We’ve warned for years, since Sent To Earth, in 2001, that the current uptrend in temperatures closely resembles a similar period during the Middle Ages that ended around 1350 and was followed, like a curtain dropping, by global cooling.
The “culprit” is the sun, or more to the point, a bunch of sunspots — again, similar to recent decades.
Heightened sunspot activity led to higher temperatures.
Like our own time, there were striking reports. Glaciers began melting in the Arctic. It became so warm that they could farm the northernmost highlands in England and even Norway. Sea levels rose, as the glaciers, including in Antarctica, turned to mush. Hurricanes became more fierce.
But then came a dearth of sunspots known as the “Maunder Minimum” and temperatures plummeted.
That cold spell lasted until well into the last century. (Think: George Washington and, at the beginning of the cooling, the frozen Delaware.)
The cold temperatures hurt crops and weakened the populace, contributing to the great bubonic plague (which killed between a quarter and a third of those on afflicted continents).
As National Geographic points out, characterizing one especially brutal winter, this in France:
“It happened literally overnight in the first few days of 1709. On January 5, temperatures plummeted—not, perhaps, a surprise in European winter. But 1709 was no ordinary cold snap. Dawn broke the next morning on a continent that had frozen over from Italy to Scandinavia and from England to Russia, and would not warm up again for the next three months. During the worst winter in 500 years, extreme cold followed by food shortages caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in France alone, froze lagoons in the Mediterranean, and changed the course of a war. Shivering in England, the scholar William Derham wrote: ‘I believe the Frost was greater … than any other within the Memory of Man.’
France was hit hardest
“The country most affected by the terrible cold was undoubtedly France. The year 1709 had already started badly. French peasants had been hit by poor harvests, taxes, and conscription for the War of the Spanish Succession. The cold snaps of late 1708 were as nothing to the crash in temperatures that took place over the night of January 5 to 6. In the following two weeks, snow would fall and thermometers in France would drop to a low of -5°F.”
This is why we call what is going on now not “climate change” or “global warming,” though those terms, now far too political, fit to an extent, but instead refer to it as a “climate swerve.”
The climate is swerving up and down. We drew that conclusion after interviewing literally dozens of meteorologists, climatologists, and government officials. One example: we were told there would be a northward migration of animals, especially species like the monarch butterfly, which would begin to show up in Canada.
In the past ten years, precisely that has occurred: monarchs have been seen in southern midwest Canada for the first time in recent history.
Yes, there is warming in most parts of the world. It is generalized. One area can experience it to a much greater degree than another. And a warming trend in one locale can be interrupted by a month or year of cold weather.
Trending up, however, the general temperatures have been. The National Climactic Data Center (which is neither Democrat nor Republican) has been documenting this for decades. One needs to study their data, as opposed to that of cottage experts.
But the current trend can (and in our guesstimation, will) reverse itself, and global warming will again become global cooling with (again) dramatic global results. We are seeing the glimmerings of this already.