Humans facing a rare and natural convergence of 3 massive cycles of change
In this inaugural episode of Missing Links, Gregg Braden provides evidence that charts the simultaneous peaking of economic, human conflict and solar cycles. The rise and fall in each of these cycles holds major implications for our civilization. A new story is emerging. Original webcast on January 5, 2017.
Transcript – partially distilled. To watch the video scroll to the end.
New discoveries have overturned 150 years of scientific thinking when it comes to us, the way we think about ourselves, one another, and the world. From undeniable evidence of advanced civilizations dating back to before the last ice age, the way we think about other people, their cultures, their religions, their beliefs, and even the way we view disease and immortality, there is a new story emerging. This is what Missing Links is about.
Ask yourself, ‘How can we be resilient in a world that’s growing more volatile by the day? How can we thrive in the new normal that’s already here, unless we’re honest with ourselves about that story and what it’s showing us?”
Missing Links brings new discoveries unseen in traditional mainstream media, textbooks and classrooms. What are those new discoveries telling us, what do they mean in our lives, what’s causing extremes in our world, and why are they happening right now? It’s all about cycles, cycles of time. Scientists now recognize we are living the rare convergence of three massive cycles of change: cycles of climate, economics, and human conflict. These are natural cycles that follow natural rhythms we can know, predict and calculate. They appear on a regular basis and that’s what makes today so different; all three of these cycles are appearing at the same time. They’re colliding right now during our lifetime.
The first cycle we’ll look at is CLIMATE
The primary source of information about the history of our planet comes from seafloor sediments; core samples that scientists pull up out of the oceans. It comes from ancient tree ring data; the problem is that tree rings only go back a couple of thousand years, and it comes from ice cores found in the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. We’ll zero in on those ice cores that detail tremendous amounts of information, thanks to scientists who know how to read them. Each year when a new layer of ice is deposited that layer captures information about whatever was happening in the atmosphere. If there was a volcanic eruption we’ve got volcanic dust particles. If the wind blew pollen grains into Antarctica from Europe then we know that. In the ice cores we can tell how strong the magnetic fields have been in the past, how strong the Sun was, and how high sea levels were. Here’s the key, we can tell what the ancient temperatures were as well.
3:27 We are now seeing information going back over 420,000 years into the history of the earth. In 1999, international scientists recognized that global warming was actually melting ice and destroying this library, this record we have in Antarctica. They said even though we don’t know why the warming is happening let’s drill through the thickest part of the ice and capture as much data as we can, then we can go back and figure out what’s causing the warming. Even the scientists were absolutely amazed because when they pulled that ice core up from an area called Vostok Lake, in the very famous Vostok ice core they pulled up over 420,000 layers of ice. Each layer representing one year of Earth’s history, so all of a sudden we’ve got 420,000 years of our past to compare to today, to see if something is wrong, to see if earth is broken, to see if there’s something truly anomalous happening right now.
4:31 GRAPH – Ice Age Temperature Changes
You’re seeing two different ice cores. In blue is the EPICA ice core from another location in Antarctica and the green is the Vostok ice core. What I’d like to call your attention to right off, is that even if you know nothing about how to read this information you can see the cycles, you can see the rhythms, and it’s not your imagination. There are nested cycles, cycles within cycles. There are 100,000 year cycles, 41,000 year cycles, 26,000 year cycles, and even 5,000 year cycles. The way we read this graph, the 420,000 years begins on the right hand side, and present-day on the left at zero. If you look at either the blue or the green ice cores, what you can see is that they tend to agree with one another. There are times when the temperatures of the earth ebbed and flowed; when it’s been warmer and when it’s been cooler. When it happens in one place it happens in another place as well.
The red that you see at the bottom of the graph is the thickness of the ice as it correlates to those temperatures. So what is obvious, when we look at this graph, is that if you look at Year Zero today we are a little bit above the average temperature for where you would expect earth to be. I would expect to see some global warming right now. I’d be concerned if we didn’t because that is what has happened in the past. The question is how much warming is normal? How much warming should we be seeing? Well the next graph I’d like you to see, is a graph that also comes from the ice core data and seafloor sediment however it does not contain tree-ring data.
