Having cracked how to predict solar cycles based upon the Sun's 11-year "heartbeat," solar physicists believe that between 2020 and 2030 the sun's cycles will cancel each other out and sunspots will become rare. In turn, the "Maunder Minimum'"--a mini-Ice Age, one that's similar to 370 years ago when the Maunder Minimim caused London's River Thames to freeze over and "frost fairs" became popular--may occur.
Writing in Laudato si:
Obstructionist attitudes, even on the part of believers, can range from denial of the problem to indifference.... (#14)
A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if a scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon. nonchalant resignation or blind confidence in technical solutions. We require a new and universal solidarity.... (#23)
Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. (#25)
- Theologians and politicians like Pope Francis, AlGore, Secretary of State Kerry, President Obama, the United Nations and those who worship at the altar of environmentalism along with their stormy petrils over at "#climate change is real"? These folks promote the "97% of scientists believe climate change is man-made" myth. (NB: They conveniently overlook the fact that this figure was based upon the views of 79 of 3,146 respondents to a survey, who listed climate science as an area of expertise, and reported they published 50%+ of their peer-reviewed papers about climate change. 79 of 3,146 does not a consensus make.)
- Or, scientists like Dr. Roy Spencer (a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite), John Coleman (the meterologist who founded the Weather Channel), and the solar physicists like Professor Valentina Zharkov and her colleagues who are using "principal component analysis" of the sun's magnetic field observations from the Wilcox Solar Observatory in California.
What if the scientists are correct and the primary cause of environmental change is sunspots?
Interestingly, some solar physicists hypothesize that the dense wood used in Stradivarius instruments was caused by slow tree growth during the cooler period. Stradivari was born one year before the start of the Maunder Minimum in 1645.
Let the discussion begin...
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