She faces the wrath of the disciples of The Church of Global Warming for this, but astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas has actually said it – the sun is responsible for global warming:
“Some people argue solar influence is large; some argue it is small. I’m somewhere in the middle,” she said during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
Her research goes back to time periods when the amount of carbon emission was small enough that it wasn’t a major player.
“If you go back far enough you eliminate some of your variables,” she said. “I’ve always been interested with the changes of the sun and how they impact the earth. I decided to look at a narrower time scale this time.”
Baliunas asserts that increases and decreases in solar output led to historically warmer and cooler periods.
She went on to say that climate change and the fear associated with it and the alarmists is not a new phenomenon:
She also said civilizations have always looked for the cause of climate changes.
In 16th and 17th century Europe, thousands were executed for what was called “weather cooking,” where religious and political institutions blamed witches – mostly women – for poor growing periods or storms.
I’m sure there are a few scientists who feel they have been burned for disagreeing with Church dogma.
Here’s to the courage of another to speak against the “consensus.”
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Hat Tip: American Thinker Blog