NASA on the Solar Minimum - Next Cycle 30-50% Weaker than the Last - Granite Grok

NASA on the Solar Minimum – Next Cycle 30-50% Weaker than the Last

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It has been my informed opinion that the Left is nuts about Green Deals and Climate Chaos because the window is closing. Someone in the scientific community has told them the truth. We’re headed into a long cool or cold spell. Seize control of energy now or lose that chance for decades.

Related: NASA says the Solar Minimum is Here. 

The sun just ended a solar maximum, which made the planet warmer. It is entering a solar minimum, which makes it cooler. It is entering a solar minimum the likes of which we’ve not seen in the record since the 1600s. That’s when the Maunder minimum arrived, and the river Thames froze over.

For about 60 or seventy years, the sun took a nap, and the planet got colder.

It looks like we’re heading into one of those now.

The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of solar activity level – could be 30 to 50% lower than the most recent one. The results show that the next cycle will start in 2020 and reach its maximum in 2025.

Using NASA’s numbers and no sugar coating WUWT crafted a more realistic assessment of how that looks

Solar activity 1600 to present

Related: In 1972 NASA Knew That CO2 Would Not Lead to Global Warming

Ignoring NASA’s PR softening of reality (its good news for astronauts and spacecraft when the sun goes quiet), we’re looking at levels of inactivity not seen in 300-350 years.

What does that mean? Buy a woodstove if you don’t have one.

And if we refuse to let the Left abscond the free market economy and exchange it for socialist-globalist redistribution in the next few years, the shivering indoctrinated kiddies will realize this was always a political stunt to rob us of our incomes and our individual liberties.

Because at this pace, many of these kids will never know a world with a solar minimum. A world where survival, or at least comfort, will require abundant and affordable energy. 

The two things the left and their green machine are committed to ending. Right when we need them most.

Yes, they will again call me a denier. And that may be partly true. I deny that Democrats have any motives other than political confiscation of your property and liberties for their own power-hungry pursuits.

And that is hard to deny.