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Pray for global warming

“If we fall into a Dalton, let alone a Maunder, we may again see those picturesque post cards of snow enshrouded Christmases.  So pray for global warming, friends.”

But before you assume the position (whichever one you favor), read it all.

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.

What’s Up With The Sun?

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It’s been strangely unmarked by sun spots or solar flares lately. Or is it so strange? NASA says not.

UPDATE:  The Seablogger disagrees and says the next Ice Age is "imminent."