Monday, October 12, 2009

The Heliocentric Theory of Global Warming

EVER SINCE AL GORE WON THE NOBEL PRIZE, many people have "come to believe" that global warming and climate change are caused by the greenhouse effect  of human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels for transportation, the building of cities and large scale agricultural and industrial activity.  For most of the 20th century most of these emissions came from North America and Europe, but now, rapidly developing countries like India and China, will be responsible for most of the increases in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere this century.

But there is problem. According to this  BBC report (thanks Popi!) there appears to be solid evidence we have actually entered a period of global cooling despite the fact that CO2 emissions have steadily increased since 1998, the hottest year on record.  It does not seem possible that greenhouse gas emissions have increased but not global temperature as predicted. 
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

Now if greenhouse gases are not controlling global temperature, then what is?  Maybe it's the Sun. Even before the greenhouse gas theory was advanced, the Sun has always been an obvious suspect for changes in the earth's weather and climate.  That was the first thing scientists checked!  BBC continues:
Sceptics argue that the warming we observed was down to the energy from the Sun increasing. After all 98% of the Earth's warmth comes from the Sun.
But research conducted two years ago, and published by the Royal Society, seemed to rule out solar influences.
The scientists' main approach was simple: to look at solar output and cosmic ray intensity over the last 30-40 years, and compare those trends with the graph for global average surface temperature.
And the results were clear. "Warming in the last 20 to 40 years can't have been caused by solar activity," said Dr Piers Forster from Leeds University, a leading contributor to this year's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
But one solar scientist Piers Corbyn from Weatheraction, a company specialising in long range weather forecasting, disagrees.
He claims that solar charged particles impact us far more than is currently accepted, so much so he says that they are almost entirely responsible for what happens to global temperatures.
He is so excited by what he has discovered that he plans to tell the international scientific community at a conference in London at the end of the month.
If proved correct, this could revolutionise the whole subject.
 The nice thing about this Heliocentric Theory of Global Warming is that it CAN BE TESTED astronomically, since the effect ought to be observable on other planets of the Solar System.


blackshama said...

To test it, they should look at Mars and Venus. The Copernican theory of global warming however may only hold for the rocky planets.

Anonymous said...

"Global Warming" is a political, not scientific, phenomenon. That is clear since the Global Warmists insist that the standard of proof is that they must be proved wrong...not that they must prove their hypothesis correct.

Also note that they insist on using the standard lefty trick of "moving the goal posts". They now keep trying to shift the name of there pet thesis to "Climate Change" rather than "Global Warming"...since the latter name is proving very inconvenient indeed.

There have been so many anomalies in their data and models, that have recently come to light, in the way data has been collected, filtered and reported that they now bear an even greater burden...they must now show that the scientific data supports their thesis AND that they are not political hacks trying to pervert science to their own ends.

"The debate is over!" is not a valid scientific response...though a perfectly valid and predictable political response. Just ask Al Gore: