Possible ‘Little Ice Age’ for Ireland could last 11 years as sun cools


Bernie Malone, ‘Irish Central‘ writes: Ireland will have record breaking snowfall and freezing temperatures once again: Possible ‘Little Ice Age’ for Ireland could last 11 years as sun cools

According to British academics, Ireland and the UK should brace themselves for severe winters for the coming years, as solar activity is low. Last winter, the coldest in over 45 years, gave Ireland a taste of what’s to come.
A United Kingdom-based forecaster Exacta Weather has issued a severe winter weather warning for 2011 – 2012. James Madden, from Exacta, said they have been correct over the last two years. This year they predict record breaking snowfall and freezing temperatures once again.

Madden said that as well as the lower solar activity, the dust and ash particles released by the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland and Chile would also contribute to cooling down of global temperatures. He said, “Converted sulfur dioxide emissions from volcanic eruptions can also cause sunlight reflection in the atmosphere.”

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Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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7 Responses to Possible ‘Little Ice Age’ for Ireland could last 11 years as sun cools

  1. Ken you should know better :-) we have been told time and time again that climate scientists have used their models and taken into account all these (minor) solar devaitions and nothing is going to happen. On the ABC news channel tonight for Tasmania we were adviced that winter temperatures will drop to near record lows with snow falls down to 200m. Gosh must be coming off the antarctic where they tell us things are warming up – gee I’d hate to be here if it was getting colder down there!
    We will need our thermals for a few more days yet….. same as Melbourne. Darn this Global Warming!

  2. rogerthesurf says:

    I note that in the link given, the authors of the study say that this effect they are documenting/predicting would only be confined to UK and Ireland.

    My only comment is that the Little Ice Age shows up world wide, including Greenland Ice Cores, The Pacific Warm Pool, Antarctic Ice cores and glacial/tree-ring studies in NZ just to name a few locations.
    Also the LIA appears in history all over europe.

    http://ruby.fgcu.edu/courses/twimberley/EnviroPhilo/Glacial.pdf

    http://ruby.fgcu.edu/courses/twimberley/EnviroPhilo/CookPalmer.pdf

    Cheers

    Roger

    http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

  3. Hi Roger,
    Difficult to be sure that they mean anything peculiarily local.
    They are claiming colder in the UK than their historical average, but not denying cold elsewhere. So I don’t think this is incompatible with world-wide Ice Age conditions in general. They are possibly just centred on the UK. Did they actually say, or imply, “confined to”?
    Geographic parameters may make the UK a colder place than other similar latitudes, perhaps open exposure to the Atlantic is sufficient to explain that.
    The main issue is that they have experienced colder winters recently and their forecasting, they say, is proving to be reliable.
    Unlike the IPCC and AGW warmists, who concoct almost meaningless global averages, (and apparently still think the planet is warming), they are at least coming up with meaningful, comparable temperature readings.

    • PS. Thanks for your links.
      Also your own website, I am now going back for a good look.
      You have done a lot of good work.
      Your NZ ‘connections’ should be very appropriate given that the NZ Metrology were the first to be found ‘cooking the temperature books’.
      What is the current state of their “art”?
      Cheers, Ken.

  4. Sorry, me again.
    After watching your linked video:

    again, thanks.
    I think, at the end of the video, the phrase ” Global Warming claims are ‘beyond reason'” says it all.

    • rogerthesurf says:

      Ken,

      Glad you enjoyed my blog. Please visit as often as you like, I think every link is worth reading.
      The reason for my comment above is that I took the trouble to look at the source document at http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/5/2/024001 where the abstract says “We stress that this is a regional and seasonal effect relating to European winters and not a global effect. ”

      To this I say Yeah Right! My guess is that they put that in so as to not lose any future funding.
      I enjoyed your post though, great subject!

      Cheers

      Roger

      http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

      • Thanks for comment Roger!
        Good move to check the source document.
        Fully agree on the ‘regional’ and “not global’ terms being agenda/funding-related.
        Hopefully truth will win out over propaganda.

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