What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 22, 2013

Oh, NOW It's The Sunspots!!

From today's Tribune-Review Op-Ed Page:
Global warming's “pause” over the past decade-plus is an inconvenient truth that blame-mankind, “settled science” climate cluckers struggle to explain. Here's another: Sunspot formation is weakening in ways reminiscent of conditions associated with a “little ice age” about 300 years ago.

The U.K.-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (thegwpf.org) cites an Irish Times report on solar scientists' latest findings. Sunspot activity should be peaking in its regular 11-year cycle, averaging between 90 and 140 sunspots a month, but the actual figure is just 67.
Here's the "report" at the GWPF which is just a repost of this article at the Irish Times.

By the way at the bottom of the GWPF page there's this link which basically debunks story that the braintrust's trying to tell you:
Those hoping that the sun could save us from climate change look set for disappointment. The recent lapse in solar activity is not the beginning of a decades-long absence of sunspots – a dip that might have cooled the climate. Instead, it represents a shorter, less pronounced downturn that happens every century or so.
How interesting that they chose not to tell you that.

But this "sunspot/climbing temps" argument isn't new.  Let me show you something from skepticalscience.com.  It's a set of three pages (one basic, one intermediate, and one advanced) explaining this argument.  But let's go straight to the artwork:

See how the solar activity line (the blue one) has been headed downward for a few decades and the temperature line (the red one) has been trending upwards?

From their "intermediate page" there's lotsa actual science to show how little influence sunspot activity actually has on global temperatures.

The recent disconnect between sunspots and temperature rise isn't new news at all.  Just this data.

Still doesn't change the fact that climate change is undeniable.

Now go back and look at what the braintrust wants you to believe.  How silly does it look now?

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