Okay, I totally made that up but if it turns out to be the next scam up the pike remember, you heard it here first.
From Don Surber:
Solar activity (sunspots and solar storms) dropped to zero in August 2007 and have barely increased since.
Is this a precursor to a lengthy period of little or no solar activity which may coincide with a mini-Ice Age — the so-called Maunder Minimum?
How the heck should I know, Jim? I’m a writer, not a doctor.
But it is worth keeping an eye on.
Science.com reported that the Earth’s thermosphere (100 miles up) is cooling rapidly. NASA launched the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesophere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission in 2001 to get a better picture of this outer layer, Science.com reported.
“The sun is in a very unusual period,” said Marty Mlynczak, a TIMED team member at NASA Langley in Virginia. “The Earth’s thermosphere is responding remarkably – up to an order of magnitude decrease in infrared emission/radiative cooling by some molecules… I certainly didn’t expect to see this eight years ago.”
I wonder if that legendary Computer Model that the Church of Climate Scientology worships expected it.
“More work is needed to fully understand the links between the sun’s energy, rising greenhouse gas emissions and the Earth’s outer atmosphere, the scientists said,” Science.com reported.
Hey, maybe we ought to wait until we have facts — unadulterated by minions for the the Church of Climate Scientology — before we spend trillions retrofitting the world’s economy.
Well its been my experience that the climate changes over and over again but if Al Gore is predicting that the entire north polar ice cap will disappear in five years and that each meter of sea-level rise displaces 100,000,000 people. "It is not a matter of theory or conjecture." then I'd say chances that we'll have another Ice Age are pretty good.