`````I've been reading Witzshe since Nov. 2010-- although I ran across him several years ago and made an impact on me but not as much as in late 2010-- and I've been reading Larouche since Jan. 2000 and he has influenced me beyond my own belief. Larouche's writing is amazing. Witzshe is even more amazing... and directly contradicts some of larouche's points... which is stunning. Nobody I personally know shares my astonishment and wonder... and yet we must have resolution for mankinds' survival.
`````Larouche points to the ice age only obliquely in this article, [Deepest solar Minimum in a Century]. It's actually authored by Hecht and Murphy in a Larouche publication. Hecht and Murphy refer to the cycles as follows....
Over a century of climatological studies has demonstrated that longer-term climate is driven by changes in the Earth's orbital relationship to the Sun. Over the past 2 million years, cycles in orbital parameters lasting 20,000, 40,000, and 100,000 years have combined to produce glaciations lasting from 100,000 to 200,000 years over the Northern Hemisphere. The last glacial advance, which ended approximately 12,000 years ago, covered North America, down to the latitude of New York and Chicago, with a blanket of ice estimated to be 1 to 2 miles thick.
The present Earth-Sun orbital relationship is such that the onset of a new glaciation is to be expected at any time soon. The Earth, indeed, has been in a prolonged cooling since the Holocene climatic optimum of 3000 B.C.
`````Witzsche has not mentioned the Holocene optimum as far as I've read him... he may have pointed to it and I missed it. The critical idea is that this article by Hecht and Murphy was published by Larouche in 2009 and it ends with this stunning conlusion....
The immediate possibility of cooling over the next two decades is going to add more challenges in the face of the onrushing global economic crisis. But it is also in times of crisis, that mankind's gift of creativity is of the greatest importance. When mankind uses its creativity, there is no problem or challenge so great that it cannot be solved.
````They refer to the next two decades... and yet Larouche's NAWAPA will take 50 years. How can the Larouche people be serious about NAWAPA with this obvious contradiction... which contradiction is nicely highlighted by Witzsche who apparently has been trying to communicate this problem to the Larouche crowd.
NOTE TO ROLF-- Alfven said magnetohydrodyamics was a mistake that led to wild goose chase on fusion... is Larouche refusing to accept Alfvens retraction as well... which explains Larouche's continued enthusiasm for fusion? see this post-->-here]