The researcher behind a controversial book and documentary warning of a great global cool-down, and not the man-made warming that most scientists predict, says the proof that he's right is coming soon in the form of devastating crop failures caused by a cyclical solar chill that is already underway.
"It's going to take the first major crop damage before people wake up and see that climate has changed," said John L. Casey, on Newsmax TV's "Midpoint".
Casey, author of "Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year-Cold Spell," which has now been turned into a documentary, said he has come in for heavy criticism from the scientific community because his theory contradicts
"And that was fully expected," said Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corporation and a former White House national space policy adviser. "Every time someone confronts the dogma of the day, they get ignored, they get ridiculed, they get attacked."
He said that "eventually, hopefully, everyone comes around and says, 'Aha, I see the light,' " predicting that agricultural distress induced by cold will be the turnaround point in this debate.
Civilization has to prepare for the scarcity that will follow, he said.
"That adaptation is going to be, what do we do with less food?" he said. "Because clearly the new cold air is going to start damaging crops a little — perhaps a lot — and then during the worst of it, in the late 2020s and 2030s, we're going to have very substantial global crop damage.
"These events are really going to change us," he said, "not to mention the major earthquakes and volcanos that for some reason always follow these major cold eras."