Link to sign the petition (don’t use handles please)
Jack Eddy was a solar scientist who discovered the sunspot period known as “Maunder Minimum” in the 1970′s, and despite intense academic pressure of the consensus then, argued that this demonstrated that our sun was not constant, but indeed a slightly variable star.
A humble man, he didn’t even name his discovery after himself as some scientists are known to do.
Jack Eddy recently passed away, as announced on WUWT here
Fellow solar astronomer and friend Dr. Leif Svalgaard announced his plan to present this idea formally in comments there:
At the Solar Physics Division [of the American Astronomical Society] next week in Boulder, CO, I will formally request that if a significant solar minimum materializes that it be called the “Eddy Minimum”
If you support this idea, please sign the petition so that Leif can present it with his formal request.
Also dear readers, please link this post and/or the petition to the science (and other) blogs you frequent on a regular basis. Thanks – Anthony
UPDATE: We have 50 signatures in the first half hour. Also just an FYI, don’t sign using a “handle”, or I’ll have to delete the entry as invalid. I’ll provide the complete list in a few days, with names only, no emails. Also if you want to leave an affiliation or title, use the “comments” window of the petition. Thanks – Anthony