The Wall Street Journal: “Something is up with the sun. Scientists say that solar activity is stranger than in a century or more, with the sun producing barely half the number of sunspots as expected and its magnetic poles oddly out of sync.
Based on historical records, astronomers say the sun this fall ought to be nearing the explosive climax of its approximate 11-year cycle of activity—the so-called solar maximum. But this peak is “a total punk,” said Jonathan Cirtain who works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as project scientist for the Japanese satellite Hinode, which maps solar magnetic fields.”
Opinion: Omega letter March 24, 2009: “Solar activity dropped to zero in 2007, just about the same time that Al Gore learned just how inconvenient the truth can be. When the sun is active, the solar system (including Earth) gets warmer. When the sun is inactive, it gets cooler.
It seems that the preponderance of evidence suggests that the sun is responsible for global warming, but that’s like saying the preponderance of evidence suggests that marriage was intended for a man and a woman.
It might be obvious, but that won’t make any difference. People will believe what they want to believe, not necessarily what is true. In any case, according to astrophysicists, the next solar maximum is due to peak sometime around 2012. But the current period of solar inactivity has gone on well over two years, and some astrophysicists are beginning to worry.
About 100 of them from all over the world converged on Montana State University to attend an international solar conference to discuss the phenomenon. “It continues to be dead,” said Saku Tsuneta of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. “It’s a dead face.”
Canadian scientist Kenneth Tapping of the National Research Council noted the sudden collapse of solar activity, but refuses to speculate.
Oleg Sorokhtin of the Russian National Academy of Scientists is not so shy. He believes the world is about to enter another Ice Age.
Sorokhtin calls man-made climate change a drop in the bucket compared to the effect the sun has on the earth’s climate.
But this isn’t about global warming. It’s about Bible prophecy. Among the signs Jesus gave of His soon return was that of climate change. Well, not exactly. More the FEAR of climate change.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring . . .”
“Distress” is a synonym for “fear” and “perplexity” is a synonym for “confusion.” Attach “fear” and “confusion” to “the sea and the waves roaring” and you have Al Gore’s manmade global warming scam.
“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. . . ” (Luke 21:25-26)
Just think of it! For two thousand years, these verses have been studied and exegeted and studied some more as scholars through the ages tried to ferret out Jesus’ intended meaning through allegory and symbolism. But like all prophecy for the last days, it was intended for the generation that would see it unfold.
Who knew Al Gore was in the Bible?” end of quote