If the Al Gore solar minimum is indeed ending, as suggested in some quarters (“I think the solar minimum is behind us”) I will propose we use the disgusting moniker for the next minimum, which should be a lot worse.
But not just yet . . . this one may be bad enough. It’s like a giant light switch was turned off, or maybe a fuse blew, in October of 2005. Even though carbon dioxide goes up, climate gets colder. Maybe climate is more connected with the Sun!
Anthony Watts story 21 spotless days and solar megnetic field still in a funk