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Grand Solar Minimum becomes the Ice Age - part 2

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The famous 41ka Beryllium spike and the Earth's magnetic polarity reversal.

The famous Beryllium pulse 41,000-years ago spiked to the double mark. It may have started out as an awakening of the Sun, right in the middle of the Ice Age, which eventually failed.

 It has been discovered that 41,000 years ago a magnetic pole reversal on the Earth had occurred, for a brief period of 250 years. The cause remains a puzzle. The polarity reversal would likely have resulted during the transition of the Sun from its low-powered glacial state to its high-powered interglacial state, which might even have briefly succeeded.

The Beryllium pulse at the 41,000-year mark would most definitely have been caused by strongly increased cosmic-ray flux flowing from the Sun, instead of it being galactic in origin. It is not possible for galactic, or extragalactic, cosmic-ray showers to flip the magnetic polarity of the Earth. But it is possible for this to happen by the solar primer fields starting up to some degree, out of balance and oriented against the Earth's magnetic polarity. The false startup process eventually failed and the Earth polarity reverted back to its normal polarity.

The Sun itself undergoes magnetic polarity reversals regularly between successive sunspot cycles. This is theorized to be the result of the resonance effect between the inner primer fields. The result appears to be too localized to affect nothing else but the Sun.

The magnetic polarity of the Earth, and the solar system as a whole, appears to be created by the dominance of one of two opposing gigantic magnetic structures that have the Sun at their center, and the planets located between them. A major imbalance can change the magnetic polarity of the Earth and possibly of the entire solar system. During the magnetic reversal 41,000 years ago, the Earth's magnetic field was extremely weak, at a mere 5% of today's level. The weak magnetic field would have left the Earth more exposed to solar cosmic-ray flux, which in this case might have been a major factor for the large Beryllium spike.

The Dangaard Oeschger oscillations

The researchers Dansgaard and Oeschger had sifted through the Greenland ice core climate records and had encountered large climate oscillations with sharp transitions from deep glacial conditions to near interglacial condition. They detected over 20 fast up-ramping-transitions, followed by slow decay times, typically spaced in intervals of 1470 years. No magnetic polarity reversals happened during these times. Nor am I aware of any proof in Beryllium measurements that these large oscillations were caused by the Sun, though it is highly unlikely that any other factor than the Sun is large enough to have caused the gigantic oscillations. It is more likely that the fast transitions, the fine details, including the slow down ramping had become lost by the low resolution of the ice in Antarctica.

On Antarctica, were the 95,000 years of glacial history is compressed into 1300 meters of Ice, or 250 months per foot of ice, the fine details tend to become washed out. For this lack of resolution the Dansgaard Oeschger oscillations are not detected in Antarctica, which is largely an ice dessert with minuscule precipitation, but they are detected in the Greenland ice in two different ice cores from widely separated drilling sites. Some day the Greenland ice cores may also be examined for their Beryllium-10 concentrations.

The temperature fluctuations that have been detected in the Greenland ice cores appear to be far too large and too rapid, for them not to have been caused by the Sun ramping up in some way in solar activity. If so, these solar effects would have caused correspondingly measurable proxy effects, which hopefully may be measured some day.

The solar versus the galactic cosmic-ray background.

Not all the measured Beryllium values during the glaciation times, are solar activity proxies.

During glacial times, without the solar wind establishing a shield against galactic cosmic-ray flux, as we have it today in the form of the solar heliosphere, the galactic portion of the cosmic-ray flux would have been 35% greater. That's the amount that the heliosphere attenuates cosmic-ray flux during interglacial times according to measurements conducted by one of the Voyager spacecrafts that had penetrated the heliosphere.

This means that the measured Beryllium values, especially during the glacial period, do not exclusively stand as a proxy for solar activity, though a large portion of it evidently does. What the ratio is between galactic and solar cosmic-ray flux, during the glacial times, is left open to speculation.

The solar portion, however, appears to be the major contributing component. How enormously large this component can be, has recently demonstrated by different types of measurements of the solar cosmic-ray flux.

That the Sun is the major contributor to cosmic-ray flux in the solar system, has become strongly evident by the results of a recent series of laboratory experiments.

The researcher Simon Shnoll describes in his book "Cosmophysical Factors in Stocastic Processes" a series of chemical reaction experiments that he had continuously repeated in an identical manner over long periods of time. Theoretically the the results of these identical experiments should have been identical in every case, but they were not.

