In desperate attempts to shore up their crumbling doctrine of man-made climate change, Professor Lockwood and Henry Davenport (Guardian Letters, July 14) themselves cherry-pick data. Prof Lockwood's "refutation" of the decisive role of solar activity in driving climate is as valid as claiming a particular year was not warm by simply looking at the winter half of data. The most significant and persistent cycle of variation in the world's temperature follows the 22-year magnetic cycle of the sun's activity. So what does he do? He "finds" that for an 11-year stretch around 1987 to 1998 world temperatures rose, while there was a fall in his preferred measures of solar activity. A 22-year cycle and an 11-year cycle will of necessity move in opposite directions half the time.• The 'Neo Cons' are finished; now the real threat is from the 'Eco Cons'. For example: top American 'Eco Con' Al Gore's family holds massive stock holding investments in nuclear energy corporations. No wonder Gore (the Bore) is touring the world spreading the 'global warming' CO2 fraud and arguing that nuclear power can save the world. Remember; this is the man who purposely let George Bush win the US Presidency. He did this knowingly by refusing to do a simple deal to stop the environmental 'Green Party' traitor Ralph Nader splitting the Democratic vote. Bush 'won' by a tiny margin - so tiny it needed some bent Supreme Judges to make him President and allow the 'Neo Con' coup d'état ... all thanks to 'Eco Con' Gore.
The problem for global warmers is that there is no evidence that changing CO2 is a net driver for world climate. Feedback processes negate its potential warming effects. Their theory has no power to predict. It is faith, not science. I challenge them to issue a forecast to compete with our severe weather warnings - made months ago - for this month and August which are based on predictions of solar-particle and magnetic effects that there will be periods of major thunderstorms, hail and further flooding in Britain, most notably July 22-26, August 5-9 and August 18-23. These periods will be associated with new activity on the sun and tropical storms. We also forecast that British and world temperatures will continue to decline this year and in 2008. What do the global warmers forecast?
Piers Corbyn, Weather Action
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