NASA Warns Earth May Be Entering a Period of “Global Cooling”

January 23, 2013

NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event.

This week, scientists from the US Solar Observatory and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered – to their great surprise – that the sun’s activity is declining, and that we might experience the lowest solar output we’ve seen since 1645-1715. The Register describes it in dramatic tones:

What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening.

Scientists who are convinced that global warming is a serious threat to our planet say that such a reduced solar output would simply buy us more time… delaying the warming trend, but not stopping or reversing it.

On the other hand, scientists who are skeptical about global warming say that the threat is a new mini ice age. (Remember that scientists have been convinced in the past that we would have a new ice age, and even considered pouring soot over the arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice in order to prevent another ice age. Obama’s top science advisor was one of those warning of a new ice age in the 1970s. And see this.)

NASA reports this week that we may be on the verge of another Maunder Minimum (a period with an unusually low number of sunspots, leading to colder temperatures):

Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun’s EUV output; this is, however, speculative.


Earth May Be Headed Into A Mini Ice Age Within A Decade

June 15, 2011

Here comes the next climate change, brrr, brrr, brrr — Will it be the next Maunder Minimum.? or worse? or a not quite as bad Dalton Minimum? or nothing at all? The point where the earth switches from our current hot cycle to REAL ice age, is overdue … goodbye global warming, hello global cooling?

What may be the science story of the century is now, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – the earth is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.

Phew, just in time.

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Solar Scientists Say Sun Behaving Strangely

July 3, 2010

The sun has cycles — periods of high activity, when it has a lot of sunspots, and low activity, when things on the surface seem calm. NASA astronomer David Hathaway says activity is unusually low right now. A new solar observatory may shine light on the mystery.

Yep, it used to be believed that the Sun had nothing to do with climate on Earth, then that has now been found to not be true. Of course that was during the days of the IPCC hey day, before it was learned they were just hoaxing the world.

NASA Now Says Dalton Minimum is Possible

July 29, 2009

Story and comments here:

Dalton Minimum described here:

The data has been suggesting this, I have several posts about it, better late to the party than never. The sun is in a major funk.

USA Today, Climate Models Wrong ?

July 22, 2009

Yep, sure could, especially those that don’t look at the effects of the sun, both direct and indirect, like the sun’s magnetism. Real scientists know that theories come and theories go, and they get revised all the time. But unfortunately, this doesn’t include Al Gore and his minions they are on the hunt for rices.

Could the best climate models — the ones used to predict global warming — all be wrong?

Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience.  The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million years ago can be explained by excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What caused the remainder of the warming is a mystery.

“In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record,” says oceanographer Gerald Dickens, study co-author and professor of Earth Science at Rice University in Houston. “There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models.”

During the warming period, known as the “Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum” (PETM), for unknown reasons, the amount of carbon in Earth’s atmosphere rose rapidly. This makes the PETM one of the best ancient climate analogues for present-day Earth.

As the levels of carbon increased, global surface temperatures also rose dramatically during the PETM. Average temperatures worldwide rose by around 13 degrees in the relatively short geological span of about 10,000 years.

The conclusion, Dickens said, is that something other than carbon dioxide caused much of this ancient warming. “Some feedback loop or other processes that aren’t accounted for in these models — the same ones used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for current best estimates of 21st century warming — caused a substantial portion of the warming that occurred during the PETM.”

In their most recent assessment report in 2007, the IPCC predicted the Earth would warm by anywhere from 2 to 11 degrees by the end of the century due to increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by human industrial activity.


Solar Inchworm

April 17, 2009


The sunspot number has gone on vacation. It’s somewhere in the vicinity of a 100 year low.

No matter what the EPA says about their CO2 scam, it’s going to get cold on planet earth, count on it. BTW, how do we know how much CO2 is too much, is it really too little?

E.P.A. [Promotes Climate Fraud] –

So what has happened? No one really knows, but it seems the current solar maximum, yes that’s solar maximum, ended in late 2005 with a bang.

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