Skip to comments.Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
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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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. . .
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.
So . . . .
If global warming collides with mini ice age, does this mean we all get a major sauna?
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.”
We were right all along - neener..neener..nener (IPCC official response).
Well, if it causes an outbreak of hot Scandinavian women wearing only towels, I don’t see the downside. . .(evil grin)
I wonder if bell bottoms and platform shoes will come back too?
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.
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
So, how do we prevent this, send money to algore?
I confess my thoughts were heading along these lines, though I am partial to the dyevoshki . . .
Still, yeah . . .
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....
I want to see those crapscientists and Algore stay warm by burning carbon credits!
Just curious, do physicists count in the consensus tally of bogus scientists pushing globalist warming?
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.
Brrrr...Snowball Earth again?
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.
Paging Al Gore, Paging Al Gore, please call your office ASAP! Your global warming investment portfolio is tanking!
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