The Solar Minimum continues with the sunspot count for December posted at
19.4, which compares to 21.4 for November. This is Solar Cycle 24 and the peak
was 146 in February 2014 and the December number was a new cyclical low.
The low for SC 23 was 0.0 in August 2009.
Spotless days have been increasing. From 2011 to 2015 there were only 3 such
days as SC 24 maxed out in 2014.
2016 clocked 32 spotless days, with 7 noted from December 16 to 31.
The pace is increasing.
Of interest is that 2008 recorded 270 spotless days, which was the weakest
solar cycle since 1913 when the number was 310.
This solar minimum was predicated by internal dynamics of the sun as well
as by periodicity. In time, it could become another grand solar minimum, which
have been associated with significant cooling trends.
"The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the world's longest
running scientific mission. That body, which advises the Pope, has concluded
that global climate change is real and is caused, at least in significant
part, by human activities."
- Catholic Online, December 9.
The Vatican should be studying Matthew 7:15-23, as well as Exodus 23:1-2.
"Global warming is an established fact. It's immutable, it's non-negotiable,
it's not subject to politics. It does not care who won the Electoral
- Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine editor, CBS, December
Another Great Reformation seems to be getting underway. Repressed researchers
should become more open.
"Welcome to the Trump Era! Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In
From the Cold"
"[Wisconsin] Department of Natural Resources has removed from its
site any language that humans and CO2 are behind global warming."
- Climate Depot, January 1.
"Crumbling Consensus: 500 Scientific Papers Published In 2016 Support
a Skeptical Position on Climate Alarm"
- No Tricks Zone, January 2.