What is happening on the Sun indicates a likely sharp change in climate on Earth


Nature openly goes crazy. While meteorologists are threatening the hottest in the summer of history, which is a consequence of the process of steady climate warming, astronomers, on the contrary, talk about the prospect of the beginning of a new Small Ice Age.


So which of them is right, and what should we all stock up with: sunblock or felt boots?

A few days ago, specialists from the US National Meteorological Service noted a series of powerful flashes on the Sun, which gave them reason to make an assumption about the return of the period of the solar minimum. And this is a very alarming forecast for all of humanity.

The fact is that solar activity is cyclical in nature. Astronomers distinguish three types of cycles: 11-year, 90-year and a period of 300 to 400 years. A number of studies show that at the turn of 2030, another decrease in the activity of the Sun may begin, which can create huge problems for the entire population of the planet, especially for Europe and Russia, which may be the first to suffer from the recurrence of the Small Ice Age.

Modern science knows several periods of temporary “cooling” of the star, which was made possible thanks to the invention of the telescope, which made it possible to see spots on the sun. The first attempt to systematize them was made by the German Johann Casper Staudach, who conducted amateur observations for several years. In turn, the Englishman John Dalton found a correlation between the decrease in the average annual temperature in Europe by two degrees and the minimum solar activity between 1790 and 1830. This time period is called the “Dalton minimum”. Another English astronomer Edward Walter Munder, studying archives, drew a parallel between the abnormally small number of solar flares from 1645 to 1715 and the extreme cooling in the XIV-XIX centuries, called the Small Ice Age.

Some scholars disputed his findings, as the reason for the cooling called the slowdown of the Gulf Stream. However, a rational grain is present in this theory. During the "Maunder minimum" in continental Europe and Great Britain, heavy rains were observed in summer, early autumn and very severe winters. All this led to a drop in productivity and starvation, as well as massive peasant riots. In our country, abnormal frosts were observed even in the summer of 1601, 1602 and 1604, and the problem of hunger became one of the causes of the Time of Troubles that followed. Pestilence and civil strife led to the depopulation of entire areas.

If the Small Ice Age really returns, as some experts say, this means big problems for everyone. Today, agriculture in most countries suffers from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic: seasonal workers cannot move freely between borders, and logistics are disrupted due to quarantine. These days are modern Technology with adequate funding, they are able to solve many problems, with which the advanced powers will probably be the first to cope. The question is what will happen to developing countries, which will uproot the flow of migrants and refugees that could lead to a real crisis in Europe and the United States.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 1 June 2020 14: 17
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    Moreover, you need to think with your head, and not your ass, before opening the borders of your countries to migrants who hinder the development of production mechanization and do not have patriotic feelings for the countries to which they come. They do not want to comply with their laws and respect local customs, which leads to tension, up to armed conflicts with arrogant migrants ...
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 June 2020 15: 35
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      In-in! The Serbs of Albanians were allowed to live in Kosovo, and they took and chopped off this region from the Serbs.
      And in Russia, the sixth or seventh year of obese cows goes by grain. It's time to think about the biblical parables ...
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 June 2020 14: 35
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    Another reason to abandon globalization: self-sufficient countries are not required to feed anyone out of humanistic motives. Let the rich feed on their paper and lick the ingots.
  3. Bakht Online Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 1 June 2020 18: 10
    +2
    A pair of solar flares replaces a dozen Gret Tunberg.
  4. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 1 June 2020 19: 07
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    The article talks about solar activity. There is also such a concept as “solar super storm”, which is able to completely disable all the electronics on the planet. This is most relevant now, when they push the so-called "digital economy".
  5. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 2 June 2020 04: 48
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    The question is what will happen to developing countries, which will uproot the flow of migrants and refugees that could lead to a real crisis in Europe and the USA.

    Sadness. We will worry about them. crying The reckoning for the years of colonialism is drawing near?
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 2 June 2020 10: 32
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      But this, of course, does not apply to the Russian Federation with the third place in the number of migrants. Or will you be worried from some other places?
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) 2 June 2020 10: 43
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        Russia copes with this better than Europe and the United States, especially since they mainly come to us from the post-Soviet space, they adapt more easily.
        In addition, the cooling should not ruin the agriculture of our neighbors. The glacier is still in the north. And we will condense towards the south. In general, we survive, we are not used to it.
        1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
          Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 2 June 2020 15: 22
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          Quote: 123
          Russia copes with this better than Europe and the USA

          Did they tell you this on TV?

          Quote: 123
          moreover, they mainly come to us from the post-Soviet space, they adapt more easily.

          You yourself said that they were also coming from former colonies.

          Quote: 123
          In addition, the cooling should not ruin the agriculture of our neighbors. The glacier is still in the North. And we will condense towards the South.

          Ahh .... So, it turns out that migrants from Canada go to the USA? And to Europe from Finland? Or from the Russian Federation?

          Quote: 123
          In general, we survive, we are not used to it.

          Didn’t live well and have nothing to get used to? In fact, the Russians live pretty well.
          1. 123 Online 123
            123 (123) 2 June 2020 15: 31
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            Did they tell you this on TV?

            And you, as I understand it, draw information from the astral?

            You yourself said that they were also coming from former colonies.

            No. I said to they mainly come to us from the post-Soviet space, they adapt easier. Apparently, your imagination has run wild.

            Ahh .... So, it turns out that migrants from Canada go to the USA? And to Europe from Finland? Or from the Russian Federation?

            You have an amazing ability to make very strange conclusions. I kind of wrote in Russian, they mainly come to us from the former USSR, what negative impact can the glacier have, for example, on Uzbekistan? It can get colder, but not enough to ruin agriculture. What does the migration flows on the American continent have to do with it? request

            Didn’t live well and have nothing to get used to? In fact, the Russians live pretty well.

            I did not say that we live poorly, I mean that we are less spoiled.
            1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
              Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 2 June 2020 17: 47
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              Quote: 123
              And you, as I understand it, draw information from the astral?

              Compared to Russian television and astral, a good source of information.

              Quote: 123
              No. I said that they mainly come to us from the post-Soviet space, they adapt more easily. Apparently, your imagination has run wild.

              Then your passage about

              The reckoning for the years of colonialism is drawing near?

              Quote: 123
              You have an amazing ability to make very strange conclusions. I kind of wrote in Russian, people mainly come to us from the former USSR, what negative effect can the glacier have, for example, on Uzbekistan? It can get colder, but not enough to ruin agriculture. What does the migration flows on the American continent have to do with it?

              Maybe you should stop the article and your comments again.
              Why will a cold snap kill agriculture in the regions (I suspect that this is also not the regions of the Far North), from where they go to the USA and Europe, and in the areas from where they go to the Russian Federation, it does not kill?

              Quote: 123
              I did not say that we live poorly, I mean that we are less spoiled.

              There is nothing to argue about, it is a matter of faith.