Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'
BRITAIN could face colder than average winters with a plunge in solar activity threatening a new "little ice age" in the next few decades.
By Nathan Rao
PUBLISHED: 16:53, Tue, Jun 23, 2015 | UPDATED: 21:45, Tue, Jun 23, 2015
Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries".
They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago.
The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters.
A spokesman said: "A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global warming.
"Return of 'grand solar minimum' could affect European and eastern US winters."
Long episodes of low solar activity were seen during the Maunder Minimum between 1645 and 1715 and the 'Dalton Minimum' from 1790 to 1830.
Both periods coincided with colder-than-normal global temperatures earning the title from scientists of "Little Ice Age."
The latest study, published in Nature Communications, found reduced solar activity will lead to an overall cooling of the Earth of 0.1C.
A much bigger cooling effect is expected for Britain, northern Europe and North America where thermometers could drop by 0.8C.
Amanda Maycock, of the University of Cambridge and National Centre for Atmospheric Science, said: "It's important that we consider the potential impact of changes in UV output when looking at future climate."
Met Office long-range expert professor Adam Scaife said solar activity has already started to decline over the past few years.
He said: "Although the effect on global temperatures is very small, the local effect is big enough to make a difference and we need to include that in our future climate projections."
He said if "factors come together", severe winters like the 2009/10 chiller which crippled Britain could become more frequent.
He warned early signals point towards a period of minimum solar activity by the middle of this century.
"There is a high chance that solar activity of the sun will decrease over the next few years," he said.
"There is a chance of a repeat of the Maunder Minimum period where sun spots completely vanish, there are already some signs of this.
"This can change the amount of ozone in the atmosphere over the tropics and a weakening and southwards shift of the jet stream, in winter this leads to colder conditions.
"There were many factors which triggered the winter of 2009/10 and this could have been one of them.
"We might get another year when all these factors come together again, in any case there is an increased risk of colder winters."
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said the effects may be felt as soon as this winter.
He said: "Solar activity levels, or solar flux, are currently estimated to be at their lowest for the last 100 years.
"We will head into another rapid decline throughout the remainder of the upcoming year.
"On the basis of past solar activity levels it is an inevitability that solar and sunspot activity will continue to fall off the charts in the coming years and decades, including the upcoming winter period of 2015/16."
The coldest winter ever recorded in 1684 occurred during the last Maunder Minimum period and saw the River Thames in London freeze over.
Maunder Minimum is named after the English astronomer Edward Walter Maunder who noticed fewer sunspots were observed between 1645 and 1715.
Sunspot activity peaks and troughs with roughly an 11-year cycle, activity has been dipping over the past decade.
Professor Scaife said: "During the Mander Minimum period there were runs of cold winters including 1684 which was the coldest winter recorded.
"There are signs that solar activity has been dropping over the past decade with a one in five chance of it reaching a similar low by around 2050."
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Democrat Governor Fritz Hollings First Raised Confederate Flag Over South Carolina Statehouse in 1961.
Hollings went on to become a long serving Democrat Senator respected by his Democrat pals in congress. He and the Grand Cyclops, Robert Byrd were great buddies.
It wasn't the evil Republicans who wanted that flag up.
The idiot would welcome the change form living in his mother's basement and he would be able to get better drugs in jail.
"Topic hidden because you ignored this user Show Post"
Which means the idiot and his apprentice are burning up the keyboard.
The idiot and his apprentice refuse to give direct answers to direct questions and refuse to address real facts so why post to them or read their posts? I must admit. I read some of their posts but I rarely if ever answer their fantasy rantings.
Doc, when the loons come up with a plan to get guns out of the hands of gangs and thugs, I might listen to them. Their plan is to confiscate the guns of law abiding citizens because we are easy targets. Thugs on the other hand are impossible targets and the loony left losers know it.
Gangs and thugs are responsible for over 90% of gun crime in this country but do the losers ever address that? NO! The idiot and his apprentice will never address it either.
So this is like your bogus ignore list of yesteryear, another lie?
