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none of us alive have ever seen such a weak cycle
Solar Cycles 24 to 27 are annotated. For the next thirty years odd, temperatures will be at mid-19th Century levels. With the two year decrease in the length of Solar Cycle 26 from 25, temperatures will rise by 1.4°C by mid-century to late 20th Century levels.
By then, anthropogenic carbon dioxide will be providing a very welcome 0.2°C to the temperature.
originally posted by: Agartha
a reply to: myselfaswell
Definitely the weakest cycle for more than a century!
The Maunder and Dalton minimum lasted for a few decades, so I think it's safe to say we are not there, yet. But if history is to be taken as a guide, we have to keep an eye on the lenght of weak cycles as they always affect our weather. I certainly wouldn't like another mini ice age.
But, if I remember correctly, the previous decades had much more solar activity than the historical average...
It looks very much like SC23, SC24 and the coming SC25 will be comparable to SC4, 5 and 6. Solar Cycles 5 and 6 were responsible for the Dalton Minimum. SC 24 and 25 will constitute the Landscheidt Minimum and we can now expect some 25 additional years of global cooling (which has of course already started – about 6 or 7 years ago).