Saturday, April 05, 2008

'No Sun link' to climate change

Scientists have produced further compelling evidence showing that modern-day climate change is not caused by changes in the Sun's activity.

The research contradicts a favoured theory of climate "sceptics", that changes in cosmic rays coming to Earth determine cloudiness and temperature.

Kudos to the BBC for putting quotes around "sceptics." In this case it's wholly deserved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's all well and good, but still doesn't exempt us. Why? Well, in my personal, unscientifically unstudied opinion, the jury is still out on the sun question, and any other cosmic phenomenon possibly involved with the warming cycle currently experienced, and we are simply exacerbating whatever the original cause may have been. In other words, a participatory situation. We cannot continue pounding out various emissions, especially carbon, increasingly, as they do indeed cause pollution-as do many other things we produce. That, and six billion plus humans are going to have a planetary impact regardless of the use of technology. Or perhaps I should say 'aside from'.