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September 14, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




Erl Happ has his latest post regarding the role of ozone in the Earth’s climate:


The notion that the climate of the Earth is independent of external influences is a basic tenet of ‘climate science’ as promulgated by the UNIPCC. It is maintained that the only way in which the sun could influence surface temperature is via a variation in TSI  (total solar irradiance). Since TSI is invariable it is held that the sun can not be responsible for any variation in surface temperature. In consequence it is maintained that the flux in surface temperature is internally generated and  that surface temperature will increase  as a function of back radiation from so called ‘greenhouse gases’, the chief of which is carbon dioxide.

But the assumption that change is internally generated is unwarranted. The most cursory examination  of the climate record reveals that the Earth has natural modes of climate variation capable of increasing and decreasing surface temperature and to do so at different rates at different latitudes and also between the hemispheres.  In this post I will demonstrate that the Earth’s climate system is an open system, that responds to external influences so as to increase and decrease surface temperature. Furthermore, I will demonstrate that this is the only mode of climate variation that is in operation.


Read the full post here.

  1. September 14, 2016 1:20 pm

    Cosmic rays come from the Sun, but Popes and Physicists alike abhorre the truth.

  2. September 14, 2016 3:04 pm

    I read the post. Color me very unconvinced. The GHE is a troposphere phenomenon. The ERL is in the troposphere almost everywhere on Earth based on the satellite observed radiating temperature and somde measured temperature lapse rates. One minor exception is volcanic aerosols occaisionally injected into the stratosphere, but these wash out over a year or two. So nattering about solar influence on cosmic rays and stratospheric ozone does not address in any way how the sun might somehow indirectly affect the troposphere GHE.

  3. September 14, 2016 5:45 pm

    The charged particles of the solar wind itself may be as much of a factor as cosmic rays, possibly even more powerful.

    ‘Charged particles emitted by the sun, known as the solar wind, blast Earth at regular intervals, with a peak every 27 days or so.’

    IIRC this is how Piers Corbyn sees things.

  4. September 17, 2016 12:29 am

    Ristvan, I will colour you green and densely so. There has been no warming in the southern hemisphere in the month of December since 1948. Does the GHE, (Greenhouse Effect) as you call it, go on holiday in December?

    I have a post just for you, that describes the cause of climate change in the simplest possible terms. I am hopeful that even the densely green will comprehend the point, get out of their ivory tower and go look at the evolution of surface temperature according to latitude and time.

    It’s here: Perhaps you can comment there where I can see you.

    Omanuel I refer you to this:

    Oldbrew, You are aware that the incidence of cosmic rays is inverse to sunspot and solar wind activity. The critical difference between cosmic rays and the solar wind is that cosmic rays are energetic enough to ionise the atmosphere down to tropopause height.

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