Jim Roemer, a Sarasota-based meteorologist and consultant on commodity prices, notes there is one wild card now in the forecast. In a recent writing, he mentioned the change in polarity of our sun. He observed how it is happening earlier than expected and how the transition comes in a year in which weather patterns are setting up for what might be a very cold winter in North America. There is a link that describes the polarity issue. We are suggesting it as a very quick study for readers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34gNgaME86Y&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D34gNgaME86Y&app=desktop . We find this notion of changes in solar polarity fascinating. This idea introduces a whole new dimension into the debate over global warming, cold versus hot weather, and the dynamics that generate our weather.
There are a lot of things in our solar system that we do not understand and are just learning about. The influences of the sun are only partially observed and understood. We may encounter such an influence this winter. Roemer thinks there is a chance that cold weather will cause a spike in natural gas prices as consumption rises rapidly in response.