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Who was Dalton?[edit]

So who was Dalton? The reference link [1] seems to be down atm...

Year without a summer disagreement[edit]

The Year Without A Summer was not caused by The Dalton Minimum. It appears to be coincidental, not causative. Mount Tambora's explosion, and the insertion of so much aerosols and dust into the stratosphere caused TYWAS, not the lack of sunspots.

BTCG 02:20, 31 July 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by BTCG (talkcontribs)

By inference your denial of the relationship between long term variations in climate and sun spots is not universal. Presentations a year ago from the AGU had some members actually diverge from the orthodoxy of a internally driven climate (sounds silly doesn't it and it is). It appears UV energy transmission might be the missing piece although I'm sure our traveling through spiral arms might add to the cosmic ray influence on cloud formation and other things. One thing I know is forcing adhoc models and 'black body' physics won't lead us anywhere. I agree that volcanos are part of the puzzle but what I find more curious is those who try to relate stability of the Earth's crust to changes in the solar systems barycenter. Regardless we will get to see a lot of things being in a Solar Grand Minimum. I just wish it wasn't an Ice Age and from what I can see this interglacial ended 2000 years ago and we are just waiting on the next Heinrich Event. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:00, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


The references given in the article are incomplete and only meaningful to people doing research in the field, who are already familiar with the authors. Please fix by providing full citations that support the claims made in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:54, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

The article refers to a Oberlach station in Germany. But there is no Oberlach station in Germany. In the referenced paper of Archibald, p. 32. (Solar Cycles 24 and 25 and Predicted Climate Response) are named two other stations with a variation of about 1°C. This is more realistic and comparable to the Timetable of Temperature in Germany. -- Con-struct (talk) 21:36, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Dalton Minimum[edit]

I think the Dalton Minimum might happen again. If it does, the world will need to be prepared. The Dalton Minimum will bring VERY cold weather and people might starve. Be prepared!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Torilanelovesschool (talkcontribs) 15:04, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[edit]

I've removed recently added content that seems to lack relevance to the article subject; is sourced to a website which seems to fail WP:RS; and the addition has WP:SYN problems. It was first added by an ip and then re-added by a new user Crwillis101. I've asked user talk:Crwillis101 to post here and explain their position. Vsmith (talk) 01:19, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Problems with temperature variation[edit]

The current version of the article has the following statement: "During that period, there was a variation of temperature of about 1°C.[2]"

There are a few problems: 1) It is not stated where the temperature variation was observed. One location? A global average of several temperature records? This is of fundamental importance. 2) From the reference, it appears that the temperature record is for one site (or an average of sites) in Germany? There are lots of causes of regional variability in climate. Only a globally averaged temperature record would be relevant to the discussion at hand. 3) The figure referred to is in German, but the article is in English. 4) There is no metadata in the temperature figure answering the questions above.

I recommend that this statement be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

A Commons file used on this page has been nominated for deletion[edit]

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