Category Archives: Solar

CLOUD Results:More Cosmic Rays, More Clouds

Our planet’s pre-industrial climate may have been cloudier than presently thought, shows CERN’s CLOUD experiment in two papers published today in Nature CLOUD shows that organic vapours emitted by trees produce lots of aerosol particles in the atmosphere when there’s … Continue reading

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Sunspots Point To Looming Mini-Ice Age

From the Times of India: A recent paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research reports over the past 20 years there has been a steady decline in activity on the sun’s surface and interplanetary magnetic fields, indicated by a dramatic … Continue reading

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Solar Update March 2016

Watts Up With That Guest Blogger David Archibald has an update on solar activity.  David  provides the reader a plethora of graphic evidence that the sun is changing, with fewer sunspots over time, and with a disparity between the northern and … Continue reading

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Que Ball Sun Looking More Like the Dalton Minimum

Anthony Watts has an update on the progress of Solar Cycle 24 HERE: According to the data Cycle 24 the lowest in 200 years which harkens back to the time of the Dalton Minimum and Solar Cycle 5 Anthony writes: … Continue reading

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Cosmic rays in Earth’s atmosphere are intensifying

According to a report at Space Weather. Newly-released measurements by high-altitude balloons show that cosmic rays in Earth’s atmosphere are intensifying. The ongoing increase, which has been tracked since early 2015, will likely accelerate in the months and years ahead … Continue reading

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A Quiet Sun is Coming and so is a Cold Climate According to Study

Extracts from a press release from Lomonosov Moscow State University The Sun’s behaviour in future cycles is the main theme of a publication on the forecast and explanation of the minima of solar activity. The paper was prepared with contributions … Continue reading

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New studies flip climate-change notions upside down

The Nation: Cold Sun rising The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK … Continue reading

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