“When the sun’s magnetic fields flip, increase or decrease there are changes in the magnetic field of the earth.”
– Joseph Kraig
Enjoy the interglacial while it is here
While there is little to argue about in this article (referring to IPCC Fatal Error-Neglecting Ocean Thermal Inertia), there is much that is not included in it. It is not as simple as the sun’s output is down and in 25 years we will see that. If you were to read Robert Felix’s book, “Not by Fire but by Ice” you would understand what I mean.
While the sun is a variable star and it’s output does change enough to be noticed in the actions of our climate there is more to it than that. The variability of our star includes a variability in the magnetic reactions in the currents of the sun.
The sun’s magnetic fields are felt here on earth. When the sun’s magnetic fields flip, increase or decrease there are changes in the magnetic field of the earth. These fields place enormous pressures on our so called tectonic plates, enough pressure that as they float they are moved. When these plates move they create cracks that can release pressures from below that cause large flows of magma from the earths interior. This means that even when the sun’s output decreases we could have an increase in ocean temperatures since the majority of the earth is covered by oceans. While a warm ocean sounds nice it means more rain, or perhaps I should say more precipitation. In cold climates this precipitation means snow. More snow than normal could mean hundreds of extra feet of snow in some areas or certainly several meters of extra snow in others.
Extra snow is a problem. it takes a longer time to melt so that in the spring fields cannot be planted. When the snow does melt it leaves fields soggy wet so that machines cannot be used to farm them. Melting snow also means the ground is cold so that seeds will take much longer to germinate.
It is all not good. On top of all that, the extra snow reflects light of a weakened sun back into space for a longer period of time, this means longer winters, late springs and early fall.
If the oceans are lagging in temperature of at least 25 years that could mean a lot of EXTRA snow. The sun is now starting a Grand Solar Minimum. We can hope that means a Maunder Minimum type of mini ice age, but we should pray that it does not mean a normal ice age which is the normal condition of our planet. Enjoy the inter-glacial while it is here.