posted on Dec, 23 2008 @ 09:06 AM
reply to post by grey580
Actually the USA has more trees now than we did a century ago. Much of the east coast was under cultivation and trees were burned for heat. The 100
acres I live on was cow pasture. I know because while putting in a second home for my brother we cleared an area and found evidence. Still smelled
of cow when you dug the foundation. 85% is now pine. Then there are all those stonewalls snaking through the woods in New England
Anyone else notice how the Politicos are changing their tune?. Instead of "Global Warming" it is now "politically correct" to call it "Climate
Change" They KNOW we are headed into a cooling trends and are already hedging their bets so they can take advantage of the sheeples short attention
Here are some references (I already posted some of these before)
If you want to look at the recent sunspot activity data and draw your own conclusions a decent site is:
Individual graphs of each cycle for 1 to 20 are at: Solar cycles 1-20 www.dxlc.com...
And the last three cycles 21, 22, and 23 can be seen at www.dxlc.com...
Compressed chart of all 24 sunspot cycles
A thing of interest to note is the monthly average sunspot activity for minima is normally around 10 or more. The last couple of cycles have had
minima of 20 or more and now the average is 5 or less and has been for over a year. The start of cycle 24 was supposed to be in March 2008 but the sun
is not cooperating. DANG that sun
The last couple of cycles have had very high peak numbers of sunspots compared to the other 20 cycles, While cycle 23, the one just completed had a
lower peak than the previous two cycles. There is another cycle Gleissberg cycle, with Low activity cycles occurring about every 100 years. I think
this is why a low activity cycle is predicted for cycle 24. Also low activity minima seems to precede a low activity cycle. (I picked the high and
low for each cycle off the charts and then looked at them)
I finally dug out the old 1970's "Global Cooling" info. If you discount the politically driven global warming/CO2 stuff, the information on past
Ice Ages is interesting.
Gov't on Milankovitch Theory www.ncdc.noaa.gov...
Milankovitch Theory Refuted www.detectingdesign.com...
NASA on Milankovitch theory earthobservatory.nasa.gov...