The Sun is weaker than it's been in 80 years

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    Fueling fears about the dimming sun, scientists are predicting that the current solar cycle is not only running a year or so late, but will also be the weakest cycle since 1928. Solar disaster!

    The current cycle of activity, officially called Cycle 24, will peak somewhere around May 2013 with roughly 90 sunspots a day, the lowest level of activity since 1928's average of 78 sunspots per day (This comes after the cycle starting somewhere around 9 months late, in January this year versus the expected March 2008). This prediction - the work of an international panel of scientists - was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center's Doug Biesecker on Friday...

    io9 - The Sun Is Weaker Than It's Been In 80 Years, Apparently - Solar cycles
     
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    Have you called Uncle Al yet?
     
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    Stretching a little ... this is the next goal post? Seriously?
     
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    What the fuck are you trying to say?
     
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    You're too fucking stupid to understand it.
     
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    You're too fucking stupid to understand that the post was to her, not to you.
     
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    If it was only to her, don't post it in a public forum, asshole.
     
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    But at least he understood it.
     
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    Why don't you explain it further?
     
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    Yep, a long solar minimum, a strong and persistant La Nina, yet 2008 tied 2001 as the eighth warmest year on record. And 2009 looks to be in the top ten of the warmest years on record, also. Where is that cooling, boys?
     

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