Sun's quiet spell not the start of a mini ice age

Last Updated on 24 July 2013

 

I have written a piece for New Scientist and they have published it online:

 

Sun's quiet spell not the start of a mini ice age

 

Those hoping that the sun could save us from climate change look set for disappointment. The recent lapse in solar activity is not the beginning of a decades-long absence of sunspots - a dip that might have cooled the climate. Instead, it represents a shorter, less pronounced downturn that happens every century or so.

 

Read the whole story here:


Written on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:17 by Nicola Clark

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