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Current solar activity is especially low. Solar sunspot number (SSN) in September stood at 36.9, only 36% of the usual mean value this far into the cycle (58 months).
This graphic shows the mean value (dark blue), the current cycle 24 (red) and the very similar Sunspot Cycle 5 (SC5 – light gray) which occurred during the Dalton Minimum of the early 19th century. Horizontal axis is the number of months after the start of cycle.
During the Dalton Minimum the world cooled and weather was often more violent, shortening growing season and impacting the world’s food supply. Current crops are reporting record yields, perhaps from increased CO2. The question is with a colder climate, will the world’s farmers be able to sustain those robust yields?
Thanks to Jan Roger Oomkens for this link
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Good news!A publisher in Italy has now translated Not by Fire but by Ice into Italian.