GAIA RISING: ‘World Extreme Weather’, Is it Man or Something Else? – By F. William Engdahl

Source –

“…The current solar cycle, called by NASA the Number 24 Cycle, peaked in early 2014 before starting its measurable decline in annual sunspot activity. The minimum is predicted to take place in 2020. It could last for years. Some predict a new “mini Ice Age…The subject is complex and vastly under-researched as we focus instead almost exclusively on man-made changes or possible changes to our weather with simplistic computer models…Science is not about “consensus,” but rather about discovering truth, however controversial”

World Extreme Weather: Is it Man or Something Else? – By F. William Engdahl

Our planet seems to be in a growing crisis in terms of agriculture and crop production related to unusual weather shifts. Many reports in recent months use the term “extreme weather” to describe record heat across Europe this summer, record flooding in US Midwest farm states, or record drought across India and major parts of Africa and China. Parts of the USA Midwest are undergoing the worst growing conditions since at least the 1980s. In the UK the weather has been ruinous to the grain harvest there. The crucial question to ask is whether we can assume, as many do, that this is all part of man-made global warming, today renamed climate change, or whether it can be caused by something quite different: The periodic cycles of solar activity that in the past months have entered what astro-scientists call a “solar minimum.” If it is due to the latter, we are spending huge sums on addressing a wrong problem, in fact trillions of dollars.

Until this July large parts of India were suffering record drought. Chennai reservoirs were down to 0.2% of capacity over the past two years as a severe heat wave saw 99% less water than a year ago. Acute water shortages have forced thousands to flee their villages. Though in early August above-average monsoon seasonal rains relieved the situation in some parts, so far the rainfall is far from adequate to restore empty reservoirs across India. In China severe drought has left about 800,000 hectares of crops affected in northern China’s Hebei Province with rainfall some 55% below normal. That comes as a devastation of China’s pig population from the deadly African Swine Fever spreads and crops across the country are being destroyed by a plague of Army Fallworm infestation that is resistant to most weed-killers.

At the same time record rains have devastated agriculture in key growing regions. In the UK excessive rainfall in August has brought the wheat harvest to a halt according to the National Farmers’ Union. Across the major US Midwest record snowfall in winter, coupled with record rains this spring, have severely delayed plantings for corn and soybeans. The twelve months through July have been the wettest on record in the Midwest grain belt resulting in millions of acres going unplanted.

In Africa, Zambia is experiencing the worst drought since 1981, and severe drought in other African countries is reported.
Solar Minimum…

The events have been dramatized by various advocacy groups and political parties as proof that man-made global warming– emissions of CO2 from industry, coal plants, cars and the like– are the cause. We are being inundated with proposals for new taxes in the hundreds of billions of dollars in especially the European Union, taxes that we are told are needed to solve this problem. What if we are focused on the wrong cause-effect relation?

Recent research suggests that we have been too limited in our science and are ignoring what is likely orders of magnitude a greater influence in world weather and its shifts than any manmade emissions. What is relevant to this discussion is the fact that no linear climate model used by the UN IPCC or any of the hundreds of climate think tanks around the world are able to model what is by far the greatest single factor affecting our weather, the “moody” sun.

What astrophysicists have documented is that our sun—by far the greatest factor for whether we experience heat or cold spells, El Nino Pacific events, or severe volcanic or earthquake activity as in the past months—that the sun undergoes a complex cyclical series of intense activity followed by declining activity, activity commonly known as sunspots or solar eruptions, huge electro-magnetic events. Typically the sun eruptions come in roughly 11 year cycles of peaks and lows. These cycles overlay longer cycles and relate to the highly complex motion of our solar system in the universe. Currently since 2018 we are experiencing a period of significant decline in solar activity, a solar minimum. The last such was during 2008-2009. There is convincing evidence that this minimum will be what is called a Grand Solar Minimum, far more than any in the recent decades. What are observable effects of such cyclical solar minimum periods?

Cosmic Rays and Clouds

According to astrophysicists, when the sun’s magnetic field weakens, the outward pressure of the solar wind decreases. This allows more cosmic rays to penetrate our planet’s atmosphere. In turn the cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which, in turn, seed clouds. According to Dr Roy Spencer, “Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming, or global cooling.”

The US Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says, “All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun. Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle. The most important impact the Sun has on Earth is from the brightness or irradiance of the Sun itself.”

What are the effects of a weaker solar activity, a more dormant cycle as we now experience of less solar energy or irradiance reaching Earth? In addition to increased cloud coverage globally, the vital jet streams weaken and volcanic activity increases, along with earth quakes, combined with erratic unpredictable weather. The Earth’s magnetosphere, which normally locks the Jet Stream in place, weakens, and that in turn causes the stable Jet Stream to shift South as it did in January 2019 in North America causing the record cold and snows across the USA Midwest. In some regions there will be significantly more drought while in others significant flooding with major effect on world food production possible. The weaker solar activity, known as Solar Minimum, also correlates with a global cooling trend. This has been documented going back centuries and longer.

