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[–]christnmusicreleases 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

Great idea for a maunder minimum.

[–]FediNetizen 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

1) Solar activity during a Grand Solar Minimum decreases by a whopping 0.05%-0.1%. One more cloudy day than average in a year would have a bigger impact on your panel's output than a Grand Minimum would.

2) "Maunder Minimum" is the name given to a specific prolonged minimum that occurred throughout most of the 1600s that is believed to have exacerbated the Little Ice Age. It's not the general name for a Grand Solar Minimum. Saying we're expecting another Maunder Minimum would be like if we invaded Iran and you said we were having another "Korean War".

[–]christnmusicreleases 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Maunder Minimum

The layman's term is Mini Ice Age, but we can use it as a comparative. Also, your numbers are way off.

[–]FediNetizen 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

No, the layman's term is not "Mini Ice Age", though I'm not surprised at a young earth creationist getting them confused. The Little Ice Age lasted for a few hundred years and began well over 100 years before the onset of the Maunder Minimum.

And no, my numbers are correct. Right-wingers with a poor grasp of science such as yourself have been trying to avoid accepting the reality of AGW for decades now. And now they've latched onto this new Grand Solar Minimum as if it's actually going to take us into another cold period, but the reality is that even if the drop in irradiance is as severe as it was during the Maunder Minimum (0.1% at the high end), that's only going to decrease global temperatures by a few tenths of a degree at the most. Likely, the actual change in temperature would be closer to 0.1-0.2 degrees.

[–]christnmusicreleases 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'll listen to the climatologists, and not you. They concur with my theory.