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Grand Solar Minimums and the Fall of Empires: A Great Crash Looms

Reposted from Electroverse

 by Cap Allon

Earth is gradually sliding into its next Ice Age, and has been doing so for the past 10,000 years. Today, modern civilization is on the cusp of a stratospheric fall, and it’s all to do with the Sun.

Societies flourish during times of warmth and high solar activity, the periods of Minoan, Roman and Medieval Warming are evidence of this.

Successful civilizations are built on the presumed constant and predictable climate that comes with solar maximums, and a civilizations reliance on its fragile infrastructure only grows as the decades of reliable climate pass.

But when the constant is broken, it’s broken fast, and the system can’t adapt quickly enough to cope with the descending cold — overlaying the peak of past civilizations atop the GISP2 Ice Core data clearly illustrates the pattern:

Civilizations flourish during times of warmth, and crumble soon after the cold sets in.

Please Note: Ice Core timelines do not have an absolute calibration. They are based on a proxy – Oxygen isotope studies. The past dates for the peaks and troughs depends on your worldview. In a biblical creationist model the ages older than about 4000 years compress to a maximum age of about 4500 years, which is the time of the Global Flood. But the peaks and troughs of ice sheet temperatures from about 3000 years ago (well after the Flood) up to the present are more reliably dated. — John G Hartnett