement our potential. If we fail on this count the return to the Ice Age will overwhelm us, unless we overwhelm ourselves in the mean time, politically with fascism, and economically with monetarism, and with war.
For a developed humanity the Ice Age is nothing more than an interesting challenge. Unfortunately human development has been largely stopped when the age of the empires began, the age of wars and destruction, when humanity allowed itself to be torn to the ground. This subjection too, is an anomaly.
The natural potential of our humanity is infinitely brighter. The natural face of humanity is the face of universal love and universal good, the face of God.
In many cultures the term for "good" is also the term for "God." In the wide context of religions God is referred to as the "Father" and "Mother" of the Universe, inferring that "good" is the essence of the brotherhood of humanity.
With this spiritual face of ourselves and of one-another before us, reflected in our dealings, we are on the road to develop the power that can end the ice age in the heart. Once this healing is accomplished we have the power at hand to meet and master the astrophysical Ice Age Challenge that will then seem easy and hardly a challenge at all.
Is there anything we cannot accomplish as human beings? Is there anything we cannot heal?