Climate Change and Grand Solar Minimum/Maximum

   On a recent trip overseas I ran into a friend who is an engineer dealing with electrical power generation among other projects.  In talking with him he reminded me of a topic we talked about several years ago.  I have been skeptical about the absolute terms in which we are fed climate change alarms.  As I have said before I have lived through the announcement that we were on the brink of an ice age in the sixties, food rationing by 1980 and ice cap melting by 2013.  All because man is not controlling CO2 emissions.

Shortly after I came home from overseas in 2019, I heard declarations that the earth would be uninhabitable in 18 months.  None of these warnings have proved reliable.  My friend told me that patterns in the Sun’s magnetic fields appear to have much more to do with weather patterns than any manmade emissions or cows passing gas.

Several scientists have made observations on the topic of the Grand Solar Minimum or Maximum and if you really want to be informed on causes of weather patterns or Climate Change it would behoove you to do some research in this area.

I will try to give you some links in the near future.  Happy Research!! 

Climate Change

 Climate Change


When I was in Elementary School we were being told that scientists said we were on the brink of another ice age.  In 1972 when I was in College scientists told us we would be rationing food and water by 1980.  I began taking one minute showers to save the planet.  (It didn’t last long,  both the shower and my commitment to save water.)  Then we came to the era of global warming.  It was conclusive! We’re losing the icecaps and they will be completely melted by 2013 or maybe 2014, etc. etc… Within the last couple years alarmists have declared the planet will be uninhabitable in 18 months or whatever, pick a time frame.

Predicting global weather trends has been tricky business with very little accuracy.   However, if no one really remembers what was said you can keep shouting the alarms with little or no accountability for truth.  I remember after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast that there were immediate predictions of increased numbers and intensity of Hurricanes.  Instead over the next few years there were nowhere near the number of hurricanes there were in 2005 which had set a record.

Predicting trends has made many people look foolish over the past century.  Global crises predictions are speculative.  An award winning environmentalist named Michael Shellenberger has re-examined his position on catastrophic prognostications in a book called “Apocalypse Never”.  I would suggest reading this at least to balance the wild hysterical predictions thrown out in the general public in order to induce major public policy changes and funding for certain environmental projects through fear.

Climate Change Resources


Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say? – YouTube – Political Analysis (Richard Lindzen) 2016

Is There Really a Climate Emergency? – YouTube – Basics of Climate Change (Steven Koonin) 2021


Climate, energy, ‘crisis,’ and transition: A conversation with Steven Koonin | LIVE STREAM – YouTube – Steven Kooin Interview on Climate Change


Unsettled (Steven Koonin)

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All  (Michael Shellenberger)