Scientists warn of a mini Ice Age as sun stays eerily quiet

winter-streetsRoughly 250 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere left what climatologists now call a mini Ice Age. From 1300 to about 1850, it was much colder than it is today. It was also a time when the sun was going through a weak decadal solar cycle. It was so cold England’s Thames river froze at least 23 separate times, with ice skating and “frost fairs” the norm. The last time the Thames froze was in 1814. Until temperatures rose and global warming thawed out the planet.

Some #Climate Change scientists now think we are heading for another ‘mini Ice Age’ for a very good reason: The Sun is having its quietest period in over a hundred years. A quiet Sun is one with few to no sunspots. Vencore Weather first claimed in June that based on NASA imagery, there were no visible sunspots on its surface. Astronomers are quick to point out that a sunspot-less Sun was not unusual, as the Sun goes through 11-year cycles. The current one, Cycle 24, began in 2008, and so far, the Sun has been its quietest in over a century.

Spotless cue ball

Experts say that if the Sun continues to remain quiet, the Earth could plunge into another mini Ice Age, not unlike the one that ended 250 years ago. When the Sun is spotless, it’s called a “cue ball.” Currently, activity on the Sun’s surface has been quiet for four days after June 4 after a brief period of inactivity in February. Sunspots are areas of the Sun that appear dark but are actually hotter than the Sun’s surface. Sunspots can cause a hotter-than-normal Sun, especially if the Earth is facing the solar disturbances for an extended period.

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    Terri Jackson

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    human based global warming is not happening. The NOAA temperature alterations are fraudulent. The global temperature is not warming. A mini ice age is rapidly approaching. Total Solar Irradiance is declining

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      Get Real

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      Of course global warming is happening Terri. In a few years the earth will be as warm as Antarctica.

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        harry

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        GET REAL; Terri is as correct as its possible to be.

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    Ralph

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    If this happens or starts to happen within the next 4 years it will prove Trump is correct about “global warming” being a non-issue.

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    Josep

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    There’s no man-made global warming… check the temperatures from the last 100 years in different places around the globe… there’s no science backing the global warming information, it’s just media and money… some groups have found a way to get million dollars…

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    Manuel

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    …and TV-weather newsmen keep talking about increases in city temperatures without mentioning the island effect AND AIR CONDITIONING effect in summer time.

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      JayPee

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      The TV prognosticators are ALL part of the MSM climate scare machine.
      They are all cowards as well because they think that ignorata-maxima Heidi Cullen will have them ostracized from their cute little coterie of meteorologists if they don’t toe the line of the leftist propaganda scare.
      As if having a license in the so-called science of meteorology means anything.

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    dog breeds

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    Last year, it’s so cold that I heard that some tropical countries saw snow for the first time, freeze water… And a trend of swimming in the snow in our country. If this year, “the Sun is spotless”, don’t know what will happen.

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