What Lies Ahead? The Grand Solar Minimum, by Luke Eastwood

Contrary to the ubiquitous propaganda, it’s going to be very cold for the next few decades. From Luke Eastwood at zerohedge.com:

We are all aware of the environnmental crisis that humanity (and all life on Earth) faces, characterised by the term ‘climate change’. Much of the current thinking in the scientific community is promoting the idea that our planet is rapidly warming due to excess CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas produced by humans in the last few centuries, and the last 70 years in particular.

While there is a very strong and hard to deny case to suggest that human activity is the main cause of environmental destruction, the premise that it is due primarily to CO2 emissions is beginning to look somewhat flawed. I am well aware that the previous sentence is likely to draw a lot of negative attention and criticism, with accusations of ‘climate denier’ being thrown at me. However, the situation is not that simple as to be a case of ‘global warming’ being the main influence or no influence at all.

The reality of the situation is complex. In my opinion the main drivers of the environmental crisis are many, but put in simple terms – destruction of wild habitats, pollution due to industrialisation, over-use of soils, over-population, erosion of soils leading to desertification or barren, infertile landscapes, monoculture agriculture and climate fluctuations. Notice that I did not use the term ‘climate change’ which in the current scientific norm implies warming.

While the planet has undoubtedly warmed up, in part due to human activity and CO2 production, the current popular thinking completely ignores historical CO2 levels beyond the last millennium and also the primary input on temperatures on this planet and all eight of the planets in this solar system. That input, although largely ignored at the moment, is of course our sun, which on average generates 3.8 x 1026 Joules (energy) per second. Human energy usage per year is around 5 x 1020 Joules, which is about 1 million times less than the Sun produces during 1 second! In fact, in the whole of human history we have used less energy that the Sun produces in that 1 second.

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3 responses to “What Lies Ahead? The Grand Solar Minimum, by Luke Eastwood

  1. : “Human energy usage per year is around 5 x 1020 Joules”

    Huh??? 5 x 1020 Joules = 5100 Joules. Which is enough to raise the temperature of a Kg of water:

    5100 Joules * 1C – gram / 4.184 J / * 1Kg /1000 g = 1.2 C

    So the total energy consumption of the entire planet is enough to raise the temperature of a Kg of water by about a degree?


    • Thanks for your attention to the science and math, I didn’t pick up on it. Generally when I discover these kind of errors I don’t post the article. Your comment will serve as a red flag.


  2. I assume the amounts were 3.8 times 10 to the 26th power and 5 times 10 to the 20th power which is why the difference is 1,000,000 times less. If the a output of the sun per second was only 3.8 x 1026 (3,900) Joules per second, there would be no life as we know it on earth.


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