Friday, August 12, 2016

Science In Action

For John, BLUFThe fuzzy line between science and religion.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I love the play on words in the headline.

The source is The Daily Caller and the author is Michael Bastasch.

Here is the first part of the article:

Professor Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University is being attacked by climate change proponents for publishing research suggesting there could be a 35-year period of low solar activity that could usher in an “ice age.”

Zharkova and her team of researchers released a study on sunspot modeling, finding that solar activity could fall to levels not seen since the so-called “Little Ice Age” of the 1600s. Zharkova’s conclusions may have huge implications for global temperature modeling, but her analysis is not accepted by some climate scientists.

“Some of them were welcoming and discussing. But some of them were quite — I would say — pushy,” she told The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) in an interview on her solar study.

In fact, Zharkova said some scientists even tried to have her research suppressed.

“They were trying to actually silence us,” she said. “Some of them contacted the Royal Astronomical Society, demanding, behind our back, that they withdraw our press release.”

Actually, I am not looking forward to a mini-Ice Age, but if it is coming someone should be examining the implications, not sitting around denying the possibility.  The various science budgets should be big enough to allow a study of the options.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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