Maunder Minimum along the Thames, 1658
EU backing off CO2 reductions and opening continent to fracking. Reality will do that, sometimes.
Russia’s getting into fracking too.
None of this is good news for the US, however, because our greens will just redouble their efforts to shut down our own fuel projects to make up for the increase in the rest of the world. Funny how they’ll sacrifice their fellow citizens so the Chinese can live fat.
And all passes into night
BBC, until now an unabashed apologist, even cheerleader for global warming hysteria, offers this up, unexpectedly: solar inactivity at time at height of expected peak baffles scientists. There’s an interesting six-minute video at the link in which various experts confess that they simply don’t know what the future holds. One says that “in 40 years, there’s 20% chance we’ll be back in the Maunder Minimum“, while another says, “unlike in the 1600’s, there are now industrial age gasses to account for, so it is impossible to determine what the net effect will be.”
We have hundreds of years of observational data from our star, yet the demise of solar sunspots was completely unexpected. We claim to know exactly what the future holds via global warming, baed on a few decades of observation, but can’t predict an eleven-year cycle of solar flares.
Global warmists have consistently refused to consider solar activity, or the lack of it, in their precise, science-is-settled computer models; now we learn that they have no idea what the effect will be.
For this, intelligent people had to put up with personal attacks from illiterates like Dollar Bill, claiming that we’re unscientific? Unbelievable.