The mechanistic Ice Age myth, a scientific tragedy 

A Science Tragedy

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Ice Ages are regarded as something mysterious, illusive, something that had happened in the distant past, too distant for anyone to tell us about them, which rumours have it, may be repeated far in the future, of which it is said that they develop slowly over thousands of years. Ironically, a rigorously developed scientific factor has contributed significantly to this mysticism.

It was assumed for a time, and this quite recently, that Ice Ages develop as the consequence of several minor long-term cyclical variations of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Thus, they are deemed to develop extremely slowly, as these cycles are measured in tens of thousands of years, such as the cyclical shifting of the tilt of the spin-axis of the Earth by 2.4 degrees of over a span of 41,000 years. And while this is happening, the orientation of the spin-axis is changing in cycles spanning 26,000 years, which in conjunction with the shifting of the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit in 100,000 year cycles, varies the distribution of solar exposure across various areas of the polar regions.

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 It was believed for a time that the effect of the combination of these cycles has to be the cause for the ice ages, mainly for the lack of any other causative mechanics. However, the ice age theories that are related to these cycles, known as the Milankovitch cycles, fail to consider that the cyclical shifting of the tilt and the orbit, only affect the seasonal and hemispheric distribution of the solar heat received, while the total amount of solar radiation received on Earth remains always the same regardless of how the Earth is tilted and its orbit is shifted. As a result of this fundamental fact becoming acknowledged, the theory has become obsolete.

The enormously deep glaciation of the Ice Ages that piles up so much ice on land that the ocean level drop 400 feet, simply cannot reasonably be regarded to be the result of seasonal and hemispheric changes in solar heat distribution across the planet. The big climate changes therefore, evidently, have a bigger cause.

   While these cyclical variations, named the Milankovitch cycles, do indeed account for some variations of the hemispheric and seasonal distribution of the incoming solar radiation, the orbital variations however do not affect the total solar energy received (see Ice Age Precursors Part 2.) This means that other factors are involved that force the known massive Ice Age cooling of the Earth by which ice sheets pile up more than 10,000 feet deep over most of the landmasses of the Earth above the 40 degree latitudes, whereby the ocean level drops by more than 400 feet. Big factors are required to cause these enormously big effects by which the Earth becomes 30 to 50 times colder than it had been during the Little Ice Age in the 1600s. 

The only factor that is big enough to cause the enormous climate fluctuations that the ice core samples tell us of, is the Sun itself. With the Sun going inactive below an input threshold level, a whopping 70% reduction in solar energy emitted would result that would be a sufficient cause for these big effects to occur.

The tragedy

The tragedy of the mechanistic Ice Age myth is similar in nature to that of Ptolemy's epicycles that were used to explain known and measurable astronomical phenomena within the framework of prescribed assumptions. It took astronomy well over a thousand years to liberate itself from the epicycles and gain a correct perception. The prescribed assumption of the invariable-Sun has the same imprisoning effect on the modern Ice Age theories. The still-ruling scientific tragedy keeps the real Ice Age dynamics locked behind a closed door.

Like in astronomy, where the epicycle results came close, but never matched the real evidence, so do the computed epicycles of orbital mechanistics approximate the observed evidence, but fail to match it.

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According to the computed exposures to the Sun, the last Ice Age should not have happened as the mean average was way above the current exposure level. Likewise we should have been in a new Ice Age for a long time already, according to the computed exposure values. By the same token, the start of the last interglacial started 10,000 years before the computed cause. This does not happen in the real world. The slight approximation that exists, indicates that the orbital variations are not the cause of the Ice Ages, but are themselves effects of the very-large electrodynamics cycles that cause the Ice Ages. Thus, for a realistic view, the electrodynamics factors need to be considered for gaining and understanding of the Ice Ages.



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