When the results were plotted, a large spike in the reactivity was detected which was repeated in 24-hours intervals, with the spikes getting progressively weaker. This too, was not expected.

It can be said, based on these results, that the 24-hours periodicity is related to the rotation of the Earth, so that cosmic-ray flux from a specific source could have caused these repetitive fluctuations. However, it cannot be said that the source was galactic in nature. The galactic flux doesn't change that quickly. The diminishing pulses, and the rate of diminishment, leaves the only one potential cause on the table, namely that the spiking was solar-caused.

When an Earth-oriented coronal hole opens up on the Sun, which is a localized area of lower plasma density, larger volumes of solar cosmic-ray flux are able to escape the Sun and penetrate the atmosphere of the Earth. If this was the cause for the spikes in the experiment, then we should expect to see the repetitive spikes diminishing as the coronal hole on the Sun rotates away from the Earth with the rotation of the Sun.

And this is precisely what we see reflected in the experiment.

If the cause for the spikes had been galactic, all the spikes would have been the same. If the cause was solar, then we should see the spikes diminishing, as we do.

The experiment proves thereby that the Sun is by far the major contributor of cosmic-ray flux in the Solar system, and thereby to the climate on Earth.

We have many examples that prove that the Sun is the major cause for cosmic-ray flux in the solar system.

How big a wallop the Sun packs beneath its plasma corona becomes evident when a major hole opens up.

An example for such a potential occurred in 2015. After years of harsh drought conditions, a large flash-flood suddenly erupted in May 2015 that extended from Texas all the way to Canada. The flash flood event was likely caused by a major coronal hole opening up on the surface of the Sun that had briefly opened a window for an extreme volume of solar cosmic-rays reaching the Earth. 

The Sun is evidently the major contributing factor for the historic Beryllium volumes that represent cosmic-ray flux affecting the Earth, which have been recorded on Earth including for the timeframe of the glaciation periods.

Determining the start of the next Ice Age on Earth.

scientifically established recognition that the changing Sun is the driving factor for climate changes on Earth, also applies to the start of the Ice Ages. The historic Beryllium values provides us a measure to judge the potential end of the current interglacial holiday from the cold and the start of the next glaciation phase of the Earth under a hibernating Sun.

If one compares the Beryllium record for the timeframe between the start and end of the previous interglacial period, with that of the current interglacial that had started around 15,000 years ago, one will note that the current interglacial is already slightly longer in duration. This means that the startup of the next glaciation period is imminent.

The world renowned atmospheric scientist and chairman of the Scientific Council of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection in Warsaw, Professor Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, has warned in his 2003 paper, 'The Ice Age is Coming,' that the end of the current interglacial is already overdue by about 500 years, and he suggested that the transition could unfold rapidly, in potentially a single year.

This is what the comparison of the Beryllium record also indicates. We even see supporting evidence measured in space.

We see the supporting evidence reflected in the cosmic-ray increase that the Ulysses spacecraft has measured between 1998 and 2008, which saw the cosmic-ray flux increasing at a rate of 20% in 10 years. In other words, the transition to the next Ice Age is already actively in progress and is significantly advanced.


We see the equivalent of the Beryllium spike that started the last Ice Age already beginning, measured in space, caused by the weakening Sun, as the diminishing sunspot cycles also indicate.

That the galactic portion is minuscule is evident by the extremely low Beryllium values past the 140,000-years mark. The Earth was in a deep glacial state at this time. The Sun was hibernating in a low-power state. The hibernating Sun does not have a dense plasma sphere around it that blocks solar cosmic-ray flux. This means that the low Beryllium value for this timeframe tells us, that this Sun was dramatically weak at the time, and also potentially dramatically cold.

My first reaction was that we should see a much higher level of Beryllium indicated at the end of the previous Ice Age. I thought that we should see something similar to what we see plotted for the glacial period from 110,000 years ago to about 20,000 years ago? I had expected to see similar high values plotted. Was the plotted low value for around 140,000 years ago, a mistake then?

I soon realized that the plot was not in error, but indicated that the hibernating Sun had diminished to extremely low levels of activity during the previous Ice Age, so that its solar cosmic-ray flux had diminished with it to extremely low levels, far below the start-up level for a glaciation period, as we had it 110,000 years ago.

This tells us that the solar activity, even during its low-power hibernation state, continues to diminish gradually throughout the glaciation period, ending at very-low levels and with extremely cold climates on Earth.

The low level that we see here at 140,000 years ago, reflects what I remembered from earlier research...

