Well, I can't get that part with the reader comment to load. The guy says that solar activity doesn't account for warming. I wanted to respond with, "For the claim that the sun can't account for warming: "What is the difference between average daytime and nighttime temperatures during any particular season and similar meteorological conditions and what is the causal factor most responsible for making that difference?"
Okay, so we can posit the sun as being responsible for over 30 degree shifts of temperature in the course of 24 hours (or 90 degrees over the course of a Martian day) but we can't posit that changes in solar output could be responsible for changes of fractions of a degree up or down in global temperature averages over the course of a century? One degree F over the course of about a century (1880 to 1998) is about 3% of the change in temperature that is normally seen over the course of a day. And when we see the same phenomenon occurring on several different planets, the cause on all isn't going to be due to unique conditions on one.
posted on 04/22/2012 5:23:28 PM PDT
There's a serious element of Sun Worship in Hinduism ~ that's the source of this resistance to the idea that the Sun actually changes output.
IPCC Director Rajendra K. Pachauri has in the past directed scientists to remove claims that the Sun changes from official UN climate reports.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:44:15 PM PDT
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