6:14 GRAPH – GRAPH Corrected Global Temperature Reconstruction 95%, CI
[The middle line is green]
It’s telling us something really, really interesting. This graph begins at Year Zero, we would say at the time of Jesus just for point of reference, and goes for 2,000 years into the year 2000. The green line that you see in the middle of this chart is the average temperature for the earth over these 2,000 years, and the graph is showing us above and below that average, where we have seen the temperatures in the past. So it’s obvious that sometimes the temperatures are above normal, sometimes they’re below normal. Here’s why this is so interesting. If you look closely where we are today are we above normal, absolutely. We’re above the average normal for where Earth has been in the past. Are we warmer now than we have ever been, absolutely not!
Look at this. If you go back into the years 1200 to 1300, what is called Common Era, they’re using this CE notation now instead of AD and BC to remove any religious implications. So when I say CE it means Common Era from Year Zero to now. 1200 to 1300 CE the temperatures were almost twice as warm as they are right now, twice the anomaly that we’re seeing right now, and if you go back into the years 820 to 1040 CE look at this, three times above where the anomaly is right now, and scientists know this because they have a name they give to this period it’s called MWP, which means Medieval Warming Period. So the point of sharing this with you, is to show that the warming does happen and I would expect that we would be in the warming cycle now, and that the warming is not the warmest it has ever been, and if you look closely the warming when it happens it’s brief, it’s intense, and it’s what comes right after the warming that sometimes can be the problem, it’s the COOLING that follows. This is a very, very powerful graph, and I’m going to walk through it slowly so you can see exactly what Mother Earth is telling us; and that is the value of looking at the information from earth Herself. We’re not seeing this interpreted through the eyes of a corporation or a political or religious agenda. This is the earth telling us Her story and the story is fascinating.
8:40 – 8:53 GRAPH – Temperature and CO2 Records
In this particular graph, the Year Zero to the right-hand side of the screen that’s us, that’s where we are today. I’m going to go back to the 420,000 years from where the ice cores were in the previous graphs, and if you’ll notice you’re looking at two colors red and blue. The red are the temperatures of the earth, the average temperatures, and the blue are the levels of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, and I’m showing this because we’re being told that it is the carbon dioxide in the greenhouse gases that is causing the temperatures of the earth to rise and causing the concern. The data in this graph doesn’t support that theory, and I want you to see precisely how this works. So follow with me, if we’re moving from that 400,000 years toward the present, so we’re moving from the left to the right hand side of the graph, what you see is that the red lines rise before the blue. That means the temperature is rising before the greenhouse gases and that is what’s recorded in the ice cores in Antarctica and in Greenland. The temperatures rise first and then the greenhouse gas, the carbon dioxide follow, and there is a lag time, and it’s not our imagination. This is from peer-reviewed science as published in the very prestigious journal ‘Nature’ volume 329 in the year 1987.
Scientists knew this as far back as 1987. So I’m going to zero in on what it is they said using their language. They said that when we are going from what’s called an interglacial condition, that’s where we are right now, we’re not in the glaciers we’re in between the time when the glaciers appear. So when we’re going from interglacial into a glacial condition, into a time when the earth cools, the change in the carbon dioxide actually lags the change in the air temperature. It lags and that lag time is usually 4, 5, 6, 7, maybe 800 years.
10:56 – 200,000 year old ice core example image [see video]
It goes back some 100 to 200,000 years, and sediments within this show clear differences visually, which have been caused by differences in climate. You can see here a whiter carbonate ooze and red brown clay. These carbonate oozes have been laid down during interglacial periods, warmer periods, and these red clays have been laid down during the glacial periods, cooler periods.
Now, I want to go back and take a closer look at even something more profound.
