A Straw in the Wind – Chill

.     Mark Sircus has posted an article that asserts that we are likely entering a period of global cooling, and cites recent research studies that support this hypothesis.  The basis for this is a study of solar activity, which is at an unusually low level and is predicted to continue to decrease.

.     “Solar activity,” in this context, basically refers to the presence (or currently, relative absence) of sunspots (which are energetic storms on the surface of the sun that contribute to the solar wind that constantly impinges upon the atmosphere of our planet).  According to recent research (or perhaps just theories — I’m not sure which), the sunspots themselves are produced by circulating convection currents deep within the sun that have recently slowed down to a marked degree.  This slowdown in the convection currents means the production of fewer and less energetic sunspots.  And that means a decrease in the energy of the solar wind.

.     This decrease in sunspot activity, and thus in the strength of the solar wind that reaches our Earth, is held to be responsible for unusual snowfalls and cold weather that has recently been occurring around the globe.  This is mentioned in a second article by Dr. Sircus that has been published by Lew Rockwell, here.

.     Now I must admit that I am reluctant to place too much confidence in this second article that depends upon a few recent weather patterns to make its case.  But I am also very dubious (skeptical?) about the (government-sponsored and controlled) “science” that has produced the “global-warming crisis” crusade that has taken on such significance since the days of  Vice-President Al Gore and his famous “hockey-stick” presentation.

.      So as far as I am concerned, this study by Dr. Sircus is only one straw in the wind-chill.  But because it is blowing in a different direction from the earlier global-warming predictions, I find it interesting.

.       Draw your own conclusions.  I invite readers of this blog to do a little research of their own, and get back here with comments on what they find.