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[/.] Big Drop In Solar Activity Could Cool Earth

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http://science.slashdot.org/story/11...uld-Cool-Earth

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"Scientists say the Sun, which roils with flares and electromagnetic energy every 11 years or so, could go into virtual hibernation after the current cycle of high activity, reducing temperatures on Earth. As the current sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, begins to ramp up toward maximum, scientists from the National Solar Observatory and the Air Force Research Laboratory independently found that the Sun's interior, visible surface, and corona indicate the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or may not happen at all."
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I am moving back to india in that case
    
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Lol, did they just say it will happen or it will not happen? GENIUS!
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thank you, its too hot
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inb4 next ice age
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*Sigh* This has been going on since we have been recording the Solar Cycles. The Cycle 24 is a strong one, cycle 23 was weak, 22 strong, 21 weak etc. Its kind of obvious that cycle 25 will be weak.
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Global warming was a hoax! Fox News was right. I love you Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity!
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Lol, did they just say it will happen or it will not happen? GENIUS!
No, they said that the next sunspot cycle (i.e., the next period of increased solar activity) might not happen at all, hence the cooling of the earth might therefore occur.

Here is the full article, rather than a copy/paste snippet on slashdot: http://www.networkworld.com/communit...ean-much-coole
    
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Oh noes, global cooling! Whoever shall we blame?
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Global warming!

Global cooling!

Global warming!

Global cooling!

Global warming!

You get the idea.
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