Originally posted by sonhouseIt says it probably have strong local cooling effects but only a weak global cooling effect at most -perhaps delay global warming by 5 years at most. Pity -it would be nice if this quite sun exactly contracted global warming at least for a few decades to give us more breathing space.
The sun is being very quiet right now. Could be bad news for the climate.
The actual Maunder Minimum was a very bad time for Europe as things froze up.
We're not talking bad news next year. This will only show up if it continues in like form for the next 20 years or so.
So no need to sell your winter cottage in Cern
Originally posted by googlefudgeWasn't the Thames frozen solid at some point in the Maunder?
It should be noted that even during the maunder minimum, the 'little ice age'
it was not freezing cold in Europe ALL winter or every winter.
The effect is suspected to be caused by the jet stream weakening and meandering
drawing in cold air behind the meanders.
When the meander is over Europe/the UK we get a freezing cold snap.
When it isn't w ...[text shortened]... ll winter. And that's just not true.
In between freezing cold winters they still had mild ones.
Originally posted by sonhouseYes the Thames froze a number of times, and ice fairs were held on it.
Wasn't the Thames frozen solid at some point in the Maunder?
Originally posted by googlefudgeFor a while. It is not certain yet we are actually in another Maunder. That won't be clear for a decade at least.
Yes the Thames froze a number of times, and ice fairs were held on it.
But again it did not freeze every year, or for the entire winter.
It should also be noted that general global warming will very likely shift
the temps upwards, so them getting a minimum of -10C might correspond
to us having -5~-8C minimums [ect].