Sources: The National Center for Public Policy Research, Richard Branson's Blog, Mac Observer, The National Center for Public Policy Research
quote: How many places do you need before you admit it not just "in my back yard".
quote: and going back for a hundred or more its apparent that they match rising CO2 levels much more closely then they do solar activity levels.
quote: Ok, how about Artic ice is at the thickest it has been in decades
quote: Places in US that pretty much never have snow have had crops destroyed by snow and ice. Britain has the coldest winter in decades. Parts of EU are also having record low temperatures.
quote: The high temps from 10 years ago were caused by solar activity, and the low temps now have the same cause. The sun has predictable cycles of high and low activity.
quote: The increase in volume is welcome, but does not reflect a reversal in the long-term decline, the scientists said."It's estimated that there was around 20,000 cubic kilometres (4,800 cu. miles) of Arctic sea ice each October in the early 1980s, and so today's minimum still ranks among the lowest of the past 30 years," said Andrew Shepherd, a professor at University College London, a co-author of the study.
quote: there is data to show some ice returning over the past few years.
quote: hmm... Yup, it checks out. BBC. But again not the point.
quote: quote: The high temps from 10 years ago were caused by solar activity, and the low temps now have the same cause. The sun has predictable cycles of high and low activity. We have very detailed observations about the sun's irradiance. Solar cycles result in variation of ~0.08% from min to max. That doesn't even explain 1/10th of a degree of warming.You are completely clueless about this topic. Stop embarrassing yourself.