Skip to comments.Riding A Solar Cycle
Posted on 04/12/2006 7:59:42 AM PDT by Graybeard58
The global-warming scare machine has been running full bore, most recently with Time magazine's cover story, "Be Worried. By Very Worried." What is remarkable about the promulgation of the dogma that global warming is destroying the earth, and human activity is causing it, is the way this perspective ignores a rather large force dictating surface and atmospheric temperatures.
That is to say, the sun.
The sun harbors all but 2 percent of the solar system's combined mass. The volume of the sun is more than 1.3 million times that of the earth. The sun is a fierce, incredibly dense cauldron whose surface temperature is 11,000 degrees F.
Like any other force of nature, the sun goes through cycles. "It is not the constant star it might seem," reported BBC News from the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Philadelphia. "Careful studies over the last 20 years show that its overall brightness and energy output increases slightly as sunspot activity rises to the peak of its 11-year cycle. The sun is currently at its most active level in 300 years.
"That, say scientists in Philadelphia, could be a more significant cause of global warming than the emissions of greenhouse gases that are most often blamed." It may also help to explain why the effects of global warming have been observed on Mars, a planet not known for its coal-burning power plants or sport-utility vehicles.
There are many reasons to begin a methodical transition to power sources that pollute less, beginning with the fact oil, coal and natural gas eventually will run out, and it would be irrational to switch to even dirtier fuels, such as wood. But the hysteria surrounding the anti-global-warming movement ill serves that cause. A dogma that persistently refuses to acknowledge the effect of so large and influential a climate-driver as the sun scarcely warrants its front-and-center place in the national consciousness.
It's an editorial from one of the most conservative papers in the country.
Good line!! Of course, FACTS mean nothing to the lefty global warming kooks.
I'm proud to say that this is my local newspaper that is delivered each morning.
If the threat of global warming doesn't spook ya, the pace in the rising cost for fossil fuels will.
The sun/solar activity like we've got today...last time there was this type of activity was 300 yrs ago. This activity will last until 2008.
I would subscribe but I live in Illinois.
Don't worry, you won't find any of this printed in MSM's main rags, just as you won't find " Waterbury Republican-American" laying about in the waiting rooms of doctors offices.
It's also been said due to how clean our atmosphere today is...is also a big part of the suns heat getting through which is one of the problems with our weather i.e. tornadoes, flooding rain.
My docs waiting room has a tv that's on Fox News. It's mounted on the wall where the libs can't reach it.
It seems that back in the days when every home had a woostove, and there was a constant haze hanging in the air, mankind caused "global cooling" The earth is actually warming to what it's supposed to be.
My wife is from Waterbury, so I'm familiar with the regional politics. I assumed the publication (incorrectly I guess) was representative of the area. My mistake.
Not really. A recent article states the earth's temperature has NOT increased since 1998 in fact it's now cooling.
When I go for a doc visit, I always have to change the channel. I get dirty looks, but none are brave enough to tell me to turn it back to opra.
The great thing about it though is that each new generation is a new opportunity to recycle the crap all over again.
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