The Suns Influence May 13, 2013 10:32:49 GMT
Post by nautonnier on May 13, 2013 10:32:49 GMT
It begs the question: in relation to the recent cold winters, why is the MET Office's Chief Scientist Julia Slingo placing so much emphasis on the possibility that "Arctic Amplification" is the cause?
The Met Office has received huge funding increases due to AGW. Almost every UK government department has a sub-department on climate change. The entire country is being hit by huge energy bill increases to subsidise windfarms which are not the most popular industrial facility to build in scenic areas - ALL based on the Met Office firmly stated belief that carbon dioxide emissions are causing the atmosphere to 'trap' more heat and raise global temperatures by increasing water vapour etc etc. Do you really expect Dr Slingo to say "Sorry about that the Sun is what is causing the standstill in warming. Here's our funding back and we are dreadfully sorry about the number of people that died of cold in energy poverty"?
As someone in another blog pointed out - it would be a unimaginably unlikely coincidence for the Sun's heating effect to reduce by the right amount to maintain atmospheric temperatures level for 15 years by precisely balancing the human carbon dioxide emissions.
At some stage empirical observation will provide an unequivocal support or falsification. But it is apparent now that many are starting to query the one-club-golfer approach of climate science where the ONLY variable that has ANY effect on the Earth's climate is carbon dioxide. Judging by the German press there is a lot of unrest in the ranks of what were the uber-groen even Bild running a story querying global warming.