We’re heading into a new Little Ice Age

2015_07 Amundsen

While the original news story carefully avoided saying what the Amundsen’s research topic was, Jay T. Cullen, Associate Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, helpfully tweeted:

“From July 10 to August 20 I will be aboard the CCGS Amundsen working with a group of scientists to better understand how climate change in the Arctic is affecting important physical, biological and chemical processes and conditions in the marine environment.”

I was curious if he was a global warmist. I found this at his college bio: “We aim to understand the chemical speciation and fate of trace elements in the marine environment and how natural and anthropogenic environmental perturbations affect trace element biogeochemical cycles and vice versa.”

The key word in Leftist climate alarmism is “anthropogenic”, which means “man-made”, which means “OMG fossil fuels.”

A spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard said Tuesday that ice conditions are the worst he’s seen in 20 years. Those watching the SUN, instead of greenhouse gasses, are not surprised. We are heading into a new Grand Solar Minimum, which means a Little Ice Age is starting.

Feb 8, 2015: Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | More Top Scientists Forecast a Repeat of the 1600’s Maunder Minimum [4:52]

This fits with my belief that we are entering into the End Times, during which we can expect a sharp rise in violence, plagues and famines … all of which were features of the last Maunder Minimum.



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8 responses to “We’re heading into a new Little Ice Age

  1. cth: This fits with my belief that we are entering into the End Times…

    Not my balliwix, but I pass along a cupola linx for your perusal, chrissy.

    The Iran Deal and the Hebrew Calendar
    It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
    —Rabbi Benjamin Blech on AISH.com

    aaaannnnd in a different vein…

    Pope Francis – The False Prophet
    —Geri Ungurean, RaptureReady.com

    The former was more interesting to me than the latter, but as I say, this prophecy stuff is not my baliwick. I tried it once in my youth, but got distracted by girls. 😀


    • chrissythehyphenated

      The first one is interesting and ITA with “Jewish tradition acknowledges that God makes his voice heard in many different ways. One of them is by way of the connection between events and the calendar, between the linkage of a day’s meaning to its historic significance.” I’ve blogged about calendar stuff often and at length.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      There’s so much wrong with the article Pope Francis – The False Prophet @ http://raptureready.com/soap2/ungurean56.html that I don’t know where to start. The over-all problem is that it’s written with little understanding of how the Roman Catholic Church does things.

      The author’s lack of familiarity with Catholicism shows especially in condemning Pope Francis’ reference to Mother Earth. That isn’t a sign of paganism, but a reference to St. Francis’ Canticle of the Sun. You know St. Francis? The guy Pope Francis named himself after?

      “Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canticle_of_the_Sun

      Frankly, I find this particular piece of dimwittedness amusing since the author’s email address is grandmageri … Grand Mage Are I? Really? But it’s Pope Francis who must be a pagan because he referred to Mother Earth? Puh-leeze.

      The author’s ignorance also shows in assigning far too much weight to the pope’s assent to AGW claims. Catholics believe that the Holy Spirit, as promised by Christ, will protect the Holy Father’s teaching authority on issues of faith and morals. (This is also why we believe he cannot be the False Prophet!)

      Climate science is outside the pope’s teaching authority purview and I’ve got a lot of company in my dismay at his apparent unwillingness to listen to the other side of the story. However, I trust the Holy Spirit to allow His servants to do weird stuff that serves some bigger agenda, so I continue to pray for the Holy Father daily and leave it at that.

      The author is also way off base in accusing the Holy Father for his willingness to work with various kinds of people. Pope Francis has been crystal clear about his deep opposition to the anti-human aspects the AGW agenda. Perhaps the Holy Spirit has him working with these people in order to temper their evil and maybe save some of their souls? If you will recall, Jesus got the same kind of crap for eating with tax collectors.

      The huge majority of Pope Francis’ environment encyclical is nothing more than a continuation of long-standing Catholic teaching about being good stewards of God’s creation. I have no quibble with that. In fact, I believe that I am practicing Catholic ministry whenever I talk or write about the evils of the global warming agenda and why I think AGW science is politically driven crap.

