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Is a mini ice age on the way? Scientists warn the Sun has 'gone to sleep' and say it could cause tem
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18 January 2014 | Mark Prigg

Posted on 01/18/2014 6:49:20 AM PST by BenLurkin

Mike Lockwood University of Reading says that the lower temperatures could affect the global jetstream, causing weather systems to collapse.

'We estimate within 40 years there a 10-20% probability we will be back in Maunder Minimum territory,' he said.

Last year Nasa warned 'something unexpected' is happening on the Sun'

This year was supposed to be the year of 'solar maximum,' the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climate; globalcooling; globalwarminghoax; maunderminimum
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Well, it had to run out of fuel sooner or later.
1 posted on 01/18/2014 6:49:20 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Not sure your age, BenLurkin... but do you remember this about forty some years ago? There was going to be another ice age and we were all going to die. I even remember movies about it. What’s old is new again!


2 posted on 01/18/2014 6:52:59 AM PST by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe I need to buy that expensive snow blower after all...
4 posted on 01/18/2014 6:55:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BenLurkin

Does thius mean we should run our SUV’s 24 hours per day and burn old tires in the front yard so as to offset this?


5 posted on 01/18/2014 6:56:16 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: momtothree

I’m fit, 39, have a full head of hair, and am as rich as Croesus.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 6:56:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hal ogen

Yes.

And burn piles of newspapers in your back yard.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 6:57:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

All MSM reporters have been instructed to prepare more stories that say that global warming causes colder weather.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 6:58:55 AM PST by detective
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To: BenLurkin
The Sun controls earth's temperature? Somebody call Al Gore, need more carbon...the UN must investigate this?

The horror...


9 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:25 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: BenLurkin
There's a paradigm problem here. IF you buy the idea of our sun being a 4B year old thermonuclear furnace, there is no reason to think it would heat up and cool off periodically.

But we know that it does. The sun is not a thermonuclear furnace. Stars are plasma physics phenomena and behave like lightning rods as focus points for cosmic discharge. As they travel through regions of space with greater or lesser electrical potential difference from themselves, they heat up and cool off.

www.thunderbolts.info

10 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:35 AM PST by varmintman
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To: BenLurkin

39?! You’re still a baby! LOL!


11 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:47 AM PST by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin
Even if there are glaciers pushing across Minnesota in July the Al Gore like scammers of the climate world will be claiming it is due to man-caused global warming and we should send money...

The earth, she is gonna do what she is gonna do. To think we have any real say in the matter is folly.

12 posted on 01/18/2014 7:02:26 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BenLurkin

“I’m fit, 39, have a full head of hair, and am as rich as Croesus.”

You should get a few messages from women who want to meet you after a post like that. :)


13 posted on 01/18/2014 7:02:58 AM PST by detective
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To: BenLurkin

Cue Women on the prowl...


14 posted on 01/18/2014 7:03:52 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: momtothree; BenLurkin

Depending on the family situation, still plenty young to be sitting at the kid’s table at holiday meals!

(Inside joke from our family, specifically from my FIL’s side)


15 posted on 01/18/2014 7:04:07 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: momtothree

Oops. Forgot the /s tag.

I’m actually a few years older than that.

And my hairline has actually “receded” a bit. Well, a lot.

And not really that “fit” either.

And the Croesus bit....sadly...not true either.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 7:05:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Let’s call it the “Al Gore Minimum” so he will be known as a shyster for all eternity.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 7:06:19 AM PST by Thom Pain
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To: FreedomPoster

He gets grape juice, too. No spirits of any kind. It will stunt his growth!


18 posted on 01/18/2014 7:08:20 AM PST by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin
Also, for benlurkin:

I remember this nonsense from my teen years.

19 posted on 01/18/2014 7:08:26 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: momtothree
Not sure your age, BenLurkin... but do you remember this about forty some years ago? There was going to be another ice age and we were all going to die. I even remember movies about it. What’s old is new again!

