A Repeat of the Dalton Solar Minimum?


It is well known that cold and warm periods of the climate are correlated with intensive solar activity (e.g., the Medieval Warm Period), while decreases in temperature occur during periods of low solar activity (e.g., the Little Ice Age; Lean and Rind, 1999; Bond et al., 2001).

Long cold periods from 1643 to 1667 and from 1675 to 1690 that were revealed for another territory (Lyu et al., 2016; Wilson et al., 2016) coincided with the Maunder Minimum (1645–1715), an interval of decreased solar irradiance (Bard et al., 2000). The coldest year in this study (1662) was revealed in this period too. 

Source HERE.


3 thoughts on “A Repeat of the Dalton Solar Minimum?

  1. tom0mason October 23, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    The problem I see is not that we could fall into a Dalton or Maunder minimum but that so many people fail to appreciate it relevance to today’s climate.

    After speaking with so many younger members of my extended family (and a lot of their parents), I find on the whole, that they were poorly educated to begin with about the history of the last 1000 years or so, and most do not understand world geography — especially no appreciation of the size of different landmasses.
    Now they are being re-educated (mis-educated) via the stupidity of Google searches, Farcebook and twitterers. It’s apparent to me this small familial ‘consensus’ agrees that ‘science’ says the world has never been so hot, all the ice is melting causing the sea to rise quicker, animals are becoming extinct, etc., and form burning fossil fuels.
    Nobody in this group had ever heard of either the Dalton or Maunder minimums until I mentioned them. None of them agreed that we have been through a colder period recently (1970s), dispite the fact I and my siblings lived through it.
    I continue to try and re-educate them but most wish not to listen — 100% of them cited MSM as their source of climate information, with Attenborough the most mentioned!

    A very taxing time is coming and most of my family are oblivious!

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