Herschel Recognized it First

…Herschel Recognized it First… An early proponent of the Sun’s effect on the Earth, its temperature and climate, was the astronomer Herschel, 1738 – 1822. Among his many achievements, Herschel discovered infrared radiation from the sun. Now, with the CERN Continue reading Herschel Recognized it First

Clouds and Global Warming

…Clouds and Global Warming… Do clouds affect global warming? The Svensmark hypothesis asserts that cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere affect cloud cover, which, in turn, affects temperatures on the Earth, and, further, that the sun has an effect on Continue reading Clouds and Global Warming

CO2 Through the Ages

In my book, Nothing to Fear, I use the 2,000 year period between today and the time of Christ to demonstrate that there is no clear evidence that atmospheric CO2 levels have had an effect on temperatures. For example, the Continue reading CO2 Through the Ages

Global Warming Science isn’t Settled

Ever since the 2011 CLOUD experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), alarmists have tried to denigrate the results, claiming it’s a myth that cosmic rays can affect global warming. Some alarmists web sites, such as Skeptical Science, Continue reading Global Warming Science isn’t Settled

Sun Power, Part 2

It was Galileo, using his newly invented telescope, who, around 1600, saw sunspots for the first time in western history. From that point forward, sunspot observations were made on a regular basis by astronomers throughout Europe. Sunspot observations had also Continue reading Sun Power, Part 2

Watch the Sun

Watching the sun could provide clues about global warming1. In 1800, William Herschel, a leading astronomer, established that the price of wheat was linked to the number of sunspots. During years of good weather wheat was plentiful and the price Continue reading Watch the Sun