Finally NASA is coming to the same conclusion that Japanese scientists (who have compared global warming “science” to astrology) have reached: it is the sun, rather than factories, cars, or cow flatulence, that warms the earth.
Michael Andrews – June 4, 2009 9:37 AM
Report indicates solar cycle has been impacting Earth since the Industrial Revolution
Past studies have shown that sunspot numbers correspond to warming or cooling trends. The twentieth century has featured heightened activity, indicating a warming trend. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Some researchers believe that the solar cycle influences global climate changes. They attribute recent warming trends to cyclic variation. Skeptics, though, argue that there’s little hard evidence of a solar hand in recent climate changes.
Now, a new research report from a surprising source may help to lay this skepticism to rest. 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. According to Robert Cahalan, a climatologist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, “Right now, we are in between major ice ages, in a period that has been called the Holocene.”
Thomas Woods, solar scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder concludes, “The fluctuations in the solar cycle impacts Earth’s global temperature by about 0.1 degree Celsius, slightly hotter during solar maximum and cooler during solar minimum. The sun is currently at its minimum, and the next solar maximum is expected in 2012.”
According to the study, during periods of solar quiet, 1,361 watts per square meter of solar energy reaches Earth’s outermost atmosphere. Periods of more intense activity brought 1.4 watts per square meter (0.1 percent) more energy.
While the NASA study acknowledged the sun’s influence on warming and cooling patterns, it then went badly off the tracks. Ignoring its own evidence, it returned to an argument that man had replaced the sun as the cause current warming patterns. Like many studies, this conclusion was based less on hard data and more on questionable correlations and inaccurate modeling techniques.
The incontrovertible 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.
But we have a true crisis of ignorance, propaganda, and demagoguery: as “global warming” is increasingly shown to be bunk, liberals merely change terms to “climate change” and keep up the deception campaign.
Global warming, by any other name, is not about science, but socialism masquerading as science. The mainstream media, big government bureaucrats, and pseudo-scientists who benefit from government funding to save the planet from the “crisis,” are seeking to impose one-world government and greater government control over human behavior.
The Obama agenda to impose his radical global warming agenda will bankrupt America.
We’re already beginning to see a Big-Brotheresque mindset to dealing with “global warming deniers” (think “Holocaust deniers) as mentally ill. To wit: when the pseudo-science fails, send in the psychologists.
Of course, Big Brother ‘Bama is going to have to order a LOT of straitjackets, given that fewer than half of Americans buy the bunk of global warming. It’s Al Gore, rather than people who recognize propaganda when they hear it, who should be fitted for a jacket that has sleeves that tie in the back.
I’ve written two articles on the subject of global warming that I challenge anyone claiming that global warming is a “crisis” – or even legitimate science – to read:
Whether one looks at the present or the past, global warming alarmism is just one among many flavors of leftwing Kool-Aid.
This isn’t a merely academic debate. It is having consequences that will cost trillions of dollars, eradicate whole industries, and quite possibly even cost countless American lives.
Even DEMOCRATS are opposing Obama’s Energy Bill, saying that climate change legislation will be utterly devastating for farmers. Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) of the House Agriculture Committee says not only will he not vote for the bill, but that no one else on the committee will support it either. The bill will increase the cost of everything farmers depend on, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, fertilizer, and a host of other things. It would raise taxes on energy by $846 billion over the next ten years. And due to the fact that farming is so energy intensive, one major study shows that it would reduce farm income by $8 billion or 28% by 2012, by $25 billion (or by 60%) through 2024, and by $50 billion (or by 94%) by 2035 [source: Heritage Foundation study]. Many are shaking their heads in amazement over the proposed impact.
Cap and trade legislation would devastate the agricultural community with stratospheriec operating costs, and would destroy rural America.
To make matters worse, the 1,000 page bill pushed through by Democrats Henry Waxman and Ed Markey has barely been examined in spite of its sweeping and shockingly expensive and damaging consequences.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) complained that the Agriculture Department has little if any role in the climate change bill, and that the EPA is driving it. Peterson said, “A lot of us on the Committee do not want the EPA near our farms.”
Nevertheless, Nancy Pelosi is trying to rush the bill through the House, demanding that it be finished by the end of next week – leaving almost no change lawmakers could change it.
One consequence of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi winning their climate change agenda may litterly be millions of Americans starving to death. And that is no exaggeration.
More and more, the legitimate science is proving that we should at least be incredibly skeptical toward global warming. But even as the science toward global warming demonstrates that any warming is the result of solar cycles rather than carbon emissions, Democrats are demagoguing the issue to drive home a radical agenda that will destroy America.