You can't really talk to people anymore about the sun causing warmth, they've been brain washed by the media and politicians into thinking humanity is causing the climate to change. So I try to keep my thoughts on the subject to myself because I don't know enough about solar cycles and sun spots for an informed debate.
We all know there are plenty of scientists who believe in the theory of global warming, but there are quite a few who don't. Remember the 31,000 who signed a petition against global warming? Why don't the media and the politicians pay them any attention? Why aren't they listening to geo-physicists like Phil Chapman?
Phil Chapman wrote Sorry to ruin your fun but an ice age cometh and tells us:
All those urging action to curb global warming need to take off the blinkers and give some thought to what we should do if we are facing global cooling instead.
It will be difficult for people to face the truth when their reputations, careers, government grants or hopes for social change depend on global warming, but the fate of civilisation may be at stake.
In the famous words of Oliver Cromwell, "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken."
His article cites historic examples of the times our planet has warmed and cooled in relation to solar activity.
Another arcticle I came across on this subject is The Deniers: Our Spotless Sun by Lawrence Solomon.
In the same way that the Earth shivered when sunspots disappeared, the Earth warmed when sunspot activity became pronounced. The warm period about 1000 years ago known as the Medieval Warm Period — a time of bounty in which grapes grew in England and Greenland was colonized — also was a time of high sunspot activity, called the Medieval Maximum. Since 1900, Earth has experienced what astronomers call “the Modern Maximum” — the 20th century has again been a time of high sunspot activity.
But the 1900s are gone, along with the high temperatures that accompanied them. The last 10 years have seen no increase in temperatures — they reached a plateau and then remained there — and the last year saw a precipitous decline. How much lower and for how long the temperatures will fall, if at all, no one yet knows — the science is far from settled on what drives climate.
These people have actual recorded history to back up their theories. Shouldn't the American people be given the chance to hear their side of this debate? Why do we accept the pronouncement by Al Gore (who is not a scientist) that the science is settled? These scientists' theories and ideas should be on the front page of the newspapers (or at least page A12) so the American people can hear both sides to this debate before our freedom and liberty is eroded even further in the name of "global warming".