Are you still living in that bathhouse in San Francisco? I'll bet you are on your fifth set of knee pads.
They were called "Bomb Jovi".
They did songs like “Losing My Head Over You", "Rocket
Launcher Man”, “You’re 6, You’re Beautiful, And You're Mine."
Their last song, "Living on a Prayer Mat”, almost brought
the house down.
Then this Muslim guy started bragging about how he had
the entire Koran on DVD.
I was interested so I asked him, "Can you burn me a copy?"
Well, that was when the trouble started.
Should Check HILLARY Campaign Volunteers!
A man takes the day off work and decides to go out golfing.
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He thinks nothing of it and is about to shoot when he hears,
Ribbit 9 Iron.'
The man looks around and doesn't see anyone.
Again, he hears, 'Ribbit 9 Iron.'
He looks at the frog and decides to
Prove the frog wrong, puts the
Club away, and grabs a 9 iron.
He hits it 10 inches from the cup.
He is shocked.
He says to the frog, 'Wow that's amazing.
You must be a lucky frog, eh?
The frog replies, 'Ribbit Lucky frog.'
The man decides to take the frog
with him to the next hole.
'What do you think frog?'
'Ribbit 3 wood.'
The guy takes out a 3 wood and, Boom! Hole in one.
The man is befuddled and doesn't know what to say.
By the end of the day, the man golfed the Best game of golf in his life
and asks the frog,
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The frog replies, 'Ribbit Las Vegas .
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The frog says, 'Ribbit Roulette.'
Upon approaching the roulette table, the man asks,
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The frog replies,
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figures what the heck.
Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table.
The man takes his winnings and buys the best room in the Hotel.
He sits the frog down and Says,
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You've won me all this money and I am forever grateful.'
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With a kiss, the frog turns into a
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So help me God
Or my name is not William Jefferson Clinton.'
"Exclusive: FBI in Midst of Broad Campaign to Disrupt ISIS, Sources Say
Jun 17, 2015, 11:01 AM ET
ABC News By AARON KATERSKY and PIERRE THOMAS"
Why look for them? They are just the JV.
According to news reports, the FBI is in a full court press trying to track down the JV team, you know the people who according to the Golfer in Chief, flop and the idiot don't pose a threat to us, right here on our front door.
The reason the idiot and his apprentice say that ISIS doesn't pose a threat to us is to support and give cover to the Ditherer in Chief. Who has done little to nothing to wipe out ISIS. ISIS said they were coming after us and I believed them. The Hand Wringer in chief and his loony left pals obviously didn't believe them and said so publically.
Richard, flop just gave you the Socialist Party's talking points as an answer to your post. No originality there.
America’s Most Advanced Climate Station Data Shows US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend
The U.S. Climate Reference Network was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide “high-quality” climate data. The network consists of 114 stations across the U.S. in areas NOAA expects no development for the next 50 to 100 years.
The climate stations use three independent measurements of temperature and precipitation to provide “continuity of record and maintenance of well-calibrated and highly accurate observations,” NOAA states on its website. “The stations are placed in pristine environments expected to be free of development for many decades.” In essence, NOAA chose locations so they don’t need to be adjusted for “biases” in the temperature record.
Data compiled from these stations shows a slight cooling trend over the U.S. for the past decade.
”Clearly, a ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ exists in this most pristine climate data,” writes Anthony Watts, a veteran meteorologist and publisher of the science blog Watts Up With That. “In fact, a very slight cooling trend appears.”
Changed the subject again. It's what you do. You can't give me a point by point rebuttal so you change the subject and insult.
You're a lemming.
I rest my case.
CNN Anchor Refers to Dallas Gunman’s Actions as ‘Courageous and Brave’
by Josh Feldman | 1:30 pm, June 13th, 2015
During a discussion on the Dallas Police headquarters shooting this afternoon, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield appears to have really misspoken in referring to the gunman’s actions as “courageous and brave.”
Whitfield was speaking to CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway when she said this:
“It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement.”