...that the previous Ice Age that ended with such a harsh climate that according to archeological research, the human presence had dwindled from more than 10,000 adults to just a few hundred people remaining during the later portion of that glaciation period, all living in caves at Pinnacle Point on the shore of South Africa, nourished by the sea.

(By Curtis W. Marean - Scientific American magazine Vol.25, No4, Autumn 2016, p.37)

The critical point in this, for us at the present time, is not the extreme harshness of an Ice Age at the end of its period, but the conditions that we will find at the beginning of it.

The beginning level promises to be roughly equal to the climate of the Younger Dryas period in which the climate had been 40 times colder than the cooling that was experienced during the Little Ice Age. This sets the stage of what we will experience again in the near term, potentially in the 2050s.

It is purely academic at this stage that the previous Ice Age appears to have been one of the harshest and had ended at an extremely low temperature, correspondingly with such a weak Sun that the beryllium levels were the lowest recorded for glacial conditions, and were significantly lower at the time, than the startup of the next Ice Age. The significance in this is our understanding of the dynamics of the processes and the principles that cause them.

We have discovered that when we get into glacial conditions, the dynamics are rapidly reversed, because during glacial conditions, we are dealing with a weak, hibernating Sun that has almost no plasma sphere around it. When this hibernating Sun emits increasing cosmic-ray flux, this means that the hibernating Sun is getting more active and its surface temperature is getting hotter. Inversely, when we see diminishing cosmic-ray flux during the glacial period, the hibernating Sun is less active and its surface temperature is respectively colder. This is what the Beryllium measurements represent during glacial times.

The complete opposite happens during interglacial time. When the Sun is in its high-powered active mode and is surrounded by a dense sphere of plasma that is focused on it by its electromagnetic primer fields, and such a Sun emits increasing cosmic-ray flux, then this means that this Sun is getting weaker. A weaker Sun has a weaker plasma sphere around it that enables a larger volume of cosmic-ray flux to escape through the plasma shielding.

This is what happens in the background when the sunspot numbers diminish for a weaker Sun.

When this increase of the weakening happens rapidly, especially when the sunspots no longer appear, we are getting close to the next phase-shift to the Sun's hibernation state, and to the start of the next Ice Age.

This is precisely what we see presently happening. We see the weakening of the Sun also evident in the weakening of the solar wind pressure. All these factors are telling us that the solar cosmic-ray flux is now rapidly increasing, and the Sun is getting weaker.

 We see signs of this rapid change all over the world in the form of increased global cooling, climate anomalies, increased droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and so on.

The Grand Solar Minimum - The Next Ice Age.

The effect of the weakening of the Sun is so dramatic now that one hears a lot of talk about another "Grand Solar Minimum" happening in the near future, such as the Maunder (grand) Minimum that gave us the Little Ice Age.

This concept of "The Grand Solar Minimum" is a deception, because the next Grand Solar Minimum will be the next Ice Age. The underlying support for the Sun no longer exists for a reversal to be possible from any Grand Minimum. The rapid collapse of the interstellar plasma density for the Solar System, some of which is evident in ever-greater coronal holes, has diminished the background for the Sun past the point for a possible reversal back to normal.

The Ice Age will be the next Minimum, and once the Ice Age has started with the collapse of the primer fields, it cannot be reversed without a major build-up in the interstellar plasma stream that is needed to rebuild the primer fields. This build-up happens of course, but will take a long time to develop. This means that the recovery from the now near "Grand Solar Minimum" that will be the Ice Age itself, will take about 90,000 years.

During the cold period of the hibernating Sun, the relationship between high solar cosmic-ray values and colder temperatures continues to some degree, and continues to modulate the cold Ice Age climate by the effect of the still ongoing cosmic-ray flux on cloud forming. Increased cloudiness continues does reflect larger portions of the in-coming solar energy back into space.

During the glacial period, high Beryllium values, continue to correspond with cold temperatures. This relationship indicates that cloudiness continues on the Earth, and that it continues to be affected by cosmic-ray ionization, and continues to be a major climate factor, although this may be in the form of ice fog resulting from the extreme cold.

It is unknown what the hemispheric distribution of the cloudiness will be during glaciation conditions. The ice fog may extend from the poles to close to the tropics, with the tropics being the rain belt, sparse as the rain may be.

We are not at the phase-shift point yet where the glacial conditions begin as they did for the start of the last Ice Age, but the dynamics are progressing towards it with a phase shift becoming likely occurring in the 2050s.

