Piers Corbyn is one smart cookie. The British meteorologist, astrophysicist and owner of Weather Action makes forecasts most weather experts deride but also invariably turn out to be uncomfortably accurate.
We have just witnessed an event he warned against on December 13th - the massive blizzard that at this moment has crippled much of the Eastern seaboard of the US.
Here’s what he predicted
“The midwest has already had tremendous snow deluges around 10-12 December., But you ain’t seen nothing yet compared with what is going to hit NE USA including New York State in the period 25-31st December.”
“Very Major snow and blizzard events will strike NE & E USA in a double hit centered around 25-27th & 29-30th Dec.
“This is likely to be one of the most significant snowfall/blizzard periods in NE & East USA for decades”.
“WeatherAction forecasted weeks ahead that there will be many dangerous weather events around the world in the period 25-31 Dec and specified a triple whammy of extreme events for Britain/Northwestern Europe, Northeastern /Eastern USA and South/East Queensland Australia.”
He has long insisted that the world is heading pell mell into a new ice age.
I have to concur that we “ain’t seen nothing yet.” I concur because that’s the gist of what I wrote back in 1997 in my 11-part series “The Iceman Cometh.
” I came right out and said it, and provided scads of facts to back up my predictions.
I’m not a weather expert like Piers Corbyn. I’m an investigative journalist and in 1997 took a long look at the work of a late engineer named John Hamacker who warned that an ice age was coming and provided his rationale for making that unpleasant forecast.
If you’ll take the trouble to read that series you’ll understand that the advent of an ice age is preceded by some very unpleasant events - such as the blizzard we just witnessed and the vicious weather much of Europe has experienced.
When I wrote that series the advent of an ice age was years away. It’s here now. From this point forward all of the events that have always preceded coming ice ages are now in the process of occurring.
Here’s a sample of the kind of thing that was being discussed back in the mid-seventies by that part of the scientific community that dealt with the geological history of climate changes:
“The present interglacial interval—which has now lasted for about 10,000 years—represents a climatic regime that is relatively rare during the past million years, most of which has been occupied by colder, glacial regimes. Only during about 8 percent of the past 700,000 years has the earth experienced climates as warm or warmer than the present.
“The penultimate interglacial age began about 125,000 years ago, and lasted for approximately 10,000 years. Similar interglacial ages—each lasting 10,000 plus or minus 2000 years and each followed by a glacial maximum—have occurred on the average every 100,000 years during at least the past half-million years.
“During this period, fluctuations of the northern hemisphere ice sheets caused sea level variations of the order of 100 meters.” (Understanding Climate Change, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 1975—page 181).
On page 189 the question was asked: “When will the present interglacial [period] end?
“Few paleoclimatoligists would dispute that the prominent warm periods (or interglacials) that have followed each of the terminations of the major glaciations have had durations of 10,000 plus or minus 2000 years. In each case, a period of considerably colder climate has followed immediately after the interglacial interval.
Since about 10,000 years have passed since the onset of the present period of prominent warmth, the question naturally arises as to whether we are indeed on the brink of a period of colder climate.”
“The question remains unsolved. If the end of the interglacial is episodic in character, we are moving toward a rather sudden climatic change of unknown timing ... If on the other hand, these changes are more sinusoidal in character, then the climate should decline gradually over a period of a thousand years.”
A study prepared for the 95th Congress in 1978 agreed with the National Academy of Sciences position as explained in the above-quoted study. The document Weather Modification: Programs, Problems, Policy and Potential warned:
“In geological prospective, the case for cooling is strong ... If this interglacial age lasts no longer than a dozen earlier ones in the past million years, as recorded in deep sea sediments, we may reasonably suppose the world is about due to slide into the next ice age.”
We “ain’t seen nothing yet? ” As Sarah Palin would say “You betcha!” we ain’t.