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UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip by Mark Kinver, BBC News: Updated by Lewis Page
Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:38 PM GMT
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Sunspot decline could mean decades of cold UK winters by Lewis Page - The Register

British scientists have produced a new study suggesting that the Sun is coming to the end of a "grand solar maximum" – a long period of intense activity in the Sun – meaning that we in Blighty could be set for a long period of much colder winters, similar to those seen during the "little ice age" of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The new research from boffins led by Professor Mike Lockwood of Reading uni says that "solar activity during the current sunspot minimum has fallen to levels unknown since the start of the 20th century" and that there is a serious chance that the Sun may be headed into another so-called "Maunder Minimum", a long period with almost no sunspots like that which was recorded by astronomers from 1645 to 1715.

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