Skip to comments.New analysis counters claims that solar activity is linked to global warming
Posted on 07/11/2007 3:40:02 AM PDT by liberallarry
It has been one of the central claims of those who challenge the idea that human activities are to blame for global warming. The planet's climate has long fluctuated, say the climate sceptics, and current warming is just part of that natural cycle - the result of variation in the sun's output and not carbon dioxide emissions.
But a new analysis of data on the sun's output in the last 25 years of the 20th century has firmly put the notion to rest. The data shows that even though the sun's activity has been decreasing since 1985, global temperatures have continued to rise at an accelerating rate.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
How would you explain global warming on Mars and Pluto?
Corelation does not prove causation, and the inverse is also true.
Sorry, one study with such limited parameters isn’t all that convincing, despite the control freaks’ desperate attempts to establish a new reality in their favor.
“Activity” of what kind? Gross solar radiation? Flares that manage to roil the earth’s magnetosphere?
The certainty of this statement immediately makes me doubt the veracity of this report.
This isn’t completely a joke. There is Martian warming going on right now, as I understand it.
Why? No link to any study. Just news fabricators talking to a couple of their solid sources for GW.
My thoughts as I read were from a Horse instead, but the sentiment is the same.
The article doesn’t say which set of data he’s using. If he’s using the ground weather monitoring stations there’s a problem. The data obtained from those has been called into question. The temp data from satellites is more accurate.
I wouldn’t attempt it. Ask those who study climate.
Read the article more carefully. Solar activity was dismissed long ago as a cause of modern global warming by most of the scientific community. This study was designed to address a very specific objection...and it did.
Does either discuss the physical findings of evidence of periods of cooling and warming in the past in the absence of human activity.
Actually, it's Mars and Neptune. But, yes, how do they explain the warming on those planets without solar activity being a factor? Idiots...
Well, we could rule out human activity, can’t we? It would be somewhat difficult to blame Bush for global warming on Mars or Pluto, correct??
Don't you just love it when arrogant people proclaim, "The debate is over!"
Whenever I hear this, it means, they can no longer defend their positions, so they are hoping everyone now accepts whatever is said henceforth.
Sure, the part of the scientific community who has a vested interest in freaking people out for funding leverage.
Nope, not convincing. There’s too much job security to be gained by these people.
These scientists are not idiots (like the general public). They are aware of the weaknesses and strengths of the underlying data. That’s why they’re called professionals.
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