Skip to comments.Hotter-burning sun warming the planet
Posted on 07/19/2004 9:18:10 PM PDT by neverdem
The sun is burning hotter than usual, offering a possible explanation for global warming that needs to be weighed when proceeding with expensive efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, Swiss and German scientists say.
"The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures," said Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research.
"The sun is in a changed state. It is brighter than it was a few hundred years ago and this brightening started relatively recently in the last 100 to 150 years," Mr. Solanski said.
Average global temperatures have increased by about 0.2 degrees Celsius (0.36 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past 20 years and are widely believed to be responsible for new extremes in weather patterns.
Globally, 1997, 1998 and 2002 were the hottest years since worldwide weather records were first collated in 1860.
Bill Burrows, a climatologist and a member of the Royal Meteorological Society, welcomed Mr. Solanki's research.
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Hmmmm....I put a pot of water on the stove and turn it on to warm. The water gets warm. I turn the heat to medium; the water gets warmer. I turn it to high and the water boils.
I dunno....the sun gets hotter, the earth gets hotter--sounds kinda whacky to me.
Makes more sense than cow farts heating the planet to me.
I thought it seemed a bit toasty today.
Better put some ice on that!
We all know the warming is because the USA does not support the Kyoto Treaty.
O MY SOUL, its it possible that the Sun is resposible for making earth hotter? Thats not possible, cause i saw a movie, and we're all supposed to freeze to death because of Dick Chaney's global warming!!
I call dibs on predicting Bush or Chaney uses this factoid in the debates to ward off the Eco-Commies 'Day after Tomorrow' questions.
Viewing this from the prism of an astronomical timescale, I conclude the writer is an imbecile. The Sun is not changing, but perhaps the collection, observation, compilation, and dissemination of data is.
At any given time.
What's a lib to do?
I was looking for that on this thread....
Global Warming has 5 syllables: Global Warming Hoax!
If anything is causing global warming, it's the hot air coming from these pseudo-scientific whackos.
Well if it is burning hotter somehow someway IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!
Satellites measuring radiant energy from the sun have also detected an increase over the last 25 years or so.
The Sun is ALWAYS changing--you just have to view it through the prism of time. The ONLY thing constant is change.
Sounds like more dirty tricks by Bush, Cheney and Halliburton....
Halliburton is working giant sun glasses for the earth....
If Al Gore fell in the forest from the hotter sun, would anyone hear it?
And if they did, I am sure the left would say it is all Bush's fault.
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