Thursday, February 03, 2005

While Nero Fiddled....

...the world got warmer and warmer. This report indicates that we need to cut emissions like it was already too late, because it is.


Anonymous said...

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist, in collaboration with an international team of colleagues, has reported that noticeable changes in the sub-polar climate and ecosystems appear to be linked to variations in the sun's intensity during the past 12,000 years.

--Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 26 October 2003 =====

Our results imply that small variations in solar irradiance induced pronounced cyclic changes in northern high-latitude environments. They also provide evidence that centennial-scale shifts in the Holocene climate were similar between the subpolar regions of the North Atlantic and North Pacific, possibly because of Sun-ocean-climate linkages.

-- F.S. Hu et al., Science, 26 September 2003 =====

Since the late 1970s, the amount of solar radiation the sun emits, during times of quiet sunspot activity, has increased by nearly .05 percent per decade, according to a NASA funded study. "Historical records of solar activity indicate that solar radiation has been increasing since the late 19th century. If a trend, comparable to the one found in this study, persisted throughout the 20th century, it would have provided a significant component of the global warming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports to have occurred over the past 100 years."

--NASA Goddar Space Flight Center, 20 March 2003 =====

The reconstruction shows reliably that the period of high solar activity during the last 60 years is unique throughout the past 1150 years.

--Ilya G. Usoskin, Sami K. Solanki, Manfred Schüssler,
Kalevi Mursula, and Katja Alanko


Kendall said...

It's all the sun's fault so I guess we shouldn't even bother to try to hold back on the human contribution to global warming.

Anonymous said...

Once again, this is just a red-herring issue pumped by those of communist mentality who wish to further advance the wealth redistribution schemes of both the far left and the far right. Yes, that's right. The big trans-national corporations are the ones funding the faux-scientists pushing the human-caused global warming hoax. Why? Think about it. I'm sure a smart guy like you can figure it out. ;-)

Kendall said...

So data be damned. You have your paranoia to sustain you and give you purpose.

Anonymous said...

You are the one refusing to acknowledge the real hard data and choosing to embrace the position backed only by propaganda. We don't need models with manipulated data to track the major causes of climate change - unless you wish to force fit your political agenda into the mix. Those who are big on using government to control, regulate and dictate toss all honesty and ethics aside in their quest for a lever.

Kendall said...

Face it. Not everyone believes that literally thousands of scientists independently gathering evidence from a vast variety of phenomena intentionally skewed their results to achieve a desired end. No one looks to enhance their career by confirming conventional wisdom. But if the data confirms it, what else can an honest scientist do?