[quote=Maranatha]Scientist predicts ‘mini Ice Age’
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) – A Russian astronomer has predicted that Earth will experience a “mini Ice Age” in the middle of this century, caused by low solar activity.
Khabibullo Abdusamatov of the Pulkovo Astronomic Observatory in St. Petersburg said Monday that temperatures will begin falling six or seven years from now, when global warming caused by increased solar activity in the 20th century reaches its peak, RIA Novosti reported.
The coldest period will occur 15 to 20 years after a major solar output decline between 2035 and 2045, Abdusamatov said.
If anyone is REALLY interested, he or she can visit www.sidc.oma.be and click on archives and then on graphics and – VOILA - about 300 years of solar cycles. So you can print some of the graphs out and sketch in what might occur in 2035 or 2045. Hint: it’s an 11 year cycle… on average… could be as short as nine or as much as 15. ]
There are other kinds of short solar cycles as well. See the report by N. Gerson. A copy is available here: www.albertmasetti.com click on Links and then click on the Gerson report. It’s a declassified summary report and easy to read / print out. If anyone has problems accessing it, please let me know.