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To: Signalman

Saying we’re “heading for a Dalton minimum” is like saying we’re heading for a World War II. It’s a specific, named event in the past. We may very well be heading toward a solar minimum, but heading for a “Dalton” minimum is nonsensical.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 7:54:58 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa
Saying we’re “heading for a Dalton minimum” is like saying we’re heading for a World War II. It’s a specific, named event in the past.

Fine. Call it the Algore Minimum if you like. I think that would be perfect, don't you?

19 posted on 10/07/2013 8:05:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: xjcsa

There is nothing nonsensical about making reference to a comparative event in the past when you have no existing event in the future to which the comparison can be made.


22 posted on 10/07/2013 8:11:22 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: xjcsa

From what little I understand about the various minimums, They use the names of the most well-known to describe the severity of upcoming minimums. So a “Dalton” is less severe than a “Maunder”.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 8:14:04 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: xjcsa

We just need a name to blame it on. Dalton is a good one!


31 posted on 10/07/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: xjcsa

>> but heading for a “Dalton” minimum is nonsensical.

You can’t single out “Dalton”. You must quote both terms “Dalton Minimum” given the independent meaning of Dalton’s law.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 11:15:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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