Friday, 5 June 2009
...the sun plays a major role in climate change...and that's why it is HOT at the equator, and COLD at the poles. Who would've thought it ?
...NASA Goddard study suggests solar variation plays a role in our current climate...NASA Study Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming......Solar activity has shown a major spike in the twentieth century, corresponding to global warming. This cyclic variation was acknowledged by a recent NASA study, which reviewed a great deal of past climate data. Now...a study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland looking at climate data over the past century has concluded that solar variation has made a significant impact on the Earth’s climate. The report concludes that evidence for climate changes based on solar radiation can be traced back as far as the Industrial Revolution...Past research has shown that the sun goes through eleven year cycles. At the cycle’s peak, solar activity occurring near sunspots is particularly intense, basking the Earth in solar heat...The inconvertible fact, here is that even NASA’s own study acknowledges that solar variation has caused climate change in the past. And even the study’s members, mostly ardent supports of AGW theory, acknowledge that the sun may play a significant role in future climate changes...more from WuWT here...
...and an accurate critique from the comments...As far as this latest solar report. They are covering their behinds just in case this minimum continues and their models can't, or won’t predict cooling.. then we can blame it on the sun. Remember when it was warming the sun had no influence, or slight influence.. but let it cool down and the sun definitely has a measurable effect?