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Because … the Sun

It appears as the climate alarmists and our political betters pursue global warming (with the “big meeting” in December of this year), some scientists are much more concerned about global cooling.

Why?  Uh, the Sun?

“The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky – has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century,” echoes vencoreweather.com. “Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots. We are currently more than six years into Solar Cycle 24 and today the sun is virtually spotless despite the fact that we are still in what is considered to be its solar maximum phase.”
See, I really like that first sentence – “The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky…”.  But you know, we’re “warming” and the “climate is changing” because of a trace gas in our atmosphere per models which have been roundly trashed as, well, trash and temperatures that have been horribly fudged.

Science!

Meanwhile, in the realm known as “reality”:

“There have been two notable historical periods with decades-long episodes of low solar activity,” continues vencoreweather.com. “The first period is known as the “Maunder Minimum”, named after the solar astronomer Edward Maunder, and it lasted from around 1645 to 1715. The second one is referred to as the “Dalton Minimum”, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, and it lasted from about 1790 to 1830.

“Both of these historical periods coincided with below-normal global temperatures in an era now referred to by many as the “Little Ice Age”.

“If this trend continues for the next couple of cycles, then there would likely be more talk of another “grand minimum” for the sun.”

This, of course, will be roundly ignored in December when the “world” meets to decide on how to address … global warming climate change.  Because the conclusion has been determined before the meeting.  The meeting is about how much to charge you for fixing this nonexistent problem and how to divide up the loot.

~McQ

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14 Responses to Because … the Sun

  • I’ve been making the point about the Sun being the primary driver of our “climate” for so long that my liberal friends call me the Sun God. I tell them that the Earth has survived quite well through climate shocks much more severe than car exhaust and cow farts, but they look at me like I have another head growing out of my neck.

  • The buzz word is/was “global dimming”. They’ve been working that up as a fallback in the background for a while. Essentially soot and chemicals are blocking sunlight causing cooling. Pretty much the crap they were selling before global warming. It has the nice twist of hijacking the point AGW critics have that the sun drives temperature. A bit of bait & twist.

    • Interplanetary soot.

      Damn. Whoda thunk it…???

      • All man made, silly.

        • Quit fouling up my solar system with your CO2 outgassing you damn beef eating SUV driving climate changers!

          Gaia! Gaia!

          • The irony is that the “Gaia Principle” says that adding 3% more CO2 to the biosphere will have no effect, which is the reality.

        • There’s never been a naturally-caused wildfire?

          • How can you prove that unless men where there to witness it which means men were involved. Therefore you can only prove men were involved with a fire or its an unanswered mystery.

          • We can only resolve this by employing Schrodinger’s Truth.

            Where’s Erb, he’s a gaseous expert.

  • “The big yellow one is the sun”

  • Meanwhile, the lawless Obama administration goes full Stalin.

    *sigh* History will not look back kindly on this train wreck…

    • The BIG question…for only GOP types to have to answer…of the Mushroom media is, “What is Barracula’s religion?”.

      Well, based on his conduct, he’s the chief druid of the Collectivist doctrine.

  • Senor Sol is a warmth denier.

    Now, THERE is a revelation for the Mushroom Media.