How Energy Made Us (II) – The Sun’s Solar Cycle and the Effect it has on Us


1. Let’s shine a light for evidence-based science. Let’s look at both sides of the coin.

If there is one thing on which all agree, it is global warming. So we are told. And scientists seem to agree on the terrible effects of anthropogenic warming. Climate science has been turned upside down when you look at the actual data. Not knowing how the solar cycle of the sun affects society, and vicariously knowing how the sun affects global warming.

2. Preaching from the pulpit

Yes, there is climate change. Many would agree that CO2 is contributing to the warming of our planet. The question is by how much and how much our oceans can absorb. Many factors are not well understood. Contrary to what is often believed, our climate records show only a weak correlation of CO2 with global mean temperature, and global mean temperature is hard to define anyway.  

Some, though not all, scientists infer global warming from the temperature records of the last 30 or 40 years.  Climate change is real; there has been a trend toward global warming. But the time frame is important. What time series are we looking at? For example, some researchers unknowingly omit data from Earth’s history.  The longer we look back in time, the less evidence there is. It is not 100% proven that an increase in CO2 increases the mean temperatures on our planet. 

What we actually see is that climate change is driven by the solar cycle and currently we find ourselves at the tail end of sun cycle 24, now entering into a period of weak solar activity. Various planetary constellations do impact on earth’s climate as well, such as the moon-earth cycle, making it harder to infer with great precision their statistical significance and in what ways these constellations impact on our climate. And earth’s own electromagnetic field penetrates the atmosphere of our planet.

It is also worth mentioning that earth is an electromagnet just like the sun, and there have been signs of a polar reversal as well as signs of a gradual loss of exactly that electromagnetic shield protecting us from cosmic rays. Cosmic rays actually increase cloud nucleation, thus contributing to global cooling. The combination of a weakening sun cycle, a weakening magnetic field and increased exposure to cosmic radiation do not point toward a future of global warming on a massive scale, instead they lead to another possible outcome, and that is global cooling. Different perspectives need to be taken into account to get to the truth but attention must be paid to global cooling because it effects social development.


3. Light protrudes the sun’s plasma blobs which nourishes life on earth

Global warming was often followed by very abrupt and rapid global cooling. It should be noted that all the great civilizations that we know of have had their rise during warm periods with long growing seasons, when they were less susceptible to diseases. That is because during global warming, plant life flourishes and is able to feed a growing population. And warmer weather allows for more diversity of life in general, which is confirmed by the historical record.

Most civilizations went into terminal decline in cooler periods, when agricultural production decreased and diseases prevailed. The Indus valley civilization, the Babylonians, the Egyptian high culture all fall into this model, devoting their energy to build great monuments, all of this was happening during warmer climatic periods. The colder periods were often considerably cooler, and also much drier.

Some scientists underestimate how important a wet, moist, warm, sunny climate is to get plentiful harvests which is all too often found in periods of global warming. The most well-known example that comes to mind is the Late Roman Empire collapse, Romans sparring fights with the warrior bands from Northern and Central Europe. We now know from historians that the inhabitants in Northern and Central Europe were starving during the cooler period, eventually they were carving their way through the Roman Empire with the explicit goal to settle and become Roman.

The Little Ice Age, was a period of great significance as well, when the early Medieval world had collapsed in on itself. In the early Medieval period were established the universities and monasteries, and wine could be grown in England.

The sky was full of stars shining for us every night, they seemed so bright and enduring… or so it seemed.


The early Medieval period was handing over the reins to the darkest period in European history. A weakening sun has cooled the climate and as it became cooler indirectly effected the agricultural output. Due to a colder climate, pest epidemics were able to spread from China into Europe, coincidentally shortly after the return of Marco Polo to the city of Venice, which stood tall amongst other cities and was the pinnacle of achievement in the early Medieval world.

Many thanks for the shared interest in the energy world!


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