While America’s coal industry is dying an excruciating death, leaving “tens of thousands of coal mine and power plant workers without a job” due to Obama’s “billions of dollars in regulatory costs,” much of the world is gearing up for a dramatic rise in coal production. The irony! or The irony? In the UK, where most of the mischief of global warming has originated, a scientist predicts, with what is “said to have near-perfect accuracy,” that our sun is cooling –– already sleepy. It’s called a “solar minimum,” or the “Maunder Minimum.”
The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it – the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova’s model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
So what is a “solar minimum”?
Our sun doesn’t maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cycles in spans of approximately 11 years. When it’s at its maximum, it has the highest number of sunspots on its surface in that particular cycle. When it’s at its minimum, it has almost none. When there are more sunspots, the sun is brighter. When there are fewer, the sun radiates less heat toward Earth.
But that’s not the only cooling effect of a solar minimum. A dim sun doesn’t deflect cosmic rays away from Earth as efficiently as a bright sun. So, when these rays enter our atmosphere, they seed clouds, which in turn cool our planet even more and increase precipitation in the form of rain, snow and hail. Read much more here.
➤ In the meantime, Exxon and 49 other companies are “set to be investigated for causing extreme weather events.” Going for the deep pockets, huh?
➤ It’s all about the money:
Let’s be blunt. Forty years of global warming hysteria never has been about the globe getting warmer, or saving the planet. It’s always been about control and money. Their control. Your money. If you need to be told who “they” are, you haven’t been paying attention. Read more at Pirate’s Cove.
Back to the Maunder Minimum, there is another side –– other opinions about our planet cooling due to a cold sun rising:
According to models which simulate conditions from 2050 to 2099, a possible “grand solar minimum” would cool the planet by just 0.1C. Parts of northern Europe would feel a larger cooling effect of between -0.4 and -0.8C.
The planet could overheat by as much as 5C on pre-industrial levels in the same period, if greenhouse gas emissions follow current trends.
“The research shows that the regional impacts of a grand solar minimum are likely to be larger than the global effect, but it’s still nowhere near big enough to override the expected global warming trend due to man-man change,” said Sarah Ineson, a scientist at Britain’s Met Office and lead author in a statement.
“This means that even if we were to see a return to levels of solar activity not seen since the Maunder Minimum, our winters would likely still be getting milder overall.”
Try searching for “What Are The Coldest Winters” and note what shows up, then consider the word “still” in the last sentence above.
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