Friday, 17 July 2015

A mini ice age isn't coming

As Dana Nuccitelli reports in No, the sun isn't going to save us from global warming
To sum up, a number of scientific studies have asked the question, ‘if the sun were to enter another extended quiet phase (a grand solar minimum), how would that impact global surface temperatures?’. Every study agrees, it would cause no more than 0.3°C cooling, which would only be enough to temporarily offset about a decade’s worth of human-caused global warming.