Category Archives: Solar

UK Researchers, Little Ice Age was Global: Sun Plays Role

A team of UK researchers has shed new light on the climate of the Little Ice Age, and rekindled debate over the role of the sun in climate change. The new study, which involved detailed scientific examination of a peat … Continue reading

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Climate capers of the past 600,000 years

by Staff Writers, TerraDaily Bonn, Germany (SPX) Nov 18, 2014 “Fluctuations in climate were due in large part to periodic changes in the Earth’s orbit parameters.” If you want to see into the future, you have to understand the past. … Continue reading

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Has the Sun gone to sleep?

Here is a BBC Video discussing the possibility of a Maunder Minimum: Check out the video link HERE. Following are excerpts from the video, thanks to Ice Age Now: “Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of … Continue reading

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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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Peak solar geomagnetic activity shows a ~66% decline over the past 3 solar cycles

According to solar experts, the “general consensus is that we’ve passed the peak” of the current ~11-year solar cycle. If solar geomagnetic activity has also peaked for the current solar cycle, the Ap index of geomagnetic activity declined about 66% … 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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