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NASA – Next solar cycle will be weakest in 200 years (Robert Felix)

8 September 2019


NASA – Next solar cycle will be weakest in 200 years

Author: Robert W. Felix

Publication date: 5 September 2019

“NASA dropped this bombshell announcement in a little-heralded news release coyly entitled “Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration.” In other words, NASA tried to make it sound like good news.

In the release, dated 12 June 2019, NASA described the upcoming decline in solar activity as a window of opportunity for space exploration instead of acknowledging the disastrous consequences such a decline could wreak on civilization.

Here are some direct quotes from the news release:

The Sun’s activity rises and falls in an 11-year cycle. The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. (Emphasis added) The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of solar activity level – could be 30 to 50% lower than the most recent one. The results show that the next cycle will start in 2020 and reach its maximum in 2025. 

Sunspots are regions on the Sun with magnetic fields thousands of times stronger than the Earth’s. Fewer of them at the point of maximum solar activity means fewer dangerous blasts of radiation. 

The new research was led by Irina Kitiashvili, a researcher with the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center, in California’s Silicon Valley. It combined observations from two NASA space missions – the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and the Solar Dynamics Observatory – with data collected since 1976 from the ground-based National Solar Observatory.

In admitting that solar activity during sunspot-cycle 25 could be the weakest in 200 years, NASA was effectively forecasting a return to Dalton Minimum (1790-1830) conditions. But the release gives no mention of the ferocious cold, no mention of the disastrous crop losses, no mention of the ensuing starvation and famine, no mention of the wars over food, no mention of the powerful earthquakes, no mention of the catastrophic volcanic eruptions during the Dalton Minimum.

We’re talking about massive earthquakes such as the 1811-12 New Madrid Fault earthquakes, which caused the Mississippi River to run backward, created Reelfoot Lake, and rang church bells in Boston

We’re talking about killer volcanic events such as the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. The following year, 1816, is variously known as “The Year Without a Summer,” “The ‘Poverty Year,’ and ‘Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death.’[1] Even though average global temperatures fell only 0.4–0.7 °C (0.72–1.26 °F), the resultant volcanic winter brought major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.[3]

The Canadian journal Macleans describes Canada’s climate during the Dalton Climate Minimum.

A soft rain began to fall in modern-day eastern Canada on June 5, 1816. By evening, it had turned to snow and, by the next day, Kingston, Montreal and parts of Quebec were blanketed. Some reports describe two-foot snow drifts in Quebec City. On June 8, the Quebec Gazette reported, “the whole of the surrounding country was in the same state, having the appearance of the middle of December.” 

Birds, sheep, gardens and fruit trees all perished in the cold. In August, some lakes and rivers were still frozen as far south as Pennsylvania. Hastily planted barley and wheat crops yielded little before the real winter came around once again, not that it ever properly left. In southern Canada and New England, frost was recorded in every single month of the year….Entire farming villages in eastern North America, starving and weakened, picked up and moved west.

Instead of mentioning all of this potential mayhem, NASA instead rhapsodizes about the “good news for mission planners who can schedule human exploration missions during periods of lower radiation.”

It may be good news for mission planners, but for the rest of us, look out!

While our clueless politicians stumble over each other in their misquided attempts to combat ‘global warming’ they remain blissfully unaware that we may well be headed into a little ice age.

This is no time to be destroying the energy we need to operate our factories, no time to be destroying the energy we need run our medical facilities, no time to be destroying the energy we need to grow our food, no time to be destroying the energy we need to heat our homes.

As I have warned so many times before, I fear that we’ll be fighting the streets for food long before we’re covered by ice.

See entire press release:

Thanks to Steven Rowlandson for this link”

Note LO:

URL’s about Dalton Minimum added by LO.



NASA, 12 June 2019: Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration


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