Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 5:23 PM EST
Onward and "downward" we head to the forecast "peak" of SC24 in the Fall of 2013 and David Hathaway shaves off another point for the sunspot number maximum. It is now set at 72, in a couple of months time I guess we should be close to 64, and that number, according to David, will be on a par with the "maxima" of Cycle 14 (February of 1906)
Since 2011 the sunspot maximum numbers have fallen each month from there October total of 99 and there is little confidence that the "maxima" will remain that way for another year ahead. I have said for some time that the shape of SC24 is wrong and that the peak has already happened, time will tell if I'm right on that.
What I believe is in store during the next couple of decades is that SC25 (the Next Solar Cycle at the end of this decade) will be virtually non existent and as a consequence world temperatures will plummet to another "Dalton Minimum" type event.
All the current misinformation about "Global Warming" and the stupidity of Green Energy investment will come to roost in the next few years. If Government policy is left to continue as it is, scientific ignorance will take it's toll with poor preparation to hinder rather then help the Human race, a race set to be at an estimate of 7 Billion people and currently ready for warming when it should be ready for cooling.....more to follow