From NASA.gov here:
Many forecasters believe Solar Cycle 24 will be big and intense. Peaking in 2011 or 2012, the cycle to come could have significant impacts on telecommunications, air traffic, power grids and GPS systems. (And don't forget the Northern Lights!) In this age of satellites and cell phones, the next solar cycle could make itself felt as never before.
The furious storms won't start right away, however. Solar cycles usually take a few years to build to a frenzy and Cycle 24 will be no exception. "We still have some quiet times ahead," says Hathaway.
From SpaceWeather.com here:
Solar physicists have been waiting for the appearance of a reversed-polarity sunspot to signal the start of the next solar cycle. The wait is over. On Jan. 4th, a magnetically reversed sunspot emerged at solar latitude 30 N, shown in this photo taken by Greg Piepol of Rockville, Maryland.
And here's a link to SOLARCYCLE24.COM for all Solar and Auruoa needs! This cycle looks like the peak will be around 2011 to 2012. Funny thing did the Mayan's have any foreknowledge when they ended their calender in 2012? Heh!
Well here is the news release from the Space and Science Research Center here.
Today, the Space and Science Research Center, (SSRC) in Orlando, Florida announces that it has confirmed the recent web announcement of NASA solar physicists that there are substantial changes occurring in the sun’s surface. The SSRC has further researched these changes and has concluded they will bring about the next climate change to one of a long lasting cold era.
Today, Director of the SSRC, John Casey has reaffirmed earlier research he led that independently discovered the sun’s changes are the result of a family of cycles that bring about climate shifts from cold climate to warm and back again.
“We today confirm the recent announcement by NASA that there are historic and important changes taking place on the sun’s surface. This will have only one outcome - a new climate change is coming that will bring an extended period of deep cold to the planet. This is not however a unique event for the planet although it is critically important news to this and the next generations. It is but the normal sequence of alternating climate changes that has been going on for thousands of years.
That about debunks Global Warming huh? Global Warming and Cooling occur in cycles and have "been going on for thousands of years." And the Solar Cycles are part of Climate Change.
UPDATE: I have been informed that SSRC's John Casey could be a fake. After going though the Climate Change blogs the consensus is this is an ad-hoc web site here. I stand corrected. However I still do not agree that global warming is caused by C02 or human made. I don't think the label "denier" is correct either for those who do not agree that the theory of AGW is happening. I still think Solar Cycles do play a part in Global cooling and warming.