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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Waning sun to lead to new Little Ice Age?

A frozen windmill (pic source)

"Climate sceptics" may like to read the website of Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, a Russian astrophysicist specialising in the study of the Sun.

He says that it has long cycles of variation in sunspot activity and total radiance, and predicts a stable cooling period starting now and bottoming out late this century, with a drop in average temperature of 1 - 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Perhaps we should be building more coal-fired power stations, like the Chinese.


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2 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Perhaps we should be building more coal-fired power stations, like the Chinese."

Well, a Greenie told me that actually, Chinese coal fired power stations were so filthy, they give off so much soot that it casts a 'shadow' and reduces surface temperatures, the explanation commonly given for global cooling between 1940 and 1970.

Sackerson said...

Not so simple, then. I was thinking of the need to keep warm, but I'm also confused why we have to have windmills when the Chinese are burning coal like billy-o.