Solar scientists admit they at this point have no idea what the Sun will do after it completes is present solar maximum.


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The uncertainty of science: Solar scientists admit they at this point have no idea what the Sun will do after it completes is present solar maximum.

I’ve only been say this now for six years. I’m glad the scientists have finally come around to admitting it strongly and in public.

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4 comments

  • DK Williams

    Meanwhile Lake Superior area residents wonder when the ice will melt.

  • Jake

    Wait! Isn’t the harsh winter and far above normal ice on lakes like Superior de facto proof of global warming?

  • Phil Berardelli

    Several years ago, I wrote an article about the decline in the sun’s magnetic field. http://news.sciencemag.org/physics/2010/09/say-goodbye-sunspots

    Far as I know, that trend has continued. If the sun does go into a prolonged period of sunspot inactivity, and if global temperatures moderate, at the very least it should put an end to that ridiculous mantra, “The science is settled.”

  • Abe Windsor

    Well we are entering the solar cycle that gave us the Dalton min. and the orbits for Voygers Grand Tour of the Planets. The only question is will, the sun’s drop in output approach the low point of the little Ice Age?

    Nets

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