Monday, September 15, 2008

Approximately on the scale of our own Sun

I completely understand why the sometimes profane Ace of Spades blog was selected "Blog of the Year" in 2007. I'm all over Ace of Spades like it was a BBQ rib. Ace:
No sunspots seen in an entire month -- the first time that's happened since 1913. Fewer sunspots = lower solar activity = lower earth temperatures.
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Last year alone, as sunspot activity continued to dwindle, we lost something like .7 Celsius in global mean temperature -- nearly wiping out all the scary-huge warming we've had over the past century (about 1 degree C).
Unknown commenter at Ace of Spades:
If only there were some ... natural mechanism for explaining the warming and cooling phases of the earth.

This hypothetical mechanism would have to be a massive source of energy, however. Approximately on the scale of our own Sun.

2 comments:

solarchaos said...

Who could imagine that the sun could influence the earth's climate? Now we need to find a way to blame changes in the sun upon the actions of mankind. Then we can justify a human sacrifice to appease the sun gods.

gcotharn said...

Heh. I know a few people who are welcome to be at the front of the human sacrifice line.