So far in 2019, the sun has been without sunspots for more than 270 days, including the last 33 days in a row. Since the Space Age began, no other year has had this many blank suns. The Maunder Minimum got its name when Edward Maunder noticed that high food prices and cold weather correlated with the decline in solar activity.
Dr Valentina Zarkhova has noticed that more significant than the slight global cooling during a Grand Solar Minimum is the reduction of the sun’s magnetosphere. This allows more cosmic rays (nuclear particles from distant decaying stars) to strike the earth. The New Madrid fault had a major quake on 12-25-1699 during the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715). During the Dalton Minimum (1793-1833), the New Madrid fault had 4 quakes on 3 days in 1811-1812. Japanese scientists also noted an increase in the number of volcanoes during a Grand Solar Minimum. The likely cause of the increase in both volcanoes and earthquakes is the increased number of cosmic rays energizing the earth because the Sun’s magnetosphere was reduced giving the earth less protection.
Dave DuByne and John Casey discussed this. A few facts:
A New Madrid quake could take down 15 rail and auto bridges over the Mississippi river forcing most truckers to take the I-10 route which runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans to Jacksonville Florida.
The US has a million miles of natural gas pipelines. Most of our supply would be cut off by a New Madrid quake. No heat. Loss of production facilities. Not good.
The US has a million miles of pipes for petroleum and finished gasoline. A New Madrid fault would make life difficult for people who who need to buy gasoline in less than a month since their last purchase.
The New Madrid fault is centered in the area from Memphis to St Louis and quakes there do damage over a much wider area than in California. Half of the people of Memphis and St Louis could be homeless. The black population of Metro St Louis is 519,000. 1,371,110 people people live in the Metro Memphis area and the majority ( i.e. over 675,000 are black). It would be very difficult to send them all to FEMA camps.
In California five centuries ago, the Indians told the Spanish priests that the really Big Earthquake was the east west Garlock fault near Santa Barbara. It could last 5 minutes and trigger several north south quakes as well: San Andreas, San Gabriel, Hayward (Under Oakland and Berkeley), Puente hill (under downtown LA) and many more could be triggered. LA county authorities say there are a dozen zones underneath them. For example, the Ridgecrest quake was on a fault unknown until buildings started falling onto residents. The Garlock fault has recently become more active. Its last major eruption was more than 500 years ago.
In the 1906 SF quake, a road just a few miles closer to the epicenter was thrown 20 feet. Imagine whole areas in urban settings where roads, hospitals, schools, water mains, sewers, natural gas pipelines and oil refineries were thrown 20 feet – all at the same time. There are several major fault lines in California.
A collapse of Oroville dam could eliminate 1/8th of California agriculture. Earthquakes could cut off the California water project. The Colorado River Aqueduct can deliver 1 billion gallons of water per day to cities in Southern California. Two or thee earthquakes could end all that.
There are 15 cubic miles of magma under the 5 volcanoes of Salton Springs. And underneath the magma is the San Andreas fault. If it erupted, all that ash would destroy drinking water in reservoirs and block sunlight.
In 1709 there were 3 volcanoes in Europe that combined to block enough sunshine to cause the Big Freeze. Food prices rose 600%. The ground was frozen to the depth of a meter (40 inches). That happened during the Maunder Minimum.
Volcanoes also threaten water supplies. A volcanic eruption near a lake can remove the lake as a natural resource very quickly. Bob Kudla pointed out: If Mt Rainier erupted, there would be no water and little else for Seattle. If Mt Hood erupts, Portland is offline. If Mt Shasta erupts, northern California is offline. If Popocatépetl erupts, 21 million people have to evacuate Mexico City. There is a lot less Oxygen at 7,382 feet (2.25 Kilometers). At 8000 feet the amount of available oxygen is 25% less than at sea level. Volcanic gases could kill at that altitude, especially if everyone jumped into cars trying to flee death only to become part of the world’s deadliest traffic jam. Might I point out that the population of Mexico was 28 million in 1950. Today it is 132 million and there are 34 million Mexican-Americans. America might be forced to receive 10 to 12 million refugees from Mexico in one year.
Italy and Asia have quite a few volcanoes as well.
In recent years America has been getting flash mobs of criminals. California raised the minimum for grand larceny to $1,000. This has greatly increased the number of flash mobs. In Seattle they have similar problems with the homeless. One Asian woman has had over 600 homeless shoplifters rob her store over the past two years. Police refuse to arrest the homeless unless they assault a shopper.
Imagine 20 million people with no water, no sewers, no electricity, no hospitals and no food. Now imagine that in a state with 250,000 black and Hispanic gang members where there could be mass escapes from the prisons. Imagine all that chaos with gang bangers out numbering the police. There are 115,000 prisoners – 2/3rds black and Latino- in the state prisons and another 35,000 in county jails. Chances of a mass escape are high because a loss of electricity would mean the police would have no means of proving who is a prisoner and who is not after one change of clothes.
The Federal government operates 121 prisons, 11 are in California.
There are rumors that in case of a national emergency that inmates in federal prisons will all be executed to avoid mass prison escapes.
Total Solar Radiance today is 1,366 watts per square meter. A drop of 3 watts per meter would give us a Solar Radiance equal to the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) when wheat prices rose as much as 400% in the UK in some years. In 1709 there was a Big Freeze which forced food prices in Europe 600% higher. King Louis XIV of France wrote that wine in bottles near the fire froze. The ground was frozen solid for 40 inches (one meter.)
The lack of food could cause Nationwide Food Riots and even a violent Civil War.
Web search this: “1816 year without a summer.” A super volcano in Indonesia threw so much ash into the upper stratosphere that in 1816 there was no summer. Farmers in America planted seeds, saw them fail, waited, planted late and saw them fail again. It snowed in America in August 1816. World population then was a mere one billion which is 6.7 billion fewer than today. We could easily lose several billion people to starvation and violence.
We need to tell the liars in politics and the media and at Google and Facebook that there is no Global Warming and that we are entering a Cooling period which requires completely different policies than they are forcing upon us.
I do have a few positive suggestions:
We need local charities and entrepreneurs to combine to grow food in urban areas on unused gardens and lots. Some could help direct untrained but physically able people to grow food and distribute it to farmers’ markets and stores. Other disabled or elderly people could lease land to landless urban farmers in exchange for food which the poor could afford to eat at a time when food prices in stores will sky rocket.
Canning will need to be taught to modern city dwellers.
Some might contribute by a combination of composting and vermicomposting. A high end compost and peat moss will increase yields from sprouting on trays by 50% over peat moss alone. We might need a nationwide clearing house of information for new growers. A charity could give grants and education to new growers who need help to grow their first crop in their backyard. I would recommend Sunflowers for front yards in restricted urban land use areas.
As you watch one or both of the two videos below, you will notice the material I added.
We will obviously have martial law. Please consider the following two articles relating to that.
The US government admitted to having a plan to pick up without trial 8 million Americans in case of a national emergency and holding them in concentration camps without trial.
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We have 270 trillion in Unpayable Debts. The kings of ancient Sumer and Babylon canceled debts without causing Depressions, mass starvation and wars. The Bible writers called it a Jubilee. We need a Debt Jubilee. Only the US military can do that and then only after martial law is declared.
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