How would a Solar Grand Minimum affect global warming?
peer-reviewed research has examined this very scenario, "On the effect of a new grand minimum of solar activity on the future climate on Earth" (Feulner & Rahmstorf 2010). What they found was even if the sun fell into a grand minimum, global temperature would be diminished by no more than 0.3°C. The sun is not our get-out-of-jail-free card.
For both the A1B and A2 emission scenario, the effect of a Maunder Minimum on global temperature is minimal. The most likely impact of a Maunder Minimum by 2100 would be a decrease in global temperature of 0.1°C with a maximum reduction of warming by 0.3°C.
This is great news - virtually all the warmists, Mann, Cook, Schmidt have painted themselves into a corner by claiming a quiet sun will have negligible effect on warming. Finally - we have the chance of clearing this thing up once and for all over the next 10 years.
We're off to a good start - with no warming since 1998. Now we need to see a little cooling and it's all over for the warmists.
It's come to a pretty sad end when I find myself wishing for a destructive period of cooling to see off these fools. But at this point I feel extreme environmentalism is a greater threat to civilisation than some cooling.
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