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Scientist cites Mars melt as proof that global warming is solar, not man-made

May 09, 2007 02:33 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
A Russian scientist asserts that global warming is caused by solar changes and points to melting ice caps on Mars as support of his controversial theory, despite most scientists having attributed global warming to human pollution

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According to a recent report by Habibullo Abdussamatov, a Russian astronomist, global warming is not due to human related activities, but rather is from solar changes.  He supports his claim with evidence that Mar's ice caps are melting.

In a study published by the National Center for Policy Analysis, authors S. Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, also place emphasis on factors beside human pollution as the cause of global warming and assert global warming is part of a 1,500 year cycle in which the Earth naturally heats and cools itself.

Dr. David Archer, a chemist from the University of Chicago, refutes the claim that global warming is part of a the earth's natural cycle or solar changes and provides a counterpoint with scientific evidence for every point that Avery and Singer have made.

According to National Geographic, over the last century the average temperature has climbed about 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.6 of a degree Celsius) around the world and as a result the Artic sea ice area of the Artic ice, which serves as the world's "air conditioner," has shrunk by 9 percent per decade since 1978.

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