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“It is nowhere near as warm as it’s ‘supposed’ to be,” says climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels. “The computer models are making systematic, dramatic errors.”
There are 32 different computer models used to predict the climate, all of them run by government entities. And all of those models, except for the Russian model, are predicting far, far too much warming. The Russian model pretty much matches reality.
The last time there was a prolonged solar minimum, it led to a ‘mini ice-age’, scientifically known as the Maunder minimum - which lasted for 70 years.
During a solar maximum, the Sun gives off more heat and is littered with sunspots. The sun gives off less heat in a solar minimum due to a decrease in magnetic waves.
Currently, we are in the solar maximum, but in 2021 or sooner, the temperatures given off from the Sun will begin dropping as we enter the solar minimum.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
Well we are running about a +.6C temp off of norm and the little ice age was about -.6C temp off of norm so maybe we will normalize out.
I think we will fair better than what we did from 1400 to 1700...
BTW we still doubled our population from 1400 to 1700.
originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: ADSE255
If anyone wants to see a daily sunspot report you can go to space weather.com. Solar activity is one of my interests and for the past 15 years or so I've been visiting the site daily to check the sunspot numbers. So far this year there's been 123 days with no sunspots and there has generally been only one small sunspot on the days the sun was active. I've only seen one day this year that had 2 sunspots. Mostly it's been either 1 or none.