Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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“Even if the current solar lull is the beginning of a prolonged quiet, the scientists say, the star's effects on climate will pale in contrast with the influence of human-made greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2).
"I think you have to bear in mind that the CO2 is a good 50 to 60 percent higher than normal, whereas the decline in solar output is a few hundredths of one percent down," Lockwood said. "I think that helps keep it in perspective."
Don’t worry – It will only be “local cooling”
The period of no sunspots - known as the Maunder Minimum - corresponded to a profound lull in sunspots, the article admits, but it should affect only localized areas.
“If the sun gain sinks into a similar depression," the article continues, "at least one preliminary model has suggested that cool spots could crop up in regions of Europe, the United States, and Siberia.” (Italics mine)
"During that event [the Maunder Minimum], many parts of the world were not affected at all, said Jeffrey Hall, an astronomer and associate director at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona."
Yeah. It’s just a
localized event. Canada, Siberia, and Northern
During the very depths of the last ice age, temperatures in the
I think National Geographic would call an ice age
See entire article by Anne Minard
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