Saturday, September 27, 2008

Did someone say "climate change"?

Yeah, I know you have to be some sort of illiterate drooling snaggletoothed hick to think the sun has any effect on the temperature of the Earth...
Our Sun has shown few active regions -- that house even fewer associated sunspots -- for over a year now, and such a period of relative calm is quite unusual. What is well known is that our Sun is in a transitional period between solar cycles called a Solar Minimum, where solar activity has historically been reduced. The stark lack of surface tumult is unusual even during a Solar Minimum, however, and activity this low has not been seen for many decades.

How can the terrestrial science be "settled" when the solar science isn't?

Many solar photos.

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