Posts Tagged ‘Sunspot activity’

Tattoo this: “It’s the Sun, stupid!”

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Source: SPPI

http://www.sunorbit.net/real_sun.htm

by Willie Soon and William M. Briggs

New Berkeley BEST project temperature records confirm: changes in solar radiation influence climate

Willie Soon and William M. Briggs

Scientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for over 5000 years.

Chinese imperial astronomers kept detailed sunspot records. They noticed that more sunspots meant warmer weather. In 1801, the celebrated astronomer William Herschel (discoverer of the planet Uranus) observed that, when there were fewer spots, the price of wheat soared. He surmised that less “light and heat” from the sun resulted in reduced harvests.

Earlier last month Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkeley’s BEST project announced that, based on their newly constructed global land temperature record, “no component that matches solar activity” was related to temperature. Instead, Professor Muller said, carbon dioxide controlled temperature.

Could it really be true that solar radiation, which supplies Earth with the energy that drives our weather and climate – and which, when it varied, caused the climate to shift over the ages – is no longer the principal influence on climate change? (more…)

SPPI Monthly CO2 Report

Friday, August 20th, 2010

A note to our readers –

During the last few years, the desperation has become palpable among the UNIPCC, many Western governments and their lavishly-funded conscripts promoting more political centralization, massive transfers of wealth and technologies and breath-taking personal greed.

Because some of the graphs in the SPPI Monthly CO2 Report expose exaggerations, if not outright deceptions, in the UN’s IPCC reports, alarmist pro-IPCC, pro-regulatory websites have, of necessity, attacked them and their presenter, Christopher Monckton.

A response to these attacks appears in this month’s report, and also in this recent short paper posted on the SPPI website: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/commentaries_essays/they_do_protest_too_much.html (more…)