Category Archives: Dalton

The Sun Has Gone Quiet

Details at theSI Weather, where I have selected a segment which may be of interest blog readers. Consequences of a weak solar cycle First, the weak solar cycle has resulted in rather benign “space weather” in recent times with generally … Continue reading

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Global Cooling Imminent

“Sharp cooling” to hit in the next five years, says new solar theory. “If the Sun mainly controls the temperature on Earth, a turning point is almost upon us,” says Dr David Evans. “The reason for the cooling is the … Continue reading

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New paper finds .8C global cooling during Dalton Minimum

A paper published today in Climate of the Past finds the low solar activity during the Dalton Minimum from 1780-1840 had a significant effect on climate and ocean heat content. According to the authors, “Global and hemispheric mean surface temperatures … Continue reading

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Global Cooling by Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen

Dr van der Lingen has written a long paper on global cooling and the impact that solar cycles have on the earth’s climate, with supporting material from recognized scientist. The full paper is HERE:global_cooling He concludes: There are many scientific … Continue reading

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Yes, it is Going to Get Colder – Add More Antifreeze.

Fritz Vahrenholt and Frank Bosse have released their November solar activity report. The sun in November 2013: You’re going to have to add more antifreeze This paper has been translated and edited by P Gosselin at the No Trick Zone.  … Continue reading

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Dalton Rather Than Maunder Minimum?

In a recent publication in Space Science Reviews (2013), renowned solar scientists Ken McCracken, Juerg Beer, Friedhelm Steinhilber and Jose Abreu studied the solar minimums over the last 9300 years. Based on measurements of beryllium and carbon isotopes as indicators for … Continue reading

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Real risk of a Maunder minimum ‘Little Ice Age’ says leading scientist

The BBC has the story: It’s known by climatologists as the ‘Little Ice Age’, a period in the 1600s when harsh winters across the UK and Europe were often severe. The severe cold went hand in hand with an exceptionally … Continue reading

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Since Dalton-Minimum 190 years ago, never has the sun been so inactive.

Currently solar activity is especially low. Solar sunspot number (SSN) in September was at 36.9, and thus was just 36% of the usual mean value 58 months into the cycle. The sun continues to remain in an unusually weak cycle 24, … Continue reading

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Swiss scientists now say that the Little Ice Age most certainly could have been triggered by variations in solar activity.

There’s been criticism for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over its latest AR5 report from many quarters for many reasons. But today there’s new research focusing on one particular aspect of that criticism. The particular part of the … Continue reading

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Solar Cycle 24 Update

David Archibald has a Guest Post at Watts Up With That on Solar Cycle 24 with some interesting graphics. Here is  an example: Figure 8: Solar Cycle 24 sunspot count relative to the Dalton Minimum All things considered, the current … Continue reading

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