Section Head of Space Research of the Sun Pulkovo Observatory, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Habibullo Abdusamatov manages the project "astrometry", set up to study the behavior of our star and its effects on Earth's climate. He and his colleagues argue that in 2014 the planet will begin next ice age, which will last for almost two centuries.
Solar activity is reduced — reduced heat flux coming to our planet.
Proponents of the theory of global warming argue that if you do not take action, then after three or four decades, our planet is literally "boil" as the pan on the stove, and it will destroy humanity. With the second to the developers of the "astrometry" completely agree. But here's a reason they call the expected catastrophe opposite. Scientists believe that it will not be to blame warming and cooling.
This is based on the fact that the behavior of the Sun has many cycles, most of which are, according to Professor Abdusamatov, with a smaller diameter. Right now ends rather large — two hundred — a cycle of activity. Diameter of the sun is reduced, and therefore, decreases the heat flux to the planet. According to the professor and his team, at the moment we are at the beginning of the Ice Age.
A northern peoples ice age is not terrible. They're used to the cold!
— Changes in the world occur with some delay compared to changes in solar activity due to the thermal inertia of the Earth, which greatly contribute to the oceans, — he says. — Since the early 90's we have seen the reduction of solar radiation. In the current situation the Earth absorbed the maximum amount of heat and now it will only cool. The maximum temperature drop will occur in 2055.
Apocalypse will not be
Another scientist added that a more accurate prediction, you must install special devices on the ISS, but it is certain that they are fully confirmed the hypothesis that researchers only help clarify the timing of the peak of the Ice Age.
As a consolation to say that this is not about a global apocalypse ultra-low temperatures and frozen seas. Scientists say the so-called small ice age, which is (or rather, who), our planet experienced in XIII, XV, XVII and XIX centuries. Despite the fact that the "small" ice were the cause of crop failures, epidemics and high mortality in the population, their humanity had survived. But if we instead let us prepare for global cooling to global warming, the consequences will be much more unpredictable.