North Atlantic surface waters cooling – Headed for a Maunder Minimum?

This goes back to the argument from the solar physicists that the sun is cooling off.

FWIW, I came really close to shifting my major in college from general physics to astrophysics. Probably wouldn’t have done my career much good as a nuclear engineer, but it might have been useful in the global warming wars. 

The temperature of North Atlantic surface water is the main control on Europe’s climate, says David Archibald.

Unfortunately, that temperature has been dropping.

North Atlantic cooling trend

And how has Europe’s climate responded to the drop?

“This summer is not only behaving like fall, but even like winter,” says meteorologist Domink Jung.


Here’s a sampling:

This appears to be the result of the rapid decline in solar activity, says Archibald.

“If this trend continues, we may see the Sun heading towards a “Maunder” type of solar activity minimum – an extensive period of reduced levels of solar activity.”

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