Actually I remember Walter Cronkite preaching global warming even back in the seventies.

Anyway the earth heats up and the earth cools as the Sun goes thru active and inactive periods. We are now headed for a cooling period.

20 posted on 01/18/2014 7:11:58 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: BenLurkin
Once again, Al Gore shows how ahead-of-the-curve he is. He has been driving fleets of SUVs, running the the heat and air conditioning at full blast at all his mansions, leaving a carbon footprint the size of King Kong's butt to personally fight the global cooling that is coming....The People's Hero!!
21 posted on 01/18/2014 7:12:08 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: momtothree
...do you remember this about forty some years ago? There was going to be another ice age and we were all going to die.

And the same ol' scam as AGW, give us grants to "study" the "problem".

22 posted on 01/18/2014 7:12:25 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: BenLurkin

Something odd was happening to the trees this last year. Certain trees were putting out massive fruit and seeds. Like they knew it was time for survival. I don’t think smog will trigger that response from trees. I think they are picking up on magnetic vibrations due possibly from the sun and our magnetic fields.


23 posted on 01/18/2014 7:13:31 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: FreedomPoster

I like “Beyond Detente: Why We Can’t Beat the Soviets” as well. Finger on the pulse there, TIME.


24 posted on 01/18/2014 7:16:57 AM PST by babble-on
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t know, but the only way to stop it is to elect more democrats, transfer all wealth to the UN, drive stupid looking little go carts, and make sure the Tea Party cannot party!


25 posted on 01/18/2014 7:21:28 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FReepers

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26 posted on 01/18/2014 7:22:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BenLurkin

27 posted on 01/18/2014 7:24:59 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: central_va

Central_va, with all respect to you, the acronym in that pic makes me shudder. Think about what it stands for...it’s awful.


28 posted on 01/18/2014 7:29:09 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon; Admin Moderator

I think it’s hilarious. Bit by all means complain to the moderator and take it down, I could care less.


29 posted on 01/18/2014 7:31:27 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m screwed. I stopped buying the paper a decade ago when I realized it was less about the news and more about propaganda.

Now only if NY had a large supply of natural gas somewhere I could live in warmth. /sarc


30 posted on 01/18/2014 7:33:46 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: central_va
"I think it’s hilarious. Bit by all means complain to the moderator and take it down, I could care less."

*Couldn't* care less.

I'm not going to try to have it taken down. If you think that particular acronym is funny, well.....nothing else to say, I guess.

Have a nice Saturday.

31 posted on 01/18/2014 7:36:44 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’ve asked to have it removed.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 7:41:13 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

Mankind has been keeping weather records for at most a thousand years and only reasonably complete observation for maybe 600 or so years.
That is just a blink of the eye in terms of the suns lifespan. There are MANY phases and cycles the sun couldngo through that we have NO IDEA about.

Even a record of 10 millenia would have gaps and missing data on how the sun can change. It is sheer folly, hubris on a cosmic scale for AGW fanatics to think puny mankind has a massive impact on the planets weather but the sun does not when it is quite clearly the opposite. The sun puts more energy into the planet in one day than all of mankind does over the course of a decade.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 7:41:42 AM PST by nvscanman
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To: BenLurkin
Not to worry....Obama will issue another EO....

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow,and our planet began to heal.

Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with no electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp also


34 posted on 01/18/2014 7:51:10 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: babble-on

In 1995, I’d have agreed strongly. Today? Not so sure.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 7:52:56 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CatherineofAragon; central_va
Ditto...and kudos to you both. What passes for humor with some people defies all understanding.

Leni

36 posted on 01/18/2014 7:53:20 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: central_va

Thank you, central_va. No animosity was intended toward you. I appreciate and enjoy your posts.


37 posted on 01/18/2014 7:54:47 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: MinuteGal

Thanks, MinuteGal.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 7:55:10 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: momtothree
"do you remember this about forty some years ago? There was going to be another ice age and we were all going to die."

