Weakest Solar Cycle in 50+ Years
Well, it will be the weakest solar cycle in more than 50 years if it doesn’t pull off a double peak. Look at this graph to see how weak it has been compared to the last solar maximum:
Solar cycles vary between 10 and 13 years, so cycle 24 should definitely be peaking right now. The previous peaks of 1989 and 2001 were doubles. So, unless we have a lopsided double-peak, it is either a weak double-peak or it has already peaked and that’s all folks.
I’m certainly not disappointed, but the only three 2012 doom’n’gloom experts who had some degree of respectability (myself, Geryl and Joesph) all nominated the Sun as the most likely cause of harm.