      As for the badly misunderstood issue of papal infallibility — the Holy Spirit’s protection exists only UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. The pope does NOT speak infallibly every time he opens his mouth or puts pen to paper, but only when he issues a very solemn decree which is DESIGNATED an infallible teaching. More on this @ http://jimmyakin.com/2004/06/two_instances_o.html.

      A papal encyclical is a pastoral letter, much like the Epistles were. On the hierarchy of papal statements, it is somewhere below an infallible pronouncement and somewhere above the texts of his weekly addresses.

      Speaking of papal encyclicals, Pope John Paul II wrote in his encyclical, Ut Unum Sint (On commitment to Ecumenism), Pope John Paul II wrote, “ecumenism is an organic part of her (the church’s) life and work, and consequently must pervade all that she is and does; it must be like the fruit borne by a healthy and flourishing tree which grows to its full stature.”


      Sometimes I feel that some of my non-Catholic Christian brethren have been taught that attacking Catholics is “an organic part” of their church’s “life and work.” It often puzzles me why any pastor would feel it appropriate to rant against Catholicism from their pulpits.

      Ephesians 4:1ff – “I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

      I have never in my entire life heard “why they’re all wrong” from a Catholic pulpit. Why would I when it is Catholic teaching that we must respect others and make every effort to understand what they believe?


      • Wow, chrissy, wow. (The usual wows on your work.)

        Y’know, my main reason for writing was to pass along the Jewish calendar link, which I figured you would appreciate (better than I). The false pope link was sort-of a humorous afterthought, so I was stunned? amused? whelmed? by your multi-megaton takedown (which I read much more thoroughly than I skimmed the original).

        I also thought the website name was amusing, “Rapture Ready.” Is saying you’re rapture ready like bragging you’re humble? Or I suppose it could be taken, not as ready-now, but as getting-ready – a spiritual prepper site?

        Me, I’m just trying to get through the day without making things too much worse.



        • chrissythehyphenated

          Mindful … any time anyone opens a door for me to take down even one of the Jack Chick style lies about my beloved church … I will stompy foot right in! LOL

          BTW, I also consider myself Rapture Ready … which IMHO is no different from being ready to suffer a fatal infarction, fall down the stairs and break my foolish neck, or any of the other bazillion ways any of us can abruptly find ourselves before our Maker.

          To me, it means if He calls, in whatever way He chooses, I’m THERE, man! That being said, I do say a prayer every morning with my Bible time to rapture us all soon, cuz the world is getting horrible and I’d much rather zoom up to Heaven with my Dearest and my girls and their hubbies and my darling grands than stay here for all the plagues and whatnot that are coming.


  2. Ever since the Solar activity started dramatically dropping below expectations almost 10 years ago, it became obvious that we are headed for some modest global cooling. Because, as any blockhead with the facts knows, the sun drives our climate – NOT CO2. We are now seeing the results of that Solar inactivity. Don’t expect Michael Mann to resign in disgrace any time soon, though.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      At YouTube, I saw a BBC report that explained in detail what the solar minimum is and what happened the last time we had one this low. Violence, famine, plagues. It was bad.

      Then the anchor asked some Global Warming expert to explain how the solar minimum would affect global warming.

      His answer was Stupid Debris at its finest. “We must make a distinction between local weather and global climate.”

      Then he said, with a straight face, that the fact that the SUN is going to send less heat, it won’t affect the WHOLE planet, just the bits where human beings live and grow food.

      Sooooo … the sun is going to selectiely freeze humans out, but our fossil fuel use is still going to make the polar bears too warm? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


      • unholy crap, Chrissy, those last two paragraphs had me dying with laughter. . .!

        We are right about to take the solar plunge–the solar polar flip has pretty much completed and stabilized, and the sun itself has been snoring these past two weeks . . .