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Where Did That Global Warming Go?

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Global warming is so yesterday:

The daily Berliner Kurier … writes today that solar physicists at the ultra-warmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) are warning that Europe may be facing “a mini ice age” due to a possible protracted solar minimum.

Earth Ice AgeThe Berliner Kurier writes:

That’s the conclusion that solar physicists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reached when looking at solar activity. For an institute that over the past 20 years has steadfastly insisted that man has been almost the sole factor in climate change over the past century and that the sun no longer plays a role, this is quite remarkable.

The Berliner Kurier reports that the PIK scientists foresee a weakening of the sun’s activity over the coming years. That means that conversely it is going to get colder. The scientists are speaking of a little ice age.

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China: Wind turbines aren’t working, causing HUGE problems 

Cough, cough, splutter. Nothing to see here. Moving right along.

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Chinese wind power [image credit: clearwinds.co.uk] Chinese wind power [image credit: clearwinds.co.uk]
Even if the turbines themselves are in working order, unreliable intermittent wind power remote from the areas of densest population can cause havoc to China’s power grid system, as Andrew Follett reports in the Daily Caller.

The government stopped approving new wind power projects in the country’s windiest regions in early March, according to China’s National Energy Administration statement. These regions previously installed nearly 71 gigawatts of wind turbines, more than the rest of China combined.

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The sun is as blank as a billiard ball, solar activity dwindling to lows not seen in 200 years

Climate Crisis Inc. rule #1 – DO NOT mention the “Sun” as a driver of climate.
Climate Change is solely driven by [colourless, odourless, trace gas, plant food] CO2! And it is YOUR CO2 contribution, not nature’s 97%, that causes catastrophic climate change, as foretold by UN IPCC computer models and expert [eco-activist] government climate scientists.
Pay your tithes.
Relieve your climate guilt NOW!

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by David Archibald

The latest image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows our sun as a blank canvas. No sunspots. Solar cycle 24 activity continues to be lowest in nearly 200 years

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According to NASA’s Spaceweather.com:

Sunspot number:…
Updated 30 Jun 2016

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 7 days
2016 total: 11 days (6%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)

2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)

The last time sunspots vanished for a whole week was in Dec. 2010–a time when the sun was bouncing back from a long Solar Minimum. In this case, the 7 week interregnum is a sign that a new Solar Minimum is coming.

The sunspot cycle is like a pendulum, swinging back and forth every 11-years or so between times…

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