- "As for the promised control of nature, it is in
rout before nature unleashed." --Jacques Barzun, Science: the glorious
- "Next we come to a question that everyone, scientist
and non-scientist alike, must have asked at some time. What is man's place
in the Universe?" --Fred Hoyle, The Nature of the Universe
- Global warming has been deemed a fact. However, the inconvenient
truth is that humans are not causing it. Al Gore has been given poor advice.
Like Darwin's theory of evolution and Big Bang cosmology, global warming
by greenhouse gas emissions has undergone that curious social process in
which a scientific theory is promoted to a secular myth. When in fact,
science is ignorant about the source of the heat -- the Sun.
- The really inconvenient truth is that we cannot control
Nature. But we can begin to learn our true place in the Universe and figure
out how to cope rationally with inevitable change. Clearly, reducing air
pollution is an admirable goal in itself. But we must not be deluded into
thinking it will affect climate significantly. The connection between warming
and atmospheric pollution is more asserted than demonstrated, while the
connection with variations in the Sun has been demonstrated.
- The Sun is undergoing a power surge
- Since the late 1970s, three Sun-watching satellites recorded
surprising changes in heat, ultraviolet radiation, and solar wind. Dr.
Sam Solanski, director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System
Research, said, "The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60
years and may now be affecting global temperatures." "The Sun
is in a changed state. It is brighter than it was...." Dr. Solanski
admitted to not knowing what is causing the Sun to burn brighter. A leading
authority, Eugene N. Parker, adds, "...we really do not properly understand
the physics of the varying luminosity of the Sun." This highlights
the fundamental problem with the global warming verdict from climate experts.
It is based on profound ignorance about how the Sun really "ticks"
and what forms of energy are input to a planet's climate. For this they
can blame astrophysicists.
- Although the historical climate records tie climate to
variations in the Sun's output, the solar variation is considered too small
to have much effect on global warming. As John Gribbin wrote in New Scientist,
"Statistical evidence links changes in our weather to changing solar
activity. But no one has ever come up with a convincing explanation of
how the link works." "The puzzle is that the overall brightness
of the Sun varies by less than 0.1 per cent during the 11-year cycle, too
little to explain the observed changes in the weather." Slowly, the
consensus has shifted politically in favour of this view.
- A recent report concedes that there could be more influential
effects on the climate, such as cosmic rays causing cloudiness, or ultraviolet
radiation affecting the ozone layer. These factors change more markedly
during the solar cycle. But are these merely more side effects of solar
variability and not the real cause?
- As for warming caused by mankind's production of so-called
"greenhouse gases," Professor Nils-Axel Mörner wrote in
a submission to the UK parliament on global warming, "The driving
idea is that there is a linear relationship between CO2 increase in the
atmosphere and global temperature. The fact, however, is that temperature
has constantly gone up and down. From 1850 to 1970, we see an almost linear
relationship with Solar variability; not CO2. For the last 30 years, our
data sets are so contaminated by personal interpretations and personal
choices that it is almost impossible to sort up the mess in reliable and
- Underlying the bogeyman of the global greenhouse is the
belief that something went wrong on our sister planet, Venus, and a "runaway
greenhouse effect" occurred, turning it into a furnace hot enough
to melt some metals. It is another of the secular myths of our age. In
"Venus isn't our twin!" I wrote, "Comparisons with the Earth
will lead nowhere. Nothing 'went wrong' on Venus or 'went right' on Earth.
The two planets are not the same age and are only distantly related. There
is no message for us from the study of Venus for an imagined evolution
of Earth's climate into a 'hothouse.'"
- The remainder of this piece may be read on the Holoscience