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We are in the longest quietest solar activity period in a very long time, It doesn't look like the sun is going to be any more active than is was in 2000 probably less so.




A short term solar cycle happens every 10 years according to wiki. Long term it may trend down again, so no, not long term global warming instead it would have a cooling effect, eventually. Like a few hundred years ago when England froze over.




I'm getting a bit sick of the media trying to hype up what is just another solar cycle and a pretty weak one at that. But then, what would the media do if we didn't have a boogie man to fear? The fact of the matter is if we started worrying about every little potential thing that could happen, we wouldn't get out of bed in the morning. I will take the sun's mighty fury as it comes... and in the meantime, grow a veggie patch out the back. ;)

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OK, the sunspot cycle has been called off: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2062...sun.html?page=1


Unfortunately I have a pretty low opinion of the New Scientist. Whenever they talk about anything I actually know about they are almost invariably about four years behind the times. And I've had many friends and colleagues say the same. So for the time being I'm sticking to the initial assessment.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues


tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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  • 3 weeks later...
I remember the 70's, it's true, it was all gloom and doom.


Heh, wasnt there an end-of-the-world scenario in the mid 80's/early 90's where the Earth was going to be destroyed because all the planets in our solar system were going to come into direct alignment?


Isn't that the plot to a few crappy scifi movies, Pitch Black included?

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