Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A global cooling on the way?

Around 2,800 years ago, the Earth went through an abrupt period of cooling, caused by the sun with a 'solar minimum' activity, and the same could happen again soon, DailyMail reported.

Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geo-sciences using modern methodological approach analysed lake sediment in Lake Meerfelder Maar in the Eifel(Germany), and found direct evidence of a sudden cooling caused by a 'solar minimum'.

The current solar activity is said to be in a maximum mode with solar storms, sun spots etc. that can be a factor boosting the global warming and climate change. The scientists assume that this hyper activity period will be followed by a quiet Sun, causing a Solar minimum with cooling effect.

So, is it - the so called 'Global Cooling' - the nature's remedy for the ongoing global warming?! And can we assure ourselves that the predicted bad effects of Global warming will be automatically nullified by the opposite effects of Global Cooling?

P.S. These theories are not yet proven and the idea that the sun might affect climate on Earth so profoundly are controversial subjects. 

Research: Hillgrove PR, London - www.hillgrovepr.com