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Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
The Register ^ | June 14, 2011 | Lewis Page

Posted on 06/14/2011 4:30:58 PM PDT by Salgak

Physicists say sunspot cycle is 'going into hibernation'

What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.

The announcement made on 14 June (18:00 UK time) comes from scientists at the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and US Air Force Research Laboratory. Three different analyses of the Sun's recent behaviour all indicate that a period of unusually low solar activity may be about to begin.

The Sun normally follows an 11-year cycle of activity. The current cycle, Cycle 24, is now supposed to be ramping up towards maximum strength. Increased numbers of sunspots and other indications ought to be happening: but in fact results so far are most disappointing. Scientists at the NSO now suspect, based on data showing decades-long trends leading to this point, that Cycle 25 may not happen at all.

This could have major implications for the Earth's climate. According to a statement issued by the NSO, announcing the research:

An immediate question is whether this slowdown presages a second Maunder Minimum, a 70-year period with virtually no sunspots [which occurred] during 1645-1715.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climate; economy; globalwarming; hoax; iceage; maunder; shtf; teotwawki; warming
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SOME of us have been saying this for years, but, of course, the Narrative of the MSM and the Left have been drowning it out.

Now we're going to NEED those greenhouse gasses. So. . .throw some more coal into the furnace, a few more logs on the fire, and pull the SUV out of the garage. . .

. . . and laugh at ManBearPig in the process. . .

1 posted on 06/14/2011 4:31:05 PM PDT by Salgak
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To: Salgak

The left won’t change their tune if they’re buried up to their asses in snow all year. It’s all about destroying the modern capitalist economy and enforcing government control.


2 posted on 06/14/2011 4:33:29 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Salgak

So . . . .

If global warming collides with mini ice age, does this mean we all get a major sauna?


3 posted on 06/14/2011 4:35:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Salgak

Yea, winter-wear!!!


4 posted on 06/14/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Timeout!

An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1:00 a. M. And is asked where he is going at this time of night.

The man replies, “I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body.”

The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?”

The man replies, “That would be my wife.”


5 posted on 06/14/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Salgak
"Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade"

I think the first time I ever heard about "global warming", they used the same, exact headline.

Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age global warming within a decade.
6 posted on 06/14/2011 4:35:44 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Hey! The climate changed didn't it?

We were right all along - neener..neener..nener (IPCC official response).

7 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:10 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The Sixteenth Amendment - a.k.a. - The Slavery Amendment)
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To: Psalm 144

Well, if it causes an outbreak of hot Scandinavian women wearing only towels, I don’t see the downside. . .(evil grin)


8 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:20 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Salgak
I lived through this B.S. in the '70s.

I wonder if bell bottoms and platform shoes will come back too?

9 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:20 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
The left won’t change their tune if they’re buried up to their asses in snow all year. It’s all about destroying the modern capitalist economy and enforcing government control.

Not to mention all of the oily liberal scumbags who are making millions off of this global warming hoax.

They don't want to give up the corrupt gravy-train they've made for themselves.

10 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:25 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Salgak

I’ll smoke a cigar tonite for everyone as my contribution to release greenhouse gases and help counteract the cooling effect of the Sun. :-D


11 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:44 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Salgak

So, how do we prevent this, send money to algore?


12 posted on 06/14/2011 4:36:48 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Salgak

I confess my thoughts were heading along these lines, though I am partial to the dyevoshki . . .

Still, yeah . . .


13 posted on 06/14/2011 4:38:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Salgak

It’s likely increased CO2 would have a slight mollifying effect on the cooling, but I bet we will still have some cooling from this. Bring it on....


14 posted on 06/14/2011 4:38:58 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Salgak

I want to see those crapscientists and Algore stay warm by burning carbon credits!


15 posted on 06/14/2011 4:39:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Salgak

Just curious, do physicists count in the consensus tally of bogus scientists pushing globalist warming?


16 posted on 06/14/2011 4:39:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
The left won’t change their tune if they’re buried up to their asses in snow all year. It’s all about destroying the modern capitalist economy and enforcing government control.

