Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Told Ya So

In the "Told Ya So" department, we have two articles.

First, NASA makes the startling discovery that "...Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming."

from Daily Tech:

A study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland looking at climate data over the past century has concluded that solar variation has made a significant impact on the Earth's climate. The report concludes that evidence for climate changes based on solar radiation can be traced back as far as the Industrial Revolution.Past research has shown that the sun goes through eleven year cycles. At the cycle's peak, solar activity occurring near sunspots is particularly intense, basking the Earth in solar heat. According to Robert Cahalan, a climatologist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, "Right now, we are in between major ice ages, in a period that has been called the Holocene."

And the American Thinker says this may be one more, in a long line of inconvenient backtracks by Gore's NASA lapdog, DR. James Hansen.

In the past Dr. Hansen was forced to admit that 1934, not 1998, was the warmest year on record due to a lack of standardization of weather reporting stations. Hansen also misstated that “October 2008 was the hottest on record,” largely because the data used repeated September’s.

Finally, in an ongoing attempt to forestall my retirement we have this bit of good news from our Persian friends:

Iran's main nuclear plant expanding rapidly, says IAEA
Iran's main nuclear plant is expanding so rapidly that United Nations inspectors have asked Tehran for improved safeguards against the production of weapons-grade uranium....

Let me know how that works out will ya?

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