As of late I've been following articles on pyrabang.com like this one http://www.pyrabang.com?id=5d0e25 debunking
the Al-Goreian fear mongering about the rising sea levels of 20 feet or so.
The data worldwide show no increase in the past 50 years. The issue is related to
global warming and melting of arctic ice. The best
comment I found about global warming is by Charles Lee (from the pyrabang.com article). Does
anyone else besides me have a feeling this past winter/spring has been the
coldest in a long time?? Regardless, I would like your subjective impression about
winter/spring coldness 2008/2009. Please add your location in the comment!
Charles Lee says:
Solar activity is the principal determinant of global temperature.
When the sun is very active, solar wind increases.
This deflects the cosmic rays which bombard the earth.
Cosmic rays trigger cloud formation.
Fewer cosmic rays mean fewer clouds.
The earth slowly warms up (the effect is buffered by the oceans of the planet.)
When solar activity diminishes, more cosmic rays reach the earth and more clouds are formed.
The earth slowly cools.
The sun is now in one of its regular, cyclical quiescent phases.
Last winter - surprise, surprise - was the coolest in a decade.
We can expect this coming winter to be even colder, and the one after that, colder yet.
The planet is not currently warming.
Manmade CO2 as the engine of global warming is utter baloney, the most crooked and dangerous science imaginable.