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What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, on the facts of climate change.

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Did anyone think to ask how this would affect the environment?

More Active Sun Means Nasty Solar Storms Ahead
June 9, 2010 by SPACE.com Staff

The sun is about to get a lot more active, which could have ill effects on Earth. So to prepare, top sun scientists met Tuesday to discuss the best ways to protect Earth’s satellites and other vital systems from the coming solar storms.

Solar storms occur when sunspots on our star erupt and spew out flumes of charged particles that can damage power systems. The sun’s activity typically follows an 11-year cycle, and it looks to be coming out of a slump and gearing up for an active period.

“The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity,” said Richard Fisher, head of NASA’s Heliophysics Division. “At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms. The intersection of these two issues is what we’re getting together to discuss.”

Let’s not presume our understanding of the sun is infallible. Some are so insistent global warming can only be explained by the human activity argument they would deny the sun’s alternating activity could have any significant impact on general planetary climate.

The Sun’s Unchanging Size Baffles Scientists
May 13, 2010 by Denise Chow

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NASA Study Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming
June 4, 2009 by Michael Andrews (hat tip to Bob Parks)

Duh. Should we call global warming alarmists “deniers” if they don’t accept this information?

Some researchers believe that the solar cycle influences global climate changes. They attribute recent warming trends to cyclic variation. Skeptics, though, argue that there’s little hard evidence of a solar hand in recent climate changes.

Now, a new research report from a surprising source may help to lay this skepticism to rest. A study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland looking at climate data over the past century has concluded that solar variation has made a significant impact on the Earth’s climate. The report concludes that evidence for climate changes based on solar radiation can be traced back as far as the Industrial Revolution.

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The truth about global warming – it’s the Sun that’s to blame
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July 18, 2004, by Michael Leidig and Roya Nikkhah

Global warming has finally been explained: the Earth is getting hotter because the Sun is burning more brightly than at any time during the past 1,000 years, according to new research.

A study by Swiss and German scientists suggests that increasing radiation from the sun is responsible for recent global climate changes.

Dr Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research, said: “The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures.

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