Solar Sciences

A New Era? Current Solar Cycle “Abruptly Ended” Most Active Solar Activity Phase Since Observations Began In 1755

Solar activity in December by Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by P Gosselin) The central star of our solar system was quite inactive last month. The measured solar sunspot number (SSN) was 57.7.  That is only 79% of what is the average for this time point into a solar cycle compared to the mean […]

November 2015 Solar Report: Sunspot Activity Remains The Weakest Since Dalton Minimum Of Early 1800s

The Sun in November 2015 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by P Gosselin) In November our sun was once again below normal in activity. The 84th month since the current solar cycle started in December 2008 saw a solar sunspot number (SSN) of 63.2, which was 72% of what is the mean for month […]

Current Solar Cycle Only 56% Of Normal…Modelers Scramble…Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) Projected To Fall To 1880 Levels!

German Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Frank Bosse present the solar report for October 2015. The current cycle continues to be a weak one. ======================================= The Sun in October 2015 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt [Translated/edited by P Gosselin] In October, 2015, our mother star was less active than in September. The solar sunspot number […]

Evidence Of Water On Mars Supports Svensmark’s Theory Of Cosmic Radiation As A Major Climate Factor

Climate change on Mars – is it analogous to that on Earth? By Dr. Dietrich E. Koelle [Translated/edited by P Gosselin] Fig. 1: Structure of the Milky Way (Wikipedia, NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt) Drawing conclusions on the development of the Earth’s climate from climate change on Mars would be quite difficult because there is no concrete data from […]

Solar Analysis Shows That Coming 3 UK Winters Poised To Be Cold Ones - Strong Similarity To SC 12.

Solar Analysis Shows That Coming 3 UK Winters Poised To Be Cold Ones – Strong Similarity To SC 12.

So far we’ve been seeing lots of signs of a cold coming winter: birds migrating from Siberia to Britain weeks early, unusual early-autumn snowfalls across Europe, various reports warning of the worst winter in decades etc. In August, weather analyst Gavin Partridge put up one of his weather videos here. In it he looks at past […]

Scientists: No Need For "Economic Kamikaze Program In Paris" ...2°C Warming Won't Be Reached Even With IPCC Numbers!

Scientists: No Need For “Economic Kamikaze Program In Paris” …2°C Warming Won’t Be Reached Even With IPCC Numbers!

Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt and Frank Bosse present a guest post, reviewed by Nicolas Lewis, explaining why the IPCC’s claimed climate forcing by CO2 is overly inflated and that the world does not have to be rushing madly to eliminate CO2 emissions. Note: The above title is my own, and not of the authors. -PG ================================================ […]

Eight Recent Papers Overshadow CO2 Warming Hypothesis …Evidence Of Svensmark’s Solar Amplifier Theory Solidifies

Recently I posted a number of reports on the powerful correlation between solar activity cycles and historical climate change. Clearly the sun is a driver. The question that remains is what is the mechanism that drives climate. Recently there have been a number of papers showing Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark is on the right path […]

It’s the Sun, Stupid! Growing Number Of Studies Show Oceanic Cycles (Climate) Driven By Solar Activity

In our last post Fritz Vahrenholt and Frank Bosse looked at solar activity and the impacts on the North Atlantic Oscillation. Today they present a post here on more papers on the NAO. ==================================== North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) couple to solar activity: New studies find a time-lag of 3 years By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and […]

German Scientists: Models Showing Bitter Winters Are Ahead For Europe …Current Solar Cycle Weakest In 200 Years

The sun in August 2015 and the climatic UV amplifier in the stratosphere By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by P Gosselin) In August 2015 solar activity was also weak, only 71% of the mean activity that is usual for this month into the cycle. The solar sunspot number (SSN) was 64.6. The mean […]

Latest Study Indicates Solar Variability "Dominant Influence On Temperature" ...CMIP5 Models Fail

Latest Study Indicates Solar Variability “Dominant Influence On Temperature” …CMIP5 Models Fail

Recently a blogger spouted off about the science of the sun’s role on climate, and so the latest paper on the topic published in Earth-Science Reviews last month is timely. Once again we have a paper, authored by Soon et al, that indicates the sun’s powerful impact on our climate and that CO2 is a minor player. Moreover the […]

