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The Next Grand Minimum: Explosive Volcanism Triggered the Little Ice Age

Headline at Ice Age Now blog: Volcanism alone can explain the Little Ice Age (LIA), researchers insist. Low sunspot activity is not the culprit. Precisely dated records of ice-cap growth from Arctic Canada and Iceland show that “Little Ice Age …

2017-08-13 04:26   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar minimums may be final piece of puzzle in fall of Western Civilisation

Sam Khoury writing in the Nation [ooo] By the 1st century BC, Rome was the most advanced and powerful civilisation on Earth and Romans’ material wealth was skyrocketing. Men and women are increasingly less interested in marriage and no-fault divorce …

2017-08-04 06:14   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: New Study By German Physicists Concludes We Can Expect Climate Cooling For Next 50 Years!

By P Gosselin at the No Tricks Zone German physicists: “CO2 plays only minor role for global climate” In a just published study in The Open Atmospheric Science Journal here, German scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke and Carl-Otto Weiss have used a …

2017-08-04 03:11   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Grand Minimum Super Earthquakes

Upheaval!: Why Catastrophic Earthquakes Will Soon Strike the United States by Mr. John L. Casey, Dr. Dong Choi, Dr.Fumio Tsunoda and Dr. Ole HumlumPublished January 2017. It is hard to write a book about the future, as it can be …

2017-07-31 04:22   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Is Our Sun Slowing Down in Its Middle Age?

By: Monica Bobra writing in Sky and Telescope The Sun, now halfway through its life, might be slowing its magnetic activity, researchers say, which could lead to permanent changes in the sunspots and auroras we see. We all slow down …

2017-07-22 21:27   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Monster Solar Minimum Approaching

  Guest essay by David Archibald at Watts Up With That This recent post was on the fact that the Sun’s EUV emissions had fallen to solar minimum-like levels well ahead of solar minimum. The implication was that the Solar …

2017-07-11 19:42   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Sunspots and Volcanos?[Updated]

Anthony Mengotto in a comment brought up and interesting point, the sun is growing quiet, while volcanism is increasing. I have always wondered it there was a connection. Does vulcanism fluctuate with the increase and decrease of sunspots? The Smithsonian/USGS …

2017-07-10 23:34   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Minimum in 2019-2020

According to the NASA Video below the next solar minimum is on the way and should arrive by 2019 As the next solar minimum is exposed by time, I will be focusing more on this event and its potential impact …

2017-07-10 15:39   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: New Atmospheric Radiation Results

For the past two+ years, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring cosmic rays in the atmosphere above California using high-altitude space weather balloons. After more than 100 flights, they find that dose rates have …

2017-06-25 23:02   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Indirect Effects of the Sun on Earth’s Climate

Mike Jonas writing as Guest Blogger at Watt Up With That has written an very interesting essay on the potential impact of the sun on our climate and climate history. Recommend reading for Next Grand Minimum readers, as there is …

2017-06-11 14:52   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Update June 2017–the sun is slumping and headed even lower

Guest essay by David Archibald at Watts Up With That Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity thus far, likely the lowest in 100 years. Figure 1: F10.7 Flux 2014 – 2017 The F10.7 flux shows that over …

2017-06-08 01:22   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Dr.Stephanie Osborn, Interstellar Woman of Mystery, on Solar Climate Influence.

Dr Osborn has an interesting career in addition to being a Science Fiction writer. A veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle …

2017-06-07 04:38   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: COSMIC RAYS ON THE RISE AS SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHES

Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc. vencoreweather.com Reports: A recent study published in the Aug. 19th issue of Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics supports the idea of an important connection between cosmic rays and clouds. According to spaceweather.com, a team …

2017-05-29 14:47   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Climate Science in the Comics

Scott Adams’ Dilbert on what is wrong with climate science captured in six frames.  http://dilbert.com/strip/2017-05-14  Sorry, copyright prevents me from posting the whole cartoon, so please click the link.  Scott Adams is known to be a skeptic of anthropogenic global …

2017-05-15 19:12   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A GLOBAL cooldown will usher in a 100-year mini-ice age, UK Experts

Details in the UK Daily Star: Experts told Daily Star Online planet Earth is on course for a “Little Age Ice” within the next three years thanks to a cocktail of climate change and low solar activity. Research shows a …

