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Is a mini ice age around the corner? Sun spots say maybe

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:27 AM
In our era of global warming ironically it appears that solar activity has an effect on the earth's temperature. We have just gone thru an entire month of no sun spots.

>>But will the rest of us? In the past 1000 years, three previous such events -- the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called a "mini ice age". For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 12:54 PM
Are Sunspots Disappearing?

here is another.

September 3, 2009: The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has dragged out for more than two years, prompting some observers to wonder, are sunspots disappearing?

"Whether [the current downturn] is an omen of long-term sunspot decline, analogous to the Maunder Minimum, remains to be seen," Livingston and Penn caution in a recent issue of EOS. "Other indications of solar activity suggest that sunspots must return in earnest within the next year."

Whatever happens, notes Hathaway, "the sun is behaving in an interesting way and I believe we're about to learn something new."

"sunspots must return in earnest within the next year."' or what?

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 01:08 PM
This is the idea that I have been thinking. Prep for another mini- ice age!

The implications on our food supply however, could be dire.

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