NASA’s doctor James Hansen is at it again. He says the latest round of hot weather is your fault because you create carbon emissions.
“Dr. Hansen said that at least three extreme summers over the past decade, the 2003 heatwave in Europe which killed more than 50,000 people, the 2010 hot summer in Moscow and last year’s droughts in Texas and Oklahoma, were almost certainly the result of man-made climate change rather than natural events,” reports The Independent.
Hansen and his colleagues published their conclusion in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“Our analysis shows that it is no longer enough to say that global warming will increase the likelihood of extreme weather and to repeat the caveat that no individual weather event can be directly linked to climate change,” Hansen said in an article published in the Washington Post. “To the contrary, our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change.”
But wait a minute. There is another explanation, but it rarely receives press in the corporate media.
NOAA climatologists and scientists have produced reports drawing a correlation between weather and sun spot activity. Moreover, scientists at Armagh Observatory in Ireland believe the sun’s warming influence is under-estimated.
High solar activity of the sort we are now experiencing creates cosmic rays that reach earth and result in an absence of low clouds. “Low clouds cool the Earth by reflecting more solar radiation back into space, so a drop in the amount of low cloud contributes to global warming. High cloud does the opposite and tends to warm the Earth by reflecting more of the Earth’s infra-red radiation back to the ground” the Armagh researchers discovered.
In 2004, scientists in Germany and Finland reported that “the level of solar activity during the past 70 years is exceptional, and the previous period of equally high activity occurred more than 8,000 years ago. We find that during the past 11,400 years the Sun spent only of the order of 10% of the time at a similarly high level of magnetic activity and almost all of the earlier high-activity periods were shorter than the present episode.”
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has also published research pointing at the sun. “Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere, the sun determines the temperature on Earth,” Lawrence Solomon, director of Energy Probe, wrote in 2011. Danish Space Research scientists also reached this conclusion in 1996.
Such studies are routinely ignored or dismissed by the climate change crowd who blame you and your car, your air-conditioner, your refrigerator, and the life-saving equipment at the local hospital and other attributes of modern civilization for global climate change.
Hansen and his fellows are shamelessly exploiting the unusually hot weather created by solar activity. This is to be expected from a gaggle of humanity-hating fanatics who have suggested Chinese styled authoritarianism in order to force their agenda on the world.