Conspiracy Theorist

Are you ready for global cooling?

 By Mark Luedtke

CBS News reported: “‘The Farmers’ Almanac’ is using words like ‘piercing cold,’ ‘bitterly cold’ and ‘biting cold’ to describe the upcoming winter. ‘We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,’ said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.”

Even though many disregard the 197-year-old publication, considering it little more than superstition, the almanac’s predictions are based on a solid foundation. CBS continued: “Based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, the almanac’s secret formula is largely unchanged since founder David Young published the first almanac in 1818.” The “Almanac’s” prediction is supported by modern science – not the pseudo-science of global warming frauds funded by poisoned government money – but real scientists who use the scientific method to develop, test and refine their theories.

Several years ago, Australian scientist David Archibald predicted the world would cool significantly during solar cycle 24. Solar cycle 24 is the designation of the current sunspot cycle. The number of sunspots peak and ebb over, typically, an 11-year cycle and the number of sunspots strongly correlates with climate on Earth. Fewer sunspots correlates with cooler climate.

Archibald predicted that solar cycle 24 would be an unusually quiet cycle, while NASA scientists were predicting it would be a normal cycle. It took NASA scientists several years and several revisions before they reduced their predictions to something close to reality. Solar cycle 24 just passed solar maximum – the peak of the sunspot cycle – and it’s the weakest sunspot cycle in more than 100 years.

Critics say that climate has not cooled so far over solar cycle 24. They’re wrong. By all accounts, global warming stopped at least 16 years ago. Some date sets show it stopped 20 years ago. That fact has been fairly well publicized, driving the global warming frauds into a dither. What hasn’t been publicized is the climate has experienced a slight cooling trend for the past five years during solar cycle 24. And because cooling tends to occur during the last half of every solar cycle, the planet experienced a cooling trend over the past 10 years as well. Even the oceans are cooling.

This cooling trend during the first half of solar cycle 24, when the planet usually warms, is a bad sign for the future. In August of last year, Archibald updated his prediction on the onset of global cooling, predicting cooling would become obvious in the second half of 2013, after solar maximum, and it would accelerate as the cycle dwindled to its end. Since then, England experienced its coldest spring since 1891. We just experienced an unusually cool summer.

Worse yet, solar cycle 24 is not only unusually weak, Armstrong predicts it will last 12 more years.

But it gets worse. As weak as solar cycle 24 is, solar cycle 25 is predicted to be almost non-existent. Archibald compares this period to the Dalton Minimum, a period named for an observer of solar cycles 5 and 6, both unusually weak cycles similar to cycle 24. Global temperatures during this period were unusually cold for several decades.

Since climate science in the Western world is dominated by the global warming frauds, Archibald’s predictions have yet to become mainstream in the West. They will soon. In the meantime, scientists around the world have come to the same conclusions. The Global Warming Policy Foundation reported Japanese scientists are even more pessimistic, “Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London’s Thames [River] froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto.” That’s a reference to the Maundar Minimum, an extremely cold period during the worst of the Little Ice Age, in which sunspots virtually disappeared for nearly a century.

Not to be outdone, Russian scientists predict a period of cooling lasting 200-250 years.

Don’t panic. Falling for global cooling alarmism is as foolish as falling for global warming alarmism. While it’s pretty clear we’re going to suffer global cooling and bitterly cold winters for the rest of solar cycle 24, that’s as far as scientists can predict with any certainty. Because scientists don’t understand the sun, nobody can predict what solar cycle 25 will be like, let alone cycles further out.

In the long run, Earth has been cooling for 7,500 years on its way to another ice age. It may start tomorrow. It may start 1,000 years from now. Again, nobody knows.

One thing we know for sure is climate will change naturally, the way it has always done since Earth was created. We also know that political opportunists like Al Gore and others will capitalize on those changes to advance their personal interests and enrich themselves at our expense. We know pseudo-scientists will ally with politicians to enrich themselves by producing fraudulent papers exaggerating climate change, blaming human activity and declaring only government, by stealing more of our money, can solve the problem. Don’t fall for it.

The views and opinions expressed in Conspiracy Theorist are the views and/or opinions of the author and do not reflect the views and/or opinions of the Dayton City Paper or Dayton City Media and are published strictly for entertainment purposes only.

 Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at


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