Category Archives: Maunder

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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Review: The West Without Water (Edited)

I was in Mendocino at the Gallery Bookshop when I spotted The West Without Water by B. Lynn Ingram and Francis Malamud-Roam on a shelf reserved for environmental books, one of the larger categories in this excellent book shop in … Continue reading

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Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist

Details in Forbes: With each passing season, the weather seems stranger and more extreme. Who can argue with a sudden outbreak of the “polar vortex” phenomenon; unprecedented winter drought in California; and summer temperatures so torrid Down Under that even … Continue reading

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The sun hasn’t decided what it wants to do yet.

Another new solar sunspot record peak of 73.2 was set for Cycle 24 last month. It smashed the old 68.9 record peak set the previous month. In a big surprise, it’s over six spots higher than the first sunspot peak … 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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Homewood: Storminess Of The Little Ice Age

Paul Homewood has an excellent analysis of Little Ice Age storms. Cold brings more powerful storms than warming.  Warming has produced fewer hurricane and tornado, but a colder earth has produced some earth changing storms. Brian Fagan, in his book … Continue reading

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Cooling Kills, Prepare for More Cold!

Media outlets other than climate change blogs are beginning to take notice that we maybe in for some multi-year cold spells. This is from Tom Harris and Dr. Madhav Khandekar writing at PJ Media In the past few years we … 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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