by Michael Snyder
December 16, 2013
Back in 2009, Al Gore
boldly declared that,
"the entire north polar ice cap
during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free
within the next five to seven years."
Well, it turns out that was a lie along
with almost everything else that
Al Gore has been peddling.
The truth is that the polar ice cap is
actually growing. It is about 50 percent larger than it was at this
time last year. And as you will read about below, a shocking UN
report that was recently leaked shows that the planet has actually
not been warming for the past 15 years.
So if you are breathlessly anticipating
that "global warming" will soon bring on the apocalypse, you can
stop waiting. On the other hand, there is rising concern about what
"global cooling" will soon do to the planet as we suffer through the
beginning of the coldest winter in decades.
Thanks to an
unusually quiet solar cycle and an
unusually high number of volcano eruptions,
global temperatures have been falling.
And if this cold weather persists, that
could lead to massive global problems. Periods of very low
temperatures throughout history have resulted in mass crop failures
and widespread famines.
Could that soon happen to us?
The following are some signs that "global warming" was a lie
and that we have now entered a period of global cooling…
According to a leaked UN report
that absolutely rocked the "global warming" believers, the
earth has not gotten any warmer
for the past 15 years.
The amount of ice covering the
Arctic is up
by 50 percent compared to
this time in 2012.
In just one week in late
November, a combined total of
more than 1000 new cold temperature
and snowfall records were set in the United
In just one week in December, a
combined total of
more than 2000 new cold temperature
and snowfall records were set in the United
On December 15th,
53 percent of the United
States was covered in snow. That was the highest level on
this date in 11 years.
A snowstorm that spanned
more than 1,000 miles
slammed into New England on Sunday.
Some areas of upstate New York
were hit with
about six feet of snow a
few days ago.
Chicago just experienced that
coldest temperatures that it has seen in December
in nearly 20 years.
On December 7th,
Eugene, Oregon recorded the lowest temperature that it has
since December 11th, 1972.
A few days ago,
three feet of snow closed
roads in Jerusalem. It was the worst snow storm in Israel
Heavy snow also fell
on parts of Saudi Arabia.
That was considered to be extremely unusual.
The recent snowfall in Turkey
was so bad that it closed
Temperatures have dropped so low
that some Syrian war refugees are actually
dying from the cold.
Cairo, Egypt just had the first
snowfall that it has experienced
in 100 years.
It was so cold in Canada
recently that the Arctic Winter Games biathlon trials
were forced indoors.
According to NASA satellite
data, a temperature of
minus 135 degrees Fahrenheit
(minus 93 degrees Celsius) was recorded in Antarctica back
So why is all of this happening?
Well, the number one factor affecting our climate is the giant ball
called the Sun that our planet
revolves around. As detailed in a
previous article, solar activity
has dropped to a 100-year low.
The following is how a Space.com
article recently described what we are currently
The sun’s current space-weather
cycle is the most anemic in 100 years, scientists say.
Our star is now at "solar
maximum," the peak phase of its 11-year activity
cycle. But this solar max is weak, and the overall current
cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, conjures up comparisons to the
famously feeble Solar Cycle 14 in the early 1900s, researchers
"None of us alive have ever seen
such a weak cycle. So we will learn something," Leif Svalgaard
of Stanford University told reporters here today (Dec. 11) at
the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Another factor that is causing all of
this cold weather is a dramatic rise in volcanic activity.
Throughout human history, volcanic eruptions have produced some of
the coldest winters ever recorded, and in 2013 we have witnessed a
record number of volcanic eruptions.
Something appears to be happening to the
crust of the earth, and that is one of the reasons why I included
the future eruption of Mt. Rainier
in my new novel. The mainstream
media does not talk about this much, but right now we are seeing a
stunning rise in volcanic activity all over the planet.
The truth is that volcanoes can influence our climate far more than
normal human activity ever possibly could. When a tremendous amount
of volcanic debris gets ejected into the atmosphere, it can have a
huge impact on global temperatures and the consequences can be quite
The following historic examples come
The effects of volcanic
eruptions on recent winters are modest in scale, but
historically have been significant.
Most recently, the 1991
explosion of Mount Pinatubo, a strato-volcano in the
Philippines, cooled global temperatures for about 2–3
In 1883, the explosion of
Krakatoa (Krakatau) created volcanic winter-like conditions.
The four years following the explosion were unusually cold,
and the winter of 1887-1888 included powerful blizzards.
Record snowfalls were recorded worldwide.
The 1815 eruption of Mount
Tambora, a strato-volcano in Indonesia, occasioned
mid-summer frosts in New York State and June snowfalls in
New England and Newfoundland and Labrador in what came to be
known as the "Year Without a Summer" of 1816.
A paper written by Benjamin
Franklin in 1783 blamed the unusually cool summer of 1783 on
volcanic dust coming from Iceland, where the eruption of
Laki volcano had released enormous amounts of sulfur
dioxide, resulting in the death of much of the island’s
livestock and a catastrophic famine which killed a quarter
of the Icelandic population. Northern hemisphere
temperatures dropped by about 1 °C in the year following the
In 1600, the Huaynaputina in
Peru erupted. Tree ring studies show that 1601 was cold.
Russia had its
worst famine in 1601-1603. From 1600 to 1602,
Switzerland, Latvia and Estonia had exceptionally cold
winters. The wine harvest was late in 1601 in France, and in
Peru and Germany, wine production collapsed. Peach trees
bloomed late in China, and Lake Suwa in Japan froze early.
So are we now heading for a similar
period of time?
Will lower temperatures lead to mass crop failures and widespread