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Way back in 2006, NASA’s David Hathaway said on their website that Solar Cycle 25, which will start around 2022 was going to be a low sunspot cycle. Low sunspot cycles, as is rapidly becoming apparent, is linked to future cold weather. Neither they or the government said anything at the time or during the seven years since it was published.
May 10, 2006: The Sun’s Great Conveyor Belt has slowed to a record-low crawl, according to research by NASA solar physicist David Hathaway. “It’s off the bottom of the charts,” he says. “This has important repercussions for future solar activity.”
The Great Conveyor Belt is a massive circulating current of fire (hot plasma) within the Sun. It has two branches, north and south, each taking about 40 years to perform one complete circuit. Researchers believe the turning of the belt controls the sunspot cycle, and that’s why the slowdown is important. (more…)