According to some new researches is possible that a mini "ice age" will visit Earth soon. This fact will not be connected to the climate change but more so to the activity of the sun and how the solar cycles influence the global climate. It’s based on a mathematical model that shows the sun might "rest" in the coming years and as a result affecting our climate. Attention, this is not a climate change denial article, the climate change is happening right now but this is a different case.
A few months ago, NASA published a study showing that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing. They made the announcement after using satellites to examine the heights of the region’s ice sheet. The findings contradict the prevailing theory that Antarctica has actually been shrinking, however. The paper is titled “Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses” and was published in the Journal of Glaciology. The authors of this study are from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the cause of this ice gain isn’t entirely known, but a number of theories are mentioned in the paper. It is worth mentioning, however that NASA was blasted by dozens of their own scientists regarding their global warming stance, even though a number of the world’s top scientists have questioned just how much an impact greenhouse gases have on climate change.
Maybe are there and other factors that effect our climate and if so, wouldn't it be for the best to consider them?
According to some articles published to Washington Post and LiveScience, only a few years ago, Antarctic ice extent had reached an all-time high and the theories regarding this fact were numerous and one of them included the global warming.
In recent years, there is so much talk on human activity regarding the climate change, and rightfully so, as we rape mother nature in a daily basis and now there has been a critical point where our point of view must change. However, while we were focusing on the human impact on our planet, is it possible that we missed the natural impact of our solar system that occurs for millions of years now? What about the natural cycles of climate change Earth experiences, and has experienced? It’s a scientific fact that fluctuations in the solar cycle impact earth’s global temperature, as do other massive bodies flying in and around our solar system.
The most recent research to examine this topic comes from the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales, where Valentina Zharkova, a mathematics professor from Northumbria University (UK), presented a model that can predict what solar cycles will look like far more accurately than was previously possible. She states that the model can predict their influence with an accuracy of 97 percent, and says it is showing that Earth is heading for a “mini ice age” in approximately fifteen years.
According to the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS): A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice age’ that began in 1645.
Zharkova and her team came up with the model using a method called “principal component analysis” of the magnetic field observations, from the Wilcox Solar Observatory in California. Looking forward to the next few solar cycles, her model predicts that from 2030 to 2040 there will be cause for a significant reduction in solar activity, which again, will lead to a mini ice age. According to Zharkova:
In cycle 26, the two waves exactly mirror each other – peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the Sun. Their interaction will be disruptive, or they will nearly cancel each other. We predict that this will lead to the properties of a “Maunder minimum.” Effectively, when the waves are approximately in phase, they can show strong interaction, or resonance, and we have strong solar activity. When they are out of phase, we have solar minimums. When there is full phase separation, we have the conditions last seen during the Maunder minimum, 370 years ago.
This is a different theory from those we have met across for years now and surely an interesting one. It's hard to imagine that when everyone talk about global warming, Earth will enter an "ice age". However, everything is possible. Nature has her own rules and somehow always finds her way to balance.
Finally, this is not a climate change denial article. It’s just bringing up the fact that there are more factors to have in mind regarding this serious environmental issue. What do you think?