Solar cycle 24 showing signs that we could be entering a new Maunder minimum anytime soon.
We could be at the doorsteps of another Ice Age
By F. Guimaraes
Recent studies and observations indicate that we’re entering a phase of very low solar cycles. The present cycle C24 is already showing signs of being lower than C14 at the beginning of the XX century ( http://www.leif.org/research/Polar%20Fields%20and%20Cycle%2024.pdf
and http://www.leif.org/research/SC14-and-24.png ), and cycle C5 at the lower point of the Dalton minimum ( http://www.landscheidt.info/images/sc5_sc24.png ).
This means that C24 is showing signs that we could be entering a new Maunder minimum anytime soon.
The polar fields should have flipped at the end of cycle C23, around 2008-2009, but they continued with the same polarity, showing a stretched pattern ( http://www.leif.org/research/Solar-Polar-Fields-1966-now.png ) similar to what happened at the end of the 1960′s but more pronounced, which could lead to “break” of the field into a “quadripolar” mode very soon.
This is another indication of the very low intensity of the present cycle.
This low intensity could lead to a period of no sunspots as observed during the Maunder minimum between ~ 1640 to 1710 ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Sunspot_Numbers.png ), which could be the realization of the so called “Livingston-Penn” effect, which predicts a similar phenomenon in the near future (
and http://www.leif.org/research/Livingston-Penn%20Data%20and%20Findings%20so%20far.pdf ).
Therefore, all the above and other analyzes (there is more, eg., the pattern of 90k-10k years characteristic of Glacial and Interglacial periods, etc.) indicate that the prediction of a “kill shot” from the Sun by Patrick Geryl and others, will not happen, quite the opposite: we could be at the doorsteps of another Ice Age.
When asked what he thought of the “kill shot” model during our times, Leif Svaalgard called it “sensationalism”.
Robert’s book “Not by Fire but by Ice” has it’s name for a reason. People are being lured to look in the wrong direction by MSM, IPCC and others, but the facts are very clear and show a completely different problem that humanity will have to face very soon.
A problem of much colder weather worldwide, not hotter.