9th July 2011
The UK Met office spits the dummy. The sun does CAUSE climate.
Finally, a few weeks ago, even the Meterological Office in UK has spit the dummy and spoken the truth (something smothered by the CO2 fanatics). The SUN makes a big difference to global temperatures.
Scientists at the Met Office and elsewhere are beginning [!!!!] to understand the effect of the 11-year solar cycle on climate. When sunspots and other solar activity are at a minimum, the effect is similar to that of El Niño: more easterly winds and cold winter weather for Britain.“We now believe that [the solar cycle] accounts for 50 per cent of the variability from year to year,” says Scaife. With solar physicists predicting a long-term reduction in the intensity of the solar cycle – and possibly its complete disappearance for a few decades, as happened during the so-called Maunder Minimum from 1645 to 1715 – this could be an ominous signal for icy winters ahead, despite global warming. [Source]