I mentioned that the compounded solar minima of both the 11 year cycle and the Wolf-Gleissberg cycle could possibly make the effects I am monitoring more pronounced. There are other things that are also following this pattern of becoming more pronounced with minima.
Here is the solar cycle activity using sunspots as a measuring stick over the decades;
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/1440 ... gramLG.jpg
As you can see the last prior Wolf-Gleissberg solar minima that compounded with the 11 year cycle was in ~1913. There are two other events that also leap to mind that stick out of the solar data from that time period.
The last time Washington DC had as much snow as today was in 1922. This follows the 80-120 year Wolf-Gleissberg cycle.
During solar minima the sun produces less UVB, during a compouned minima is produces significantly less UVB. UVB produces vitamin D in most vertebrates when their skin is exposed to UVB. Vitamin D is now being found to fight influenza. When there is less UVB there is less serum vitamin D on Earth. When there is less serum vitamin D there are more cases of influenza on Earth. When there are more cases there is more recombination of virus. With more recombination there are more agressive and lethal strains produced. The Spanish Influenza pandemic occured in 1918. This again is a solar effect that is amplified by cycles compounding in minima.
We may be approaching the same point of solar minima, if not this 11 year minima cycle the next.
If you would like to read more about the Wolf-Gleissberg solar minima;
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=we ... 7oPEIOtJow
It is this compounding of solar cycle minima that makes earthquakes stand out in the data.80–120 yr Long-term solar induced effects on the earth, past and predictions
The 80–120 year solar Wolf-Gleissberg cycles have wide effects on the Earth’s environment. Studying past effects can throw light on future predictions of solar terrestrial relations at similar solar activity levels. Solar induced climate changes do happen at the turning points of such cycles when changes in solar spin rates occur. Reversing of North Atlantic Oscillations can be interpreted in terms of solar stimuli. The sudden abrupt rises of lakes levels and closed seas are solar forced. It is anticipated that the Aral and the Dead Sea will recover in the near future. Following drought conditions in African Equatorial lakes by the end of cycle 23 around 2008 ± 2 yr, cyclic rises and falls of lakes level are expected to be coherent with the weak cycles 24 to perhaps 26 when solar forcings will reverse or cease to exist.
The Atlanto Canadian fish disappearance dilemma is a natural Wolf-Gleissberg cycle induced effect and is expected to recover in due time.