Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Longest & Quietest Solar Magnetic Minimum in Recorded History

Solar cycle 24 continues to exhibit unique behavior compared to the 7 previous solar cycles recorded by modern instrumentation and offers more evidence the sun is undergoing a significant state change. Global temperature changes typically lag reduced solar activity due to moderating effects of heat storage in the oceans. Solar state changes in the past such as the Sporer, Maunder, and Dalton minima coincide with the colder periods of the Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850. The HADCRU global thermometer record coincidentally began in 1850 and shows a mere 0.7C recovery from the frigid temperatures at the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850.
http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2010/12/longest-quietest-solar-magnetic-minimum.html

There is the very real danger we are falling into a little (or big) Ice Age. The Global Warming push on at the moment appears to be based on manipulated and misunderstood data.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2010.]

2 comments:

steven andresen said...

spook,

The space people have put up a number of satellites that have the ability, I presume, of determining what's ahead of the solar system, like whether there's big rocks, space debris, radiation of various sorts, and so on. I would think that the Sun responds to this debris. Say, it slows its energy production when it encounters less space debris, and fires up more when it comes across more space debris.

If so, then haven't the scientists speculated, given their satellite findings, what the coming centuries will be like...weather-wise?

I say this thinking they know more than we do and what they know leads them to think us poor schmucks don't stand a chance anyway so why not take us for anything we are worth...

Just another catastrophe I wonder about...

s.

SpookyPunkos said...

Steve,

As far as we can guess the Sun keeps itself fired up all by iteself via a nuclear fusion reaction. Although materials are drawn into our star they do not contribute to this cycle noticeably.

The Sun actually emits a lot of energy and our planet, being fairly close is protected from devastation thanks to the Earth's magnetic field. If we did not have this field our atmosphere would be rapidly diminished and the surface baked by solar radiation.

From past observations we know the characteristics seen on the Sun's surface, Sun spot & flare activity, alters through the ages. It is theorised that this activity has an impact on the temperature of the Earth. As the Sun "waxes and wanes" so to do we see an impact upon the Earth's climatic system.

The story here implies that the recent changes in climate are due to these cycles- not the human produced CO2 in our atmosphere.

Spook !