Note Hathaway’s comment in the 6th paragraph:
"The slowdown we see now means that Solar Cycle 25, peaking around the year 2022, could be one of the weakest in centuries," says Hathaway.
Also he is talking about Cycle 24 not Cycle 25. If Cycle 25 has very few or no sunspots we will be in an extended Minimum similar to the Maunder Minimum. And like I said there is very little data linked to temperature, only the accounts of the Maunder Minimum and the reference to it as The Little Ice Age. Will it get cooler? The small amount of data suggests yes it will. And like I said – we will know within 10 or 12 years.
Easy; read the 2001 IPCC report. They say: "it is very likely that man made co2 causes warming"; and they go on to say that "Very Likely" means greater than 90 percent probability of occurrence". That means that there is up to a 10 percent chance that it doesn't cause warming (or not real).Originally Posted by dmr81
You are right about that, but I do think it is important and respect the fact that we as humans need to reduce the co2 we pump into the atmosphere.Originally Posted by dmr81
But you need to remember that this thread is about solar cycles, not climate change. There was not a portion in your post regarding solar cycles and while I responded to your questions this time I refuse to be drug into an argument on climate.