Yeah, that was the line back in the 70's, too. Then, along came Al Gore and his "green meanies" who decided that the planet is actually getting warmer.I was told we were moving back toward an Ice Age, come one science!
If you're so inclined, this is a good read concerning solar activity and climate ...
The Maunder Minimum and Climate Change: Have Historical Records Aided Current Research?
I guess the author has conveniently "forgotten" that there is tremendous amounts of data showing how increased sun spot activity causes higher solar radiative output.He claimed that the Maunder Minimum coincided in time with an era of colder weather, and that by implication the absence of magnetic activity was accompanied by a net fall in the total radiative output of the Sun.
I highlighted where they explicitly state that no matter what the DATA shows, greenhouse gasses are bad. Apparently just because they say so...These aspirations are of course legitimate, and there is indeed much work to be done in the field, but one should be aware of the political background to this delicate issue, and not fall into the trap of using possible solar warming as an excuse for delay in reducing man-made emissions of greenhouse gases. Whatever the magnitude of the effects of these in the long term, there is no doubt that their concentration has increased dramatically in the past 30 years, and that for many reasons this is not a desirable path to follow.
Agreed ... thanks for pointing that out.Actually, that article looks to contain quite a bit of pseudo-science babble.
From the article; (bold by me, not the author)
I guess the author has conveniently "forgotten" that there is tremendous amounts of data showing how increased sun spot activity causes higher solar radiative output.
Plus the authors do not appear to be dispassionate scientists. They are rather "green activists".
I highlighted where they explicitly state that no matter what the DATA shows, greenhouse gasses are bad. Apparently just because they say so...
Don't feel too bad. They wrote it well. There are a few tip offs to look for. The authors of real science papers are nearly all quite vain and will include things like, PhD, Professor, Dr. Etc.Agreed ... thanks for pointing that out.
I was suckered ... not the first time
This was forecast a while back and suppose to peak around May of 2013.
NASA and the Gubmint have already began to harden the electrical grid. NASA is also developing an early warning system with one of the satellites (SOHO?) I think.
I worked for NASA for 37 years before being laid off 3 months ago.
Got a job at the local liquor store making minimum wage and was laid off yesterday.