‘Winter Is Coming’ Warns The Solar Physicist The Alarmists Tried To Silence

‘Winter Is Coming’ Warns The Solar Physicist The Alarmists Tried To Silence, by James Delingpole. Global cooling up next:

Make the most of this summer because it could be your last decent one: winter is coming as the planet enters the most devastating cooling period since the 65-year Maunder Minimum of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

This is the dire forecast of Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, who has based her prediction on sun spot activity – known to be a significant driver of global climate – which is currently very low and likely to get even lower during the next three solar cycles.

Naturally the warmists tried to keep her silent:

That shock will be felt most especially by the world’s climate alarmist Establishment, whose scientists and learned institutions have staked their reputation on the idea that CO2, not solar activity, is the prime driver of climate and that the planet is on a warming trend not a cooling one.

This explains  why when Professor Zharkova first released her findings last year, various climate alarmists went behind her back to the Royal Astronomical Society to try to persuade them to withdraw the press release.

James mentions my work too:

But Zharkova’s ice age predictions have been backed by a number of scientists, among them Australia’s Dr David Evans with his Notch-Delay solar theory and, more surprisingly, by scientists at Germany’s ideologically warmist Potsdam Institute.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather has also predicted an imminent solar minimum as the world finds itself in the weakest solar cycle for more than a century.

Evans is so confident of the imminent cooling that he’s helping set up a hedge fund specifically geared to betting against global warming. I’ve written about this before at Breitbart. It’s called Cool Futures and I am – technically speaking – a hedge fund manager because I bought a share in it. You can too if you go to their website. It seems to me a very sensible way of getting payback for all that green guff we’ve been sold over the last few decades. Perhaps with the profits, we shareholders might be among the few people able to afford the extravagantly high heating bills during the coming mini Ice Age. If he’s really lucky and we’re feeling generous when he comes knocking at our door begging for help, we might even be kind enough to toss the odd lump of coal or two in the direction of a shivering, starving old man with a tattered tartan tie round his neck.