That kernel is that the Earth is getting warmer. But what is not fact is that the issue is settled. Questions still remain unanswered. Is Global Warming a Natural phenomena? What part does mankind play in Global Warming? Can Global Warming be controlled by our actions? Etc.
The Sun Also Sets is one of the latest published articles which does not subscribe to the "Al Gore Alarmists" theories and proclamations. They do not agree that we must implement LEGAL MEASURES AND LAWS to limit Global Warming.
Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance, the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles.To many in the Scientific Community, it is the Sun which in the most influential force behind Global Climate Change. Global Climate Change is a much better term for what is happening, and has happened many times in the Earth's History. Global Climate Change recognizes the Earth's Natural Historic Cycles of both Global Warming And Global Cooling.
To many, those data were convincing. Now, Canadian scientists are seeking additional funding for more and better "eyes" with which to observe our sun, which has a bigger impact on Earth's climate than all the tailpipes and smokestacks on our planet combined.The Earth's climate history has many periods of both warming and cooling. By reading the Earth's Biography, many believe that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is only an indicator of Global Climate Change, while the Sun is the driving force and cause of Global Climate Changes.
The Sun's activity has been shown to have a very predictable cycle. These cycles are indicated and tracked by sunspot activity.
Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, is among those looking at the sun for evidence of an increase in sunspot activity.Lack of Sunspots could indicate the beginning a period of sunspot hibernation called a "Maunder Minimum". More data needs to be observed and analyzed to definitely diagnose a "Maunder Minimum". Gathering this data will likely take a year or two.
In the 17th Century the sun experienced a "Maunder Minimum" characterized by low sunspot activity as well as low sun magnetism that
...corresponded with a period of bitter cold that began around 1650 and lasted, with intermittent spikes of warming, until 1715. Frigid winters and cold summers during that period led to massive crop failures, famine and death in Northern Europe.Research has indicated that it is the Sun is the only real factor driving Global Climate Change.
For instance, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar Research in Germany report the sun has been burning more brightly over the last 60 years, accounting for the 1 degree Celsius increase in Earth's temperature over the last 100 years.And...
R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center of Canada's Carleton University, says that "CO2 variations show little correlation with our planet's climate on long, medium and even short time scales."And...
In 2005, Russian astronomer Khabibullo Abdusamatov made some waves — and not a few enemies in the global warming "community" — by predicting that the sun would reach a peak of activity about three years from now, to be accompanied by "dramatic changes" in temperatures.A few years ago, a similar result came from a Hoover Institution Study.
"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 one in 100," according to Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.The Hoover Study made this statement which is worth remembering.
..."try as we might, we simply could not find any relationship between industrial activity, energy consumption and changes in global temperatures."Be aware it is a fact that there is not enough data to take the drastic steps being demanded by the "Chicken Little Al Gore Alarmists".