~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
I think we may be in for a pretty bad winter!
A storm is coming: Sun’s magnetic field is set to FLIP and could lead to bad weather and radio disruption except this polar switch is weak as are the sun spots. We have modern tools to observe a solar sun spot cessation so we can see for certain how the sun is 100% in control of wether we have an Ice Age or a Warm Age. All debate will end once we discover the hard truth of the matter. The graph above shows 100 years of sun spot activity. The earlier observations were done by my grandfather and Hubble at the Mt. Wilson observatory and their own private observatories in Pasadena. My grandfather loved to speculate about the Ice Ages and the sun and I suppose, after my father did the same thing, the likelihood both are right about sun spots and Ice Ages, this is horrible news but we can’t ignore it, either or pretend it doesn’t happen.
One thing that really enraged me about the ‘climate experts’ was when they tried to minimize or even deny the Maunder Minimum – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Maunder Minimum coincided with the middle—and coldest part—of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. A causal connection between low sunspot activity and cold winters has recently been made using data from the NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment which shows that solar UV output is more variable over the course of the solar cycle than scientists had previously thought, and a UK scientific team published in the Nature Geoscience journal a link that ties this variability to terrestrial climate impacts in the form of warmer winters in some places and colder winters in others. The winter of 1708–9 was extremely cold.
Looking at the above graph, we see that the late-1960′s to the end of the 1970′s was a period of very low sun spot activity as was the period before WWI which saw a lot of peasant unrest due to the cold winters and late springs. I recall #20 peak as it was oddly cold even in Arizona with lots of unusual winter rains. Then I moved to NYC and it was tremendously cold, Arctic cold in winter and very stormy summer thunder events.
One country that observes the winter closely is Russia so the news there is all about the collapse of the sun spot situation. For example, at SpaceWeather.com we see there are a very tiny few spots at the peak of the solar maximum. So it is no surprise to see this headline in Russia: Sun dial-down: Looming weak solar max may herald frosty times — RT News
Possible explanations for the sun’s latest odd behavior were discussed last month at a meeting of the Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division. Scientists agree that Cycle 24 is already among the weakest reported.
“Not only is this the smallest cycle we’ve seen in the space age, it’s the smallest cycle in 100 years,” NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center research scientist David Hathaway said.
Some more radical explanations sound quite alarming. Matthew Penn of the National Solar Observatory says the strength of magnetic field in sunspots in waning, and the sunspot cycle may disappear altogether.
“If this trend continues, there will be almost no spots in Cycle 25, and we might be going into another Maunder Minimum,” he said.
NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event which means increasingly the astronomers are lining up claiming global warming will not only stop but will retreat if the sun spots totally vanish. The key question is, will this last 200+ years like last time this happened or 200,000 years as happened repeatedly in the last 2.5 million years? A good question. A life and death question. All our systems are predicated on it being pleasantly warm. We have no alternative system set up whereby crops fail, ice advances menacing Switzerland or the polar states. Not to mention, stormy seas and higher winds in winter?
My ancestors crossed the Atlantic during the Maunder Minimum right at the beginning of that mini-Ice Age and somehow managed to survive in the cold Northeast and it was a very brutal time indeed. As will the repeat of t his cycle.