Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just When I Thought Things Were Heating Up... Where's Al Gore when you need him?

The Telegraph (UK)
Science News
New Little Ice Age in store?
Sunspot activity, which follows an 11-year cycle, is due to peak in 2013 after which it will start to wane slightly.
But astronomers think the next upswing will be less intensive than normal, or could fail to happen at all.
That could affect weather on Earth because low solar activity has been linked to low global temperatures in the past.
Between 1645 and 1715 almost no sunspots were observed, a solar period which came to be called the Maunder Minimum.
During those decades Europe suffered frequent unusually harsh winters, and the time was later termed the Little Ice Age.  ~ Read Full Story Here
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