1 pointhttp://theresilientearth.com/?q=content/little-ice-age-ii-sequel Interesting article here, re sunspots and the Little Ice Age. Note that it was written 2 months ago, so the slight increase in solar activity has been and gone. Very interesting (and a bit concerning) is the effect that the cold Summer has had on crops in America and Canada. I truly believe that we are headed for a colder future and that is what we should be preparing for.
1 pointhttp://ncwatch.typepad.com/dalton_minimum_returns/2009/02/no-warming-until-after-2014-and-maybe-not-then-.html I think this article/abstract* deserves another outing, in view of the current quiet spell. It was published in February in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. Perhaps the Dalton-type minimum is looking even more likely now that we are 6 months further on? Cooler times for 60-100 years? *Almost forgot my manners! Article by C. de Jager and S. Duhau. Very interesting stuff!