NASA, NSO & Others Agree - Global Cooling Expected

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. pspr


    NASA: Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun’s EUV output.

    Indeed, the sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion.

    NSO: It was announced at the recent annual meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS/SPD) at New Mexico State University that the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or will not occur at all. Magnetic fields erupting from the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will form. The current sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, started out late and slow and will likely produce a very weak solar maximum in 2013.

    This report from the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kitt Peak in Arizona indicates that the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down for a while, causing global cooling.

    <a href=>Story After Story Supports The Cooling Cycle That Is Upon Us</a>

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  2. Wallet


    Who knows all that man made warming may just balance the curve and save us?
  3. pspr


    True, if there were any. :D
  4. Lucrum



    I like bikini weather myself.
  5. And yet still there is no reliable source saying the the earth will cool and in fact all reliable sources say the earth will continue to rapidly warm and with an increasing rate.
  6. Tell you what: I'll worry about it ...later.
  7. pspr


    And yet there is no reliable source showing CO2 has caused any of the warming of the last century.

    Traditional anthropogenic theory of currently observed global warming states that release of carbon dioxide into atmosphere (partially as a result of utilization of fossil fuels) leads to an increase in atmospheric temperature because the molecules of CO2 (and other greenhouse gases) absorb the infrared radiation from the Earth’s surface. This statement is based on the Arrhenius hypothesis, which has never been verified (Arrhenius, 1896).
  8. Lucrum



    I'm not going to worry about it...EVER.
  9. pspr


    Nonsense. You should do something about that reading disorder you have.
  10. Lucrum


    #10     Mar 16, 2013