Thursday, February 10, 2005
NASA reported recently that 2004 was the 4th warmest year on record since the late 1800's. 1998, 2002 and 2003 were warmer. NASA has also reported recently that the Sun's activity was at at 8,000 year high between 1998 and 2002 and is now somewhat declining. In fact, the Sun's activity has been higher than normal for the last 70 years, or so. The fact that Sunspot activity was almost non-existent during the "little ice age" and Sunspot activity is large during this period of global warming leads many people to believe the gigantic ball of fusion-fired gas hanging in space just eight light minutes from Earth may have a larger impact on our climate than does burning fossil fuels.