Category Archives: Solar

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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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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Will the solar doldrums of the coming decades lead to cooling? A look at the latest scientific publications

By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by NoTricksZone) Seldom has the sun been as strong as we have seen it over the last 5 decades. Is it just a coincidence that the largest warming of the last … 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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