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Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short 1St Edition Edition
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The book has various threads, each a fascinating expose of an existential facet of our modern world. It’s tempting to say that these threads are woven into a yarn, but Twilight has a ring of truth about it that everyday yarns conspicuously lack.
The overarching and unifying theme of the book concerns the strong likelihood that the under–appreciated, life-giving nuclear reactor in the sky is destined to go to sleep on us, relatively speaking – and soon. The present and predicted sun-spot cycles point to reduced solar activity and makes way for a real-life test of the cosmoclimatology theory. Put simply, when the solar magnetic field weakens, more cosmic rays are able to enter the earth’s atmosphere and thus seed cloud formation. More clouds tend to reflect more radiation back out into space, thus helping to cool the earth.
Why is this important? Well, a 2 degrees C cooler earth means less food to go around due to a drastically reduced growing season: seasons will be shorter, crop-growing areas will shrink towards the equator (and shrink to lower altitudes) and complications such as killing frosts will become more frequent.
So what? one might ask. There’s a surplus of grain, right? Right now there is, but not in a much colder world. Countries with populations that handily exceed their natural carrying capacity and thus rely on imported grain will be in serious trouble.Read more ›
“David Archibald was the first person to realize that the length of the previous sunspot cycle has a predictive power for (world) temperature in the next sunspot cycle.”
Their paper is published in the peer reviewed “Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics,” v. 80 (2012.)
After inquiries which confirmed Archibald’s own research, this paper concludes that:
“Our forecast indicates an annual average temperature drop of 0.9 degrees C in the Northern Hemisphere during solar cycle 24.” P.282. How much is that? Enough to recreate the “Little Ice Age,” which saw millions die of starvation. The last winter: 2013-2014 was the coldest in 60 years, and followed three record breaking cold winters, but worse is to come.
Solar cycle 24 started in 2008, and is estimated to be 17 years long, which is the longest cycle in 350 years, but the really bad news is that one long cycle is usually followed by another. A long cycle is followed by colder weather, and cycle 25 will bring even colder weather.
“Twilight of Abundance” describes the fallout caused by the world’s starving peoples, which will happen with such an extreme change in the climate. The author gives us a sickening account of the plight of our fellow humans across North Africa and the Middle East, while making it clear that they are armed with nuclear weapons, and have not shown the West a lot of love in recent years.
A better title for this book would have been: "Twilight of Civilization."
If you are tired of the same old junk science hysteria offered by the Warmist consortium, the theories offered here are built on solid science, without the opinions of Greenpeace and the WWF.
My reaction: move South.
Let me begin by simply stating that this is a very important book to read.
"Twilight" is essential reading for anyone who wants or needs -- because of his/her position of power and influence -- to understand the extreme challenges that await mankind over the next several decades. On an individual level it's certainly prudent to be aware of these challenges, how they will affect your life and what directions your country's decision makers should be taking to ameliorate the potentially terrible outcomes they will present.
Depending on your age this difficult period of time may range from your prime of life to the remainder of your life. Let that sink in and then consider the importance of your understanding of coming world circumstances that will dominate that considerable portion of your lifetime.
The author is not a prophet in biblical terms -- though on his chapter title pages he reveals an intuitive connection to prophetic scripture -- but his predictions carry a similar weight in terms of seriousness of what is about to unfold.
Archibald's forewarning of great famine instantly brought to mind biblical Joseph's forewarning of famine in ancient Egypt - the seven thin heads of grain gobbling up the seven plump heads of grain ... the seven gaunt cows devouring the seven fat cows. Joseph's foreknowledge of events sprang from his God-given ability to interpret dreams. Archibald's predictions are based on his study and understanding of solar cycles as part the relatively new and compelling science of cosmoclimatology.Read more ›
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