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SOON AND BRIGGS: Global-warming fanatics take note Sunspots do impact climate
Watts Up With That? ^ | September 6, 2012 | justthefactswuwt

Posted on 09/11/2012 6:07:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

From the The Washington Times – By Willie Soon and William M. Briggs

Scientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for more than 5,000 years.

Chinese imperial astronomers kept detailed sunspot records. They noticed that more sunspots meant warmer weather. In 1801, the celebrated astronomer William Herschel (discoverer of the planet Uranus) observed that when there were fewer spots, the price of wheat soared. He surmised that less light and heat from the sun resulted in reduced harvests.

Earlier last month, professor Richard Muller of the University of California-Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project announced that in the project’s newly constructed global land temperature record, “no component that matches solar activity” was related to temperature. Instead, Mr. Muller said carbon dioxide controlled temperature.

Could it really be true that solar radiation — which supplies Earth with the energy that drives our climate and which, when it has varied, has caused the climate to shift over the ages — is no longer the principal influence on climate change?

Consider the accompanying chart. It shows some rather surprising relationships between solar radiation and daytime high temperatures taken directly from Berkeley’s BEST project. The remarkable nature of these series is that these tight relationships can be shown to hold from areas as large as the United States.

This new sun-climate relationship picture may be telling us that the way our sun cools and warms the Earth is largely through the penetration of incoming solar radiation in regions with cloudless skies. Recent work by National Center for Atmospheric Research senior scientists Harry van Loon and Gerald Meehl place strong emphasis on this physical point and argue that the use of daytime high temperatures is the most appropriate test of the solar-radiation-surface-temperature connection hypothesis. All previous sun-climate studies have included the complicated nighttime temperature records while the sun is not shining.

Read more: SOON AND BRIGGS: Global-warming fanatics take note – Washington Times



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 09/11/2012 6:07:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv

fyi


2 posted on 09/11/2012 6:09:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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fyi


3 posted on 09/11/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I refuse to believe that giant 800,000 mile wide ball of fire that gives light to the entire planet has any influence on climate.

I’d rather believe its the exhaust from my lawnmower.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 6:13:39 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Whatever happened to Briggs’ old partner, Stratton?


5 posted on 09/11/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; ...

Thanks Ernest.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Crazieman

no, no, it’s the ozone from mine ~ makes a hugh hole in the sky ~ birds die ~ series-ly!


7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Heheheh Ernie. Well good for Willie and William and the WT. Perhaps they see a shift in what might happen to the goon in the WH in a few months. :)


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:18:06 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
what might happen to the goon in the WH in a few months. :)

what might happen to the TRAITOROUS MUSLIM goon in the White House

Apparently it hasn't sunk in what happened in Egypt on 9/11. Obama apologized to his fellow terrorists.

Global warming/green energy is important to Obama because it is another way to seriously hurt the country. Obama is one of the most effective terrorists ever.

9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:27:57 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bfl


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:39:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This new sun-climate relationship picture may be telling us that the way our sun cools and warms the Earth is largely through the penetration of incoming solar radiation in regions with cloudless skies.

Interesting to remember that in the 1970s, scientists were suggesting there could be a mini Ice Age, in part because of the lower number of sunspots.

11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:57:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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12 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: politicianslie
I stand corrected, TRAITOROUS MUSLIM goon, thanks. :)
Yeah. The goons in both Egypt and Libya are tearing down the US consulates, burning our flag and have killed at least one US citizen so far.
I'm sure both the Kenyan and Hildabeast are so proud of those upright Muslim goons.
13 posted on 09/11/2012 8:31:08 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT!


14 posted on 09/14/2012 12:08:22 AM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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