Global Cooling imminent say scientists
Scientists: Global Cooling Imminent
In an exclusive interview, scientist Valentina Zharkova told The Epoch Times that her 2015 paper predicting the onset of a grand solar minimum between 2020 and 2053 has been borne out, prompting her to warn that temperatures could soon rapidly fall.
Grand solar minima last for multiple solar cycles, during which the sun produces less energy and sunspot activity is low. During a previous grand solar minimum, the Maunder minimum between 1645 and 1715, glaciers expanded and the River Thames in England frequently froze over.
“The temperature during the current grand solar minimum will be slightly higher than it was during the Maunder minimum—and this grand solar minimum will be shorter,” Zharkova predicted.
In their 2015 publication, Zharkova and her colleagues derived a pair of principal components from the solar background magnetic field. They linked those components to a pair of magnetic waves originating in different layers of the sun.
Through more in-depth analysis, the team extrapolated those waves backward in time, yielding results that closely matched sunspot activity over the previous 800 years. She used the same methodology to predict a grand solar minimum over the next few decades.
As evidence of the grand solar minimum, Zharkova cited sunspot data from the Royal Observatory of Belgium along with recent low temperature and climatic extremes, including the coldest winter on record at the South Pole as well as Texas’s unusually cold, snowy weather in early 2021.