In the 70’s, disco and the coming ice age were all the rage. In the 90’s and 2000’s, it was global warming. Now, we’re apparently back to the coming ice age. When are they going to make up their mind?
For the time being, it’s still politically safe to see a correlation between low sunspot activity and falling temperatures on Earth. Now, don’t get any crazy ideas about the possibility of the converse, that if low sunspot activity correlates with low temperatures, perhaps high sunspot activity correlates with high temperatures. Don’t get distracted with such an idea. Everyone knows that high global temperatures correlate with SUVs, bovine flatulence, and the oil industry. Denying that is akin to denying gravity. Only a science denier would believe that the sun has anything to do with higher temperatures all the way over here on Earth. What a laughable suggestion!
According to the Royal Astronomical Society’s study:
A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice age’ that began in 1645.
Zharkova and her colleagues derived their model using a technique called ‘principal component analysis’ of the magnetic field observations from the Wilcox Solar Observatory in California. They examined three solar cycles-worth of magnetic field activity, covering the period from 1976-2008. In addition, they compared their predictions to average sunspot numbers, another strong marker of solar activity. All the predictions and observations were closely matched.
Looking ahead to the next solar cycles, the model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022. During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of synch and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity.
And it’s that “significant reduction in solar activity” that would lead to this mini ice age. It will be interesting to see how the media and United Nations (IPCC) spin this one. They’ve been trying (and failing) for decades now to build their case that a rise in carbon emissions will cause a rise in global temperatures. As people have pointed out countless times, despite record high carbon emissions, temperatures have essentially flat-lined.
The politically connected scientific community and the media never dared to entertain the idea that there might be something else other than carbon dioxide that’s driving the global climate. But they can’t acknowledge that possibility, because they’ve invested far too much political and financial capital in their junk science. It’s too late to back out now. Before long, they may start believing their own lies.