And cosmic rays are intensifying
12 May 2017 – SUNSPOT COUNTS ARE PLUMMETING:
Today marks the 33rd day in 2017 that the sun has been blank–no sunspots. This exceeds the total number of spotless days in all of 2016 (32). The accelerating pace of spotlessness is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching. Forecasters expect the sunspot cycle, which swings like a pendulum between high and low sunspot number every ~11 years, to reach its nadir in 2019-2020. Stay tuned for more blank suns.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Food shortages of a general nature are on the horizon for us all, which means initially higher prices, followed by actual shortfall.
The shortfall will be compounded by the monoculture mentality of genetically modified and thus tainted produce like corn, soy, oilseed rape, sunflower, maize, and now alfalfa, which are not designed to meet the needs of the human population.
Natural, seasonal vegetables are essential for our wellbeing, but space for these is constantly being challenged by the profit/greed motive of BigAgri. In addition, home grown seasonal has been overtaken by the ‘globalised’ culture where much of the northern hemisphere produce is uneconomically produced overseas for minimum wage then transported by ships and airplanes over vast distances.
As that despicable apology for a human, Henry Kissinger’s mantra says….”
After Active Region 2567, the source of 7 M-class and numerous C-class solar flares between July 21 and 24, rotated away from the visible disk, our Earth facing Sun is again spotless.
This is the third ‘spotless Sun’ since June 3, and although it is a temporary state, it signals that Solar Minimum is approaching.
UAH global temperatures have dropped the 2nd most since the satellite era began. The Sun continues to stay sun spotless for its 9th day, which is years ahead of the norm. Massive dust storms bellow off west Africa all the way to Europe. New reports link our Sun to Earths climate, but IPCC says they dont’ care.
“The sun is as blank as a billiard ball,” says geologist David Archibald.
“The latest image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows our sun as a blank canvas,” says Archibald, an avowed global warming skeptic . “No sunspots. Solar cycle 24 activity continues to be lowest in nearly 200 years.”
For the second time this month, the solar disk is blank–no sunspots.
Spotless Sun – 23 Jun 2016 – Credit SDO/HMI
This image of the sun taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 23rd shows zero sunspots.
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– “Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 26, 2015):
Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Seismologist and Emeritus professor at Kobe Univ., Apr 28, 2015 (at 38:00 in): “This really is what I think… The Gods of this huge nature are actually warning the people of the Japanese archipelago in steps… In 2003, there was an earthquake that shook a nuclear plant where the design basis went over the standard seismic motion… Then 2007 at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa… a direct, serious hit — and yet the Japanese people did not listen. Then it gave us Fukushima… The Gods are warning us that something even more serious can happen in this Japanese archipelago. And of course nuclear power plant accidents can result not just by earthquake. It could have an incredible, serious effect. It has been dishing it out step-by-step, warning us toward something that actually could be incredibly disastrous” … Moderator: “Very chilling warning” (Japan Times, May 1, 2015: “In 1997, [Ishibashi] wrote a report… where he coined the term “nuclear earthquake disaster.” The paper was written about 14 years before the Fukushima disaster, yet reads like a post-mortem of what happened: A major quake knocks out external power to the plant’s reactors and unleashes a tsunami… leading to loss of cooling and meltdowns.”)
Read more“Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO)
– Are You Prepared For An Extremely Bitterly Cold Winter? Solar Activity Is At A 100 Year Low (The Truth, Sep 23, 2013):
Are you ready for bone chilling cold this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac and other weather forecasters that rely on solar activity as a factor in their weather forecasts are projecting that this upcoming winter will be bitterly cold. Solar activity is at a 100 year low, and even though we were supposed to be in the midst of a solar maximum this year, our sun has been eerily quiet. So precisely what in the world is going on? There have been other periods throughout history when solar activity has been extraordinarily quiet, and those times have corresponded with periods of extreme cold. For example, the “Maunder Minimum” which stretched from 1645 to 1715 corresponded with the most bitterly cold period that the earth experienced in the last 1000 years. So could we be heading toward another “mini-ice age”? That is a question that some scientists are now beginning to ask.
– Sun may soon have four poles, say researchers (Asahi Shimbun, April 20, 2012):
The sun may be entering a period of reduced activity that could result in lower temperatures on Earth, according to Japanese researchers.
Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London’s Thames froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto.
In that era, known as the Maunder Minimum, temperatures are estimated to have been about 2.5 degrees lower than in the second half of the 20th century.
The Japanese study found that the trend of current sunspot activity is similar to records from that period.
The researchers also found signs of unusual magnetic changes in the sun. Normally, the sun’s magnetic field flips about once every 11 years. In 2001, the sun’s magnetic north pole, which was in the northern hemisphere, flipped to the south.
– Hue and cries of astonishment: ‘Best ever’ auroras seen over Britain thanks to huge solar flares (Daily Mail, Sep. 29, 2011)