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It's Global Cooling, and It's Deadly

Tuesday, 26 June 2007 12:00 AM

Unless you've been living in an igloo in some desolate arctic region bereft of any form of communication with the outside world, it should become obvious that the world has been undergoing some pretty violent episodes of extreme weather.

There have been vast forest areas wiped out by fire and incredible amounts of rainfall resulting in floods of an unprecedented magnitude from Texas to England and just about every place in between.

If you've been following my series on global cooling starting in 1997, none of this will come as a surprise. These are all symptoms of an approaching ice age — symptoms, the record shows, present prior to the onset of all previous ice ages.

Before I get further into this, let me make it clear that I am not predicting the sudden appearance of great sheets of ice descending on the northern U.S. and Europe and burying New York under a few miles of ice in the near future — that's 30,000 years away and doesn't concern us — at least those of us who don't plan to be around then.

What concerns me, and should concern you, is the period that precedes the onset of glaciation. As I wrote back in 1997 (see http://www.pvbr.com/Issue_1/global12.htm) and have harped on ever since, historical records show that the period between the switch from interglacial interludes and the return of glaciation is about 20 short years.

Moreover, as the earth proceeds through that 20 year period, all hell breaks loose, with each year getting worse and more violent than the previous one. Mother Nature appears to go more and more berserk each year and by the time that glaciation begins to set in Mother Earth and its inhabitants are devastated.

Do I have your attention now?

Before you accuse me of being a demented alarmist take a look at some facts. In my 1997 series, "The IceMan Cometh," I wrote of studies by Dr. George Kukla, a member of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences and a pioneer in the field of astronomical forcing.

I explained that in the early 1960s, Dr. Kukla and Julius Fink examined glacial loess deposits and found evidence of 10 ice ages in the samples. Later, in 1977, the journal Quaternary Research published their findings in an article "Pleistocene Climates in Central Europe: At least 17 Interglacials after the Olduvai Event."

Now comes the Financial Post's Lawrence Solomon with a piece "Forget Warming — beware the next new ice age," in which he discusses Kukla's warnings harking back to the 1970s and his present contentions. Solomon himself is executive director of Urban Renaissance Institute and Consumer Policy Institute, divisions of Energy Probe Research Foundation.

He has recently written about and identified many scientists who deny the claims of Al Gore and his chums who claim fasely that all reputable scientists say the science is settled and that's it!

Before I cite Solomon's article I want to dispel any questions skeptics might have about Kukla and his solid credentials. According Solomon, Kukla is a micropalentologist and special research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and is a pioneer in the study of solar forcing of climate changes.

He was the lead author of the scientific paper that first supported Milutin Milankovic's theory of glacial cycles by investigating the stratigraphy in deep-sea sediment cores from the southern Indian Ocean. In the cores were clear imprints of Milankovic's proposed cycles. In his paper he wrote, "We are certain now that changes in the Earth's orbital geometry caused the ice ages. The evidence is so strong that other explanations must now be discarded or modified."

Prior to joining Columbia in 1971, he had published landmark studies in Czechoslovakia, where he was a member of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences.

OK. Here's what Dr. Kukla says now. He maintains that the record clearly shows that global warming always precedes an ice age. That makes the current period of global warming a mere blip that constitutes additional indication of the ice age to come.

He insists that the fundamental issue here could not be more clear: For millions of years, the geologic record shows, earth has experienced an ongoing cycle of ice ages, each typically lasting about 100,000 years, and each punctuated by briefer, warmer periods called interglacials, such as the one we are now in. This ongoing cycle closely matches cyclic variations in earth's orbit around the sun.

"I feel we're on pretty solid ground in interpreting orbit around the sun as the primary driving force behind ice-age glaciation. The relationship is just too clear and consistent to allow reasonable doubt," Dr. Kukla said. "It's either that, or climate drives orbit, and that just doesn't make sense."

In 1997, I wrote about the 20 year period between interglacial periods and glaciation. I quoted paleologist-pollen specialist Genevieve Woillard as writing in a 1979 Nature article about that period. She wrote that the only real question remaining is how long it will take for the glaciation process to set in. Woillard reported on her studies of pollen samples in a lake bottom in South Vosges, France. She wrote that at the start of a number of past glacial periods, the vegetation changed from temperate zone trees to subarctic needle-bearing trees in a period of 150 years plus or minus 75 years. The change was one of gradual deterioration until the last 20 years. During that final score of years, the type of vegetation completely changed. What her studies, and those of other paleoclimatologists who have examined past ice ages, show, is that the transition between interglacial and glacial periods is one of increasing violence — more volcanic eruptions, storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

To sum up, here are a few facts — that's facts, not the computer models (guesses) that pass for evidence in the global warming community:

To get to the point of all of this, let me quote what I write back in 1997 about the opinions of former government scientist Dr. George Kaplan, the real historian of the global warming/global cooling dispute.

"Has the warming theory 'campaign' been the last stand of an errant scientific ideology?" he asked. "Such a hypothesis can be acceptable to some, but the obvious failing of the theory in the face of global catastrophe argues for a more substantial motivation. "It would pay to investigate this motivation further to consider whether politics has been responsive to poor science or whether economics and politics have made false tools out of science for narrow interest. "If the latter is true, the manipulation and subversion of the truth-seeking apparatus by political and private interests is, in the present situation, of such extreme malevolence that it ranks as the greatest malfeasance in history."

Exactly.

In short, what Al Gore and his supporters are doing is nothing short of criminal. At a time in the world's history when mankind faces a catastrophe unlike anything in the entire history of humanity (all human history from Adam and Eve to the present has taken place in the last 12,000 years) the Goreites lull us into a false belief that global warming is not only happening, but can be prevented.

This, at a time when what we should be doing is getting spiritually prepared for what may well be the end of an age, if not of the world. If the past is really prologue, the next five years is going to be something close to a gradually occurring Armageddon.

Orate Fratis

Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who writes for NewsMax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s.

He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska.

He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers.

He can be reached at pvb@pvbr.com.

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