Press Release: Massive Erupting Sunspot May Foreshadow Cycle of Solar Hibernation but North America is Unprepared for Resulting Global Cooling Say Friends of Science
Swept away by global warming climate change hysteria, governments are not ready for crop failures and shorter growing seasons of global cooling, foreshadowed by low solar activity. Though NASA is currently reporting a massive sunspot, solar cycle 24, our current phase, has been half as active as previous cycles suggesting another imminent Little Ice Age that could devastate food production for decades.
Solar cycle 24 has initially displayed much less activity than recent cycles. Based on statistical models the monthly smoothed sunspot number is likely to peak between 50 and 70 in 2013. Models based on solar polar magnetic field strength indicate the peak could occur as early as in 2012. The comparison with recent cycles is interesting to track the development of cycle 24. The X axis in the chart is the number of months since the cycle started, while the Y axis is the monthly smoothed sunspot number.
Chart color overview
Cycle Monthly smoothed sunspot number
- 21 Blue
- 22 Black
- 23 Red
- 24 Violet
- Cycle 21 started in June 1976 and lasted 10 years and 3 months.
- Cycle 22 started in September 1986 and lasted 9 years and 8 months.
- Cycle 23 started in May 1996 and lasted 12 years and 6 months.
- Cycle 24 started in December 2008.
Please note that the start dates for each cycle is calculated using the 13-month smoothed monthly mean sunspot number. One advantage of using this statistical (numerical) approach is that the start month of a solar cycle is the same as the month of the solar minimum. It is possible to use other criteria to separate solar minimum and the start of a solar sunspot cycle, however, which criteria to use and how much importance each is given, unfortunately leaves room for individual opinion.
via A graphical comparison of solar cycles 21, 22, 23 and 24.
Terri Jackson has published a new pamphlet sharing her thoughts on the coming ice age:
I welcome your thoughts on the issue.
The IPCC claimed that the Little Ice Age was just in the Northern Hemisphere. This research call that bit of factless story telling into question. The LIA was global.
The U.S. has a research station located at the WAIS divide where scientists associated with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography conducted an analysis to determine the Little Ice Age impact on the southern polar region.
“The authors (Orsi et al.) write that “the Northern Hemisphere experienced a widespread cooling from about 1400 to 1850 C.E., often referred to as the Little Ice Age (hereafter LIA),” which they describe as “the latest of a series of centennial scale oscillations in the climate,”…three researchers, all from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, report determining that “the WAIS Divide was colder than the last 1000-year average from 1300 to 1800 C.E.,” and they say that “the temperature in the time period 1400-1800 C.E.” – which meshes well with the chronology of the LIA in the Northern Hemisphere – “was on average 0.52 ± 0.28°C colder than the last 100-year average.”…stating that their result “is consistent with the idea that the LIA was a global event, probably caused by a change in solar and volcanic forcing…” [Anais J. Orsi, Bruce D. Cornuelle, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus] 2012: Geophysical Research Letters]
More details HERE.
The Moscow Times: Heaviest Snowfall in a Century Hits Moscow
The heaviest snowfall in a century brought Moscow and the surrounding region to a near standstill and left hundreds of people without power, officials said Tuesday.
And with snowfall set to continue at least until the end of the week, the authorities are bracing for more chaos on the roads.
“There hasn’t been such a winter in 100 years,” Pyotr Biryukov, deputy mayor for residential issues, said Tuesday in comments carried by Interfax. “The snow this year has already reached one and a half times the climatic norm,” he said.
Wired Magazine article in Feb 2009: There’s a 400-Year Nip in the Air
1046: English monks record the onset of a cold snap so harsh that “no man then alive could remember so severe a winter as this was.” Little do they realize that they are chronicling what might have signaled the beginning of a centuries-long cooling period now referred to as the Little Ice Age.
The monks set down their observations in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a loose collection of historical records kept in monasteries across England between the eighth and 12th centuries. The full weather report, given amid the lives and deaths and comings and goings and various perils facing the Anglo-Saxons, read:
And in the same year, after Candlemas, came the strong winter, with frost and with snow, and with all kinds of bad weather; so that there was no man then alive who could remember so severe a winter as this was, both through loss of men and through loss of cattle; yea, fowls and fishes through much cold and hunger perished.