What causes our climate to change?
Climate Change Cause and the Affects:
When one reads the newspapers, somewhat in error, scientists, politicians and college students seem to be grasping for the answer. Climate change depends on many items, not just one, but the Sun does have the greatest input.
- The Sun
- The Sun's Sunspot Activity
- The Earth's near perfection in being a sphere
- The Earth's spin
- The Earth's slightly elliptical orbit
- The Earth's Axis, which tilts one way or another from Polaris to Vega over a 26,000 year period or a little shorter according to modern Astronomy.
- The Earth's Polar Ice Caps
- The Earth's Polar Ice Cap Conveyor Belt in the Atlantic Ocean
- The Earth's surface ocean currents
- The Earth's Jet Streams and surface winds
The following are mixed but of importance and can't really take one over another.
- Volcano activity
- Glacier activity
- Hurricane activity
- Wind and dust
- Normal green house gases that are stored and released from the Polar Ice Caps over some 126,000 years per each Ice Age Cycle
- Drought and River Flows
- Dammed rivers especially
- Man-made green house gases and pollution
Some of the above in Detail:
The Sun is our given source of heat and that sunshine. Scientists call it solar radiation.
The Earth is in an elliptical orbit around the Sun that will vary for another 50,000 years. That next orbit is to be more round. Thus, the Earth moves a little bit away from the Sun and then a little closer.
The Earth has an axis tilt that varies from about 22.1 to 24.5 (Simmons, Allen and Hoffman, Doug L., The Resilient Earth: Variations in Earths' Orbit) over a 26,000-year-period depending on who's book one reads. Now it is pointed towards the star Polaris, or the NorthStar. It once pointed about 5,000 years ago towards the front of the cup of the Small Dipper. This allowed the Pre-Greek people to name the star constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and made it to our newspaper horoscopes.
The Earth's axis will one day point to the star Vega. Vega is above one's head in the Badlands, South Dakota in the warm August evenings.
How does that affect the Earth? As the Earth axis tilts more towards the Sun, more sunshine hits the Arctic and Antarctica. Depending on other things going on, there should be more melting of the Polar Ice Caps.
Sunspots are in at least two known cycles. The first is the 11-year average cycle. Droughts occur during the down side of the cycle, which begins around the 5th or 6th year of the cycle and extends at least into the first year of the next cycle. Sunspot activity generates upper atmosphere humidity and that generates rain or snow.
The second know cycle of the Sunspots is the two-cycle drop at the first of each century of each sunspot activity and Joseph D'Aleo pointed this out back around 2009.
There may be a third-cycle that last about a thousand years or so or less. There was a Medieval Cycle about a thousand years ago. The Vikings sailed around Greenland (Secrets of the Ice Age, by Robert G. Johnson). The Vikings abandoned Greenland and during the Mini-Ice Age, Greenland was inhabitable (The Ice Findersby Edmond Blair Bolles).
The Medieval global warming period was followed with a Mini-Ice Age, which if based on sunspot activity, lasted from 1600 to 1700. This is known as Maunders' Minimum. The French lost parishes of citizens. Wolf packs roamed the parishes. The glacier that once filled Glacier Bay grew so fast, village tribes fled; ran for their lives. It pushed out into the Alaska waterway.
From 1700 to now, we reentered another global warming cycle in the period between ice ages. What we may be experiencing is 300 years of "regular" sunspot activity and are experiencing an accumulated affect.
What does this mean? Glaciers will continue to melt and grow through 2035 and after that continue to melt more than grow. It should get warmer after that, but this will be a cooler century overall than 1900 to 2007.
Why? The present cycle and it's twin to follow will take the gusto out of this global warming we have enjoyed per Joseph D'Aleo. (He observed that first. I was about six months behind his article. An old Navy Chief one said, "He who gets there firstest with the mostest, Wins!) The earth will not be able to warm up again as we know it in our life time.
Another observation is that during the Medieval Period, sunspot activity began to decline and around 1275 A.D. a drought hit the southwest and Texas area of today's United States. The Cliff Dwellers of Southwest Colorado and the Mound Builders, about a 120 miles north of Houston abandoned their homes. At the same time, England suffered heavy rains that spoiled their crops.
