Climate Change, Global warming ,greenhouse gases, Climate Change Anthropology.
Nope, It’s a Solar Maximum. During the Solar Maximum, earthy directed solar radiation is increased. At the same time during a Solar Minimum, There is an decrease of Solar Radiation. We are now at or near the Solar Maximum.
Weather and Climate are dependent on the Sun and the fact that the Earth is tilted on it’s axis, a fact that any school age child should know. I learned that in grade school, Didn’t You? Another interesting fact I had learned is there is always the same amount of Carbon on Earth, regardless of it’s state.
Three studies presented by scientists at a conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico yesterday predict that sunspots are set to temporarily and unexpectedly vanish in coming years as part of a solar “hibernation” period that could last for decades.
In August, 1974, the Office of Research and Development of the Central Intelligence Agency produced a report entitled “A Study of Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems” – available online at: http://www.climatemonitor.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/1974.pdf. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/05/25/the-cia-documents-the-global-cooling-research-of-the-1970s/
(and if NASA scientists are right the
Thames will be freezing over again)
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
Read the Sunspots by Timothy R. Patterson, Financial Post June 20, 2007
- 4 Known Sunspot Cycles
- 11-year “Schwabe” sunspot cycle – We find a very strong and consistent 11-year cycle throughout the whole record in the sediments and diatom remains. This correlates closely to the well-known 11-year “Schwabe” sunspot cycle, during which the output of the sun varies by about 0.1%.
- 75-90-year “Gleissberg Cycle – we see marine productivity cycles that match well with the sun’s 75-90-year “Gleissberg Cycle,”
- 200-500-year “Suess Cycle“ and the
- 1,100-1,500-year “Bond Cycle.”
- Even though the sun is brighter now than at any time in the past 8,000 years, the increase in direct solar input is not calculated to be sufficient to cause the past century’s modest warming on its own. There had to be an amplifier of some sort for the sun to be a primary driver of climate change.
Indeed, that is precisely what has been discovered. In a series of groundbreaking scientific papers starting in 2002, Veizer, Shaviv, Carslaw, and most recently Svensmark et al., have collectively demonstrated that as the output of the sun varies, and with it, our star’s protective solar wind, varying amounts of galactic cosmic rays from deep space are able to enter our solar system and penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere. These cosmic rays enhance cloud formation which, overall, has a cooling effect on the planet. When the sun’s energy output is greater, not only does the Earth warm slightly due to direct solar heating, but the stronger solar wind generated during these “high sun” periods blocks many of the cosmic rays from entering our atmosphere. Cloud cover decreases and the Earth warms still more.
- The opposite occurs when the sun is less bright. More cosmic rays are able to get through to Earth’s atmosphere, more clouds form, and the planet cools more than would otherwise be the case due to direct solar effects alone. This is precisely what happened from the middle of the 17th century into the early 18th century, when the solar energy input to our atmosphere, as indicated by the number of sunspots, was at a minimum and the planet was stuck in the Little Ice Age. http://www.politicallyincorrectfacts.com/global_warming/Global_Cooling.htm
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