American Astronomical Society Joins the Dark Side

Umbral Intensity and Umbral Magnetic Field; Courtesy of Penn and Livingston via

Based on the charts above the way things are going, sunspots could disappear altogether in the next handful of years. When you look at the bottom chart with the B Gauss, when levels drop below 1500 sunspots will all but disappear. What the total repercussions will be is yet to be determined but another serious blow to the Global Warming agenda has been delivered today.

For years a raging debate has been going on between Global Warming being natural or man-made, false or true, political or scientific. Well today in a major announcement the American Astronomical Society has dropped a bomb on the astronomical, meteorological, and political field. In their annual meeting taking place the following has been stated:

An excerpt from states the following:

Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and
weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications
that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years.

The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as
the current sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the
sun could be heading into a more-dormant period, with activity
during the next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or even

The results of the new studies were announced today (June 14) at
the annual meeting of the solar physics division of the American
Astronomical Society, which is being held this week at New Mexico
State University in Las Cruces.

Currently, the sun is in the midst of the period designated as Cycle
24 and is ramping up toward the cycle’s period of maximum
activity. However, the recent findings indicate that the activity in
the next 11-year solar cycle, Cycle 25, could be greatly reduced.
In fact, some scientists are questioning whether this drop in
activity could lead to a second Maunder Minimum, which was a
70-year period from 1645 to 1715 when the sun showed virtually
no sunspots.

“We expected to see the start of the zonal flow for Cycle 25 by
now, but we see no sign of it,” Hill said. “This indicates that the
start of Cycle 25 may be delayed to 2021 or 2022, or may not
happen at all.”

If the models prove accurate and the trends continue, the
implications could be far-reaching.


“If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a
few decades,” Hill said. “That would affect everything from space
exploration to Earth’s climate.”

When a powerful source, such as and the American Astronomical Society state far reaching effects are possible, you know this is a big event. With many political factors getting in the way of true science and meteorology, this is likely a severe blow to all the Anthropogenic Global Warmingistas and “Greenheads” that have sworn up and down that the Earth is continuing to warm.

Current Global Temperature; Courtesy of Doctor Roy Spencer and the Univeristy of Alabama-Huntsville

Clearly seen by this chart that the Earth is not warming. Since 1998 when the warmest temperatures on Earth were recorded, the temperatures on Earth have oscillated back and forth with a slow mean temperature decline.

When one theory gets shot down, the “politically-mind driven blind” who refuse to view astronomy and meteorology as natural move to another issue. The next case was Carbon Dioxide being the culprit for the warming.

Carbon Dioxide Chart; Courtesy of

Chart of Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Temperatures last 400,000 years; Courtesy of

As this chart clearly shows, the Earth has cooled and warmed several times over the last 400,000 years. The ironic part is methane has jumped up and down several times with carbon dioxide over that same time span. So common knowledge would indicate that when the Earth warms carbon dioxide and methane begin to rise in response. When the Earth begins to cool, carbon dioxide and methane begin to drop off in response. Well if that is the case, the “Carbon Dioxide Argument” goes up or should I say down in defeat.

Then comes the issue of the true driver of all things on the universe, the Sun. When evidence came out that the strong Sun was the reason for increasing the Global Warming Theory, most jumped like flies to that theory. Oh wait, the Sun started weakening about five years ago. Guess what happened? Most jumped off the wagon and started coming out saying the Sun was not a true source of the rise of Earth’s temperatures. So what is it? The loop holes continue to widen in the argument that Global Warming is real and man-made.

Coronal Mass Ejection on June 7; Courtesy of NOAA/SDO

Sunspot Cycle 24 Prediction; Courtesy of NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

On a number of occasions, NASA has been hyping a revved up Solar Cycle 24, even in the face of evidence proclaiming that this cycle would be far less. Over the last several months, they have had to lower their prediction several times to react to what the sun has been doing. With the uncertainty of the sun, so comes the uncertainty of trying to predict what is going on with everything in between.

Tropospheric Temperature Trends: Courtesy of Dr. Roy Spencer and AMSU

Then came the issue that the mid and upper levels of the troposphere would become warmer and warmer as the years passed by causing the Earth to warm. Once again, this chart shows that this is not happening and in fact it is cooling at a record rate. Some places in our atmosphere are down as much as 0.6º C from last year. Every bit of evidence that the politically driven Global Warming supporters try to spit out, evidence is supporting just the opposite. This is a money driven issue that the government so desperately wants to have that each time new data comes out, another scare tactic issue is brought up to try to pass this garbage.

The bottom line is that each and everyone out there need to do their own research. If you fly blindly, more often then not you will crash and burn. This is not an article to convince you that global warming is real or fake, it is an article that asks for people to open their eyes and realize that MAN DOES NOT CONTROL NATURE, rather NATURE CONTROLS MAN. Man does not create the deadly tornadoes, significant, paralyzing blizzards, sever droughts, or catastrophic flooding; nature does. All of the elements have happened in the past, they are happening in the present, and they will happen in the future regardless of man.

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I will say this though, in my humble opinion, it is ice not fire that everyone will be worrying about in twenty to thirty years from now. For so long, warming and disaster and chaos would come via a warm planet but when you sit down and think for just one minute you soon realize ice is a far more grave outlook then warmth could ever be.

By Weather Specialist Josh Ketchen

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