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This will certainly have the global warming alarmists, leftist progressives drunk on propaganda BS squirming like the parasites they are ......................

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3156594/Is-mini-ICE-AGE-way-Scientists-warn-sun-sleep-2020-cause-temperatures-plummet.html

Is a mini ICE AGE on the way? Scientists warn the sun will 'go to sleep' in 2030 and could cause temperatures to plummet
  • New study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles
  • Says that between 2030 and 2040 solar cycles will cancel each other out
  • Could lead to 'Maunder minimum' effect that saw River Thames freeze over
By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:40 EST, 10 July 2015 | Updated: 15:42 EST, 10 July 2015

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The Earth could be headed for a 'mini ice age' researchers have warned.
A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles - and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out.
This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum' - which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London's River Thames to freeze over.
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A silent sun: In 2011 this image was captured showing an almost clear sun - which experts say could happen for almost a decade from 2030.

THE SOLAR CYCLE

Conventional wisdom holds that solar activity swings back and forth like a simple pendulum.
At one end of the cycle, there is a quiet time with few sunspots and flares.
At the other end, solar max brings high sunspot numbers and frequent solar storms.
It's a regular rhythm that repeats every 11 years.
Reality is more complicated.
Astronomers have been counting sunspots for centuries, and they have seen that the solar cycle is not perfectly regular.
The new model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat.
It draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone.
Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the 'mini ice age' that began in 1645, according to the results presented by Prof Valentina Zharkova at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno.
The model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022.
During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of synch and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity.
'In cycle 26, the two waves exactly mirror each other - peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the Sun,' said Zharkova.
'Their interaction will be disruptive, or they will nearly cancel each other.
'We predict that this will lead to the properties of a 'Maunder minimum''



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'Effectively, when the waves are approximately in phase, they can show strong interaction, or resonance, and we have strong solar activity.
'When they are out of phase, we have solar minimums.
'When there is full phase separation, we have the conditions last seen during the Maunder minimum, 370 years ago.'



THE MAUNDER MINIMUM

The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period starting in about 1645 and continuing to about 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time.
It caused London's River Thames to freeze over, and 'frost fairs' became popular.

This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the 'Little Ice Age' when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes.
There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past, Nasa says.
The connection between solar activity and terrestrial climate is an area of on-going research.
Some scientists hypothesize that the dense wood used in Stradivarius instruments was caused by slow tree growth during the cooler period.
Instrument maker Antonio Stradivari was born a year before the start of the Maunder Minimum.


Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period starting in about 1645 and continuing to about 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time
It is 172 years since a scientist first spotted that the Sun's activity varies over a cycle lasting around 10 to 12 years.
But every cycle is a little different and none of the models of causes to date have fully explained fluctuations.



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The Frozen Thames, 1677 - an oil painting by Abraham Hondius shows the old London Bridge during the Maunder Minimum
Many solar physicists have put the cause of the solar cycle down to a dynamo caused by convecting fluid deep within the Sun.
Now, Zharkova and her colleagues have found that adding a second dynamo, close to the surface, completes the picture with surprising accuracy.
'We found magnetic wave components appearing in pairs, originating in two different layers in the Sun's interior,' she said.
'They both have a frequency of approximately 11 years, although this frequency is slightly different, and they are offset in time.
'Over the cycle, the waves fluctuate between the northern and southern hemispheres of the Sun. Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97%,' said Zharkova.

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Montage of images of solar activity between August 1991 and September 2001 taken by the Yohkoh Soft X-ray Telecope, showing variation in solar activity during a sunspot cycle.
Zharkova and her colleagues derived their model using a technique called 'principal component analysis' of the magnetic field observations from the Wilcox Solar Observatory in California.
They examined three solar cycles-worth of magnetic field activity, covering the period from 1976-2008.
In addition, they compared their predictions to average sunspot numbers, another strong marker of solar activity.
All the predictions and observations were closely matched.

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I just bought solar panels. I thought the sun was reliable and going to be around for the next 4.5 billion years. Time to have some fun and burn some fossil fuels without guilt!
 

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I've asked this question to a couple of different people.
How much do we actually know about anything?
What I mean is, there all these PHDs and doctorates of physics and astrophysics and astronomy, but what do they really know?

I see them on TV talking about how Neptunes core is made of this, and the gravity is this, and all I can think of is "it was a monumental task to get man to the moon, and you people now know as much about Neptunes atmosphere as our own?"
Or wherever, I think you get my point.
They talk about things in other galaxies and nebulas and black holes and the math behind it.

I just think that there is just so much hubris in academia now, there's no way we know even 10 percent of what we profess to know about things off this planet.

For Petes sake, we don't know anything about our Oceans, much less what the soil composition is on Venus.
 

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I've asked this question to a couple of different people.
How much do we actually know about anything?
What I mean is, there all these PHDs and doctorates of physics and astrophysics and astronomy, but what do they really know?

I see them on TV talking about how Neptunes core is made of this, and the gravity is this, and all I can think of is "it was a monumental task to get man to the moon, and you people now know as much about Neptunes atmosphere as our own?"
Or wherever, I think you get my point.
They talk about things in other galaxies and nebulas and black holes and the math behind it.

I just think that there is just so much hubris in academia now, there's no way we know even 10 percent of what we profess to know about things off this planet.

For Petes sake, we don't know anything about our Oceans, much less what the soil composition is on Venus.
They can't reliably predict local weather, but they can project 15 or 50 years into the future. It's the same as every other Progressive movement. First, blame man. Second, blame industry. Third, give the Left the power to make everything all right. It's so scripted at this point, that it's boring except for the idiots educated by the Left that buy into this nonsense.
 

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Well in their defense (and I am biased as an atmospheric physicist) , that being said, they have been very accurate on solar activity predictions over the last 15yrs or so.
 

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Well in their defense (and I am biased as an atmospheric physicist) , that being said, they have been very accurate on solar activity predictions over the last 15yrs or so.
But when it comes to predicting the weather they've been as accurate as a chimp throwing darts against a board with weather terms on it.
 

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What kinda BS are the liberals gonna try and pull to take advantage of the situation?
Because that's always their endgame.

Reminds me of an episode of Stargate SG-1. The government kept the masses living in a dark grimy underground factory, slaving over some sort of generator under the guise that the planet's surface was frozen. All the while, the elites and heads of state lived above in sunny luxury.
 

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But when it comes to predicting the weather they've been as accurate as a chimp throwing darts against a board with weather terms on it.
Well again I would greatly disagree. The accuracy in weather forecasts are quite good even in the mid range 5-10 days out.
If you look at forecasts 10 yrs ago vs. today it is night and day.
You want to know the future, call Ms. Cleo.
You want a good representation of the expected weather for a given region in 5 days? Your local NWS office can give you that with about 80-90% accuracy on average.

You get mad because the wxman told you 8-12" of snow for you but you only got 5.... Meanwhile the area 25 miles west of you that was supposed to get 5" got your 8-12". That is still a very accurate regional forecast. So the models were off by 25 miles.... To you this is a big deal, but to a model that made the forecast based or 2 separate wx systems each 1500 miles away and 2-3 days in the future that is some pretty awesome technology! 25 yrs ago this scenario was impossible.
 

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I'll believe it when I start seeing fat squirrels year round.
Then we can solve world hunger.
 

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Hmmmmm I seem to remember in the 1970's being told by my school teachers that scientists said we would have a mini ice age then. I'm still waiting for it.
Yup, I remember the talking heads of the day saying the same thing back then
 
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