If you look closely, when the carbon dioxide levels increase the temperatures actually drop. The stronger the carbon dioxide levels the cooler the temperatures on earth become. Why is that important? Because it is a fact we have thrown tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We have now created more of a carbon dioxide burden in the Earth’s atmosphere than we have in the 420,000 years that we have the history for. We’ve never seen so much CO2 in the atmosphere. So if in the past, higher levels of CO2 created a cooling effect, with the levels that were there then, it makes sense that we can expect a greater degree of cooling because of the higher degree of CO2.
Why is that important? Well, allow that cooling happens north of the Equator. The bulk of the Earth’s landmass is north of the equator. The bulk of the world’s population is north of the Equator, and most of our food is grown north of the Equator. So when we see a change in climate, when we see a cooling, and that doesn’t mean that we’re moving into another Ice Age, but even a little cooling changes the conditions that allow us to grow the food and support the industries we depend upon. So this is important, and I think it is important for us to be honest, truthful, and factual with ourselves. I asked earlier in the program “How can we be resilient to the extreme if we’re not honest with ourselves about the extreme?” This is a perfect example of exactly what I mean here.
13:10 So the question that obviously comes up is, if the carbon dioxide is not causing the changes in climate as we have been led to believe, as many scientists believe right now, then what is? This is the key. Climate change is a fact, and it’s happening, but it may not be happening for the reasons that we have suspected. What we are now beginning to understand, parallels, in many cases, where our most ancient and indigenous traditions have always told us. If you go to the Inuit Elders in the Arctic regions and ask them what it is that’s causing this change, they will tell you that the earth has changed Her location in space. They’ll say that their sky has changed. Australian astronomer, Milutin Milankovic agrees with this.
Before he died in 1958, Milutin Milankovic had created a theory that was discounted at first but it is becoming more popular now because it is telling us the story that matches the data of what we’re actually seeing.
Milutin Milankovic recognized 3 big cycles, shifts in the location of earth in space. Earth doesn’t stay stationary. As earth moves around the Sun our planet does a dance, there’s a tilt, an angle, and a wobble that have a technical term. Let me identify those very quickly:
One cycle is called the Precession of the Equinoxes
We heard about Precession during the 2012 phenomenon in the Mayan calendar. Precessions are about 26,000 years long. Our ancestors knew that.
The second cycle is called Eccentricity.
This means, as earth moves around the Sun it’s not a circular orbit it’s an elliptical orbit. Sometimes in the Eclipse we’re closer to the Sun and sometimes we’re further away. That means the cycle varies when we’re close, about 41,000 years. When we’re further apart, about 100,000 years that’s the second cycle.
The third cycle is called the Tilt or Obliquity
Okay, so these are 3 cycles that Earth is going through as it moves around the Sun. Now you know what they are, let’s take a look at them as they are plotted on a graph. You’re going to see something absolutely astounding.
What you’re seeing in the graph, the red is the Precession of the Equinoxes, the green is the Obliquity, and the blue is the Eccentricity. Now if you look closely as they ebb and flow, if either Eccentricity or Obliquity or Precession if any two of these rise at the same time, look what happens. At the bottom of the screen you’re seeing warming and cooling of the earth, and you can see that when Eccentricities for example, and Obliquity, when those coincide we have a warming period on the earth.
Now I’m showing you this and you say “Well maybe that’s an anomaly, maybe it’s just that one time.” LOOK at this! If we go back and look at each of these, here we’re seeing Eccentricity as a peak, and we’re also seeing Obliquity as a peak in the blue and the green, and right below that every place where that happened we saw warming on our planet and it happens all the time. The reason this is important is because we are here at the far left of the screen where that red line is. That’s us and we’re having a little bump in Eccentricity. We’re seeing that coincide with the Obliquity so we’re seeing this dance that Earth is doing in a very precise way that has created warming in the past, and it’s doing the same thing right now. I would expect to see some warming, and we are seeing a relatively small warming compared to what we have seen in the past.
