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To: olezip
The Sun has been putting out more energy this particular solar cycle, as it has in the past.

No, it hasn't. Read this:

The Role of the Sun in 20th Century Climate Change

19 posted on 02/07/2006 10:19:15 AM PST by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Not a convincing article.

From the article cited: "Unfortunately, because it has proved difficult to merge the data from consecutive satellites in the series that have watched the sun for the past 20 or so years, it is not certain whether the sun's output has increased over that period. One study found that there had been no increase over that time period. A second found that that there had been a small increase (around 0.1%)."

Sorry, but 0.1% is not a small increase. Thats the difference between the solar maximus and solar minimus.

The article then goes on to try and compare various solar measurements with what appears to be ground-based measurements. Ground-based measurements have been largely discredited because of urban heating effects.

The article then references another article that states: "Willson (Columbia University solar physicist) says his work with ACRIM and a handful of other sensors shows not only that the total solar irradiance varies over the 11-year solar cycle, but that it has crept upward between the last two solar minimums."


22 posted on 02/07/2006 10:50:02 AM PST by kidd
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To: cogitator

Wait a minute. How do you explain the global warming on Mars if the sun is not putting out more energy?


36 posted on 02/14/2006 6:12:57 AM PST by olezip
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