It looks like Global Warming has come a gutser. Looks like we better crank up the carbon emissions to stave off the freeze. On the plus side, it will be better weather for duck shooting
The world could be heading for a new ‘solar minimum’ period, possibly plummeting the planet into an Ice Age, scientists say.
Researchers say the present increase in sun activity with solar flares and storms could be followed by this minimum period.
The period would see a cooling of the planet, refuting predictions of further global-warming.
The research for this comes from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.
Its scientists analysed sediment in Lake Meerfelder Maar and found direct evidence of a ‘solar minimum’ causing a sudden cooling in Europe 2800 years ago.
Dr Achim Brauer of the GFZ said the research shows there was an increase in humidity and windiness at the same time as the sustained reduction in solar activity.
He said the measurements of lake sediment allow precise dating of short-term climate changes.