“It is the smallest solar maximum we have seen in 100 years”
Dr David Hathaway, NASA.
The current lack of solar activity could mean that we are in for another little ice age, according to British solar scientist, professor Mike Lockwood:
Research by Prof Mike Lockwood at the University of Reading showed how low solar activity could alter the position of the jet stream over the north Atlantic, causing severe cold during winter months. This was likely the cause of the very cold and snowy winters during 2009 and 2010, Dr Elliott said.
“It all points to perhaps another little ice age,” he said. “It seems likely we are going to enter a period of very low solar activity and could mean we are in for very cold winters.