Friday, March 02, 2007

Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming,

National Geographic: Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says.
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human- induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory...Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. "The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.

Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun's heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets. Mars and Earth, for instance, have experienced periodic ice ages throughout their histories. "Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance," Abdussamatov said. By studying fluctuations in the warmth of the sun, Abdussamatov believes he can see a pattern that fits with the ups and downs in climate we see on Earth and Mars.
The conclusion of the article should surprise no one:
Abdussamatov's work, however, has not been well received by other climate scientists.
And it is likely that it is being received even less well by those scientists making money on grants for finding Global Warming.

Interesting that it was a Russian scientist pointing this out here. He may be a little less under the pressure of the Global Warming lobby here in the U.S.


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