Not by Fire but by Ice


Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us


No reason to discount the idea
that we’re heading into another Little Ice Age,
or possibly a major ice age

By Rich Apuzzo,
Chief Meteorologist, Skyeye Weather LLC


31 Aug 09 – “Out in space the sun remains on a record pace at 51 days without sunspots, and no expectations of any change soon.  We’ll be in the top 3 longest quiet periods by Wednesday evening (tied with 54 days from 1879) and by late next week we’ll head into the 2nd position as we surpass 63 days from 1901. 

The daily solar observations began in 1849, but we know from other observations between 1400 and 1830 that these periods of sunspot minimums were associated with a 400-year stretch known as the Little Ice Age. 

The only problem with observations from that time is that there were no telescopes and satellites with the observational power we have today.  In other words, the long periods without sunspots are even more impressive now because we can pick out the smallest sunspot, ones that would have been missed 100 to 200 years ago.  We won’t know if this is true for a long time, but at this point there is no reason to discount the idea that we’re heading into another Little Ice Age, or possible a major ice age.  Time will tell…”
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Thanks to Martin Hoer for this link

     “Here in Omaha NE, WOW,” says Martin. “Upper 40's for lows and 60's
       for highs. Very cool for August-September. Coolest I can remember in
      my 50 years. Usually during state fair time it is hot and humid.”




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