Scientist Predicts ‘Little Ice Age,’ Gets Icy Reception From Colleagues

Professor Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University is being attacked by climate change proponents for publishing research suggesting there could be a 35-year period of low solar activity that could usher in an “ice age.”

h/t Minicapt

  • Simple question: does the science support this theory?

    I do not expect a global warming proponent to answer.

    • Jay Currie

      Well, there is some evidence that when the big yellow star goes quiet the Thames and other Northern rivers freeze hard. Mauder Minimum. Aka the “Little Ice Age”. But if you rev your SUV we should be fine.

    • tom_billesley

      Even “warmist” scientists are jumping on this bandwagon, but Oort, Wolf, Spörer, Maunder, Dalton? – take your pick of minima
      from June 30, 2016
      The daily Berliner Kurier here writes today that solar physicists at the ultra-warmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) are warning that Europe may be facing “a mini ice age” due to a possible protracted solar minimum. – See more at:

  • Slickfoot

    Hands over ears, I can’t hear you la la la la!

    • V10_Rob

      Take careful note of anyone who has drank the Koolaid (at least the permanent social media record is good for something). Once this fraud becomes impossible to ignore anymore, they need to be tarred and feathered. In particular, the ‘scientists’ should be subject to the same lasting scorn as 1950’s ‘doctors’ pitching the medical benefits of smoking.

  • Shebel

    Was that large mammoth attacking helpless Muslims ?

  • xavier

    Interesting what would this signify for the fight against the scum?

    Will the mideast become wetter or even more drier?

  • Brett_McS

    That would be bad news for Canada, eh?

    • BillyHW

      Burning coal is the greenest thing you can do. True story.

  • simus1

    Evil !
    Sorcery !
    Blasphermy !
    Burn the witch ! Burn the witch ! … (with a bow to Monty Python)
    Honest seeker of the truth:
    Gets icy reception from crooked politicians, Environut soothsayers, and
    Loyal Association of Rent Seeking Criminals.

  • They’ve politicized science. And I’m thinking, is there anything that they haven’t yet politicized? The first thing that came to mind was my toenail clippers — that’s right folks the Left has not yet politicized toenail clippers!

    • Editor

      Are those right-handed toenail clippers, you ableist shitlord! 😉

  • Editor

    Having survived the 1974 “Impending Ice Age” due to soot in the atmosphere, acid rain, my car almost melted in that one. The hole in the ozone layer and the “dramatic increase in Atlantic Hurricanes” predicted by Al Gore, I’m slowly coming to the conclusion I don’t know or understand shit about the climate. But then, neither do the “consensus scientists”.