The sun has recently been observed to be in a period of "solar minimum," which means solar activity has dropped significantly. This year, the sun has no recorded activity of 76 percent of the time.
Last year, the sun was blank 77 percent of the time, a rate that had been unprecedented in the Space Age.
These two consecutive periods of record-setting spotlessness adds up to a deeper solar minimum.
Experts recently observed that sunspots have virtually disappeared, and this could indicate that we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine "recession" ever recorded.
As Astronomer Dr. Tony Philipps puts it, "Solar Minimum is underway, and it is a deep one." Phillips further explained the changes in sunspot count over the past century.Natureworld
"Sunspot counts suggest it is one of the deepest of the past century," he said. "The sun's magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the solar system."
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“This is a sign that solar minimum is underway,” reads SpaceWeather.com. “So far this year, the Sun has been blank 76% of the time, a rate surpassed only once before in the Space Age. Last year, 2019, the Sun was blank 77% of the time. Two consecutive years of record-setting spotlessness adds up to a very deep solar minimum, indeed.”
Another Dalton Minimum?
Dalton Minimum or the Modern minimum is the period that occurred between 1790 and 1830 when the sunspot count and solar activity were reduced. It was a period associated with lower-than-average global temperatures. The said period was marked with extremely cold weather, crop loss, famine, and significant volcanic eruptions.The life hating carbon cult has continuously pushed the idea that it was the so labelled "industrial revolution' that started the ball rolling, rather then the end of the Dalton Minimum.
" But our new study, published today in Nature, reveals that warming in some regions actually began as early as the 1830s.The 1830's. As temps began to increase after a prolonged solar minimum.. is the exact time "studies" indicate human influence began to warm the climate. I don't think so. That's just too convenient to advance an agenda.
That is much earlier than previously thought, so our discovery redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.
Back to life during the Dalton Minimum
Temperatures dropped by up to 2 degrees Celsius for over 20 years, causing a disruption of the world's food production, leading to famine. Food riots and starvation spread all over Europe.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the temperature fell so low that the River Thames froze over, lightning storms lit up the skies. In 1816, it was recorded to have snowed in July. It was also the period called the 'Year without Summer' or eighteen hundred and froze to death".
In 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted and was dubbed as the second-largest volcanic eruption in 2,000 years, claiming at least 71,000 lives.
Should we be alarmed?
Scientists recently observed 50 sunspots, compared to 40,000 to 50,000 that usually happens in normal activity.
According to Jeff Knight, a Met Office scientist, solar minimum does have an effect: it contributes to slightly colder winters. He pointed out that the last minimum in 2008 and 2010 coincided with some colder than usual winters in the UK.When the winters stay colder, and the spring is cooler, the summer is cooler etc., There is a cumulative affect. Because ice builds up, keeping the surrounding area cooler. Which continues into the next year. And possibly the next. It's hard to say. But a long term minimum is not just about slightly colder winters.
According to Mather Owens, a professor of space physics at Reading University, history is not about to repeat itself. Owens said, "although the solar minimum is 'fairly deep,' let us not worry ourselves about getting into mini ice-age very soon."Of course, there is more to a possible climate change. The oceans. I'll let geofish cover that
This spring is awful. Non existent warmth. Well below seasonal normal temps. We caught a break for a few days, but.. today is awful. This long week end is typically known as our "kick off to summer" Or the unofficial start to summer. If this week end is any indication of the coming summer at all.. We're in a whole mess of trouble! Worse then the overblown Covid -1984