Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Sun and Its Role in Global Warming and Climate Change

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The Sun
One of the most curious aspects of the global warming alarm is the persistent reluctance of some climate scientists to consider the role of the sun. The idea that variations in solar activity, observable in the form of sun spots, influence the earth’s climate has a long, important history, stretching back to the astronomers Maunder, Herschel and beyond. It would be surprising, surely, if the sun did not have a major influence on the earth’s climate (why is summer warmer than winter?).

Among those scientists who are actively exploring the solar-climate connection there are different views as to how the relationship between sun and earth is mediated. Names to look out for in research papers include Willie Soon, Sallie Balliunas, Eigil Friis-Christensen, Henrik Svensmark, Nir Shaviv and Jan Veizer. An excellent introduction to the topic is ‘The Manic Sun’ by Nigel Calder, who recently also wrote, with Henrik Svensmark, ‘The Chilling Stars’. Also worth looking at is Willie Soon’s short book on Edward Maunder.

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More Information:
"What do we really know about the Sun-climate connection", by E. Friis-Christensen and H. Svensmark, Adv. Space Res. Vol. 20, No4/5, pp. 913-921, 1997. read more

"Celestial Climate Driver: A Perspective from Four Billion Years of the Carbon Cycle" by Ján Veizer, Geoscience Canada, Volume 32, Vol. 1, pp. 13, March 2005 read more

"Variable Solar Irradiance as a Plausible Agent for Multidecadal Variations in the Arctic-wide Surface Air Temperature Record of the Past 130 Years" by Willie W.-H. Soon. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 32, L16712, doi:10.1029/2005GL023429, 2005 read more
CERN - CLOUD Project read more

BBC article read more

New Scientist article: "Scientists Predict Solar Downturn, Global Cooling" New Scientist magazine, 16 Sep 2006read more

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