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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
"It's snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age"
Boris Johnson on a roll. Worth reading the whole thing.
What change that man is after the horrid Red Ken Livingstone.

Posted by:lotp

#7  Livingston & Penn have shown that, due to a decrease in the sunspot magnetic field strength, the number of visible sun spots is steadily decreasing. Since magnetic fields cool sunspots, a decreasing field means that sunspots are getting warmer reducing their contrast with their surroundings, which in turn makes the spots harder to see.

If the trend continues, the number of visible sun spots may fall to values not seen since the Maunder Minimum AKA the little ice age.
Posted by: Mike Ramsey   2013-01-21 20:54  

#6  As I recall back in the Jimmy Carter era (or disaster as many say), global cooling was the big concern. "The sky is falling morons" would have us all do their bidding. These progressives would shut down any progress. Modern day Luddites. A hearty STFU to all of them.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-21 17:37  

#5  Or maybe a simple typo, Gleash.

Not that you'd ever make one, of course....

Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-21 16:03  

#4  "muillion" -- like a million, except illiterate
Posted by: Gleash   2013-01-21 15:22  

#3  A few years ago, I read about a climate modelling program that had just been developed; it accurately predicted all the ice ages for the past muillion years or so.... except one. It predicted that we should be in one already. So perhaps all that reduction in greenhouse gasses and carbon has stripped us of the one thing that was holding off the coming ice age.
Posted by: Gleash Speating8823   2013-01-21 15:21  

#2  "The parasites are welcome to starve---sadly, they seldom do" Time enough for love.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-21 02:13  

#1  Yes, but if its the Sun, then all those grants and taxes go 'puff' just like the other blood suckers exposed to the cleansing sunlight. Pols and eco-weenies power grabbers will be pining for the fjords.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2013-01-21 00:19