Category Archives: Analysis

As Earth Warms? The Sun Is Remarkably Quiet

Bob Henson, Weather Underground Blog If you’re looking toward the sun to help explain this decade’s record global heat on Earth, look again. Solar activity has been below average for more than a decade, and the pattern appears set to … Continue reading

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Space Weather: No Spots, but NOT a Dull Sun

  In total, 2016 has had 31 ‘spotless days’–a whole month’s worth. We haven’t had this many blank suns in a single year since 2010 (51 days). This is a sign that the sunspot cycle is crashing toward a new … Continue reading

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Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

Editor’s Note: The Russian study was originally published July 2015 and was reported on earlier on this blog.  Lawrence provides some additional supporting evidence. Lawrence Solomon  writing in the Financial Post: “The New Little Ice Age Has Started.” This is … Continue reading

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Solar Cycles: The Bray (Hallstatt) Cycle

This is a link to a guest essay by Andy May and Javier at Watts Up With That The evidence for a persistent irregular climate cycle with a period of 2400 ±200 years is strong. There is compelling evidence of … Continue reading

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A Report on Sunspot Cycle 25

Dr. Sten Odenwald, a retired astronomer and educator formerly with the National Institute of Aerospace and NASA writing in the Huffington Post.  He concludes his sunspot article, Waiting For The Next Sunspot Cycle 2019-2030, with this view forward: Statistically speaking, … Continue reading

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Little Ice Age on the Way?

  Professor Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University is being attacked by climate change proponents for publishing research suggesting there could be a 35-year period of low solar activity that could usher in an “ice age.” Zharkova and her team of … Continue reading

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Nearby supernovae could have affected life on Earth – Change Climate?

The surface of the Earth was bathed in life-damaging radiation from nearby supernovae on several different occasions over the past nine million years. That is the claim of an international team of astronomers, which has created a computer model that … Continue reading

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