Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So, What You're Saying Is That The Sun IS Important

More for my "denier" attitude:

"The insolation — the solar energy received by the Earth from the sun — varies in cycles, which can impact monsoons," Giosan said. "In the last 10,000 years, the Northern Hemisphere had the highest insolation from 7,000 to 5,000 years ago, and since then insolation there decreased. All climate on Earth is driven by the sun, and so the monsoons were affected by the lower insolation, decreasing in force. This meant less rain got into continental regions affected by monsoons over time."

The article begins:

Huge Ancient Civilization’s Collapse Explained

"The mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit — ancient climate change, researchers say."

I don't really need to comment, do I?

Next, a study was recently published that shows a negative association between science and mathematical knowledge and belief in climate change risks... the more you know, the less you are concerned. The best part is that this is in direct opposition to what the study designers expected.

It's a little dense, so if you want some other commentary, try here, here, or here!

Lastly, someone took the time to examine all kinds of historical weather data, and you know what? It's no wackier or extreme than it has ever been. Duh.