The Sun could reach solar maximum by the end of this year, according to a report from Live Science.
The current solar cycle (SC25) officially began in December 2019.
Back then, scientists predicted it would hit its climax in 2025, with a peak of roughly 115 sunspots. Recent observations, however, indicate that SC25 is stronger than originally anticipated and may actually reach its peak a lot sooner.
Monitoring the number of sunspots enables us to track a solar cycle’s progression.
“Sunspots appear when strong magnetic fields poke through the surface of the Sun,” explained Alex James, a solar physicist at the University of College London. “By looking at those sunspots we can get an idea of how strong and complex the Sun’s magnetic field is at that moment.”
In January, scientists observed more than 140 sunspots — far higher than originally predicted. However, rather than indicating a fierce and extended solar cycle to come, scientists are calling instead for its peak, and so demise, to come a lot sooner.
It’s “going to peak earlier and it’s going to peak higher than expected,” said James.
This solar cycle continues to prove a headache for solar physicists — in a field still so poorly understood.
On the one had, SC25 has proven itself more than strong enough to fire-off a civilization ending solar flare (with multiple X-flares and CMEs already detected); but simultaneously, it is looking to be another weaker-than-average cycle–albeit stronger than SC24:
If professor James’ contention is correct, a quicker ending would add support to the idea that the Sun is indeed slipping into its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle (a prolonged spell of reduced output where the Sun can be devoid of sunspots for months, even years at a time — a phenomenon linked to past spells of plunging global temperatures and, ultimately, human suffering).
For me, the next cycle (SC26) is where I contend the next GSM could start proper. Time will tell on that one, of course, but if SC25 does indeed wrap-up sooner than expected then we aren’t going to have as long as originally thought to find out — or prepare.
The below article was originally posted on the now censored electroverse.net…
Scientists have found that winters in China have been warming for the past 6,000 years–unrelated to human activity. But now they see the prospect of a sudden and severe bout of global cooling is on the horizon, which poses serious dangers.
The paper, led by prominent Chinese scientists and which has been published by the online Journal of Geophysical Research, found that winds from Arctic Siberia have been growing weaker for thousands of years, that the conifer tree line has been retreating north, and that there has been a steady rise in biodiversity in a general warming trend that continues today.
Increasing temperatures ALWAYS result in increased biodiversity–AGW Party members take note: Life loves warmth (and carbon).
This weakening of the Siberian wind, according to the researchers, appears to have nothing to do with the recent increase in greenhouse gases, which began with the industrial revolution. Lead scientist Dr Wu Jing, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the study had found no evidence of human influence on northern China’s warming winters.
“Driving forces include the sun, the atmosphere, and its interaction with the ocean,” Wu explained. “We have detected no evidence of human influence. But that doesn’t mean we can just relax and do nothing.”
Wu and her colleagues are worried that, as societies become further indoctrinated by the concept of global warming, people will develop a misplaced confidence in our ability to control the climate, which she asserts we cannot. Nature, the scientists warned, will likely trick us and catch us totally unprepared, potentially causing chaos, panic, famine and even wars.
There are already concerning signs, according to their paper.
For starters, Wu and her colleagues have found that winter warming over the past 6,000 years has been anything but linear, with violent ups and downs occurring roughly every 500 years.
After more than 13 years of dedicated research across volcanic lakes in the wilderness of the Greater Khingan Mountain Range in Inner Mongolia, the scientists collected and crunched climate data spanning as far back as 10,000 years.
And their findings confirmed an earlier study by a separate team of Chinese scientists, published in 2014, which first detected the 500-year cyclical pattern of China’s summer monsoons and linked it to solar activity.
That 2014 paper, which drew on 5,000 years’ worth of proxy data, suggested the current warm phase would end within the next several decades, ushering in a brutal 250-year cooling phase (aka, a ‘Super’ Grand Solar Minimum).
Wu said her latest study not only helped to flesh-out the 500-year cycle, but also revealed a previously unknown mechanism behind the phenomenon which shows that the impact of the Sun on the Earth’s climate is far greater than previously assumed.
As explained by Wu, the variation in solar activity alone was not usually enough to induce the rapid changes in vegetation the research team observed within the sediment cores of the volcanic lakes. Instead, the scientists found the impact was amplified by a massive interaction between surface seawater and the atmosphere in the Pacific Ocean known as the ‘El Nino-Southern Oscillation’ — in other words, it’s complex, far more complex than the AGW Party would ever have you believe.
As a result of her findings, Wu said she was now much more worried about global cooling than global warming: “A sharp drop in temperature will benefit nobody,” she said. “The biggest problem is that we know it will come, but we don’t know exactly when.”
Don’t be fooled by the yarns spun by the world’s governing elites; they want us fearful and destitute.
Understand that best way to prepare for ‘climate change’ is to assume we’re headed colder. Life struggles in the cold and, conversely, thrives in the warmth — an irrefutable fact, one we humans aren’t immune from. That’s why 95% of temperature related deaths are due to the cold, rather than the heat; its why humans pick the low and mid-latitudes to inhabit, rather than the high.
Also worth noting, while waning solar activity isn’t the only forcing involved in cooling epochs, it is a key one.
Know also that reduced solar output’s impact on the jet streams will often give contradictory results. A weak and wavy ‘meridional’ flow will, as often as it doesn’t, funnel warm tropical air unusually-far north (in the NH) — think Texas right now: While the West and East find themselves under the influences of a descending jet (dragging Arctic air anomalously-far south), the central U.S. is copping a blast of fierce heat (dragged up from the Tropics):
To recap, very briefly:
Low solar activity impacts Earth’s climate via a number of different mechanisms, the most notable of which is the reduction of energy entering the jet streams which reverts their standard straight ZONAL flow to a weak and wavy MERIDIONAL one:
In times of meridional flow, a region’s weather is determined by which ‘side’ of the stream it’s on. If it is located ‘above’ the stream (in the NH) then it’s in for a spell of unseasonably cold conditions–open to influxes of Arctic air; while conversely, if the locale is ‘under’ the jet stream then it is set for anomalously hot conditions–subject to air masses dragged up from the tropics.
A wavy jet stream flow also increases the prevalence of swings between extremes; that is to say, intense bursts of heat will linger in one area, while a teeth-chattering chill will dominate nearby. These regions are also then open to flipping on a dime.
For Texans, your flip is already in play.
From fierce highs to atypical lows — let’s see how the MSM handle this one:
And looking ahead, a large mass of ‘blues’ and purples’ to the north –delivering exceptionally-cool temperatures some 8C to 14C below the summer average– threatens to descend into the state later this week:
See yesterday’s article for more–namely the section, ‘Wavy Jet Streams Have Experts Puzzled’: