I see the earth as the brilliant and beautiful handiwork of God. I cringe when I see trees torn down for a new strip mall. But, as my Swedish heritage would dictate, I'm no extremist. I don't buy into the hysteria over man-made global warming. But I also cheer on efforts to curb pumping gabillions of tons of crapola into the air and into the oceans.
That said . . . not only do I not believe in man-made global warming, thanks to my weather-nut friend, Roberto Rivera, I'm beginning to doubt global warming at all. Roberto's newest fascination, and now mine: Sun spots. Or the lack thereof.
It appears that increased sun spot activity during roughly 11-year solar cycles coincides with warmer temperatures on earth. Likewise, decreased sun spot activity coincides with cooler temperatures on earth. And . . . recent trends and data suggest that sun spot activity is cycling to the lowest points in a century or two. Read all about it. Roberto has also put me on to this blog.
I wonder when or if we will begin to see coverage in major media of the possibility of global cooling. As Roberto points out to anyone who will listen, global cooling would stink a whole lot more than global warming.
Can anyone say "little ice age"? Brrrr.