The Topeka Capital Journal should fire reporter Corey Jones for casting doubt upon the manmade theory of global warming. His story appeared at just the wrong time, just when the G-20 were about to meet in preparation for the upcoming climate summit where lemmings from North America and Europe will jump off the economic cliff together, while the rest of the world applauds.
It is crucial, right now, that the news media refrain from connecting reduced solar activity with the present global cooling trend. Otherwise, the public may discover that the entire global warming scare of the late 20th Century may have simply been the result of the unusually high solar activity of that half-century.
Also, there is a distinct danger that if the public learns that changes in the influx of cosmic rays predicted the oscillations between ice ages and greenhouse ages before man existed, they might not buy the idea that man is causing the current warming trend. It is crucial that our media suppress this information!
When discussing the recent cooling trend, Jones improperly interviewed scientists who represented both sides of the climate debate. One was a proponent of cosmoclimatology, the theory that has made one successful prediction after another over the past decade. Then he interviewed a proponent of the politically-correct theory. Here's part of what he wrote from his interview what cosmoclimatologist Charles Perry, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geologic Survey:
Perry said there is a feeling from some in the scientific community the Earth may be entering into a grand minimum, which is an extended period with low numbers of sunspots that creates cooler temperatures. The year without a summer, which was 1816, was during a grand minimum in 1800 to 1830 when Europe became cooler, Perry said. Another grand minimum was in 1903 to 1913.And here's what he wrote about what the politically-correct man-made-global-warming scientist told him:
Perry said there is anecdotal evidence the Earth's temperature may be slightly decreasing, but local weather patterns are much more affected by the jet stream than solar activity.
However, Perry said snow in Buenos Aires and southern Africa, the best ski season in Australia and a cooler Arctic region are some of the anecdotal evidence for a cooling period.
So, Perry said, sunspots may have a far greater impact on weather than previously thought.
Perry is a proponent of the cosmic ray and clouds theory as opposed to the CO2 global warming theory to explain recent global warming trends.
Johan Feddema, acting chair and professor of geography at KU, studies global warming. Atmospheric science is a program in geography at KU. He says he is skeptical of any one phenomenon being the direct cause of global warming because there are so many climate variables that factor into global temperatures.On April 9, Marilyn Head demonstrated how this story should be covered. She works for ABC, a top national news organization. Unlike Casey, she was up-to-date with the latest journalistic practices. Instead of interviewing both sides of the scientific question, she correctly just interviewed a proponent of the man-made-global warming theory, a New Zealand mathematician who claimed that there was no scientific basis for a link between solar activity and earth temperatures. Here is a selection from her report:
Feddema said the warming trend earlier in the century could be attributed to anything from solar activity to El Ninos. But since the mid 1980s he believes data doesn't correlate well with solar activity, but does correlate well with rising CO2 levels.
Feddema believes we may hit global high temperatures in a few years with the underlying factor being rising CO2 levels, coupled with the solar cycle returning to a maximum and an El Nino.
Dr Sean Oughton, an associate professor of mathematics at New Zealand's Waikato University, says the sun's lack of solar activity is expected.If Topeka Capital Journal reporter Corey Jones wants to advance to the national scene, he needs to go back to journalism school to better learn the science of propaganda.
"What we are experiencing is a very deep solar minimum, but it is still completely within the bounds of what is normal," he says....
He says no mechanism has been found which would prove a connection between minimal sunspot activity and cooler temperatures.