Sure is cold.
How cold is it?
- It is so cold… hitchhikers are holding up pictures of thumbs!
- It is so cold… roosters are rushing into Kentucky Fried Chicken and begging to use the pressure cooker!
- It is so cold… the squirrels in the park are throwing themselves at an electric fence! 
Coincident to the “Colder War” now said to be erupting between Russia and the West and which spells trouble for the petrodollar, climatologist John L. Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, posits that we are now entering a 30-year period of cold. Russian astrophysicist Habibullo I. Abdussamatov has gone so far as to argue that a new mini-ice age has begun. (Background: Colder War News, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, November 18, 2014.)
Snowstorms and record low temperatures whacked much of the country this week, reports CNN. All 50 states registered temperatures below freezing Tuesday morning. 
Contradictory analyses of the cold are coming in from various experts. It is a “classic Arctic outbreak”, The Weather Channel decides. There are several “surges.” 
Is it the dreaded polar vortex? “Nay”, says Mike Halpert, acting director of the prediction center in College Park, Maryland. “The polar vortex is not expected to do a repeat in winter 2014-15.” 
“Au contraire,” says expert Michigan forecaster Mark Torregrossa. “The polar vortex is already dropping farther south than normal.” The dreaded polar vortex will rear its frigid head this year despite previous predictions to the contrary, Torregrossa heralds. 
“No, no, no,” say other experts. “The global warming is causing the global cooling.” The ice melting in the arctic is sending in the cold, like ice melting in a beverage refrigerates the drink. And ominously, in light of the “Colder War” between Russia and the West, “Researchers” are noticing that the shrinking ice is “in the seas off Russia.” 
Blame Putin. A popular Twitter hashtag, #blameputin, mirrors the tendency to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for anything and everything. Back in August of this year, Daily Agenda @NewsAlliance tweeted, “The weather has turned awful today in Britain so #BlamePutin LOL…” 
So we have several possibilities for the villains behind the unseasonably cold weather these past several days: “Classic Arctic outbreak”, polar vortex, “global warming”, and Vladimir Putin. But “Oh for Pete’s sake,” says Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist at Weather Underground. “This is just a regular old cold front.” 
Yet what Jeff Masters neglects to mention is “Cold Sun.” In this theory, a solar cycle is now reversing from its global warming phase to that of dangerous global cooling for the next thirty years or more. We are at the beginning of a “solar hibernation,” claims author and scientist John L. Casey. Commencing is “a historic reduction in the energy output of the Sun” and a “long-term drop in the Earth’s temperatures.” 
And Russian solar physicist Habibullo Abdussamatov goes further, predicting another Little Ice Age. A 2013 paper by Abdussamatov, “Grand Minimum of the Total Solar Irradiance Leads to the Little Ice Age”, connects “the current lull in solar activity” with a “solar autumn” which will soon enough move to the season of the “solar winter.” Just as the earthly seasons change each year, so too there are larger “solar seasons” within our solar system. “The Sun is the main factor controlling the climatic system and even non-significant long-term TSI variations may have serious consequences for the climate of the Earth and other planets of the Solar system,” writes Abdussamatov. 
And what does Ersjdamoo say? “Yup, sure is cold.”
——- Sources ——-
 “It was so cold”, http://www.athropolis.com/jokes3.htm
 “Snowstorm, frigid temperatures whack over half of the U.S., more coming”, by Ray Sanchez and Faith Karimi. CNN, November 19, 2014
 “Polar Vortex Again? Freezing Temperatures in All 50 States”, by Maria Vultaggio. International Business Times (online), November 17, 2014.
 “Polar vortex WILL return this winter! Expert forecaster warns dreaded arctic blast to make plunge deep into U.S…and New York could have snow TONIGHT”, by Ap and Josh Gardner. Daily Mail (UK), November 13, 2014.
 “Putin Killed Robin Williams”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 12, 2014.
 “Yes, The Weather Is Polar. No, It’s Not The Vortex”, NPR (online), November 16, 2014.
 Cold Sun, by John L. Casey. Book description at amazon.com
 “New paper by Russian solar physicist Habibullo Abdussamatov predicts another Little Ice Age within the next 30 years”, http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/12/04/new-paper-russian-solar-physicist-by-habibullo-abdussamatov-predicts-another-little-ice-age-within-the-next-30-years/