So this is one of the cycles ‘climate’, and I mentioned there are three cycles that are converging. I spent a little bit more time on this portion because we’re hearing so much about climate. I think it’s important to really understand throughout this series, throughout Missing Links, so I’m going to refer back to the extremes that are being caused by these cycles.
17:40 The second cycle is ECONOMIES
When I talk about economies it doesn’t have to be about money, it can be. The economies are about people, about the way we work together and share the vital resources that we need; food, water, medicine. There was an economist early in the twentieth century, his name was Nikolai Kondratiev, and he was the first to recognize the rhythm of cycles as it plays out in global and local economies. Whether we’re talking in the small scale of a family or a large scale of a community or a planet, it seems to be the same thing. What he did is, he identified a 66-year economic cycle, and he broke this cycle into seasons. I find this fascinating.
SPRING 1949 – 1966
Our 66 year cycle that we’re in right now began in 1949 that was what he called the spring of this economic cycle, and it lasted from 1949 until the year 1966. This was a time of inflation, it was the beginning of inflationary cycling, and in inflation there are certain stocks, certain commodities, certain bonds that tend to do better or worse depending on where we are in this cycle. In the inflationary cycle, what we see is there are certain assets that tended to do better in the spring than they do in other times but the spring only lasted until 1966.
SUMMER 1966 – 1980
From 1966 until the year 1980 we were in the summer of this economic cycle and I remember this personally. I was in school and I was working in the 1960s, 1970s. I remember when I could deposit my pay cheque in the bank and get 16, 17, 18 percent interest on my money because we were in an economic cycle of this inflation that was called runaway inflation. It was good for me. It helped me save for college so that’s something we may not see again for a while.
Fall 1980 – 2000
From 1980 we went into a new economic cycle, the autumn that lasts until the year 2000 and this cycle, as the others, there are certain investments, there are certain tangible assets that seem to do better in this cycle than they do in others until we enter into the next phase of the cycle.
Winter 2000 – 2015
In the year 2000, we went into the winter of the 66 year cycle that we’re in right now. A period that is less popularly known, it’s called dis-inflation or deflation, when things that used to have value begin to lose value. Property loses value, precious metals lose their value. It’s a very, very different way of thinking about money and economies that lasted until the year 2015.
2015 according to Kondratiev, we entered into a new economic cycle and we are beginning the inflationary cycle once again. I think we’re seeing this as the Federal Reserve is beginning to raise interest rates to create the inflation and we’re seeing this happen in the world.
20:54 news clips
This Brexit triggered fresh fears of further fractures in Europe. Scotland has already hinted that it may call its own independence vote so that it can join the EU.
Listen I know it’s not news to you guys but it is the Wall Street apparently, the economy grinding to a halt. Today’s GDP report was up only 1.5 percent.
In just 29 minutes today China’s stock market plunged 7% and then was shut down altogether for the day.
This isn’t right, wrong, good or bad, it is a period of time where things change, and the way we think about things changes. If you don’t know that and you see the economy making wild swings you think something is wrong, and something’s broken, when actually we’re in a very volatile time with this particular cycle.
21:47 GRAPH – The third cycle is HUMAN CONFLICT
This cycle is a cycle that is a little mysterious to people because it is the cycle of human conflict. People say to me “What do you mean a cycle of conflict, doesn’t it just happen whenever it happens?” Well the answer is no, there is a rhythm, there are cycles of conditions that make us more vulnerable, and make us more susceptible to conflict.
It doesn’t mean that the cycles drive war and conflict. It means that when we find ourselves in those cycles that we are vulnerable and susceptible, and it’s an opportunity for us to walk very softly, to extend that olive branch of peace, or go the extra mile to create an agreement, find cooperation, whether it’s with our families, our friends, our communities, or between nations.
