The Solar Minimum

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    Ever since Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, a German astronomer, first noted in 1843 that sunspots burgeon and wane over a roughly 11-year cycle, scientists have carefully watched the Sun’s activity. In the latest lull, the Sun should have reached its calmest, least pockmarked state last fall.

    Indeed, last year marked the blankest year of the Sun in the last half-century — 266 days with not a single sunspot visible from Earth. Then, in the first four months of 2009, the Sun became even more blank, the pace of sunspots slowing more.

    “It’s been as dead as a doornail,” David Hathaway, a solar physicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., said a couple of months ago.

    The Sun perked up in June and July, with a sizeable clump of 20 sunspots earlier this month.

    Now it is blank again, consistent with expectations that this solar cycle will be smaller and calmer, and the maximum of activity, expected to arrive in May 2013 will not be all that maximum.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/21/s...bl&ex=1248408000&en=26edfbfbe564636f&ei=5087
     
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    you know, the sun is reponsible for our increased temperatures on the plantt, not anything people can do...:cuckoo:
     
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    Yeah, like the people who destroyed plant life that absorbs radiation and converts CO2 to O2 just because it was threatening a fish ... :cuckoo:

    Of course ... you can't blame the same people crying about how much warmer we are now for it ... can we ... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Christine one-note, at it again.
     
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    It's gone beyond boring ... "solar minimum" or "ice melting in the summer time" ... now I am just making fun of the idiots.
     
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    It's all that's left, when information that doesn't come from IPCC or Algore is ignored.
     
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    I can agree about ignoring al gore, but the IPCC report is from actual scientists.

    Most of Gore's science is legitimate, but the right doesn't like him, and he's a blowhard politician, so ignore him.

    Nasa has some legit science regarding warming, as does NOAA, the epa, the russian space agency, India and Japan
     
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    The IPCC report only accepted something like 7% of all the papers and information that were submitted to it.

    Now, doesn't that make you wonder which information they cherry picked?
     
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    Yeah "actual" scientists that are "actually" bribed by Gore and his corporations ... you just love supporting the rich fucks that don't deserve their money.
     
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    Do you have anything on that, because I can't find anything
     

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