Yet Another Challenge to Bad Science in Kyoto
Canada's Financial Post has an excellent article with links to 27 (yes, twenty-seven) other articles on the same subject.
This artcle zeros in on mud-core samples off the lower mainland of British Columbia, and with that evidence in hand, then correlates known solar variance with their findings.
It goes on to recap the theory that
low solar output allows more cosmic rays
more cosmic rays become cloud-chamber-like nuclei for cloud formation
the kinds of clouds formed reflect heat
and the earth cools.
So, even though the amount of energy sent our way from the Sun decreases a little, there's a greater influence on Earth's climate as a result of that solar variance.
The author finds his skepticism to the very political science trumpeted by Algore and the Kyoto gang is not alone in the scientific community:
In a 2003 poll conducted by German environmental researchers Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch, two-thirds of more than 530 climate scientists from 27 countries surveyed did not believe that "the current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of greenhouse gases." About half of those polled stated that the science of climate change was not sufficiently settled to pass the issue over to policymakers at all.
And, as a Canadian professor and scientist, the author has some credibility, for this is very important to Our Northern Neighbors:
Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth. Beginning to plan for adaptation to such a cool period, one which may continue well beyond one 11-year cycle, as did the Little Ice Age, should be a priority for governments. It is global cooling, not warming, that is the major climate threat to the world, especially Canada. As a country at the northern limit to agriculture in the world, it would take very little cooling to destroy much of our food crops, while a warming would only require that we adopt farming techniques practiced to the south of us.
Think about it.