I recently spoke at the United Nations with friend and colleague Dr. Bruce Lipton. We were invited to share with the UN our perspective of cycles of time, what we as a world can expect so we can prepare, know where to put our resources, know where to put our energy. Now I’m sharing with you precisely what I shared with them; the fact that we are living this rare convergence of these 3 cycles. In the economic cycles and the climate cycles many of those people were unfamiliar with them. So the value of knowing this, that we are in this cycle of human conflict, when it’s so easy to be misunderstood and trigger an incident that can wreak havoc on entire nations, the value of that is it arms us with the wisdom, and the knowledge to be very, very, conscious about our agreements, about our communications.
23:45 GRAPH – rhythm of these cycles
You’re actually seeing the rhythm of some of these conflict cycles, the beginning and end of the Korean War, the beginning and end of World War One, World War two. All of these pegged right at the top and bottom of those cycles of conflict. What’s interesting is where are we in these cycles right now. In 2014 we began an uptick toward greater human conflict and that uptick peaks in the year 2020, so I would expect between 2014 and 2020 we would see a lot of tension in the world. This doesn’t mean we must have war, it means we are vulnerable and susceptible, and it also means there’s a greater opportunity for deeper communication to create peace in the time of that vulnerability. That’s the good news.
So when I talk to people about these conflict cycles they say “What could possibly be driving these cycles?” Well this is where it goes back to Mother Earth. I want to share something quickly. I want you to see how deeply connected we are to our planet. A lot of research has been done relating human conflict and social change to the Sun and solar cycles.
As far back as the 1700s. 1750 to the year 1920, scientists had data where they saw the ebb and the flow of solar cycles for the first time. They could actually plot those out. Some very far-reaching scientists looked at human achievements and human disasters at the same time. They said “What are people doing while these solar cycles are ebbing and flowing?” This is not about bad things, it’s about innovation, creativity, new inventions, the automobile, the way we’re using electronics today, and all of these things. The ideas of physics, Einstein, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, all of these ideas, Edison, this is all happening linked to the ebb and flow of these cycles.
25:47 Unable to locate rare image.
It is the image showing the solar cycles ebbing and flowing from 1750 to 1920 and the blue line above that is the human activity, all combined innovations and war. Big stuff happens when the solar cycles increase, and we seem to quiet down when the solar cycles decrease. That leads to the question, this ends in 1920, where are we right now? That’s my question as I was seeing this. I put this together so you can see precisely what it is that’s happening now.
26:21 – Solar cycles
What you see is that solar cycle 22, right in the middle of that cycle, the peak that was when we had the Iraq Kuwaiti war, a huge example of conflict. Solar cycle 23 was 9/11 right in the middle, and solar cycle 24, the first week that the Sun SPOTs, that the magnetic storms on the Sun began to increase, that was when we had what was called the Arab Spring in places like Egypt and Tunisia and Libya. All of these linked to the solar cycles. So once again scientists are not saying that the Sun is causing these effects. What we’re seeing is that there are natural conditions that create the environment that we respond to, and that environment, in that environment we are sometimes more aggressive and sometimes more willing to cooperate, and that’s going to be important later in this series.
We are now in solar cycle 24. What does all this mean right now? Well, if we understand how these cycles come together, what we know is that nature uses the extremes that we’re seeing as a trigger for new ideas, and new solutions. I mentioned that we are living the time of extremes, and I wanted to share with you what is that’s causing extremes; the convergence of these cycles. I think it’s fair to say that the best minds of our time are saying we are in fact living a time of extremes. It doesn’t mean bad things are happening or even good things but big things, big, big, changes in the world. Our world is changing in ways that we simply have not been prepared for. I think it’s fair to say for most that those changes are happening faster than we have come to expect, and what that means is that we’ve got to think and live differently, perhaps more so now than ever in the past.
I began this episode saying that we’re living a time of extremes and now we’ve backed up that statement with the specifics. You now understand the extremes, what’s causing them, and what they mean in your life. In our next episode we’ll discover how our time of extremes has already led to new thinking and beautiful new solutions, when it comes to solving big, big, problems in the world.
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