reply to post by CircleOfDust
I doubt there is one and only one reason for what is happening to the earth and solar system at large but anyone who denies the sun plays a major part
in the equation needs to get outside more..... mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
Martian Ice Shrinking Dramatically
New gullies that did not exist in mid-2002 have appeared on a Martian sand dune.
That's just one of the surprising discoveries that have resulted from the extended life of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, which this month began its
ninth year in orbit around Mars. Boulders tumbling down a Martian slope left tracks that weren't there two years ago. New impact craters formed since
the 1970s suggest changes to age-estimating models. And for three Mars summers in a row, deposits of frozen carbon dioxide near Mars' south pole have
shrunk from the previous year's size, suggesting a climate change in progress.
Prediction of a global climate change on Jupiter
Philip S. Marcus
Top of pageJupiter's atmosphere, as observed in the 1979 Voyager space craft images, is characterized by 12 zonal jet streams and about 80 vortices,
the largest of which are the Great Red Spot and three White Ovals that had formed1 in the 1930s. The Great Red Spot has been observed continuously
since 1665 and, given the dynamical similarities between the Great Red Spot and the White Ovals, the disappearance, 4 of two White Ovals in
1997−2000 was unexpected. Their longevity and sudden demise has been explained however, by the trapping of anticyclonic vortices in the troughs of
Rossby waves, forcing them to merge. Here I propose that the disappearance of the White Ovals was not an isolated event, but part of a recurring
climate cycle which will cause most of Jupiter's vortices to disappear within the next decade. In my numerical simulations, the loss of the vortices
results in a global temperature change of about 10 K, which destabilizes the atmosphere and thereby leads to the formation of new vortices. After
formation, the large vortices are eroded by turbulence over a time of 60 years—consistent with observations of the White Ovals—until they
disappear and the cycle begins again.
Pluto is undergoing global warming, researchers find
October 9, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Pluto is undergoing global warming, as evidenced by a three-fold increase in the planet's atmospheric pressure during the past 14
years, a team of astronomers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Williams College, the University of Hawaii, Lowell Observatory and
Cornell University announced in a press conference today at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Division for Planetary
Sciences in Birmingham, AL.
The team, led by James Elliot, professor of planetary astronomy at MIT and director of MIT's Wallace Observatory, made this finding by watching the
dimming of a star when Pluto passed in front of it Aug. 20. The team carried out observations using eight telescopes at Mauna Kea Observatory,
Haleakala, Lick Observatory, Lowell Observatory and Palomar Observatory. Data were successfully recorded at all sites.
An earlier attempt to observe an occultation of Pluto on July 19 in Chile was not highly successful. Observations were made from only two sites with
small telescopes because the giant telescopes and other small telescopes involved lost out to bad weather or from being in the wrong location that
day. These two occultations were the first to be successfully observed for Pluto since 1988.
So as per your op IMO the sun is an obvious part of the equation. There was another thread around here talking about the sun's position passing
through some insteller cloud which could be a contributing factor to all the climate osolations we are experiencing.
Humans like one neat simple answer to complex problems; alas that is not always the case.......