Wednesday, June 27, 2007

They Shoot, They Score

I have fallen a bit behind as you can tell from the lack of posts here. Fishing is priority number one! Blogging is just a time killer, and we here in the great white north have way to little warm weather in our short summers to waste at a computer.

Ted Byfield had an interesting article on Global Warming in the Calgary Sun last Sunday that I almost missed.

Global warming skeptics score a few points

[...] In the last week, the skeptics scored two goals.

The first was scored by a Canadian. Timothy Patterson, director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre at Carleton University in Ottawa, published an article conclusively demonstrating climate change is a permanent condition, that the Earth's climate has never been stable. [...]

[...] The second goal was far more devastating. It came with a book just published by Henrik Svensmark, director of the Centre for Sun Climate Research at the National Space Centre in Copenhagen. He calls it The Chilling Stars: A New Theory on Climate Change.

Like Patterson and the Russians, Svensmark contends the sun is a major factor in climate change, but he has been working for eight years to back this up with experimental proof.

He has established a laboratory in which the sun's rays and Earth's atmosphere have been set up in model, and the cosmic effects on the Earth thereby observed.

The results, detailed in the current issue of Discovery, the highly respected magazine of science, are startling. They show solar activity affects cloud formations on Earth, which in turn determine the Earth's climate. Paradoxically, it seems meteorological conditions do not determine the cloud formations; rather, cloud formations determine meteorological conditions. [...]

As I have said many times... The debate over man made global warming/climate change is not over. It has just begun. I can't wait to see what happens when it comes time for the alarmists to pull their goalie!

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