Global Warming

Global Warming/Climate Change debate: It’s the sun stupid which periodically shields us from cosmic rays……..!


Scientist Henrik Svensmark has been way ahead on the rest in his groundbreaking discovery concerning cosmic rays that seed our lower atmosphere and create clouds.


That deep space activity is managed by the sun which periodically shields us from that natural occurrence. The results are at times, cooler or warmer temperatures depending on solar activity. This man is going to be proven right over time, I just hope that saner minds prevail in order for his work to be finally recognized before we damage world economies and kill people in the process.

Delingpole: Sun’s Impact on Climate ‘Greater than Thought’ Shock

The sun’s impact on climate is much larger than is generally recognised, finds a report for the Global Warming Policy Foundation by leading physicist Professor Henrik Svensmark.


Svensmark, a senior researcher in the Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics Division of the National Space Institute (DTU Space) in Lyngby, Denmark, says that solar activity “has had a significant impact on climate during the Holocene period.”


Numerous studies have shown that throughout the Holocene period (approximately the last 10,000 years) there has been a strong correlation between solar activity and global warming and cooling.


A well-known example is the existence of high solar activity during the Medieval Warm Period, around the year 1000 AD, and the subsequent low levels of solar activity during the cold period, now called The Little Ice Age (1300–1850 AD).


Yet astonishingly the official consensus continues to play down this connection by insisting that the influence of solar activity on climate change is negligible. The reason for this, Svensmark suggests, is that if the sun’s effect on climate change were properly acknowledged then it would involve downgrading the influence of CO2.


“…The official consensus from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.. [estimates] that the change in solar radiative forcing between 1750 and 2011 was around 0.05 W/m2, a value which is entirely negligible relative to the effect of greenhouse gases, estimated at around 2.3 W/m2. However, the existence of an atmospheric solar-amplification mechanism would have implications for the estimated climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide, suggesting that it is much lower than currently thought.”


In other words, nobody in the climate alarmist establishment wants to admit the importance of the Sun because if they did, bang would go their theory – and attendant funding gravy train – that man-made CO2 is a significant and potentially dangerous driver of climate change.


Solar activity – ’caused by magnetic fields that are generated by the Sun’s differential rotation and by convection of the solar plasma’ – can be measured by observing ‘sunspots’. These sunspots increase and decrease in activity cycles of about 11 years. When there are very few of them it is known as a ‘solar minimum’. Historically solar minima coincide with periods of unusual cold – for example the Maunder Minimum of the late 17th century (which saw ice fairs on the River Thames) and the Dalton Minimum of the early 19th century (Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow).


Sunspot activity in the current solar cycle is historically low. This suggests that we could be heading for a new solar minimum, which could repeat the cold weather of the last Little Ice Age (which ended in the mid-19th century)


It’s not the heat of the sun’s rays which causes these warming and cooling periods. Rather, Svensmark contends, it is most likely the effect of cosmic rays on cloud cover.


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