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Earth set to enter 30-year 'miniature ice age'


Posted on Thursday, 6 February, 2020 | Comment icon 61 comments

Are global temperatures actually set to decrease ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
Scientists have warned that a long period of particularly low solar activity could lead to much colder winters.
In news that would seem to be in complete contradiction to global warming predictions, scientists are now claiming that the next 30 years could actually bring an extended spell of abnormally cold weather.

While a solar minimum will typically occur every 11 years, this year we will see the beginning of a grand solar minimum - an extended period of diminished solar activity lasting three decades.

Such periods only occur once every 400 years; the last time it happened was from 1645 to 1715 when the Maunder Minimum brought such cold winters that the River Thames literally froze over.
According to Northumbria University's Valentina Zharkova, this time the spell could last until 2053.

"The Sun is approaching a hibernation period," she said. "Less sunspots will be formed on the solar surface and thus less energy and radiation will be emitted towards the planets and the Earth."

"The reduction in temperature will result in cold weather on Earth, wet and cold summers, cold and wet winters. We will possibly get big frosts as is happening now in Canada where they see [temperatures] of -50C. But this is only the start of GSM, there is more to come in the next 33 years."

Source: Mashable | Comments (61)


Tags: Ice Age, Sun


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #52 Posted by RoofGardener on 9 February, 2020, 18:37
Hmmm........  NON of these "magnetic pole" theories appear to have ANY relevance to Global Temperatures.
Comment icon #53 Posted by WanderingFool0 on 9 February, 2020, 19:19
The problem is no one really knows how a magnetic reversal will effect climate, because the last time the poles reversed was 780,000 years ago and all climate data from that time period would be muddied, because around 780,000 years ago there was a major meteor event that covered roughly ten percent of the planet with debris.
Comment icon #54 Posted by Doug1029 on 10 February, 2020, 14:13
Checked it out.  Appears like we hit the bottom of the current cycle in December and January.  If he's right, we won't have long to wait to find out if temps are really going down.  So far, they haven't. Doug P.S.:  the source is NOAA's sunspot record:  ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/weekly/RecentIndices.txt Doug P.P.S.:  NASA hasn't updated its global temps record since July. Doug
Comment icon #55 Posted by madmikey on 11 February, 2020, 15:10
Now I can be friends with frosty the snowman.
Comment icon #56 Posted by Doug1029 on 12 February, 2020, 15:47
Update on Oklahoma Cedar/Climate study:  The dot grid method of collecting data turned out to be painfully slow and because it was measuring only the area beneath cedar crowns, did did not comport with other measures of cedar coverage.  I had to abandon it in favor of datasets collected by the Extension Service back in 1985 and updated in 1994.  I was able to translate the data from the Extension Service' 10-region summary to the nine divisions used by NOAA.  I just ran an analysis comparing cedar coverage with precipitation, temperature and PDSI.  PDSI was not significant in any combination w... [More]
Comment icon #57 Posted by Dustyrose33 on 25 February, 2020, 4:02
There was a guy that wrote a book titled "5/5/2005" which many years ago predicted the world would be cast into a sudden global ice age on 5/5/2005 but obviously it didn't happen.
Comment icon #58 Posted by Doug1029 on 25 February, 2020, 15:31
Almost as cataclysmic:  NOAA has updated its climate records to include September 2019.  That's progress, sort of. Doug
Comment icon #59 Posted by Doug1029 on 25 February, 2020, 22:19
We actually hit bottom in November at 1.1 sunspots per day.  We have started back up.  January averaged 9.2 sunspots per day.  Numbers are higher than the last solar cycle.  Doesn't look like that cold sun cycle is starting, but I'd like a little more data before I go out on a limb. Doug
Comment icon #60 Posted by Dustyrose33 on 26 February, 2020, 3:38
I was wrong about the time that guy, Richard W, Noone, wrote about the alleged ice age.   His book was titled 5/5/2000 - Ice, The Ultimate Disaster, and that's the day and year the ice age was to happen.   I don't think he took into consideration global warming though.
Comment icon #61 Posted by Desertrat56 on 26 February, 2020, 15:16
Obviously he was working from an incomplete data set.


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