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Grand Solar Minimums and the Fall of Empires: A Great Crash Looms

Reposted from Electroverse

 by Cap Allon

Earth is gradually sliding into its next Ice Age, and has been doing so for the past 10,000 years. Today, modern civilization is on the cusp of a stratospheric fall, and it’s all to do with the Sun.

Societies flourish during times of warmth and high solar activity, the periods of Minoan, Roman and Medieval Warming are evidence of this.

Successful civilizations are built on the presumed constant and predictable climate that comes with solar maximums, and a civilizations reliance on its fragile infrastructure only grows as the decades of reliable climate pass.

But when the constant is broken, it’s broken fast, and the system can’t adapt quickly enough to cope with the descending cold — overlaying the peak of past civilizations atop the GISP2 Ice Core data clearly illustrates the pattern:

Civilizations flourish during times of warmth, and crumble soon after the cold sets in.

Please Note: Ice Core timelines do not have an absolute calibration. They are based on a proxy – Oxygen isotope studies. The past dates for the peaks and troughs depends on your worldview. In a biblical creationist model the ages older than about 4000 years compress to a maximum age of about 4500 years, which is the time of the Global Flood. But the peaks and troughs of ice sheet temperatures from about 3000 years ago (well after the Flood) up to the present are more reliably dated. — John G Hartnett
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AI used to predict the next sunspot cycles: low solar activity until 2050

The Sun painted by a machine-learning algorithm in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Four years ago I did an analysis based on the work of other as well as my own fit to sunspot counts over the past four hundred years. That resulted in an estimate of an extremely cold period for the earth by the year 2030 resulting from the development of a Grand Solar Minimum in sunspot number.

The Sun has just come out of sunspot cycle 24 and is now headed into cycle 25. The earth global temperatures all depend on how strong that next cycle is. NASA has predicted a very weak cycle with a total of less than 50 sunspots.

As I mentioned in a recent post the earth’s global temperatures are headed down. Around the world we are getting reports of unusually cold periods for this time of year. Western Australia just experienced the coldest week on record for May in the past 60 years. We can expect the downward trend to accelerate over the coming months and years as the Sun continues its relative shutdown.