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This is the second Press release from the Space and Science Research Center, dated January 14, 2008

In just its first days of activation, the newly created Space and Science Research Center in Orlando, Florida and its Director, John Casey have received accolades and direct support from around the world both for its start-up and for his theory of the sun’s influence on climate change.

In today’s release, the SSRC makes important strides in establishing its credibility and support for its predictions of the next climate change. Casey explains, “It is extremely gratifying that the support for the SSRC has been so quick in coming in the earliest days after our announcement of our intent to set up the Center. I am honored to have the support of those who are so highly respected for their judgment.”

Leading the statements of support for Casey and the SSRC includes an opinion from one of the most knowledgeable experts of US science policy and government science legislation. From Mr. Robert Walker, former member of Congress:

“I have known John Casey, Director of the Space and Science Research Center, since 1986 when he began working with me and NASA on the Challenger accident investigation and when I was Chairman of the House of Representatives Science Committee. As a non-scientist, I am always reluctant to comment on anything that involves my judgment of theory, but his concept and data are of real interest and should be seriously considered inside the climate change debate now receiving so much attention.”

In reacting to the comments of the former Science Committee Chairman, Casey was objective in his appreciation by saying, “For him to have such a strong position on this vital climate change issue is certainly a key event for the SSRC, as well as for climate science researchers and policymakers. Bob Walker is steeped in national science policy matters and in Washington politics. He does not make such statements without careful review. I am of course very pleased that he sees this theory of solar activity and its prediction of a coming cold climate era as an important matter for consideration.”

In addition to that recommendation, well known scientists who have many years in the analysis of solar activity have now joined the consulting staff at the SSRC. In acknowledging their teaming with the SSRC, Casey expressed his gratitude of their commitment by saying, “I am honored to announce that the first members have been added to the Consulting Scientists staff. They are Dr. Ernest Njau and Dr. Boris Komitov. These gentlemen are among a select group of researchers globally who believe that we are about to enter our next climate era, one with a long lasting deep cold period. They are highly respected scholars who have helped lead the way in their own countries in conducting in-depth research that has identified solar activity behavior as integral to the prediction of the Earth’s climate variations. These talented scientists are both now engaged in unique research that may lead to even more important discoveries in the sun’s behavior. They honor the SSRC by their pledge to assist the Center in its important mission.”

In joining with the SSRC, Dr. Njau had this to say: “The opportunity to become a member of the Consulting Scientists at the Space and Science Research Center is something I look forward to. In taking the first measures to create a center where scientists and researchers from around the world can integrate their efforts dedicated to future climate change matters is a big step forward. I have reviewed and approved Mr. Casey’s own scientific paper and believe it accurately summarizes and reinforces key findings from other researchers regarding the role the sun plays in Earth’s climate. It says a lot about his own analytical skills that without a significant background in solar physics he has discovered the same important findings on the sun’s activity as other leading researchers. My own research is clear in its forecast of a long cooling trend for the planet. I hope to have other new research made public soon.”

In aligning with the SSRC, Dr. Komitov was also direct. “ It is good to be associated with the Space and Science Research Center as it begins the process of creating a central facility for coordination of research on the sun and in particular the next and future climate changes. My research along with my colleagues has shown strong evidence that supports Mr. Casey’s own research that we are headed for the next climate change, one that will be between a Maunder and Dalton class minimum. We should expect a degree of cold that will also be between those two minimums. I am eager to add my support to the SSRC in this important field of research.”

In acknowledging the quick show of international support from leading scientists, Casey reflected, “The decidedly positive reception I have received in the first week of the SSRC’s beginning has been encouraging. It reinforces that the SSRC’s purpose and the RC theory are on the right track. The emails received at the SSRC web site have also been overwhelmingly supportive. Even some of the criticism has been ‘honest criticism’ that I have appreciated and acted upon. I have gotten emails from senior scientists and researchers or others with special interests. For example, one input was from a senior energy company official who has picked up on the potential national energy shortfall that may occur during the coming deep cold climate. Another contact was from the head of a team of weather forecasters who was elated at what we have discovered. Clearly, there are many people in all walks of life who have believed that natural cycles rule the Earth’s climate changes. Many have told me directly that the start of such a center has buoyed their hopes for a more balanced and objective look at the causes of climate change.”

As to what lies ahead for the SSRC, Casey was hopeful adding, “As we continue to add to the base of support and talent associated with the Center, we hope to concurrently obtain government or private funding to pursue the additional research that will be needed to address the approaching cold period. Every aspect of our society will be affected. There is much that needs to be done in advance planning and preparation. Every state or corporate entity will have to establish its own plans and adjustments to meet the needs of its citizens or shareholders.

Here in Florida for example, there will be both problems and opportunities to deal with. The citrus industry and the tourism industry will have to come up with unique solutions to problems they have never had to face before. This long lasting cold spell will have a fundamental effect on tropical storm and hurricane formation, and the insurance industry. The SSRC will certainly do its part to communicate this message and to help where we can.”

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