The current solar cycle, called by NASA the Number 24 Cycle, peaked in early 2014 before starting its measurable decline in annual sunspot activity. The minimum is predicted to take place in 2020. It could last for years. Some predict a new “mini Ice Age.”

The subject is complex and vastly under-researched as we focus instead almost exclusively on man-made changes or possible changes to our weather with simplistic computer models. If the coming winter in the Northern Hemisphere is anything like the past one, it should prompt us to take this solar component of our climate seriously. By refusing to promote vigorous new research, we run a real risk in coming years of being unprepared for dramatic harvest failures globally at a time when most OECD governments have decided to eliminate emergency public grain reserves, and our food supply is organized on a “just-in-time” system. Science is not about “consensus,” but rather about discovering truth, however controversial.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

5 thoughts on “GAIA RISING: ‘World Extreme Weather’, Is it Man or Something Else? – By F. William Engdahl

    • you are correct. try telling the blind though. our weather is totally controlled, our skies full of particulates and man-made clouds. no longer a neutral atmosphere, but charged. all storms manipulated, steered, intensified.

      just 3 of countless. this program is nefarious, kept under wraps globally. anyone who understand the geo-political control on this world will be able to connect the dots.
      the why is especially enlightening:

      both our history and science has been hijacked. I have watched as truthful, real weather, meteorology books have been taken off the shelves of our libraries and replaced with propaganda filled books. this was all planned far in advance of this program. look up agenda 2010/2030. myself and many others have pages full of the articles on this as well as large group sites on facebook. look up chemtrails global skywatch on FB. seek and ye shall find. look and ye shall see. namaste.

  1. Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    It’s the Sun, stupid, affecting changes in weather patterns. Asute observers have noted this for decades while being called conspiracy theorists and attacked by so-called modern scientists… who are bought and paid for by statist establishment interests.

  2. this is about full spectrum dominance. all our weather is controlled by the military and has been for many many years. its called geoengineering. articles such as this are misleading, I know of the sun cycles, but the t-Rex in our skies is being ignored even though in such plane/plain sight for many years. our weather, our atmosphere is weaponized, no longer neutral but charged. storms are engineered, steered and intensified. cloud cover is now insane never a totally clear sky where I live in the east as it used to be before 2010. weathermen have signed gag orders/agreements about this. anyone who can see, can remember at all what normal skies and clouds looked like should have figured this out right off the bat. contrails are con jobs and being left by military aircraft often many miles long, spreading out and whiting out the skies. they are chemical aerosols, Not condensation. Fact.

  3. The molecule currently being demonised as “Carbon Pollution” is CO2, Carbon Dioxide.
    It is not pollution at all: it’s plant food, the base of all life on earth. Animals eat plants & humans eat plants & animals.

    As a greenhouse gas, CO2 is negligible: water, H2O, is over 95% of the greenhouse effect. CO2 is less than 4%. Of the CO2 in our atmosphere over 95% is produced by nature. Less than 4% is produced by man.
    57% of CO2 is produced by warm tropical oceans. Decaying vegetation produces tons of the stuff, every winter. Animals produce 20 times what man does.
    If we cut down our CO2 emissions all we will achieve is the destruction of our industries. Russia, India & China will not be so stupid.

    It is all a huge fraud.

    Human Caused Global Warming The Biggest Deception In History
    is a great little 121 page handbook, for the layman, by climatologist Dr. Tim Ball.
    He reveals the science & scandals, the politics & profiteers.
    He names Rockefellers & Soros as the chief funders & pushers of the fraud.
    He reveals their motives.
    He has just won, this August, a court case against one of the chief “scientific” frauds, Michael Mann.
    Mann tried, with his “hockey stick” graph, to erase 900 years of history to further the fraud.
    He wiped out the 400 year Medieval Warm Period, & the 500 year Little Ice Age, which ended about 1850.
    How Stalinist is that?
    The judge awarded Dr. Ball full costs.
    This is a must read. Can be read in one weekend.
    Contains a list of further reading, including:

    Heaven And Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science
    a great book by geology Prof. Ian Plimer.
    This is no weekend read: it’s 500 pages, 2,000+ ref’s to peer-reviewed papers etc.
    It will more than confirm what Dr. Tim says, a considerable work of scholarship.

    Both books will confirm that the IPCC is no more than a UN fraud factory posing as a scientific body.
    Sounds unbelievable? The plotters reveal their motives: click on Quotes.

    Dr. Roy Spencer is an honest scientist who helps run the University Of Alabama at Huntsville global satellite temperature dataset, the best we have .

    Thanks to F. William Engdahl for a fine essay.

    John Doran.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s