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Originally posted by nyarlathotep
I just have one question. What kind of scientific data have they been collecting for the past 1100 years? I mean we have SOHO for how long? How can they compare the data from say several hundred years ago that was collected by the naked eye?
Originally posted by Outland
When it was suggested a couple years ago that the solar constant wasn't actually all that constant, the notion was quickly rebuffed by the "greenhouse gas" crowd and scientists such as astrophysicists Dr. Sally Balliunas and Dr. Willie Soon and the like were then victims of a smear campaign. But now that mankind's contribution of greenhouse gasses has been added to the hype, all is right with the world.
The theories behind solar influences being the major factor on climate change and variability are centuries old, well documented and in my opinion, very sound.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
60 degrees F cooler!? You do realize that it is July, and yet there would have been ICE in San Bernardino, CA today if that happened, right?
I'm not saying it's not true, I'm just saying that maybe greenhouse gasses weren't curbed earlier for a reason. I also noticed from the chart that greenhouse gas levels have come to match our emissions, roughly. Does this mean that the natural levels have depleted and only our re-supply of them has kept them up?
"The only problem is that the sun being "the only" influence on climate on Earth doesn't seem to be true. If for the past 20 years the sunspots have been pretty constant but temperatures on Earth have kept increasing..."