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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100092280/10-reasons-to-be-cheerful-about-the-coming-new-ice-age/

It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming. Indeed, it might even usher in a lengthy period of climate grimness such as we saw during the Maunder Minimum (when Ice Fairs were held on the Thames) or the Dalton Minimum (which brought us such delights as the 1816 Year Without A Summer).

Here’s how Watts Up With That reports the bad news:

A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our Sun is heading for a rest period even as it is acting up for the first time in years, according to scientists at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
As the current sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, begins to ramp up toward maximum, independent studies of the solar interior, visible surface, and the corona indicate that the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or may not happen at all…..
….“This is highly unusual and unexpected,” Dr. Frank Hill, associate director of the NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network, said of the results. “But the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.”

Oh dear. Or is it “Oh dear?”. Could there yet be a glimmer of hope and joy amid this black, treacly splurge of impending climate doom?

Of course there could, and here are just a few reasons why we should welcome the arrival of the imminent Ice Age.

1. Well I’ve never ice-skated on the Thames. Have you? Also, I’d be quite interested to hear what that “expert” has to say: the one at Alan Howard’s Downing College climate conference who blithely assured us that 17th frost fairs had NOTHING to do with the Little Ice Age. (It was all because the Thames flowed in a much more turgid way back then, apparently….)

2. People will no longer merely be mildly irritated at the way their landscape has been disfigured by bat-chomping eco-crucifixes for rent-seeking toffs (aka wind farms) in the name of saving us from “global warming.” They will be incandescent. Lynch-mob incandescent.

3. As the starving polar bears march southward on the new sheet ice now extending from the North Pole to Gibraltar, desperate citizens will be forced to make tough decisions about which sacrificial victim should be fed next to the ravening beasts so that they leave the rest of us alone. Happily I have a suggestion. His name is Richard Kemp and – apparently – he is Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association. And among his taxpayer-funded functions – again, apparently – is to give quotes to newspapers telling us how grateful and happy we should be that our bins will now be emptied less often.

He said: “Weekly rubbish collection is dead and finished. I’m delighted reason has prevailed. It’s not what most local people want, it’s not what most local councils want and it’s certainly not what the advisers want. What local people want is a system that helps maximise recycling and helps to promote healthy living.”

Feed, my hungry ursine brothers! Feed!

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But but but, we were told by the IPCC and our Politicians that CO2 levels was the main driver of climate change and nothing at all to do with the Sun's activity.

Are these same wise few telling us that our carbon emissions have actually saved us from being as frozen as they were in the 17th century?

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It's just setting up another excuse for more taxes.

They'll be tracking global cooling taxes in parallel with global warming taxes and in due course there'll likely be taxes for global no temperature change in the pipeline as well - just in case.

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But but but, we were told by the IPCC and our Politicians that CO2 levels was the main driver of climate change and nothing at all to do with the Sun's activity.

Are these same wise few telling us that our carbon emissions have actually saved us from being as frozen as they were in the 17th century?

10. The Prince of Wales, Al Gore, Rajendra Pachauri, James Hansen, Paul Ehrlich, David Cameron, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ed Begley Jr, Sir P Nurse of the Royal Society and Britain’s second most famous celebrity mathemetician Simon Singh will be among the many former Warmists who put their names to a grovelling apology published in all the world’s newspapers explaining how incredibly bad and stupid they feel for all the economic damage they have inflicted, all the careers ruined, all the unnecessary fear promoted as a result of their misguided promotion of the “Man-Made Global Warming” myth. Yeah, right. Hell will freeze over before that happens. But wait: what are all those spike-tailed, horned, red figures doing gliding on blades across the surface of the Styx?

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But but but, we were told by the IPCC and our Politicians that CO2 levels was the main driver of climate change and nothing at all to do with the Sun's activity.

Are these same wise few telling us that our carbon emissions have actually saved us from being as frozen as they were in the 17th century?

Cry wolf problem though, in that even if they are right this time nobody will believe them. Therefore the best thing for us to do is ship them to China with a kilo of heroin in their luggage. So they get tortured to death in a Chinese prison.

That should sort the problem out.

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Cry wolf problem though, in that even if they are right this time nobody will believe them. Therefore the best thing for us to do is ship them to China with a kilo of heroin in their luggage. So they get tortured to death in a Chinese prison.

That should sort the problem out.

I think you may be onto something there.

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Here's #11 - Snowboard parks on exmoor.

One things for sure - I couldn't give a shit what we get - loads of snow or loads of sun - as long as we get one of them.

What we'll end up with though, Is miserable, windy, overcast, wet weather, as we alway's do and always will.

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Always makes me laugh when the AGW cultists say the 'deniers' cant be trusted because they (many are n't in fact) are bankrolled by big oil.

And someone who gets paid by the govt IS to be trusted?!

Its like saying banksters didnt know what was going on. Of course they did, but why rock the boat when you'll be marginalized by your peers. Same goes for every other profession that exists by ensuring a set narrative continues.

Just because they're 'scientists' doesnt mean they are exempt from human behavioural traits.

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No problem, we will soon be introduced to the new Glacier tax to fund the 30 billion hairdryers that will be pointed at marching wall of ice.

Or as mentioned by Reck B above, we will just get more of the same miserably variable weather we have always had.

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Always makes me laugh when the AGW cultists say the 'deniers' cant be trusted because they (many are n't in fact) are bankrolled by big oil.

And someone who gets paid by the govt IS to be trusted?!

Its like saying banksters didnt know what was going on. Of course they did, but why rock the boat when you'll be marginalized by your peers. Same goes for every other profession that exists by ensuring a set narrative continues.

Just because they're 'scientists' doesnt mean they are exempt from human behavioural traits.

just the sort of post I would expect from a big oil funded denialist.

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Its also very "unexpected." Maybe Mystic Merv is influenced by sun spot activity. No sunspots means "extra vigilance" is required.

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Well here's my ten reasons why :

i) No need to travel to France for skiing.

ii) No more sweaty armpits in offices in summer.

iii) Less flies.

iv) Ice creams melt less quickly and won't fall off the cone.

v) Fat people will wear more clothes, covering up their lardy bodies that no-one wants to see.

vi) Dogs such as huskys will become more popular.

vii) Dog sled riding will become a national sport

viii) Canal and river skating in the winter.

ix) More endless HPC off topic debate about what the right car/tyres are for snow.

x) Christmas will be more Chrissmassy.

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Usual selective reporting by the AGW-sceptic Telegraph.

As Gordon Macrae writing in the International Business Times notes:

"We have not predicted a Little Ice Age," Frank Hill of the National Solar Observatory told Reuters. "We have predicted something going on with the Sun." There's a key difference.

This is certainly the view of Michael Marshall who, writing in the New Scientist, has been quick to refute the claims of a global cooling event.

"The reality is that, while the sun may well be about to give us a shove in the direction of cool temperatures, the evidence suggests it won't be anything like enough to drown out the warming effects of our greenhouse gas emissions," he said.

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The sun is going through a very quite period at the moment. We are nearing the time when the magnetic poles of the sun switch over. This may well bring about large solar storms and knock out communications and electricity transmission lines all over the world.

The last big one was in 1859, the next one could throw us back in infrastructure to 1959.

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Stagflation, strikes and now talk of a new ice age on the way.

It's getting more like the 70s every day.

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Stagflation, strikes and now talk of a new ice age on the way.

It's getting more like the 70s every day.

Jon Pertwee back as Doctor Who, in colour?

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