This article supports the eco nazis. If true, it is incredibly bad news and means that co2 levels need to be reduced now. What it means is that when the earth begins to warm, co2 rises, which causes more warming, which causes even more co2 and so on.
Of course, the article does not claim this is true, it only says there is some evidence supporting this possiblity. However, it is important for the conservative community to keep an open mind on this issue and not disagree with the eco nazis just to disagree with them. Even a blind squirrel will occassionally find an acorn.
Of course we humans contribute to it. It's our hall mark. In the general scheme of things, we burn things. It's what we do! That there are several billion of us doing it has an effect on the things.
The question is, can we or should we, do anything about it. Banning SUVs is just as silly as claiming humans are not responsible for the increase.
If science actually and reliably predicts that sea level is going to rise, then we should start constructing dykes. Attempting to reduce the habit of burning things enjoyed by several billion people is ridiculous!
The period from 1645 - 1715 is generally regarded as the peak of the global cold spell that gripped earth from around 1250 to 1850, and it was the time of what's known as the Maunder Minimum, a 70 year period where very few sunspots were observed. Clearly, something different was going on with the sun during that time.
Is it possible that after 80 years of relative inactivity, the sun began a renewed period of activity in which coronal ejections slammed into earth's atmosphere causing little understood atmospheric reactions, possibly resulting in increased CO2 production? Could a change in solar neutrino flux have contributed to reactions that enhanced this CO2 production?
Whether this is the case or not, we must presume it is. We must act now, before it's too late. We can't take the risk by waiting any longer.
Surely a nation that has the technological prowess to send a man to the moon can come up with a Manhattan project like effort to re-engineer solar output to maximize the benefits of all peoples of earth.
This is a perfect project to assign to the United Nations. Charge them to come up with the plan to fix the sun. Coax algore out of retirement and put him in charge. Let him hire Tim Wirth and Steve Schneider to add credibility to the project.