Wait just a minute now. Are you saying that variations in solar activity affects the temperature of the earth?????
posted on 09/13/2003 3:45:50 AM PDT
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If i may respond, the answer is absolutely! The first study that i know of that convincingly correlated solar activity with global temps was done by a dutch researcher a few years ago. (The guys name was Svensmark i believe.) His results showed that the magnetic field of the sun is directly involved with cloud formation on earth. It goes something like this: During times when the magnetic field of the sun is strong (high 'solar activity'), cosmic rays bombarding the earth from space are blocked. Cosmic rays play a key role in cloud formation as when they penetrate the atmosphere they ionize dust particles and aerosols in the atmosphere causing them to attract to each other which enhances cloud seeding. So when the cosmic rays are blocked from reaching the earth by the sun's mag field, less clouds are formed, particularly low lying clouds which act to reflect sunlight and cool the earth. To simplify, temps increase with solar activity due to this action.
Of course there was a great uproar by the mullahs of the global warming religion that there was no way this could be possible. The truth hurts. And Kyoto and its militants deserve to be mocked and exposed for the frauds that they are.
posted on 09/13/2003 8:32:29 AM PDT
Sorry--forgot to add a sarcasm response alert...
posted on 09/13/2003 8:40:27 AM PDT
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