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Our sun has gone into lockdown, which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, scientists say.

The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.

Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine “recession” ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared.

Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said:

“Solar Minimum is underway and it’s a deep one.”

“Sunspot counts suggest it is one of the deepest of the past century. The sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the solar system.

“Excess cosmic rays pose a health hazard to astronauts and polar air travelers, affect the electro-chemistry of Earth’s upper atmosphere and may help trigger lightning.”

In response to the reports on the solar minimum, commenters on Twitter weighed in with some mocking climate change advocates, and others denouncing the report.

“The bad news: A ‘solar minimum’ could see earth’s temperatures plummet. The good news: Global warming will be totally eradicated. Looks like Greta et al will need to find new jobs?” wrote one Twitter user.

Another user said:

“The NY Post article about the sun going into lockdown seems off. According to expert panel from NOAA, NASA: ‘There is no indication that we are currently approaching a Maunder-type minimum in solar activity. Solar minimum will be deep, but not that deep.’”

“Just did a search because I hadn’t seen any of this stuff and oof, there are some massively absurd articles out there. We’re in a solar minimum, which just means fewer sunspots, less magnetic activity on the Sun. Happens every ~11 yrs. It’s not dangerous,” tweeted cosmologist Dr Katherine J Mack.

Another user was more alarmed, writing, “Finally MSM notices the Grand Solar Minimum has started, temperatures will drop, globally according to all records we have.
Of course the Met Office says nothing to see here! Now the sun has gone into lockdown!”

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