2 More Papers! RUSSIAN ICE CORES Show Powerful Relationship Between Solar Activity And Antarctic Climate!

German scientists Lüning and Vahrenholt bring up two recent papers on what by now is obvious to almost everyone. ================================= The sun drives the climate By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) Antarctica is a fantastic place for a research laboratory. A number of research stations are scattered […]

4! New! Papers! Show Sun’s Impact On Global Climate. German Scientists: Sun Is “A Major Climate Factor”

Personally I find it difficult to believe some people are unable to comprehend the sun’s impact on our climate, especially when something like 99 point-something-percent of the earth’s energy comes from the sun. Even a vegetable notices when a cloud blocks out the sun, when the sun sets, or when it doesn’t get very high above […]

Body Of Science Continues To Grow …Solar Impact On Climate System Is Major And Unequivocal

Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt present more scientific papers showing the clear and major connection between solar activity and climate. ============================== The sun drives the climate: Proof of the 90 and 200-year cycles in the earth’s climate history By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by P Gosselin) Solar activity fluctuates very much in […]

Study: German Scientists Conclude 20th Century Warming “Nothing Unusual” …Foresee “Global Cooling Until 2080″!

The Die kalte Sonne site here features a worrisome essay by German climate scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Dr. Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss. They carefully examined climate changes of the past and have found that the recent changes (of the last 40 years are nothing out of the ordinary and that we need to worry about […]

Joe Bastardi: "Heat Will Not Get Erased By Three Solar Cycles ...July 2015 Not The Warmest

Joe Bastardi: “Heat Will Not Get Erased By Three Solar Cycles …July 2015 Not The Warmest

Joe Bastardi at his Weatherbell Analytics presents an excellent Saturday Summary that looks back at earlier El Nino events. Today’s El Nino is being hyped and many are preparing to say that July 2015 will be among the warmest, if not the warmest, on record. Chart: NCEP However the veteran meteorologist tells us in the […]

Heartland Institute Now Distributing 'The Neglected Sun' ...Scientists Say IPCC "Grossly Incorrect"

Heartland Institute Now Distributing ‘The Neglected Sun’ …Scientists Say IPCC “Grossly Incorrect”

A reader recently left a comment saying he had been having difficulty getting a copy of “The Neglected Sun“, the best-selling non-alarmist climate science book showing how man-made climate change is nowhere near as serious as the IPCC wants us to believe it is. Order here now. Good news! The Die kalte Sonne site here […]

German Scientists: Solar Cycle 24 On Track To Be 3rd All-Time Weakest …And McCarthy Paper Points To Tame CO2 Climate Sensitivity

The Sun in May 2015, and Atlantic Waves By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt [Translated, edited by P Gosselin] Our primary “fusion reactor” remains in a weak phase in its current solar cycle, number 24 since systematic observations began in the year 1749. In May sunspot activity was below normal. The observed sunspot number (SSN) was […]

Analysis: Coinciding Maxima Of Three Natural Cycles Ends...Cooling Ahead As They Turn Negative!

Analysis: Coinciding Maxima Of Three Natural Cycles Ends…Cooling Ahead As They Turn Negative!

Additional Thoughts On Natural Cycles  By Ed Caryl In Natural Cycles In A Random World Are Unmistakable…Future Holds Nothing To Fear, we showed plots of simulated temperature generated in Excel using the sum of three cycles and a random number generator. Some commenters realized that if you averaged many runs, like the professional climate “scientists” […]

Solar Cycle 24 Continues To Be Quietest In Almost 200 Years…Sun’s Polar Fields Weakest Since 1900

Although over the last 2 years the current solar cycle saw some activity, it recently has quieted down considerably and it continues on the path to being one of the quietest since observations began over 350 years ago. -PG =============================== The Sun In March 2015 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt Translated, edited by P […]

Israeli Astrophysicist Nir Shaviv: “Solar Activity Responsible For About Half Of 20th Century Global Warming”

Israeli scientist Nir Shaviv recently posted at his site an article on the effects of cosmic radiation on climate. At the end he summarizes: The results have two particularly interesting implications. First, they bring yet another link between the galactic environment and the terrestrial climate. Although there is no direct evidence that cosmic rays are […]