Global Warming (Photo credit: mirjoran)
Warmists have even more bad news:
A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in ancient Roman times and the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming.
Increasingly, scientists are looking away from human causes and looking at solar activity and natural climate variability for explanations of why the planet warms and cools.
Even worse, the solar activity cycle is at a low not seen in over a century; Egyptians are seeing (and experiencing) snow for the first time in their lives, while across America there are many folks who'd be happy to tell you what they think about that "scientific concensus" on the subject of "man-made global warming" - if they could stop shoveling long enough to do so. Even AlGore's shut up, for the moment.
We've discussed the importance of solar activity on planetary climate many times here, over the years, and it's entirely unsurprising that we're seeing the effects of that lower level of activity today; it's been known for some time that the warming stopped in 1998. And the Farmer's Almanac came out predicting that this year was going to be bitterly cold across the USA - months ago. But then, they've never been big on that whole "scientific concensus" thing; they're just usually right.