Solar doomsaying

15 Jun 2011

It seems the sceptic blogosphere is doing a bit of doomsaying of it's own over the last few days - latching on to a controversial claim that the next Sun cycle (we are only half way through the present one) will be void of sun spots - like the Maunder Minimum of the Little Ice Age. We don't know but some sceptics are getting excited - if the world enters a new very cold phase of climate that might put to bed AGW but it will be a tragedy. Cold is a killer - unlike warm weather, which is a blessing.

See for example www.physorg.com/print227279019.html which reports from the American Astronomical Society 'Solar Physics Division' meeting in New Mexico, June 12-16th. See also www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-181&cid=release_2011-181 and http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/14/nasa-jpl-on-new-insights-on-how-so... and http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/14/all-three-of-these-lines-of-resear...