Skip to comments.Copenhagen climate conference: sunspot theory for global warming attacked
Posted on 12/16/2009 11:33:33 AM PST by Red Badger
The theory that signs of global warming could be the result of sunspots rather than carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans has come under attack from climate scientists.
Sceptics about man-made climate change frequently cite research apparently linking natural variations in solar activity with fluctuations in temperatures on Earth.
The alternative explanation was the centrepiece of The Great Global Warming Swindle, a 2007 Channel 4 documentary which provoked fierce argument.
It is based on the work of Prof Eigil Friis-Christensen and Henrik Svensmark of the of the Danish National Space Centre, who both published studies in the 1990s appearing to show a remarkable link between solar activity and variations in the climate.
But a group of scientists now says that the research was flawed and that when "flaws" in the analysis are removed the apparent correlation disappears.
It follows work by Peter Laut, a former adviser to the Danish Energy Agency, who pinpointed what he said were flaws in the research.
André Berger, honorary president of the European Geosciences Union, told The Independent: "Their controversial papers must be retracted or at least that there will be an official statement by them acknowledging their mistake."
Prof Stefan Rahmstorf, of Potsdam University, added: "I've looked into this quite closely and I'm on Laut's side in terms of his analysis of the data."
But Prof Friis-Christensen told the newspaper that Mr Laut's critique represented "character assassination" and denied that the original work contained flaws.
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Well, at least he was given access to the raw data (unlike all of the AGW studies)!
“Their controversial papers must be retracted or at least that there will be an official statement by them acknowledging their mistake.”
It happened to Gallileo, too. Perhaps Al Gord will permit the erring scientist to live under house arrest for the remainder of his days.
So the AGW crowd says that sunspots, or solar activity, cannot be the cause of global warming. Huh...I wonder what man did 70,000 years ago to start MELTING THE MILE THICK SHEET OF ICE THAT COVERED WHERE I’M SITTING RIGHT NOW!!!
Just askin, ya know....
Perhaps they can explain why other planets in the solar system are experiencing “global warming” as well?
It was mastodon farts, obviously..................
And just when we were hoping that the lack of sunspots and the cooler weather would continue to demonstrate a lack of correlation between CO2 and global warming, the sunspots return. If temperatures rise in response, the "climate scientists" pushing the scam will trumpet the rise as proof of continued global warming and ignore the correlation between sun activity and earth climate.
This is crap. I’m sick of these people acting as though they’re the only people capable of determining a “flaw.”
If there’s a mistake LETS SEE IT. If I can’t follow the algorithm, I’ll find someone who can.
It’s ridiculous to have a dispute based on two peoples opinion of what should be an objective fact.
There are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see................
Yes, GW is a Total Lie. But All Commies Lie.
This is worse than that. All Congressmen who voted for Cap & Trade are either Traitors or Simply Too Stupid to Hold Public Office.
Either Way, They MUST be removed from office.
If you are not sure about how your Congress Critter Voted, Here is the List:
Updated Congressional Score Card>
|Based on concentrations (ppb) adjusted for heat retention characteristics||% of Greenhouse Effect||
|Carbon Dioxide (CO2)||3.618%||
|Nitrous Oxide (N2O)||0.950%||
|Misc. gases ( CFC's, etc.)||0.072%||
OK, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m going to step out on a limb here and call them all a bunch of dumbasses.
Sun spots don’t “cause” anything. They are the RESULT of increased solar activity,
AS IS TEMPERATURE INCREASE on all the planets.
Your graph is outstanding shows exact correslattion of Sunspots and Earth Temps. Of Course since it doesn’t have Al Gores blessing.....
It’s amusing that they think they can just declare research to be flawed, but *still* not show their data that proves *how* it is allegedly flawed.
That is like a Muslim declaring that he has “proof” that Christianity is a lie, then when asked what this “proof” is, he says that it says so in the Koran, and because the Koran is flawless, this proves it.
Primary Flaw 1. It is not the fault of humans, so can not be used to gain world economic control.
Primary Flaw 2. No matter what they may profess, Gaeans and pagan sun worshippers KNOW that praying to their ‘gods’ will not affect solar activity.