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Nothing is inconsistent with global warming.
I do find it rather curious that our sun has taken such a long break during the recent weather phenomena.
Quote from: frethack on 15/02/2009 17:32:28QuoteI do find it rather curious that our sun has taken such a long break during the recent weather phenomena.It has?-------I haven't noticed
Magnetically, the sun is in its deepest solar minimum since the first part of the twentieth century.
Are you sure, Adam?With my poor memory, I am sure we are ...two years out of this cycles solar minimum, so we could not be in the deepest minimum...could we?
Did you mean that we might go into a Dalton Minimum?
Unfortunately we are still in solar minimum. Not the deepest minimum, but the deepest since the early 20th century. Late 20th C cycles have been particularly active (we are in a Grand Maxima currently) so the deep minima that we are in is within normal range when compared to the last 400 years.
Actually, I personally believe that the sun (not just sunspots, they are only a measure of solar activity) has more to do with our current warming than previously believed. Im not saying that CO2 has no part at all, but there is a lot of research indicating that the sun may produce non-linear effects in cloud nucleation/optical depth and in the position of the ITCZ.
Isn't that the web site of one Michael Mann of the famed hockey stick graph and lately of the was that Harry or Gill weather station in the antarctic.