Robert Kaufmann, a professor at Boston University, said he was motivated to conduct the study after a sceptic confronted him, telling him he had seen that temperatures had not risen over the decade.So, that darned coal that emits CO2 which, according to the Fraud, the falsified hypothesis, causes uncontrollable global warming is also emitting sulphur which cancels out the so-called damage of the coal. That's a real travesty, Kevin, because the sulphur is real pollution.
"Nothing that I had read that other people have done gave me a quick answer to explain that seeming contradiction, because I knew that carbon dioxide concentrations have risen," Professor Kaufmann said.
The US-Finnish study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, named a culprit -- coal. The burning of coal jumped in the past decade, particularly in China. Coal emits sulfur, which stops the sun's rays from reaching the Earth.
UPDATE: Kaufmann report found to be "clown science." HERE
Also see - (2011), Major influence of tropical volcanic eruptions on the stratospheric aerosol layer during the last decade, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L12807, doi:10.1029/2011GL047563. (Here)
Latterly reported by WUWT
"New NASA paper contradicts Kaufmann et al saying it’s volcanoes, not China coal"++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UK Journalist Christopher Booker puts it this way:
But hang on a moment. Aren't these new climate scaremongers the very same people who only a few years back were telling us that the planet was in danger of being fried to a crisp by runaway global warming?
And wasn't it on their say so that the world's politicians, led by our own here in Britain, were committing us to spending hundreds of billions of pounds to save the planet from the catastrophic warming caused by those same evil power stations?
The question this extraordinary turn of events raises is whether any of these supposed experts actually have the faintest idea what they are talking about.
But perhaps the most bizarre thing about this latest twist in the ongoing climate scare story is the way it takes us precisely back to where it all started 40 years ago.
All of us today have become so accustomed to the notion of global warming that it is hard to believe that in the Seventies, U.S. scientists began to warn us the world was heading for a cooling so severe it might even herald a new ice age.