WASHINGTON, D.C. – As left-leaning Ivanka Trump presses her father, President Trump, to stay in the United Nations’ Paris Climate Change Agreement, a growing body of evidence validates the theory of a prominent Russian scientist that the Sun is in an historic minimum and the Earth is entering a new “Little Ice Age.”
This author first reported in 2010 on the predictions of Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, that average annual sun activity has experienced an accelerated decrease since the 1990s, with the earth reaching the maximum of the recently observed global-warming trend in 2005-2008.
In a new, recently published study, Abdussamatov claims the “New Little Ice Age” began in 2015, due to low solar activity, triggering decades of “deep cooling” that will reach a minimum in the latter half of the 21st Century.
“The quasi-centennial epoch of the new Little Ice Age has started at the end 2015 after the maximum phase of solar cycle 24,” Abdussamatov wrote.
“The start of a solar grand minimum is anticipated in solar cycle 27 in 2043 and the beginning of phase of deep cooling in the new Little Ice Age in 2060.”
Noted British journalist Christopher Booker wrote last week in the Telegraph in London that just as a new round of stories circulated in the mainstream media that the Arctic ice was at its lowest ever, the Danish Meteorological Institute published data showing that since December, temperatures in the Arctic have consistently been lower than – 20 Celsius, with the extent of the Arctic Ice back to where it was 13 years ago.
“This means the global temperature trend has now shown no further warming for 19 years,” Booker noted.
The goal of the United Nations’ Paris agreement is to impose what Al Gore believes should be a $15 trillion carbon tax that would strangle economic growth and job creation in the United States and around the world.
As I also first reported in 2010, former Clinton and Obama budget adviser Franklin Raines owned a key carbon-emissions patent he developed as CEO of the government-sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae, positioning him to make millions of dollars if President Trump decides to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, imposing a carbon-capping scheme on the United States as a result.
I also reported in 2010, that an Enron-like accounting scandal enabled Raines to earn $90 million in his five years as Fannie Mae CEO, from 1999 to 2004.
Paul Driessen, a senior policy advisor for the Washington-based Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), strongly encourages the United States should withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNIFCCC), the “grandfather” of the Paris treaty.
“We are well beyond the period during which withdrawal was not permitted, and pulling out of the UNIFCCC, and pulling out of the UNFCCC would terminate any U.S. obligations under the convention, the Obama Paris treaty, and all other climate-related agreements,” Driessen advised.
The Obama administration never planned to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for ratification as a treaty, so the document currently has no binding legal status in the United States.
Running for president and during the first months of the administration, Trump has consistently expressed skepticism over the political left’s argument of anthropogenic climate change, consistently suggesting he would not move forward with the Paris Climate Agreement.
“Our government rushed to join international agreements where the United States pays the cost and bears the burdens, while other countries get the benefits and pay nothing,” President Trump said at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 29, 2017.
“This includes deals like the one-sided Paris climate accord, where the United States pays billions of dollars, while China, Russia and India have contributed and will contribute nothing,” he continued.
“On top of all of that, it’s estimated that full compliance with the agreement could ultimately shrink America’s GDP by $2.5 trillion dollars over a ten-year period,” President Trump stressed.
“That means factories and plants closing all over our country. Not with me folks! I’ll be making a big decision on the Paris accord over the next two weeks, and we will see what happens.”