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Solar doomsaying

14 June 2011
Climate change

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…

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