(CBN News) Scientists say Earth’s atmosphere is about to get hit by some record cold – but it’s not because of anything caused by humans. It’s because of a lack of sunspots which means a major decrease in ultraviolet waves coming in our direction. Dr. Tony Philipps of SpaceWeatherArchive.com says there have been practically no sunspots in 2018, and that’s causing earth’s upper atmosphere to cool down and even shrink. He cites some experts from NASA.
“We see a cooling trend,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.” If the trend continues, the NASA scientist says we could see record cold in a matter of months. “The thermosphere always cools off during Solar Minimum. It’s one of the most important ways the solar cycle affects our planet,” Mlynczak said. READ MORE