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Dimming sun won't stop global warming
 

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10 Mar 10 - A new study purportedly shows that "a dimming of the sun to match conditions in the Little Ice Age would only slightly slow global warming."

"The notion that we are heading for a new Little Ice Age if the sun actually entered a Grand Minimum (a period of almost no sunspots) is wrong," said Georg Feulner, lead author of the study at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Despite a deep winter chill in parts of Europe and North America, January 2010 was the equal second warmest January worldwide since records began in the 19th century, according to NASA data. The warmest January was in 2007.

"World temperatures are likely to rise by between 3.7 and 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions keep building up -- far more than the impact of known shifts in solar output, the study showed."

"The sun has gone through four Grand Minima since the 13th century, including the Maunder Minimum from 1645-1715 that overlapped with the Little Ice Age. The Thames River froze in London, for instance, during a "Great Frost" of 1683-84."

     What can I say? Here are a few headlines from just the last 45 days.

  • Fiercest winter in living memory grips Mongolia.

  • Record snowfall in Moscow.

  • The heaviest snowfall in Barcelona in 25 years.

  • Coldest UK Winter in 30 years.

  • Record snowfall in Taiwan.

  • Rome's heaviest snowfall in nearly a quarter century.

  • Blizzards and snowstorms paralyse Romania, Bulgaria.

  • Coldest January in Dublin in more than 45 years

  • Scotland - Coldest Winter Since 1914

  • Coldest in Ireland since 1962

  • China’s Worst Sea Ice in 40 Years

  • Dallas winter 8th coldest on record

  • Historic cold episode in Florida

  • Record snowfall in 16 states

  • NYC snowstorm breaks two records

  • 1899 snowfall record shattered in New Jersey

  • Snow all the way south to SE Alabama and FL Panhandle

  • Dallas - 12.5 inches of snow breaks all-time 24-hour snowfall record

  • NOAA forecaster predicts snow on ground in all 50 states at same time

  • Greatest snowfall in recorded history at Dulles International Airport

  • Record low smashed - again - in Shenandoah Valley

    This all happened as the sun displayed the fewest sunspots in a hundred years, yet they're trying to tell us that a dimmer sun will have no affect on us? Come on now.

    See entire article by Alister Doyle:
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100310/tsc-uk-climate-sun-011ccfa.html
    Thanks to Dan Govier in the UK for this link


 



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