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Old 07-11-2015, 07:10 AM
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Science Daily: Solar activity predicted to fall 60% in 2030s, to 'mini ice age' levels: Sun driven by double dynamo

Is a mini ICE AGE on the way? Scientists warn the sun will 'go to sleep' in 2030 and could cause temperatures to plummet

The Earth could be headed for a 'mini ice age' researchers have warned.

A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles - and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out.

This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum' - which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London's River Thames to freeze over.
So is it global warming or an ice-age?

Old 07-11-2015, 07:35 AM
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Sun is centuries overdue for a dormant phase.

Increased CH4 and CO2 in the atmosphere will help offset this.

Thank God for the industrial age.
Old 07-11-2015, 07:37 AM
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Climate change.
Old 07-11-2015, 07:37 AM
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Hmmm, just in time so that they could say " See, the carbon tax credits put an end to global warming."
Next up, "CO2 emissions are going to take us into another ice age."
Old 07-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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A little break from all of this "global warming."
Old 07-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Location: Pacific NW
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I'd much rather have snow and ice in the winter than week after week after week of drizzle and mud. It would probably keep most of the bike riders off the roads too. Bring on the mini ice age!
Old 07-11-2015, 07:58 AM
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2030 huh? Well that gives our rulers plenty of time to come up with ways to tax us over the pending doom.
Old 07-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by allenk893 View Post
So is it global warming or an ice-age?
It's neither.

If the average global temperatures increase another 10.4° F the only thing you can say is that this Inter-Glacial Period is as warm as the previous, and there is nothing abnormal about that.

In a Solar Minimum, temperatures decline slightly.

The last Solar Minimum resulted in several million deaths.

In the Americas, they were lucky. The New England Colonies experienced near-famine conditions, because the growing season (generally for the area above Interstate 80) was shortened to about 6-8 weeks.

In the Scandinavian kingdoms and Central Europe (mostly the German principalities and Poland, Latvia and Lithuania) millions died of starvation, due to the shortened growing seasons.

You can imagine that food prices will be inflated very high because of Demand-pull Inflation. Don't worry, I'm sure your government will institute price controls and rationing.

Aside from that, when the Sun comes out of a Solar Minimum, you only have to worry about an EMP event destroying America.

I'm sure you'll be looking forward to that.


Old 07-11-2015, 08:19 AM
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Summers have been unusually cool over the past several years.
Old 07-11-2015, 08:32 AM
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With the discovery of some Mammoths recently in Texas it was determined that the ground was not frozen here in the last ice age.

We will grow everything we can and have some special pricing for all Blue States.

Start saving your pennies now.
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