In complete contrast to the UN climate scare stories UK professor of physics at Northumbria University Dr Valentina Zharkova has announced new research findings indicate the world is faced with an approaching mini ice age based on the exceptional behaviour of the sun.(see report by Peter McCusker Newcastle Chronicle.) Her new research is based on observations of magnetic field variations in the sun over time.
She confidently predicts a Solar Grand Minima in solar cycle 25 starting in 2020 and lasting for at least 33 years. Professor Zharkova believes that the cool summer we are experiencing is a precursor of what lies ahead. Sun spot activity on the sun is declining and the last time that happened was in the 17th century from 1645 to 1715 known as the Maunder Minimum when people skated on the Thames. The global temperature then dropped two degrees with very cold bitter winters.
She has been studying background magnetic waves on the surface of the sun coming from both hemispheres and interacting with each other. The magnetic waves start their journey from opposite hemispheres of the sun and when they interact sun spots are produced. The intensity and number of sun spots depend on the amphiltude of the waves when they cross. The wave amphiltude in Solar Cycle 25 starting in 2020 will be much reduced. Sun spot activity and amplitude will decline as the sun goes through cycle 25 into cycle 26. As the magnetic waves fail to cross this will mean no sunspot activity and so much cooler temperatures.
She says "the sun controls the temperature of all of the planets and anything else is pure fallacy". She goes on to say that"the models that are being used to support this idea of man made global warming are flawed. Much of the research is misleading and the models downplay solar activity but it is solar activity that is the key player in determining global temperatures"
(Report by Peter McCusker Newcastle Chronicle 13 July 2016)