The Little Ice Age in the 1600s gave us a major peak value in cosmic-ray flux, according to the Beryllium-10 measurements. This trend towards colder climates may have brought us close to the phase shift. Fortunately for us, this trend towards the phase shift was interrupted in the 1700s by an uplifting pulse in the plasma system with interlocked resonance features that occur in long intervals and will not occur again soon.

If the up-lifting of the Sun had not occurred in 1715, the majority of the people living today would not exist. We were not prepared for an Ice Age startup. Neither are we prepared now.

The rescue pulse that had prevented the Ice Age startup was followed by a strong recovery of the Sun. The increased solar activity gave us almost 300 years of global warming with dramatically reduced cosmic-ray-flux along the way.

The warming trend (1715-1998) is reflected in diminishing Beryllium measurements that reflect the strengthened Sun.

We see this critical period presented here in an expanded view. In this particular graphic the Beryllium record is inversed for easier correlation with temperature trends. By this reversal the warm climate of the stronger Sun, coincides with reduced cosmic-ray flux and low Beryllium measurements.

What we see here represents the global warming trend. It was caused exclusively by the Sun from the 1700s on. The Sun's becoming stronger is also reflected by increasingly larger solar activity cycles, the sunspot cycles.

This illustration shows that the infamous global warming that has been turned into a political scare campaign, had actually been caused by Sun. The Sun became up-ramped by a plasma resonance pulse that affected the solar system.

The warming pulse occurs in long intervals. The long interval places the next one outside the timeframe for the potential Ice Age phase shift in the 2050s. This means that the now unfolding phase shift will happen this time, without fail. Are we ready for it?

We can see the same solar dynamics also plotted in ratios of Carbon-14 measurements. Carbon-14 is another radio-isotope that is produced by cosmic-ray flux colliding in the atmosphere. At least it was so produced exclusively until the 1950s. In the 50s the Atomic bomb testing added another source for Carbon-14, which rendered the measurements thereafter useless as a solar activity proxy.

Fortunately, the arms race that closed down both radioisotopes window to the Sun, opened a new window with the space race that gave us the Ulysses satellite. In 1990 NASA launched this satellite that would observe the Sun from a polar orbit and measure its parameters directly as they happen.

Ulysses observed the Sun for 16 years. It measured the Sun getting weaker. It saw the solar wind and the Sun's magnetic field diminished by 30% over 10 years, and the cosmic-ray flux increased by 20%. These are big numbers for such a short time on the cosmic scale. The importance of these numbers is that the numbers confirm that our Sun is rapidly diminishing, which had already been noted in the 1970s when the sunspot numbers had diminished dramatically.

The sunspot numbers had been steadily increasing till the 1960s. Then, suddenly the up-trend was reversed in the 1970s. The reversal tells us that in the 1970s the big solar global warming may have peaked and the Sun was getting weaker again. We saw some big hurricanes in those days. The 1970s, in which the sharp reversal of the solar trend occurred, was also the time in which the Ulysses mission was perceived and engineered, which would eventually take 36 years to run to completion.

The first real temperature measurements that confirmed that the global warming trend had become history, were a series of on-the-ground soil-temperature measurements conducted in Irkutsk in Siberia, by Russia's Solar Terrestrial Institute.

Ulysses saw the same diminishing trend from its very beginning on. Ulysses witnessed the great historic phase shift in solar activity, unfolding.

If the collapse of the solar wind continues at the Ulysses-measured rate, the solar wind will cease in the 2030s.

According to the measurements, the solar wind is now at its weakest since the Space Age began.

same rate of weakening, of the Sun, that we see evident in the diminishing solar wind, is also evident in the diminishing sunspot cycles. The coincidence with diminishing sunspot cycles confirms that the Sun is indeed weakening.

The end of the solar wind in the 2030s will end the first phase of the startup of the next Ice Age, and the start of Phase II in which the Sun's surface temperature begins to diminish. The two phases will most likely overlap to some degree. Climate conditions will arise similar to the little Ice Age. However, there won't be a recovery of the Sun happening this time.

As I said before, the recovery of the Sun in the 1700s falls in line with a series of up-ramping plasma pulses that we see evident in ice core temperature records.

The series of these pulses is such that the next sequential one could have occurred in the 1700s. The pulses have been getting weaker for 3,000 years, and their repetition shorter. If the recovery of the Sun in the 1700s came from this succession, it won't be repeated again for several hundred years. That's far too late to save us from the next Ice Age.