2017-05-09 03:29   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum:  Cosmic Rays Increase Cloud Cover, Earth’s Surface Cools

  A new scientific paper authored by seven scientists affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences was just published in the scientific journal Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics. The scientists dismiss both “greenhouse gases” and variations in …

2017-03-25 05:02   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Seven Year Solar Low

SUNSPOT COUNTS REACH 7-YEAR LOW: The face of the sun has been blank (no sunspots) for 13 consecutive days. The last time this happened was April of 2010, near the end of a deep Solar Minimum. The current stretch of …

2017-03-20 01:31   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Cycle 24 Continues Historically Weak Pace and Cosmic Ray on the Rise

Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc. Historically weak solar cycle 24 continues to transition away from its solar maximum phase and towards the next solar minimum. There have already been 11 spotless days during 2017 and this follows 32 spotless days …

2017-02-18 00:15   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: The New Maunder Minimum? Vegetable Shortages Strike London

Eric Worrall writing at WUWT Why do I describe this as a possible early taste of Maunder Minimum like conditions? As WUWT has reported, solar activity has been unusually low this cycle, and appears to be trending downwards, leading to …

2017-02-08 03:31   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: As Earth Warms? The Sun Is Remarkably Quiet

Bob Henson, Weather Underground Blog If you’re looking toward the sun to help explain this decade’s record global heat on Earth, look again. Solar activity has been below average for more than a decade, and the pattern appears set to …

2017-01-16 16:05   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Sunspots Vanish and Cosmic Rays Increase, Will Cooling Follow?

SPACE WEATHER: So far in 2017, the big story in space weather is sunspots–or rather, the lack thereof. The sun has been blank more than 90% of the time. Only one very tiny spot observed for a few hours on …

2017-01-13 03:00   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Space Weather: No Spots, but NOT a Dull Sun

  In total, 2016 has had 31 ‘spotless days’–a whole month’s worth. We haven’t had this many blank suns in a single year since 2010 (51 days). This is a sign that the sunspot cycle is crashing toward a new …

2016-12-26 20:27   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

Editor’s Note: The Russian study was originally published July 2015 and was reported on earlier on this blog.  Lawrence provides some additional supporting evidence. Lawrence Solomon  writing in the Financial Post: “The New Little Ice Age Has Started.” This is …

2016-12-24 13:13   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: David Archibald: Solar Cycle 25 Amplitude Prediction

David: A monthly smoothed maximum sunspot number of 62 is derived for Solar Cycle 25. This would probably be around 2025. This is almost down to Dalton Minimum levels. [. . .] My prediction for the peak sunspot number of …

2016-12-22 16:02   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Cycles: The Bray (Hallstatt) Cycle

This is a link to a guest essay by Andy May and Javier at Watts Up With That The evidence for a persistent irregular climate cycle with a period of 2400 ±200 years is strong. There is compelling evidence of …

2016-11-26 17:39   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: THE BLOB Has Dissipated

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016) The Blob was the name given to the…

2016-10-27 19:27   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun ‘cooling’

These Russian findings have been reported on before, however it is interesting to follow this link to some really cool graphics of a cooling earth. http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/723481/Earth-ICE-AGE-big-freeze-solar-activityFiled under: History, Maunder

2016-10-22 16:13   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Cosmic Rays Increasing According to Spaceweather.com

Meteorologist Paul Dorian writes about a Spaceweather.com Study, which was reported on here in January 2016. Current cosmic ray activity We happen to be in a weak solar cycle (24) which is actually on pace to be the weakest cycle …

2016-09-08 22:51   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A Report on Sunspot Cycle 25

Dr. Sten Odenwald, a retired astronomer and educator formerly with the National Institute of Aerospace and NASA writing in the Huffington Post.  He concludes his sunspot article, Waiting For The Next Sunspot Cycle 2019-2030, with this view forward: Statistically speaking, …

2016-09-04 20:03   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: New study confirms ‘solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover’ important to climate change

A new study confirms “solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere,” a solar amplification mechanism which is the basis of Svensmark’s theory of cosmo-climatology. The solar eruptions are known to shield Earth’s atmosphere from cosmic rays. However, …

2016-08-26 04:01   Click to comment


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