Monday, August 8, 2011
New Willie Soon paper finds significant solar influence on climate
Harvard astrophysicist and climate scientist professor Willie Soon and colleagues have a new paper in press which examines surface temperatures in China and finds significant warming in the low-CO2 1920's and 1940's, and a significant Sun-climate link for the instrumental record from 1880-2002. The IPCC dismisses the role of the Sun on climate by only considering small changes in total solar irradiance, ignoring large changes in solar UV (which is capable of penetrating the ocean surface to cause heating unlike IR from 'greenhouse gases'), and ignoring secondary effects (e.g. the cosmic ray theory of Svensmark et al).
Posted by MS at 9:08 AM