It was -29C when I woke up this morning and that is good news, because it was colder last week. It’s a sign things are warming up. I had to stick a battery charger on my SUV the day before Christmas when it decided not to start. Thankfully we were able to get it going without calling a tow truck.
Ironically, many activists love blaming SUVs and oil consumption generally on the global warming hitting the earth.
Yet despite claims by man-made global warming alarmists that the science is settled, in 2017 there were 120 research papers written that concluded global warming has very little to do with man’s activity (oil and CO2 emissions) but more to do with the sun.
No one is arguing that the earth has recently gone through a warming trend, what is being questioned is the cause.
According to Kenneth Richards at NoTrickZone, the 120 papers published in several scientific journals reported there is a correlation between the earth’s heating and cooling trends to two things — sunspot activity and cosmic rays.
The thought that the sun could actually be impacting earth’s warming cycle is so out there, could it possibly be true?
Richard says that research shows the recent warming we experienced was due to a high level of sun spots, called a Modern Grand Maximum, that the sun recently went through.
He cited a paper written by Harald Yndestad from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and J.-E. Solheim, with the Department of Physics and Technology at Norway’s University of Tromsø.
“Periods with few sunspots are associated with low solar activity and cold climate periods. Periods with many sunspots are associated with high solar activity and warm climate periods…. We are currently leaving a grand activity maximum, which began in approximately 1940 and is now declining.”
Yndestad and Solheim go on to predict the reduction in sunspots will result in a period of cooling between 2020 and 2050.
They are not alone. Richards says that 13 papers, seven written in 2017, and the rest between 2015 and 2016, have predicted that we will be entering a period of what some describe as a mini-ice age as early as 2020.
Unfortunately, the climate discussion has become highly politicized. Governments around the world are using the climate alarmism as an excuse for new carbon taxes and increased regulation. They will not give up this cash cow without a fight.
Because of this, it is almost impossible to know what is true.
According to American Thinker, not unexpectedly some are even blaming the recent spate of extreme, record-setting cold weather at the end of 2017 on man-made global warming.
It cited an article from USA Today, that said:
“Even this week’s cold weather is probably being caused at least in part by global warming, said Jonathan Overpeck, a climate scientist at the University of Michigan.”
It seems everything (more snow, less snow, warming and now cooling) is being blamed on man-made global warming and then they have the audacity to wonder why people are becoming more skeptical of all these claims.
- Skeptic Papers 2017: NoTrickZone
- 7 New (2017) Papers Forecast Global Cooling, Another Little Ice Age Will Begin Soon: NoTrickZone
- 13 scientific studies suggest ‘little ice age’ looming: WND.com
- The Influence of Solar System Oscillation on the Variability of the Total Solar Irradiance: Yndestad and Solheim
- Record cold weather caused by…you guessed it…global warming!: American Thinker