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MUST-READ: Peer-reviewed article in journal Science says solar activity impacts climate

From Investors Business Daily. (H/T Andrew)

Excerpt:

The Aug. 28 issue of the journal Science details how the scientific team led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), using a century’s worth of data and three powerful computer models, figured out just how small changes in solar activity can trigger great changes in earth’s climate.

[...]The world has significantly cooled in the last decade, a period that corresponds to a decline and virtual halt in sunspot activity. Solar activity is in a valley right now, the deepest of the past century. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that in 2008 and 2009 the sun set Space Age records for low sunspot counts, weak solar wind and low solar radiance.

R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center of Canada’s Carleton University, has said that “CO2 variations show little correlation with our planet’s climate on long-, medium- and even short-time scales.”

Rather, he says, “I and the first-class scientists I work with are consistently finding excellent correlations between the regular fluctuations of the sun and earthly climate. This is not surprising. The sun and the stars are the ultimate source of energy on this planet.”

A Hoover Institution Study a few years back examined historical data and came to a similar conclusion. “The effects of solar activity and volcanoes are impossible to miss. Temperatures fluctuated exactly as expected, and the pattern was so clear that, statistically, the odds of the correlation existing by chance were less than one in 100,” according to Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

Another day, another disproof of anthropogenic catastrophic man-made global warming.

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  1. ECM says:

    The AGW edifice continues to crumble from without due to concerted, factual, assault while the defenders of this laughable, discredited, theory fight a war of attrition determined less to save the world than to preserve their ill-gotten sinecures (see: Al Gore et al) pillaged from the wallets and savings of Jon Q. Public who has no interest in what the flim-flam men are selling.

    The only thing that galls me more than the fact that this feeble house of cards has stood for as long as it has despite being plainly wrong based on evidence available for decades (long before there was such a thing as ‘global warming’, in fact) is that we, the people, haven’t called for the (figurative) heads of the acolytes of this denatured, dunderheaded, faith. In all likelihood, the lot of them will scurry into the shadows to find the Next Big Thing(TM) to exploit for financial gain at no personal cost to them in either reputation or remuneration.

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