Don't forget the "population explosion", the "lack of food fallacy", the "DDT scare", the "Alar apple scare", that "boys and girls are the same - nature versus nurture", that every parent new otherwise, "mass quantities of Vitamin C would prevent colds".

Now they say that fish oil isn't healthy as they presumed and that Vitamin D is the cure all for low sunlight exposure. Also, alcohol kills brain cells, which they now refute. I've seen conflicting reports on how much alcohol is required to decrease heart attacks/strokes and how much cause such. Red meat is bad; veggies are the cure all, except for those who don't get enough protein, etc.

It goes on and on by our brilliant all-knowing scientists, until they change their minds. Some times I think science is an in-exact science. Especially love astro-physicists who say the universe will eventually collapse on itself and now some say it will always be ever expanding.

These same guys claim there are an infinite amount of universes. The same guys claim that the universe popped into existence through the "singularity theory" and THEN explodes into the Big Bang. How could they possibly know other than their equations on a chalk board? Hell, they still can't explain what gravity is.

39 posted on 01/18/2014 8:00:05 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: BenLurkin

Quick, burn more coal!


40 posted on 01/18/2014 8:01:42 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: varmintman
There's a paradigm problem here. IF you buy the idea of our sun being a 4B year old thermonuclear furnace, there is no reason to think it would heat up and cool off periodically.

Your paradigm problem is false.

Human nuclear furnaces have control rods and fancy gear to make damn sure they don't heat up or cool off randomly.

And our solid fuel nuclear plants aren't bubbling pools of hot gas with random mixing of fuels going on.

There's no reason to think that a natural thermonuclear reaction in a huge hot bubbling bubble of gas wouldn't heat up and cool off a bit from time to time.

41 posted on 01/18/2014 8:04:06 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: BenLurkin

“I’m fit, 39, have a full head of hair, and am as rich as Croesus.”

This is Freerepublic, not Sugardaddy.com :)


42 posted on 01/18/2014 8:04:38 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Gosh, you’re right. I remember when they got rid of red dye. My Mom went out before it occurred and purchased about forty tubes of red lipstick. After she passed, I had to explain to my much younger sister-in-laws about it.. we discovered about 20 unopened tubes of it when we were cleaning out the house. The list of what is going to kill us is essentially endless, isn’t it?


43 posted on 01/18/2014 8:09:13 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I remember it well. There was an article in Popular Science about ideas for combating Global Cooling and the next ice age. The were offering ideas like spraying the poles with black paint applied from C-130s.

The winters of 1977-78 and 78-79 were exceptional in Oklahoma for the amount and duration of snow and ice. I also remember quite a bit of sledding in the 60s that just went away for many years.

And so it goes.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 8:23:36 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: momtothree

Actually the red coloring in most lipsticks is lead based.


45 posted on 01/18/2014 8:25:15 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: momtothree
do you remember this about forty some years ago? There was going to be another ice age

That's what our HS science teacher told us. If it knocks down our 100+ Texas summers, then bring it on.

46 posted on 01/18/2014 8:26:37 AM PST by bgill
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To: CatherineofAragon
I appreciate and enjoy your posts.

And I thought my posts were pretty much ignored.

47 posted on 01/18/2014 8:35:07 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well. if this summer isn’t 100 degrees for 8 months here in Louisiana, then I-for one- will celebrate. Using the current logic, heat produces cold, we should have snow in August instead of hurricanes, right? Bring on global cooling, and let it begin at the equator!


48 posted on 01/18/2014 8:36:12 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: darkwing104

Sore/Loserman had a 50/50 chance of becoming President and a 50/50 chance of guessing hotter or colder. He only needs one more major flop to go down in history as a three time loser.


49 posted on 01/18/2014 8:45:57 AM PST by Reeses
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To: central_va
"And I thought my posts were pretty much ignored."

Nope! We're fellow Southerners and central Virginians.

50 posted on 01/18/2014 8:54:25 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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