I wouldn't count on that if I were you.

They'll turn on a dime, the whole cabal, including all the MSM outlets, and start screaming at the top of their lungs about how we're going to have a global freeze-down if socialism isn't instantly adopted by every government on Earth, that the consequences of remaining free are too ghastly to contemplate, yada yada.

The very same "scientists" who ginned up global warming will be getting grant money to study global cooling.

I bet it'll happen.

17 posted on 06/14/2011 4:40:01 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Salgak

Brrrr...Snowball Earth again?

18 posted on 06/14/2011 4:40:11 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Salgak

Global warming alarmists stand to make too much money and gain too much control to let a little thing like global cooling get in their way.

BTW, last winter was one of the coldest in many years.


19 posted on 06/14/2011 4:40:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Salgak

Paging Al Gore, Paging Al Gore, please call your office ASAP! Your global warming investment portfolio is tanking!


20 posted on 06/14/2011 4:41:23 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Salgak
because...

THINGS MAY REMAIN MORE OR LESS THE SAME!

doesn't sell papers or generate web traffic.
21 posted on 06/14/2011 4:44:15 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Salgak

Our burning of fossil fuel somehow affected the sun and now we will suffer.

Doesn’t that just freeze your cahonies knowing it is our fault and we were warned by the loony left and it somehow they turned out to be correct.

I just want to see how the scientist from the left can explain how our usage of ANYTHING on earth cause the sun to go dormant.


22 posted on 06/14/2011 4:44:47 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Steely Tom
We've always been at war with Eastasia and Eurasia has always been our ally. Isn't that right Winston?
23 posted on 06/14/2011 4:45:36 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The Sixteenth Amendment - a.k.a. - The Slavery Amendment)
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To: Salgak

If that happened then we don’t have to worry by that time none of us will be here..It would however be nice to get some cool weather it has been hot as blazes here for a while..I would go for an ice age or two right now..LOL!


24 posted on 06/14/2011 4:45:43 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Salgak
ManBearPig in the process. . .

ManBearPig will try and convince the public that man's carbon emissions are upsetting the sun. The sad thing is many in the media would believe him.

25 posted on 06/14/2011 4:45:58 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Salgak
Current models have Solar Cycle 24 (starting around 2009) shaping up as being one of the lowest cycles in a couple hundred years.

Meanwhile, solar activity over the past two weeks has taken a dive, even from the modest levels of this cycle:


26 posted on 06/14/2011 4:45:58 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Salgak

GLOBAL WARMING~!!!


27 posted on 06/14/2011 4:46:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Salgak

Climate scientists (along with most of us) need to learn to be more humble.

As for those who have been using “global warming” to push for totalitarianism and world government, they should just SHUT UP and GO AWAY!!!!


28 posted on 06/14/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: PapaBear3625
BTW, hat tip to SolarHam.com for the above graphs.
29 posted on 06/14/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Salgak

Sunspot Baby, She sure has a real good time.


30 posted on 06/14/2011 4:49:21 PM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

31 posted on 06/14/2011 4:51:05 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Actually it’s all about Al Gore and others getting rich off a scam on the public.


32 posted on 06/14/2011 4:52:21 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Actually it’s all about Al Gore and others getting rich off a scam on the public.


33 posted on 06/14/2011 4:52:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Actually it’s all about Al Gore and others getting rich off a scam on the public.


34 posted on 06/14/2011 4:52:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Deb

Skis for everyone!


35 posted on 06/14/2011 4:55:13 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Psalm 144

I say that boy is so dumb (ie Obozo) he thinks a pig pen is something to write with.


36 posted on 06/14/2011 4:56:15 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Salgak
Now we're going to NEED those greenhouse gasses. So. . .throw some more coal into the furnace, a few more logs on the fire, and pull the SUV out of the garage. . .

