The sun is known to be the main driver of all weather and climate.And, although that political body, the InterGOVERNMENTAL Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) cannot investigate the Sun as a contributor to Climate Change (They are restricted to looking at man's influence on the climate) recently even a deluded supporter of the alarmist's position asked me:
However did you find out that the Sun contributes energy to the thermal budget of the Earth? (Grammar, punctuation etc corrected for the sensible readers of this blog.)Hety Mr Deluded. I knew it all along. It was your side of the debate who tried to negate the Sun's influence.
Back to Mr Street's Article:
Of solar cycles, Wikipedia says:With 99.86% of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of violent fire in the sky, has recently gone quiet in what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century. Weak solar cycles have been associated with very benign “space weather” that can cause a “Little Ice Age.”
The solar cycle (or solar magnetic activity cycle) is the periodic change in the Sun's activity (including changes in the levels of solar radiation and ejection of solar material) and appearance (visible in changes in the number of sunspots, flares, and other visible manifestations). Solar cycles have an average duration of about 11 years.So, if solar cycles have an average duration of about 11 years,