Grand Solar Minimum Disaster Preparedness Plan

Mankind has been down this road before, it’s a natural cycle. The last time we faced this type of extreme global weather that greatly reduced crop yields was over 300 years ago was a G"rand Soar Minimum” which produced a time of significant natural global cooling, famines, starvation and a time of major epidemics.

The sun spends about 17 percent of the time in a “Grand Minima” state. In the past, these extreme periods were the Maunder Minimum (about 1645-1715 A.D.) and Spörer Minimum (about 1420 to 1570 A.D.)  Of the 27 “Grand Minima’s” that have occurred over the past 12,000 years: 30% lasted less than 50 years, 52% lasted between 50 and 100 years, and 18% lasted over 100 years.

 

Grand Solar Minimum Disaster Preparedness Plan

There are several lessons learned from studying very early global cooling events in Europe. These include:


* Onset of these conditions can be very abrupt and very severe.
* A decline in food production due to:
*Dramatic increase in days with overcast skies.
*Decline in the intensity of sunlight.
*Decline by several degrees in global temperature
*Regions of massive rainfall and flooding
*Limited regions experienced droughts
*Shortened growing season
* A string of major and minor famines
* Malnutrition lead to weakened immune system. Produced influenza epidemics.
* Reoccurrence of plagues such as the Black Plague.
* Lack of feed for livestock
* Parasites (i.e. fusarium nivale), which thrived under snow cover, devastated crops.
* Grain storage in cool damp conditions produced fungus (Ergot Blight). Contaminated grains
when consumed caused an illness (St. Anthony’s Fire) producing convulsions, hallucinations, gangrenous rotting of extremities.
* Flooding created swamplands that became mosquito breeding grounds and introduced tropical
diseases such as malaria throughout Europe.
* During hot summers, cold air aloft produced killer hailstorms (massive hailstones that could
kill a cow).
* Higher frequency of powerful storms produced major devastations. (For example during the
Spörer Minimum, approximately 400,000 people perished in the A.D. 1570 “All Saints Day storm” in northwestern Europe. And two catastrophic storms hit England and the Netherlands in A.D. 1421 and A.D. 1446, each storm killing 100,000.)
* Glacier advance swallowed up entire alpine villages.
* Ruptured glacial ice dams produced deadly floods.

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