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Posted on 11/11/2015 2:17:45 PM PST by CedarDave
New studies flip climate-change notions upside down The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
So what is a "solar minimum"?
Our sun doesn't maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cycles in spans of approximately 11 years. When it's at its maximum, it has the highest number of sunspots on its surface in that particular cycle. When it's at its minimum, it has almost none. When there are more sunspots, the sun is brighter. When there are fewer, the sun radiates less heat toward Earth.
But that's not the only cooling effect of a solar minimum. A dim sun doesn't deflect cosmic rays away from Earth as efficiently as a bright sun. So, when these rays enter our atmosphere, they seed clouds, which in turn cool our planet even more and increase precipitation in the form of rain, snow and hail.
For now nevertheless, the IPCC and other authoritative agencies are sticking to their CO2-dominant climate-forcing theory. They attribute the cold spells to a disruption in the jet stream caused by Anthropogenic Global Warming. Some of their theories have heads being scratched, for instance the "pause" in global warming they attribute to heat being absorbed deep into the oceans. When Antarctic ice reached record levels in 2013, scientists were "baffled" because the water beneath the ice was warm, they claimed. In climate science old and new, nothing is certain.
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This came from ‘The Nation’?
Yeah, right? Well at least the “Global Warming’’ crowd ought to be happy.
Kinda hard to believe but maybe the author is their token conservative.
Dang Global Cooling Deniers.
Professor Valentina Zharkova
Say Flash! would that be Dr. Zarcova...
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
The idiots in Congress think too many people on Guam will tip it over.
His first name is Noah. ;-)
That is a CLASSIC! Liberal intelligence for everyone to witness.
For your PING list.
It's not the Sun they want to control, it's you and me. And they want you and I to pay for controlling us.
Yup, you’re. The Sun is a star. A giant mass of hydrogen gas that converts to helium and every element on the Periodic Table. It’s where we came from and some day old Mr. Sun is going to die off in a supernova and take us with it.
typo; meant to say ‘’You’re right’’.
Looks more scientifically accurate than Michael Mann’s made-up hockey stick graph!
(BTW I’m a believer in the use of tree rings, but for springtime moisture, not for temperature; the two do not always correlate.)
Oh, ye of little faith! Environazis will find SOME way to blame the cycles of sun activity on us wee mortals. It HAS to be our fault so we’ll feel guilty and submit to their control.
It won’t take long for the libs in the media to turn on a dime and claim that they knew it all along and if it weren’t for those rascally non-scientific climate-denying conservatives they’d have Global Cooling under control by now. All it would take is a little more socialism.
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