Sorry - George Soros has other plans:

A bill encouraging the use of natural-gas-powered vehicles will give the EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases while rewarding the Democratic left's patron saint. See the thread A Bill To Make Soros Richer

37 posted on 06/14/2011 4:56:43 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: Salgak

I wonder if a sunspot might actually be created on the Sun, resulting in some instability that might produce more sunspots.

That is, assuming a very calm Sun has caused an acute ice age, if a spaceship could be launched with the equivalent of a 1,000MT nuclear bomb on board (the largest nuke ever built was the Tsar Bomba, at 100MT, though limited to only 50MT when tested).

Granted, the spaceship would not get very close to the Sun before melting, but the purpose of the nuke would be to create an immense magnetic field close (within millions of kilometers) to the Sun, with an electromagnetic pulse.

Doing so might create a “dent” in the magnetic field of the corona that might reverberate enough to affect the internal magnetic field of the Sun.


38 posted on 06/14/2011 4:56:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Salgak

Quick, everyone rev your engines and fart all you can.


39 posted on 06/14/2011 4:58:25 PM PDT by lurk
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To: PalmettoMason
"I lived through this B.S. in the '70s.

I wonder if bell bottoms and platform shoes will come back too?


It would seem that way,...

...except for the quotes from National Solar Observatory (NSO)...
An immediate question is whether this slowdown presages a second Maunder Minimum, a 70-year period with virtually no sunspots [which occurred] during 1645-1715.

...and NASA:
Early records of sunspots indicate that the Sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th century. Very few sunspots were seen on the Sun from about 1645 to 1715. Although the observations were not as extensive as in later years, the Sun was in fact well observed during this time and this lack of sunspots is well documented. This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age" when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past.



40 posted on 06/14/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: Salgak
An immediate question is whether this slowdown presages a second Maunder Minimum, a 70-year period with virtually no sunspots [which occurred] during 1645-1715…This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age" when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes.

Great time for our country to have the lowest grain reserves since the Great Dust Bowl period of the 1930’s.

And our grain reserves will not be increasing thanks to that wonderful government program that turns food in to an inefficient and corrosive fuel at great expense.

Longer winters mean shorter growing seasons and smaller crops. Might be a good idea to lay in a few extra provisions for the lean years ahead.

41 posted on 06/14/2011 5:00:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Salgak

save


42 posted on 06/14/2011 5:00:28 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Salgak

If this is true, we are going to beg for Global Warming. Even a “mini” Ice Age would be incredibly damaging to our economy and food production. There would be famine, war and death in Third World countries. And it would all be a result of sun activity, not man. It would show us just how little we mean in the Earth’s climate history.


43 posted on 06/14/2011 5:02:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Doing so might create a “dent” in the magnetic field of the corona that might reverberate enough to affect the internal magnetic field of the Sun.

It's difficult to perceive the size of the Sun and the immense energy it unleashes every second. A million Earths can fit inside the Sun. The Sun's diameter is 1,000 X that of Earth. I would imagine a 1,000MT bomb would have the same effect as a grain of sand hitting Mt Everest.

44 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:17 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
The left won’t change their tune if they’re buried up to their asses in snow all year.

LOL! Well, don't you know snow up to their asses IS a sign of globull warming!

Four legged good, two legged better!

45 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:53 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Salgak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhe72STTn7k

It seems to me I saw this story on “The Twilight Zone”.


46 posted on 06/14/2011 5:07:02 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: Salgak
Earth has never, never been in the cab of my pickup truck, especially over the last month here in Memphis when the outside temp has constantly been near 100 degrees and inside around 140...

Bring on the ice age, Earth, or bring some stronger freon!!!!

47 posted on 06/14/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We've vanquished them in Tripoli before...bring it!)
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To: Salgak

Not to worry. The hole in the ozone layer will kill us long before this happens.


48 posted on 06/14/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Salgak

Let me guess- global warming is the casue!


49 posted on 06/14/2011 5:08:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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A Frozen Future Can Only Mean Women Can Wear Fur Again

50 posted on 06/14/2011 5:08:30 PM PDT by red flanker
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