Predictions are hard especially about the future

SN: Solar cycle 25 was predicted to be relatively weak, right?

Dahl: The international panel of scientific experts that make these long-range solar cycle predictions — this was pre-2019 — they predicted a lightweight solar cycle very similar to the previous one, which was not all that active. We are well outside that original margin of error with that forecast. We expect solar max at this point to be much more active than originally anticipated. So, all of this year, all of 2025, and even into 2026 we anticipate to be at the highest risk for another such event.


Except for Climate Catastrophe…

The Captain

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…such as this one from September 1995:

“At the most likely rate of [sea level] rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years.”