Volcanism alone can explain the Little Ice Age (LIA), researchers insist. Low sunspot activity is not the culprit.
Could signal a descent into Maunder Minimum-like conditions.
Global cooling on the way
Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity, likely the lowest in 100 years.
A meteorologist and an analytical chemist teamed up explore the claims that CO2 levels drive climate. (They also mention the role of underwater volcanoes, a drum that I have been beating for more than 20 years.)
And cosmic rays are intensifying
Little Ice Age in 13 years! Big ice age coming soon, in geological time.
“The Earth is heading towards another ice age as solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years,”
Italian website downplays the idea that we’re headed in a Little Ice Age by comparing it to a “real” ice age.
By analyzing 1,500-year-old tree-rings, scientists have found that temperatures dropped an average of three degrees celsius during the 6th century.