Hang on for the ride and keep your parka!

Dear Editor,

Climate Change, Part 2.

As I said in my last letter it takes only one dissenting paper that cannot be refuted to make the theory of the majority faulty and models based on it need to be changed or discarded.

The majority (perhaps, but that is another story) of climate scientists seem to support climate warming with their models certainly predicting it.

In fact, even the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has had to say the models have been too “warm”. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has not been able to use the actual measured temperatures (that show reality) but have to adjust their data to show the modelled warming as reported by Investors Business Daily.

So what is the dissenting data recently released?

NASA sees a distinct cooling and shrinking of the upper atmosphere.

“We see a cooling trend,” said Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.”

For years many solar scientists have viewed the sun as the major influence on climate changes, dwarfing man’s influence like Shepherd, Zarkov and Zharkova.

Their charts from before industrialization show how closely temperatures track the sun’s activity, meanwhile, temperature precedes carbon dioxide instead of following in that tracking.

The little ice age was from 1645 to 1715, the Maunder Minimum in solar activity.

In 1795 to 1825, the Dalton Minimum saw ice skating parties on the Thames. In the late 1800s, crops were not seeded or not harvested in some of these years due to another cold minimum.

Note that this does not show causation but correlation.

So much more needs to be studied in this field.

“In fact, Thermosphere Climate Index (TCI) numbers now (temperature in top layer of atmosphere), in the closing months of 2018, are very close to setting record lows since measurements began.

“We’re not quite there yet,” Mlynczak reports, “but it could happen in a matter of months.”

The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity.

Both studies predicted sun activity similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th to early 18th centuries, which coincided to a time known as the Little Ice Age, during which temperatures were much lower than those of today.

Climate change is hardly settled in true science.

However, the political elite need the CO2 vehicle for its agenda.

Hang on for the ride and keep your parka!

 

Doug Munro

Killam, Ab.

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