Sun’s bizarre activity may trigger another ice age
Latest data shows solar activity has been falling steadily since mid-1940s
Dick Ahlstrom Fri, Jul 12, 2013,
The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered a 300-year-long mini ice age.
Three leading solar scientists presented the very latest data about the weakening solar activity at a teleconference yesterday in Boulder, Colorado, organized by the American Astronomical Society. It featured experts from NASA, the High Altitude Observatory and the National Solar Observatory who described how solar activity, as measured by the formation of sunspots and by massive explosions on the sun’s surface, has been falling steadily since the mid-1940s. *** continue
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