Skip to comments.NASA Sees Climate Cooling Trend Thanks to Low Sun Activity
Posted on 10/16/2018 1:22:54 AM PDT by 11th_VA
The climate alarmists just cant catch a break. NASA is reporting that the sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age; and Earths atmosphere is responding in kind.
So, start pumping out that CO2, everyone. Were going to need all the greenhouse gases we can get.
We see a cooling trend, said Martin Mlynczak of NASAs Langley Research Center. High above Earths surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.
The new data is coming from NASAs Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry or SABER instrument, which is onboard the space agencys Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite. SABER monitors infrared radiation from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a vital role in the energy output of our thermosphere, the very top level of our atmosphere.
The thermosphere always cools off during Solar Minimum. Its one of the most important ways the solar cycle affects our planet, said Mlynczak, who is the associate principal investigator for SABER.
Right now, (TCI) is very low indeed, said Mlynczak. SABER is currently measuring 33 billion Watts of infrared power from NO. Thats ten times smaller than we see during more active phases of the solar cycle."
SABER has been in orbit for only 17 years, but Mlynczak and the scientists at NASAs Langley Research Center have been able to recreate TCI measurements back to the 1940s. SABER taught us how to do this by revealing how TCI depends on other variables such as geomagnetic activity and the suns UV output things that have been measured for decades, said Mlynczak.
In fact, TCI numbers now, in the closing months of 2018, are very close to setting record lows since measurements began. Were not quite there yet, Mlynczak reports. but it could happen in a matter of months.
The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity. Both studies predicted sun activity similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th to early 18th centuries, which coincided to a time known as the Little Ice Age, during which temperatures were much lower than those of today...
Great ammo for my uber, liberal, academic neighbor who constantly preaches man-made glow-bull warming.
Why do I believe that if Hillary had won we would never have seen this story published?
The annualized wild swings of Michigan’s weather patterns are normal for the region but some folks would still insist on calling it “Climate Change”, even lifelong residents who ought to know better but have been indoctrinated to adopt the Climate Change mantra of liberal democrats everywhere.
WHAT? The sun affects the earths temperature? Who knew?
I read a report from an ex NASA guy a few years back that said sunspot activity has been decreasing for awhile but there seems to be a lull between the occurrence of sunspots and the reaction to it on earth. Their estimate was approx 25 years lag to see the full effect but as sunspot activity has been decreasing for over a decade we ought to see some effect in the next few years
President Trump made a deal with the sun and fixed it. I hope they give him credit.
Leslie Stahl needs to go to Greenland and watch the snow pile up.
Are they predicting another ice age, like they were back in the 70s?
I believe that is their next phase. Coupled with that, they will Gaslight us into believing that they NEVER claimed Global Warming.
Its the SUN not the SUV!
An amazingly clear and scientific explanation of how they calculated pre-satellite data based on proven correlations from measured data. How unlike the global warming alarmists use of unverified models to support their assertions.
It wont work. We are on to these slime sucking scum bags.
Cooling trend? I believe it. It was in the single digits here yesterday morning. That is unusual for even mid winter here. This early in fall, practically unheard of.
My son used to operate another solar observatory satellite, (SOHO) He told me the same thing. They saw very limited sunspot activity in the past few months. This global warming nonsense is over. Of course, now the libs will take credit for a naturally occurring cyclical phenomenon
want to really freak out global warmists? Tell them about space clouds that can occur along the Sun’s cosmic year path.
“Eons ago, giant clouds in space may have led to global extinctions, according to two recent technical papers supported by NASA’s Astrobiology Institute.”
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