Not by Fire but by Ice

THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!

     Email Robert      l     Reviews     l      Order Not by Fire     l     Order Magnetic Reversals      l      Dissenters      l       Recent articles 

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

 
Google
 
Web www.iceagenow.com
BACK TO HOME PAGE
   

Goodbye Sunspots?

 Hello Ice Age
 

 

                       page delimiter
  


15 Sep 10 - "The last solar minimum should have ended last year, but something peculiar has been happening," says Phil Berardelli in an article published today in Science. "Although solar minimums normally last about 16 months, the current one has stretched over 26 months—the longest in a century."

According to a paper submitted to the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 273, the magnetic field strength of sunspots appears to be waning.

"This trend would lead to only half the number of spots in Cycle 24 compared to Cycle 23," say the paper's authors Matthew Penn and William Livingston. It would also imply "virtually no sunspots in Cycle 25."

If the trend continues, the sun's face may become spotless by 2016 and remain that way for decades, says Berardelli. A similar dearth of sunspots in the 17th century coincided with a prolonged period of cooling on Earth known as the Little Ice Age.

See entire article:
http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/climate-reports/7673-say-goodbye-to-sunspots
Thanks to Alan Caruba for this link
      "I am buying another pair of long johns," says Alan.

See Penn and Livingston paper:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.0784v1

 


 





.
.

BACK TO HOME PAGE

Order Book I Q & A I Book Reviews I Plant Hardiness Zone Maps I Radio Interviews I Table of Contents I Excerpts I Author Photo I Pacemaker of the Ice Ages I Extent of Previous Glaciation I Crane Buried in Antarctic Ice Sheet I Ice Ages and Magnetic Reversals I It's Ocean Warming I E-Mail Robert at rwfelix@juno.com l Expanding Glaciers