Friday, May 26, 2006

So it's the sun that causes global warming!

This article pitches a new twist into the global warming debate. Researchers have found a correlation between the energy the sun puts out (measured by sunspot activity) and the temperature on Earth. Another Homer Simpson "Doh!" is justified.

But the highlight of the article comes at the end when David Bellamy is quoted (and I quote):

"Global warming - at least the modern nightmare version - is a myth," he said. "I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy-makers are not.

"Instead, they have an unshakeable faith in what has, unfortunately, become one of the central credos of the environmental movement: humans burn fossil fuels, which release increased levels of carbon dioxide - the principal so-called greenhouse gas - into the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to heat up. They say this is global warming: I say this is poppycock."

By the way, David Bellamy is introduced as "the conservationist". How interesting, because you can be sure he got that moniker way before he spoke out against the religion of global warming!


Blogger Paul Ashton said...

I received an e-mail which I will quote here:

Dear Sir,

I came across your blog site when surfing the internet.

The article referenced in
titled 'So it is the sun that causes Global Warming' references the work of
a scientist Sami Solanski during 2004 or earlier. So, this is not 'NEWS at all'
and further more the following source gives a balanced summary of the study
rathen than the Cherry Picked report in your Blog pages.

The following are extracts from it :

He says that based on his team's research, the Sun can be responsible for, at most, only a small part of the warming over the last 20 to 30 years.

"Just how large this role is, must still be investigated," he says, "since, according to our latest knowledge on the variations of the solar magnetic field, the significant increase in the Earth’s temperature since 1980 is indeed to be ascribed to the greenhouse effect caused by carbon dioxide."

In addition, the MPS scientists took the measured and calculated variations in the solar brightness over the last 150 years and compared them to the temperature of the Earth.

"Although the changes in the two values tend to follow each other for roughly the first 120 years, the Earth’s temperature has risen dramatically in the last 30 years while the solar brightness has not appreciably increased in this time," they said.

I appreciate if you correct your report to reflect Dr Sami Solanski's conclusions.


I have not included the name and e-mail address of the sender but I cannot correct the report as requested primarily because the Daily telegraph has broken the link in the post. It is hard to change something without all the information to hand. So, I've done the best I can.

9:54 PM  

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