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Sunspot activity is almost nil and falling off the bottom of the chart. Are we heading for another little ice age? Some information that surprised me.

"The current sunspot cycle, dubbed as solar cycle 24, is just ending, and it has been one of the weakest cycles in a century. In fact, over the last several decades, successive sunspot cycles have significantly weakened in strength, and some earlier studies based on simplistic statistical approaches have claimed a significant weakening of the sun’s activity is imminent, resulting in a loss of sunspot cycles.

The last such episode, known as the Maunder minimum, occurred between 1645 and 1715 and coincided with the Little Ice Age, a period of long winters and global cooling." The last such cycle resulted in snow in July in temproate zones.

Top sources for the inevitable discussion. Note that these are substantial organizations. Very interesting reading.

https://astronomynow.com/2015/07/17/...e-age-by-2030/

https://principia-scientific.org/dro...lobal-cooling/

https://www.weather.gov/news/190504-...in-solar-cycle

https://earthsky.org/space/solar-cyc...ot-predictions
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ice age???..
I'm in...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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ice age???..
I'm in...
Me too,winter is my favorite season.
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ice age???..
I'm in...
I knew you'd like it. Wonder how it will effect us out here on the edge of the Mojave. It's high desert and when we first moved here, we had several rainy, snowy winters. We're at about 3,000 ft here, but behind a pretty healthy mountain range with 8,000 ft peaks. In fact, there's still snow on the highest peaks on the North slopes.

I grew up near the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties, kind of rural back then, but stuffed full of people now. Not sure my breathing is sufficient to live any higher up anymore.

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ice ages come and go...
it's a fact of the planet earth...
enjoy it while you can...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_glaciation

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Hell I've been living with the ice age for quite a while
or is that just old age?
can't remember which!
oh well---whatever
the outcome is the same.
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Those that are wringing their wrists over the thought of the earth temperature going up even one-tenth of a degree and want to ban fossil fuels will be in a bind when it comes to trying to stay warm. Give me heat any day. You can cool off with a fan but nothing but heat will keep you from freezing to death.
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We had a snow earlier in the week. Lucky my pear blossoms weren't more open - they seem to have survived. A rule of thumb around here is to expect frost until the long weekend in May, usually around the 21st or so. So freezing nights are not uncommon but to see a snow in the day time is a little extreme. I doubt that my neighbour will get many apricots - they're a little earlier and more susceptible.

The low sunspot activity will be bad for 'skip' on your CB radio!
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That will get Greta something to frown about, there goes her long term plan.
Just saying ,
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