Maunder Minimum here we come?

This will give the global warmists something to chew on. The ones who are still scientists, at least, not anti-technology pilgrims to a holy environmentalist shrine. The latter will accuse the researchers at the link of trying to change the subject.

But the longer the face of the sun stays clear of magnetic sunspot blemishes, or no better than sunspecks, as it now has pretty much for more than two years, the more it looks like the return of the Maunder Minimum. That was a cooling time, from about the Seventeenth to the mid-Nineteenth centuries. For instance, New York harbor froze over in the winter of 1780.

0 responses to “Maunder Minimum here we come?

  1. “Other indications of solar activity suggest that sunspots must return in earnest within the next year.”
    Man, they’ve been saying that for a year.
    http://doubleplusundead.mee.nu/whats_worse_than_nazi_or_holocaust_denier#more
    After the “jump” I have some links to that stuff.
    They keep saying, “It’s gonna start any day now.”
    This is interesting
    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/23sep_solarwind.htm
    The solar wind dropped 20% in the last 15 or so years.
    Interesting.
    The Sun isn’t acting the same way it has for the last 50-100 years we’ve been looking at it with “instruments” and I think it’s ticking off/scaring scientists.

  2. Worries me, a little. But they only know what they know and can extrapolate into the future. Unfortunately their knowledge base on Sol is neither old nor deep. So this may be normal. Science, as now practiced, is only about a hundred years old. Before that it was the hobby of the leisured classes.