It’s not going to matter what the freaks say, the pseudo-science crackpots in the Obama administration, or for that matter what the jive talking Obama says.
The modern solar maximum ended in Oct 2005 with a bang, and no, no one on the planet knows why it did so. But it did. Mankind has never before witnessed such an event, since man hadn’t the measurement capability beforehand. We have no way of knowing whether the ‘Ap bang’ ending had happened before or was a new thing with the sun. The only record of any consequence that man has is sunspot counts, a hard to correlate measurement if there ever was one, and may not be that accurate.
What happened with the sun in a nutshell is this — Basically, the magnetic index(Ap) dropped suddenly and has continued to go down further since then. In addition, sunspots have all but vanished since that time, in spite of the fact that sunspot cycle 24 was supposed to begin a while back. Technically it has begun, but has been exceedingly weak. You can read about it here.
One thing we do know, is the 20th century sunspot record shows that none of the previous 20th century hoaxes regarding climate, and there were at least four, were ever correlated with the sunspot behavior. This is a first. What it means in the extreme, we will have to just wait it out. What it means in the near term, it’s going to get cold.
One thing to keep in mind, and is mostly ignored by the hoaxers, is that correlation does not equal causation. The earth’s climate is so complex, having maybe 35 variables, that mankind is simply not advanced enough to understand how it works. I like to explain it as such — What we know about how the earth’s climate, you could write a book, and plenty do. But what we don’t know, you could fill a library. True scientists recognize this fact, we do not know how earth’s climate works, but it’s not likely that CO2, the stuff of all photosynthesis on earth has any but a minor effect on it.
Case in point, the CO2 is still rising, while the temperature is going down.
But — If the current solar trend continues, it will soon be so cold, the glaciers will be growing so fast, the sea ice expanding at such a rate, that even the dumbest Obama voter will know Al Gore is a kook. Count on it.
Only the ignorant, or the easily fooled Obama voter, can believe the sun does not control the earth’s climate.
Here is a link to how the original scare prediction turned out. Remember the hoax started in 1988, so we now have 20 years of data that should have followed the computer models. Computer models are not science.