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The Next Grand Minimum: 7 New (2017) Papers Forecast Global Cooling, Another Little Ice Age Will Begin Soon

Kenneth Richards at No Tricks Zone During 2017, 120 papers linking historical and modern climate change to variations in solar activity and its modulators (clouds, cosmic rays) have been published in scientific journals. It has been increasingly established that low solar activity (fewer sunspots) and increased cloud cover (as modulated by cosmic rays) are highly …

2017-12-29 05:42   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Cosmic Rays Modulate Cloud Cover

A new paper by Henrik Svensmark in Nature Communications. The hypothesis in a nutshell • Cosmic rays, high-energy particles raining down from exploded stars, knock electrons out of air molecules. This produces ions, that is, positive and negative molecules in the atmosphere. • The ions help aerosols – clusters of mainly sulphuric acid and water …

2017-12-19 14:43   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Weak Solar Activity And La Nina Forebode Cooling Temperatures For The Months Ahead

By P Gosselin on 13. December 2017 The Sun in November 2017 By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated and edited by P Gosselin) In November the sun was unusually quiet with respect to activity. The observed sunspot number (SSN) was merely 5.7, which is only 14% of what is typically normal for month …

2017-12-16 00:52   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Historically Quiet Sun Headed Towards Next Solar Minimum

by Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc. Overview Solar cycle 24 has turned out to be historically weak with the lowest number of sunspots since cycle 14 peaked more than a century ago in 1906 and by some measures, it is the third weakest since regular observations began around 1755. This historically weak solar cycle continues …

2017-12-09 21:15   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: When the sun pulses X-rays, Earth’s ionosphere pulses in sync

The earth’s upper atmosphere has a closer link to the sun than was previously know. When sun burps X-Rays the Ionosphere pulse in sync. Full article at is at WUWT, but here is the interesting part. . . .the team of scientists — led by Laura Hayes, a solar physicist who splits her time between …

2017-11-23 04:48   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Future Volcanic Eruptions Will Screw With Climate Change. . .

Peter Hess at Inverse Climate change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Many factors contribute to it, not the least of which is volcanic activity. And while you probably think of a volcano in terms of the heat produced, the gas and dust it emits actually affect climate change a lot more than you might think. …

2017-11-01 19:54   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: On the Cusp of the Next Grand Minimum?

  One of the signs that we are on the cusp of the Next Grand Minimum is an increase in the number late spring frosts and early on set of winter frost and snow. The Bonsetreporting world wine production ‘to hit 50-year low due to extreem weather, even though they failed to mention it was …

2017-10-24 22:34   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A massive hole just opened up in Antarctica’s ice and scientists can’t explain it

Thanks to its usefulness as an indicator of how badly humans are messing up the Earth with global warming, scientists like to keep a pretty close eye on the ice in Antarctica. Now, a massive hole the size of Lake Superior has appeared many miles inland from where the ice meets the ocean, and scientists …

2017-10-12 23:02   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: New York Times article “so full of nonsense that it is difficult to read”

From Ice Age Now: Yesterday The New York Times ran an article refuting any ideas that the planet is cooling due to solar activity (or lack thereof). Joseph Kraig provides a wonderful rebuttal. By Joseph Kraig This article is so full of nonsense that it is difficult to read. There is no universal ice melt. …

2017-10-11 19:57   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: High Energy Cosmic Rays Not From Our Galaxy

  This sky map shows the flux of high-energy (E ≥ 8 EeV) cosmic rays used for this study. The cross marks the source of the cosmic rays, while the circles denote the 68% and 95% confidence level regions. The Pierre Auger Collaboration.   Last week, an international team of over 400 researchers from 18 …

2017-10-01 21:39   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Little Ice Age Explained

By Terry Mejdrich Sunspots are huge magnetic storms on the sun that can be thousands of miles in diameter. They appear as dark spots because their temperature is slightly cooler than the surrounding surface. They are present when the sun goes through the “active” phase of its approximately 11-year cycle. Currently, the sun is generating …

2017-09-25 03:48   Click to comment

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


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