In a shocking development, a group of scientists meeting in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference have found that the recent warming on earth is due to solar activity.
From the British Telegraph:
Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity.
He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the Sun and the Earth were in a similar cycle.
Professor Nils-Axel Morner, a geologist from Stockholm University, said sea level rise has also been exaggerated by the “climate alarmists” using computer models.
He said observational data from lake sediments, coast lines and trees show sea levels have remained stable.
Professor Cliff Ollier, another geologist from the University of Western Australia, also said the environmental lobby have got it wrong on ice caps. He said the melting of ice sheets is caused by geothermal activity rather than global surface temperatures.
Professor Ian Plimer, from the University of Adelaide, claimed carbon dioxide from volcanoes rather than humans is driving warming as part of a natural process.
Of course, these scientists weren’t invited to the UN gala affair; their invitations must have been lost in the mail.
There these killjoys go again, blowing Al Gore’s claims of “consensus.” Didn’t these scientists get the memo that this “science” is “settled”? They’re not supposed to look at any new data, er, different data, er, data not approved by global warming enthusiasts.
Rather than look at the immense amount of data that points to solar activity and natural, cyclic climate change, it’s so much easier to just believe SUVs and power plants are doing it. Who needs to be bothered with all these cumbersome facts when assumptions and flights of fancy are so much easier?