Monday, April 19, 2010

UK Telegraph:Seems to be getting chilly for the next 30 years...


After enduring the coldest winter for 30 years, you might have been hoping for some respite from the cold weather.
However, scientists are now warning that Britain can expect to endure a series of extreme winters - the like of which have not seen for more than 300 years.
Researchers have found that low solar activity - marked by a decrease in the sun's magnetic field - influences the weather conditions across northern Europe.
According to Mike Lockwood, one of the main researchers, the latest winter marks the start of a Maunder minimum - when solar activity falls for a prolonged time.


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