Posted Sep 12, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: If there are no sunspots, then why do we have the heatwave this summer. What were the sunspots in the heatwave of 1937?
Seems like there is no correlation between sunspots and temperature?
ANSWER: Everything is far more complex than a single relationship. The lack of sunspots relates to the historical evidence that there was a period of nearly 100 years where there was very little sunspot activity, at one point reaching zero activity, which took place ONLY during Ice Ages.
What you are missing is the volatility. We are entering a period that is extremely volatile so we will have a hot summer followed by an extremely cold winter. The swings become more extreme. As I have stated, there is no indication that we are headed toward an Ice Age with a prolonged lack of sunspot activity.
We should only be making a RETEST of the Ice Age lows and not new lows (I personally hope). You are still looking at this with a single-dimensional analysis. You must realize that this is far more complex and a single hot August does not mean there is global warming that humans have created. There is one thing that the historical evidence illustrates that the global warming crowd will NEVER address. The climate has ALWAYS changed — it is cyclical!!!!!!!!!!! This is the same nonsense of looking for the mythical short position that makes a market crash, even though every investigation has never found one even once!
Keep in mind that a Solar Minimum does not mean that the sun gets colder but rather it changes. As sunspots fade away, we enter a Solar Minimum. The sun is heading toward a Solar Minimum now and the sunspot counts are collapsing. While intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during a Solar Minimum, the solar activity changes form.
During a Solar Minimum, the sun develops coronal holes. These are vast regions in the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up. This then allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as the fast solar wind.
These holes throughout the solar cycle during a Solar Minimum can last for a very long time, even up to six months or more. Streams of this solar wind flowing from these coronal holes create space weather effects near Earth as they hit our magnetic field. These effects can include temporary disturbances called geomagnetic storms, auroras, and disruptions to communications and navigation systems. These are the effects of a Solar Minimum. These effects in the Earth’s upper atmosphere impact satellites in low Earth orbit as well. However, on our computer, they also correlate to these periods of an increase in volcanoes and earthquakes.
There are a number of scientific papers that are investigating the rise in earthquakes and volcanic activity that correlates to a Solar Minimum. This is an area that warrants serious study. All I can do is report, “Hey, there is a correlation here that is interesting.” What we have done is input everything and correlate markets, economies, weather, climate, etc. to look for patterns to try to understand what makes the world tick. I never begin with a theory and try to prove it. Just let the data speak for itself. You will NOT find a single global warming paper that has EVER addressed the issue with any historical analysis beyond 1850 to support their argument.
- Volcanic and seismic activities during the solar hibernation periods
- Influences of solar cycles on earthquakes
- New Madrid Seismic Zone, central USA: The great 1811-12 earthquakes, their relationship to solar cycles, and tectonic settings
- The January 2018 M7.5 offshore North Honduras earthquake: its possible energy link to the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Mississippi Valley
- Whether solar flares can trigger earthquakes?