That is repeating today. Lower sunspot activity after a century of strong sunspot activity causes heavy drought in the US of A Southwest, Plain States and Texas and England experiences heavy rain.
Earth Stuff That Causes Climate Change!
There are four or five known or stated green house gases and really three of them are Carbon based. The Carbons are: Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Methane. Carbon Dioxide works the animal world's Nitrate Cycle. We give off Carbon Dioxide and plants absorb it through the ground water to produce its food and releases on molecule of oxygen back to the animal world and water.
What Global Warming Alarmists don't talk about or understand is the full cycle of Carbon Dioxide. If we look at Venus, we see their fear, a planet covered in CO2, with more heat than Mercury that is closer to the Sun.
On the other hand is Mars with Dry Ice Polar Ice Caps. Dry Ice is frozen CO2. On NBC News, January 15, 2013, it was revealed that Mars once had water. One can guess where that will lead us to. We will start looking for fossils next. I am serious about that. It is only natural.
The Earth is in between. Why can the Earth not have both? It may. We just haven't looked. If we have, the information has not been revealed.
Also, much credit for the rising CO2 is given to man's burning of carbon based materials such as coal. No one has accounted for the amount of CO2 released from the glaciers and Polar Ice Caps since the Mini Ice Age.
Finally, much of our new laws, executive orders and regulations are based on CO2 being made into pollution. This is based on hypothesis. These hypothesis used for CO2 Cap and Trade legislation never reach Natural Law level, but modern governments are willing to legislate CO2.
Carbon Monoxide is from the deterioration of live materials such as on finds in an outhouse, a compose pile, and makes up what some call, "swamp gas".
Carbon Monoxide is what cars and trucks give off in the combustion of gasoline or diesel. This has too much carbon in it for an animal to survive very long if no fresh-air is available. It really has no odor and is the quiet killer of many people.
The other two greenhouse gases are humidity and Ozone. If one were to read the story of Noah in detail, one would learn that the floods came before the rain. Rain and snow need humidity to come about.
(Where did the floods come from? Drop the Mt. Ararat story and take up the story of Noah again. His location was in the Ararat Mountains, which was probably the bowl of mountains that Armenia sets in. With melting ice age deluge about 16,000 years ago and glaciers blocking the valleys of the mountains, it would only take one glacier dam to flood the Armenia area from today's Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. See Missoula Glacier Lake scenario by J. Harlen Bretz in Bretz's Flood by John Soennichsen and Robert G. Johnson's ' Secrets of the Ice Ages.)
Scientists also believe Ozone to be a global warming gas. Gasses in 82 degrees F and lightning strikes produce Ozone as well as Ozone machines on tops of factories required by the EPA. The belief is now that aerosol chemicals breakdown Ozone.
I believed they have overlooked the cooler sunspot cycle in which the scare began. The sunspot cycle from about 1964 to 1975 was much weaker than the three cycles before and the three cycles that came after the cooler period that lasted to the early 1980s.
When temperatures dropped in the late 1960s and 1970s coincided with the Ozone hole that opened up. Reading a USA Today a year or two ago, the Carolina's noted a drop in critical Ozone numbers.
We have been cooling off somewhat for the last eight years with a nice spike here lately. That Ozone hole may return in the near future. There simply might not be the numbers to keep the Ozone hole closed up until after 2035.
A drop in sunspot activity drops humidity, which drops the amount of rain and snow that drops the rivers and lake levels. Lake levels feed our seas, gulfs and oceans with fresh, cooler water.
How does this affect us? Per Johnson, the Aswan Dam was finished in 1968. That blocked the Nile and fresh water to the Mediterranean Sea. The salinity of the Med Sea increased and increased the exchange of Med Sea's warmer waters with the cooler Atlantic Ocean's water. How much did the Atlantic Ocean rise in temperature?
Now, major drought has spread throughout the world due to the drop in sunspot activity. Just recently, a photo of the Mississippi River revealed numerous sunken ships. The Colorado River is used up before it meets the sea.
Does less fresh, cooler waters filling our oceans cause more hurricanes? We know it has wrecked havoc on livestock and crops. How will this affect food supply and exports? It has to start soon if not already.