The first comes from the Washington Examiner and addresses the impact of a reduction in the number of solar spots on the sun. Specifically, it looks at the potential for a period of global cooling and how such evidence should lead the EPA to maintain current emission standards.
The second article is about NASA's satellites' data indicating that far more heat is allowed to escape the earth's atmosphere then previously believed. Why is this important? Because global warming alarmists have long relied on computer models to predict the effects of warming. These models were constructed on a theory that carbon dioxide emissions building up in the atmosphere would trap heat and result in warmer temperatures.
The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA's ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.I added the emphasis to the last sentence of the quote. Sadly, the fact that these two articles have not seen wider publication and reference is all too evident that the media has a close-minded approach to the issue.
In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth's atmosphere and preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth's atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a "huge discrepancy" between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.