9. Dr. Boris Komitov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Institute of Astronomy, and Dr. Vladimir Kaftan:
Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Moscow.
From their paper: Komitov, B., and V. Kaftan, (2004), The sunspot
activity in the last two millennia on the basis of indirect and instrumented indexes: time series models and their extrapolations
for the 21st century, paper presented at the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 223.
Comment from paper: “It follows from their extrapolations
for the 21st century that a supercenturial solar minimum will be occurring during the next few decades….It
will be similar in magnitude to the Dalton minimum, but probably longer as the last one.”
10. Dr. Theodor Landscheidt (1927- 2004),
Schroeter Institiute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity, Canada)
Among his comments from many years of research on solar climate forcing include: “Contrary to
the IPCC’s speculation about man made warming as high as 5.8(degrees)C within the next hundred years, a long period
of cool climate with its coldest phase around 2030 is to be expected.”
Dr. Tim Patterson: Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton Univ., Can.
From an article in the Calgary Times: May 18, 2007.
Indeed, one of the more interesting, if not alarming statements Patterson made before the Friends of Science luncheon is satellite
data shows that by the year 2020 the next solar cycle is going to be solar cycle 25 – the weakest one since the Little
Ice Age (that started in the 13th century and ended around 1860) a time when people living in London, England,
used to walk on a frozen Thames River and food was scarcer. Patterson: “This should be a great strategic concern in
Canada because nobody is farming north of us.” In other words, Canada – the great breadbasket of the world - just
might not be able to grow grains in much of the prairies.
Ken K. Schatten and W.K.Tobiska. (In other works D.Hoyt)
From their paper presented at the 34th Solar Physics Division meeting
of the American Astronomical Society, June 2003:
“The surprising result of these long range predictions is a rapid decline in solar activity, starting with
cycle #24. If this trend continues, we may see the Sun heading towards a “Maunder” type of solar activity minimum
– an extensive period of reduced levels of solar activity.”
13. Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin.
Merited Scientist of Russia and Fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and researcher at the Oceanology Institute.
From recent news articles, regarding the next climate
change he has said: “Astrophysics know two solar cycles, of 11 and 200 years. Both are caused by changes in the radius
and area of irradiating solar surface….Earth has passed the peak of its warmer period and a fairly cold spell will
set in quite soon, by 2012. real cold will come when solar activity reaches its minimum, by 2041,and will last for 50-60 years
or even longer.”
14. Dr’s. Ian Wilson, Bob Carter, and I.A. Waite.
From their paper: Does a Spin-Orbit Coupling Between the Sun and
the Jovian Planets Govern the Solar Cycle? Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 25(2) 85-93 June 2008).
Dr. Wilson adds the following clarification:
“It supports the contention that the level
of activity on the Sun will significantly diminish sometime in the next decade and remain low for about 20-30 years. On each
occasion that the Sun has done this in the past the World’s mean temperature has dropped by ~ 1-2 C.”
15. Dr’s. Lin Zhen-Shan and Sun Xian. Nanjing Normal University, China
From their paper in Meteorology and Atmospheric
Physics, 95,115-121: Multi-scale analysis of global temperature changes and trend of a drop in temperature in the next 20
“… we believe
global climate changes will be in a trend of falling in the following 20 years.”