Why is our sun being unactive?

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    Whats wrong with the sun? Solar flex remains at near 80-90, while most solar maxes can have twice if not three times that. Our star is being different. In there is currently no sun spots.:eusa_eh:

    http://www.solarcycle24.com/
     
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    It could become a major problem because less solar output could result in global cooling.

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    Tell me folks, considering that trend, do you think that blue line is likely to go up? Or Down?

    What would you put you money on?
     
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    Most ragheads live in the desert so Wallah is turning down the sun to freeze all of the infidels.
     
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    SORCE’s Solar Spectral Surprise – UV declined, TSI constant | Watts Up With That?

    this is an on going story. as usual we know less than what we thought we did, and more study into natural reasons for climate change are in order.
     
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    What makes you think the sun is acting unusually? The recent lack of sunspots?

    I hate when irresponsible people put out information out of context. :rolleyes:

    Solar activity including sunspots occurs in repetitive and predictable cycles.

    NASA/Marshall Solar Physics

    Or, for a simpler graphic, try this:

    http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/Zurich_Color_Small.jpg

    IOW sunspot activity increases and decreases over time and always has. The fact that the recent low point in that cycle lasted longer than usual is attributed directly to magnetism. Magnetism that is affected by the way the usual convection currents within the sun operate, whether they are moving fast or slow and in what regions.

    Magnetic Flows Cause Sunspot Lows, Study Shows - Science News

    There are several periods in history where the sun has been observed without sunspots, with the official records going back to 1610. That seems like a long time to us, but in terms of the stellar cycle that runs for billions of years it's not even the blink of an eye. And we're still here, orbiting merrily and keeping watch on old Sol.

    No, we don't know everything. About the sun, its cycles or their effects on either space weather or our climate. But consistent correlations between inactive periods and cool periods on Earth aren't there, there are too many terrestrial forces with greater impact in the short term - which is all we've been able to look at. Our records only go back to 1610, after all. What we need is more solar research in general, which is something the big boys at NASA are working on as we speak.
     
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    There they go again, talkin' smack on my ass.

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    Less solar activity, a lower TSI, and still the global temperature increases. Hmmm.........
     
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    If we knew the location and energy level of every electron in the sun, and if we had a computer that could do the math, we STILL could NOT predict the sun's next move.

    Every computation for every electron would be dealing with a RANDOM element that does not compute.

    Newtonian physics is a very limited math that is basically worthless for predicting complex systems.

    Choas Theory is there informing us that nobody KNOWS nuttin, folks.

    Best we can do is make statistical guesses for the next state, and those statistical predictions going to get more and more off every interation of the event.
     
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    Not only that, that is how climate change occurs. A change of state, chaotic, not linear.
     

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