Daily Archives: December 16, 2013

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Solar sun spot activity ebbing, earth cooling.

We may be witnessing the sun’s last dying gasps before entering into a long slumber. The impact of that slumber on Earth’s climate remains the subject of growing scientific speculation.

Disappearing Sunspots

Its been known for years that sunspot umbral magnetic field strength has been declining while their intensity has been rising, thanks to researchers Matt Penn and Bill Livingston at the National Solar Observatory.

The changes are independent of the 11-year sunspot cycle.

A steady decline in umbral magnetic field strength is the most dramatic evidence that sunspots are fading away. Should their field strength drop below 1,500 gauss it becomes physically impossible for sunspots to form and they will disappear.

Less sunspot activity reduces the sun’s radiant energy output and cools Earth.

Conclusions

Several trends in sunspot activity for this cycle are becoming clear.

First, northern sunspot activity is near its end while southern activity is at its zenith. The only drama left is when will southern spot polarity reversal occur. That is expected any time. The sun right now is a magnetic monopole. The sun will finish its inexorable journey to sunspot minimum after southern sunspot polarity reversal occurs.

The decline in sunspot magnetic field strength is continuing, but showing signs of leveling off along a shallow concave curve. Umbral intensity is showing a similar change in the reverse.

Sunspots may not disappear completely, but they will be so weak that a long term decrease in solar wind and a slight but prolonged decrease in the sun’s temperature will result.

The latest solar data from this month reinforces the belief that our sun is headed into a long-term period of low solar activity.

As time goes on a link between decreasing solar activity and the halt in global warming 17 years ago becomes harder and harder to deny.

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This isn’t the fraud they should be worrying about

Obama_Quote_000_xlargeEPA’s top “global warming” [sic] specialist to be sentenced for fraudulently pretending to be a CIA spy.

Two new reports by the EPA inspector general’s office conclude that top officials at the agency “enabled” Beale by failing to verify any of his phony cover stories about CIA work, and failing to check on hundreds of thousands of dollars paid him in undeserved bonuses and travel expenses — including first-class trips to London where he stayed at five-star hotels and racked up thousands in bills for limos and taxis.

The guy stole less than a million bucks; how much has the global warming scam he and his partners in crime cost taxpayers and businesses?

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The scolding nanny hits the Merritt

Just back from  trip and noticed this latest improvement to our state’s highway: Not content with allowing cripples to park closer to the coffee shop than able-bodied folk, Hartford has gone beyond compassion for the less fortunate (albeit coerced compassion, but never mind) and now punishes citizens who dare drive alone or in what Hartford deems a less-green (than what?) automobile

Who’d object to helping out the old and the feeble by giving them a more convenient parking space? On the other hand, who gave their consent as a free citizen to be scolded, nagged and punished by some bureaucrat in Hartford? Tar, feathers.

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