|2011-02-22 08:58:51||Scientists: Sun's approaching 'Grand Cooling" assures new Ice Age"|
Dutch Professor Cees de Jager, a prominent astronomer and solar expert, forcefully asserts that we the world is indeed entering for a long period of very low solar activity. The professor and his colleagues are certain Earth is heading for a "long Grand Minimum" - defined as either a Solar Wolf-Gleissberg or a Maunder Minimum - "not shorter than a century." His 2010 paper, "The forthcoming Grand Minimum of solar activity," outlined the extended period of time that the diminished solar radiation would affect the Earth.
Another very respected scientist, the late Dr. Theodor Landscheid, founder of the Schroeter Institute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity in Waldmuenchen, Germany, was considered a giant in the field of climate research.
It was posted Feb 18, 2011 on: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/224557-Scientists-Sun-s-Approaching-Grand-Cooling-Assures-New-Ice-Age
I believe that SkS rebuttal http://www.skepticalscience.com/future-global-cooling.htm addresses the issues raised in the above referenced article.
Perhaps the rebuttal should be revised to make specfic reference to the article and to Jager and Landscheidt?
This paper covers it well.
A grand solar minimum slows global warming, but is overwhelmed by greenhouse gases within decades. The model includes some volcanic eruptions and if we get a big explosive eruption coinciding with a collapse in solar activity then we might see some cooling trends stretching for a decade or so. Without the volcanism, we continue to warm.