April 17, 2009

Global Cooling?

Bret Anderson (Accuweather.com)Reported this on his global warming blog. Personal biases aside, he does a far better than average job of giving both sides of the climate change debate.

“WBZ-TV in Boston recently ran a short video interview with Harvard Astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon on their website.

Dr. Soon discussed the plausible scenarios of a dimmer sun on the earth’s climate.

You can watch the short video by clicking the link below……

Willie Soon talks about possible impacts of a dimmer sun

Some of the possible scenarios that Soon discussed………

1. A reduced energy input from a dimmer sun will result in less heating of the oceans’ surface, which would lead to less evaporation from the ocean surface. The result of this would be a decrease in water vapor, which is by far the earth’s major greenhouse gas.

2. Less water vapor would result in a decrease in high cirrus clouds, which trap more heat than they reflect.

3. A reduced energy input from the sun would equal less energy to bring water vapor high into the atmosphere, so more would end up collecting a few kilometers from the surface, resulting in more low clouds. Low clouds are much more effective at reflecting sunlight, which would produce a net cooling effect.


Dr. Soon is also associated with the George C. Marshall Institute, and also spoke at the International Conference on Climate Change, which was held in New York City back in early “

The fact is, the sun is putting out much less energy than it did even 2 years ago. I don’t have the expertise to say if this is a natural cycle or not (although I believe that to be the case.) I believe the net effects os less solar energy hitting the Earth can be seen


All those blue colors in the ocean waters in both the N.Atlantic and N.Pacific oceans are cooler than average waters and are occurring planet wide. This is a good indicator that less energy is coming from the sun to heat the oceans. Our oceans act much like batteries, in that they store energy gradually and release it gradually. This is what regulates weather patterns across the globe. The oceans have the most significant effects on the land they are closest to. Since 70% of the land on Earth is in the northern hemisphere, the N.Atlantic and N.Pacific oceans have the greatest effects on the worlds climate. I don’t know how much more to read into this except that global warming is NOT happening. In fact, the evidence from the sun which is the origin of the heat on earth(not carbon dioxide as some would have you believe) may indicate the opposite.

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