Friday, March 8, 2013
The Emperor of Ice Cream
In the beginning at Vault-Co after we had read very extensively on the subject for more than three years, we were originally predicting a Grand Minima in the near future. This is a very deep Ice Age characteristic of most of Earth's history during it's existence.
Over the years we revised that to a Maunder Minimum and lately we have tapered this further and suggested this coming cold cycle may be another mini-Ice Age before the actual Ice Age sets in.
As research often shows it can be your first guess that turns out to be right.
It is during Grand Minima that the sun is placid and bare, with brief periods of unparalleled ferocity and huge solar-magnetic flares. This is the reason that all the volcanism (most of it on the ocean floor) happens down here on Earth. These are the peak opportunities for magnetic reversals and excursions.