Although the global warming panic of the last twenty years has been a wasteful distraction for humanity, it has, thankfully, served one good purpose…. As a consequence, decades of discovery have been shortened into just a few years. Without the outside interest … humanity would be sleepwalking into the very disruptive cooling that will be caused by Solar Cycles 24 and 25 … to at least 2040.”David Archibald, The Twilight of Abundance [i]
Last October, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar wrote a piece titled “Antarctica’s last 6 months were the coldest on record.”[iii] Last February, as if to paint an entirely different picture, The Scientific American offered the headline, “Sea Ice Around Antarctic Reaches a Record Low.” [iv] This, they claimed, was due to a combination of factors – the leading one, of course, was anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. The article misleads the reader by suggesting the Antarctic is warming. Nothing was said about the actual state of affairs. “At the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, located on the highest plateau of Antarctica, average temperatures from April to September, the continent’s winter months, fell all the way down to 78 degrees below zero Fahrenheit….” [v] And now, last month, temperatures have hit all-time record lows. Last April 14 the world’s lowest temperature was recorded at Vostok Station – 106.2 degrees Farhenheit.[vi]
There are also oddities reported with the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Record-breaking megaflashes of lightning have been reported.[vii] This is especially alarming because the planet’s electromagnetic field is continuing to weaken at an ever-accelerating rate. What does this mean for the future? We do not as yet know.
In Plato’s works we have the testimony of Critias about Solon’s trip to Egypt during the sixth century BC. There, a very old priest said, “Oh Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old one among you.” When Solon asked what the Egyptian meant by this, he received the following reply: “I mean to say … that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of humanity arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones….” [viii]
The Egyptian priest then explained, “There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Phaethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of this father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt.” [ix]
The Egyptian then explained what this story signified: “Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore.” [x]
Some have speculated that the old Egyptian was referring to a “micronova” event. Associate Professor of Natural Sciences Robert Schoch, at Boston University, wrote a book titled Forgotten Civilizations: The Role of Solar Outbursts in our Past and Future. According to Schoch, ice core samples from Greenland show that a powerful solar flare occurred at the end of the last Ice Age, around 9700 BC. This event, according to researchers, was forty times the power of the 1859 Carrington event (which melted telegraph equipment by way of its super EMP effect). [xi]
Investigation of moon rocks also indicates recurring solar eruptions. Bradley Schaefer, an astrophysicist at NASA, wrote a paper in which he stated, “The existence of a glazing on the top surfaces of lunar rocks has been used as a strong argument for a ‘solar outburst’ where the Sun increased its luminosity by over 100 times for 10 to 100 [seconds] within the last 30,000 years.” [xii]
Here is my discussion with David DuByne:
Notes and Links
[i] David Archibald, The Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2014), p. 12.
[ii] Ibid, p. vii.
[viii] Plato, Timaeus, transl. Benjamin Jowett.
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