When the plasma stream feeding into the Sun continues to weaken until a set of the Sun's primer fields collapses that focuses plasma onto the Sun, then the Sun will fall back to a low-level default state and will most likely radiate 70% less light and energy. This will potentially happen in the 2050s.

The final timing will depend on the rate of diminishment of the plasma streams feeding the Sun, and the resilience of the primer fields.

Primer fields are electromagnetic structures that are formed by the self-pinching effect of free-flowing electric plasma particles. The particles are magnetically drawn together as they flow, which decreases the cross-section of their path, which in turn increases the rate of its flow. At a point in the progression the magnetic confinement breaks down and allows concentrated plasma to escape, which typically flows onto a Sun that consumes a portion. The weakened plasma stream then flows on in the reverse of the process. But when the plasma stream is too weak, it lacks the density to form a node point. When this happens, it flows thinly around a Sun that consumes a portion and the rest flows on. The transition between the two states may occur in the 2050s or possibly sooner.

As I said before, the active Sun is surrounded by high-density plasma that blocks much of the Sun's cosmic-ray flux. As this Sun gets weaker, its shield gets weaker and its cosmic-ray emissions increase. The emissions will increase until the Ice Age begins.

The inactive Sun, in contrast doesn't have this shield. Its cosmic-ray emissions are therefore whatever the Sun generates at its weak state. The emission diminishes also as the hibernating Sun diminishes.

During the startup of the last Ice Age, the Beryllium level increased roughly 60% before the glaciation phase shift happened. The Ulysses spacecraft reported a 20% increase of cosmic-ray flux over 10 years. If there exists a linear relationship between changes in cosmic-ray flux and Beryllium levels, then the cosmic-ray increase that Ulysses has reported will bring us to the 60% level in 30 years from the year 2000. This means that the Ice Age phase shift could potentially happen in the 2030s already.

Are we ready?

The big question is, are we prepared to live in an uninhabitable world, which the world will largely be when the phase shift happens 30 years from now, with a 40 times deeper cooling than the Little Ice Age had brought, and 75% less precipitation?

The answer to the big question is presently, NO. I see no interest.

Then, do we intend to make the necessary preparations? Again, at the present time the answer is, NO. Society is asleep.

Will we rouse ourselves to meet the Ice Age Challenge, and inspire us with with the determination to win? I would say that the answer is presently a distant "maybe."

Nevertheless, the potential to win on this front does exist. We have the resources to win, and we have the spirit within us to mobilize what it takes to give us a future, if we care to have one. Why then would we fail?

We fail presently, because society remains choked by its limiting perceptions of mechanistic physics, which is a low-level type of physics that is presently the mainstream of physical science

 Plasma physics, in contrast, operates on a completely different platform than mechanistic physics. It operates on a platform ABOVE mechanistic physics. There, the electromagnetic force and its principles are King. In plasma physics the operating forces are 39 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity and mass, and the related dynamics.

Plasma physics does not operate on the back of mechanistic physics, but operates above it all, on its own platform.

Once the existence of cosmic plasma and its principles is recognized in society, a new world unfolds before it with countless opportunities and with the power in society to prepare itself for the next Ice Age, and protect its existence by meeting its challenges.

The Ice Age Challenge is fundamentally nothing more that a challenge for society to create itself a grand Renaissance. This cannot be done by society remaining asleep in low-level science. Consequently the challenge will cause society to awake.

So I say that we will win, as unlikely as this presently may seem. It is not the nature of the human being to lay itself down to fail at such an existentially critical juncture as the Ice Age startup is, and in the face of the grand opportunities that an awaking to reality offers.

The universe is moving, as it must by the effects of its principles. It revealed its movements, and with this revelation it inspires us to move ahead of it, which we have the capacity to do.

Thus I say, that once the Ice Age Challenge becomes widely recognized and scientifically understood, humanity will mobilize itself to meet that challenge and move ahead of it, and with it mobilize whatever it takes to get this done. And because this challenge is a universal challenge for the whole of humanity, I propose when the challenge is taken up seriously, all the little games of wars, poverty, looting, imperialism, greed, terror, depopulation, and so on, including nationalism, will be laid aside.

On this basis I forecast that we, humanity, have the brightest future ahead of us as the ball towards this future is already rolling, and is rolling amazingly fast, both in the domain of science and in politics, for which the evidence is slowly coming to the surface.

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