New analysis counters claims that solar activity is linked to global warming

July 10, 2007 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Climate change, Fröhlich, Global warming, Guardian, Lockwood, Royal Society, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Switzerland, UK, World Radiation Center | 1 Comment

Study undermines climate sceptics’ arguments
· Correlations ‘inconsistent’ with temperature riseJames Randerson, science correspondent
Wednesday July 11, 2007
The Guardian

It has been one of the central claims of those who challenge the idea that human activities are to blame for global warming. The planet’s climate has long fluctuated, say the climate sceptics, and current warming is just part of that natural cycle – the result of variation in the sun’s output and not carbon dioxide emissions.

But a new analysis of data on the sun’s output in the last 25 years of the 20th century has firmly put the notion to rest. The data shows that even though the sun’s activity has been decreasing since 1985, global temperatures have continued to rise at an accelerating rate.

Read the entire New analysis counters claims that solar activity is linked to global warming article in tomorrow’s Guardian …


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  1. Excellent. Nice to see the media making the point that, contrary to popular belief, the skeptics are a tiny minority.

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