The almost total lack of solar activity means that things are getting cooler here on earth, and weather expert Joe Bastardi is predicting “a year without a summer” for the Northern Plains and the US Northeast.

This is because the jet stream has remained unusually far south this spring, something that was predicted by the Master of the Key. This is causing lower temperatures and fewer thunderstorms north of the stream, and means, that if it does not move north, areas now north of the stream will have fewer thunderstorms and also a very mild summer.
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Will the sun save us? Many 2012 prognosticators have been predicting a massive solar cycle in 2012, but the sun has been extremely quiet lately, and now NASA is predicting the weakest solar maximum since 1928, with a peak in 2013, not 2012. That’s GOOD NEWS for global warming. But the bad news is: another thing that may help stave off global warming is POLLUTION.

An international panel of experts led by NOAA and sponsored by NASA has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle. Solar Cycle 24 will peak, they say, in May 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots.
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Will the planet continue to heat up or will the absence of sunspots help it to remain stable, or even cool down? The sun is the least active it’s been in decades and the dimmest it’s been in a hundred years. The same thing happened during the Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850. But the sun is coming to life again.

In the coldest period, between 1645 and 1715, there was also a temporary lull in solar storms. During that time, access to Greenland was cut off by ice, and canals in the Netherlands were frozen. Glaciers in the Alps swallowed up whole villages.
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In the 1350s, a solar minimum began that lasted five hundredyears, and at present the sun is unexpectedly quiet, and hasbeen for much longer than anticipated. Does this mean thatglobal warming is no longer a matter for concern? If the sunremains quiet, we could be in for a warming reprieve, butthis will not stop greenhouse gas emissions, and when thesun becomes active again, higher than ever concentrationswill mean sudden and disastrous warming.
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