Researcher: Earth Facing a Long, 'Difficult' Period of Cold

Friday, 15 Aug 2014 07:15 PM

By Sean Piccoli

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A planet fixated on global warming is not prepared for the real climate crisis that's already here — a pronounced cold spell that could last another 30 years and cause damage to the world's crops, a private researcher and space policy that expert told Newsmax TV on Friday. 

John L. Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corporation, joined "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner to discuss the conclusions laid out in his new book, "Dark Winter: How The Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell."

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Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, said that the Sun has entered a cyclical period of "solar hibernation," powering down just enough to alter the Earth's climate significantly. 

The result will be a much colder planet — "not an ice age, necessarily," said Casey, but a "difficult cold that will start to damage our crops, globally, within the next 10-15 years."

"We are absolutely unprepared," said Casey.

Casey said that he's waged a seven-year fight to alert people to the danger uncovered by his research and stop the world's misplaced fear of man-made global warming, which his book calls "the greatest scientific fraud in history."

He said that one obstacle is the consensus — especially among U.S. scientists — that global warming caused by by man-made CO2 emissions is a proven, indsiputable fact. He contrasted that orthodoxy with a more informed climate change discussion that exists in, of all places, Russia.

"Surprisingly, the former communist Soviet Union is quite open and quite free for their climate scientists to tell the truth about their climate, which is [that] global warming ended many years ago and a new cold climate has begun," said Casey.

Russian scientists who believe in the connection between solar hibernation and a colder Earth "are routinely interviewed on their TV and their news media," said Casey, adding, "We believe their government is planning for this new cold era.

"But it's just the opposite here in the U.S., where, if any government scientist dared stand up and say what I'm saying today, they wouldn't be around in their job very long," he said.

Casey said that Earth was until recently in one of its warm periods, which he described as the planetary "norm" typically lasting thousands of years.

The difference between this new cold spell and previous ones, he said, is that it has arrived far sooner than usual — about 200 years since the last switch from warming to cooling caused by the sun.

"What we now know after decades of research is that the slightest variation in the sun's energy output can make the difference between the modern warm period we just went through versus a new global ice age," said Casey.

He said the sun has far more power over Earth's climate than heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions produced by human civilization.

"What we've learned, if anything, from the billions and billions of dollars [spent] in 25 years of research is that mankind's [contribution] to the greenhouse gases is truly insignificant," said Casey.

He said that the amount of naturally occurring CO2 in the atmosphere is estimated to be 20-40 times the amount produced by humans, and furthermore that CO2 itself makes up a small percentage of all the planet's greenhouse gases: Water vapor accounts for 95 percent of greenhouse gases, he said.

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He said that while the general public is finally wising up to these facts, policy makers are not.

"When you have the president of the United States in June of last year, as he did in Georgetown University, tell the world that not only do we still have warming, but global warming is accelerating — truly, we're in trouble and we're not prepared for what's coming," said Casey.

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