No hot flashes here, no pun intended, because for most of us, the fact that the Earth is cooling is not new news. However, for one of the biggest media outlets that is seemingly 100% in tune with the man-made global (AGW) warming theory to frankly admit it is cooling is a surprise. To read their posting, click here.
The biggest laugh in the BBC article is when the UK Met office says their Centre
“…. incorporates solar variation and ocean cycles into its climate models, and that they are nothing new. In fact, the centre says they are just two of the whole host of known factors that influence global temperatures – all of which are accounted for by its models.”
Get that “all of which are accounted for by its models.” If all are accounted for, then they would have predicted this cooling. How it is that scientists of all stripes can hear organizations says such obviously bogus things and be silent? The only explanation it seems is, they fear retribution meted out by the AGWers’ right arm, the media like the BBC.
The BBC says that two years ago a research team seemed to rule out solar influence.
“The scientists’ main approach was simple: to look at solar output and cosmic ray intensity over the last 30-40 years, and compare those trends with the graph for global average surface temperature.
And the results were clear. “Warming in the last 20 to 40 years can’t have been caused by solar activity,” said Dr Piers Forster from Leeds University, a leading contributor to this year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”
I know I can not prove that the Sun is responsible for global warming and cooling but, come on, the level of solar activity seems to be the most promising correlation anywhere to be found.
I have said this before, and here I go again: Even though the exact mechanism linking the Sun and global climate change has not yet been definitively established, it is kind of like gravity—it is obvious even if we do not yet fully understand how it works.