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If Global Warming Hoax Were Debunked, Where Does That Leave Democrats and Other Alarmists?

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EIRNS—This useful question was posed by The Heartland Institute’s Justin Haskins and H. Sterling Burnet in an Oct. 23 article in American Thinker, which states that “a growing number of scientists” say that the much-publicized climate models predicting steadily increasing global temperatures due to human CO2 emissions are wrong. Instead, they say, the Earth could soon face something “even more dire: global cooling.”

The authors cite Valentina Zharkova, an astrophysicist at Northumbria University in the U.K., whose team of researchers say that based on mathematical models of the Sun’s magnetic activity, it’s likely Earth will experience decreasing magnetic waves over a 33-year period beginning in 2021. Moreover, researchers at the Physical Meteorological Observatory Davos, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, and the University of Bern published a model projecting a cooling period “in 50 or 100 years’ time.”

Total solar irradiance (shown in color) over the past three solar cycles since 1978 adjusted to a ground-based cryogenic instrument funded by NASA in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Image Credit: Greg Kopp, LASP, University of Colorado / NASA

Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, listed on the NoTricksZone website, include similar projections, arguing that solar activity and solar cycles significantly influence global climate change on decadal, centennial, and millennial time scales. Some of these papers, the authors explain, “even argue that solar activity is often the dominant factor driving climate change.” Reduced solar magnetic activity “has previously been linked to historically-cool periods in Earth’s history,” some studies elaborate.

The authors observe that if defenders of the argument that CO2 emissions are driving climate change, are wrong, and lower solar activity does have a cooling effect on the climate,

“the results could prove disastrous for climate-change crusaders in the Democratic Party, the United Nations, and elsewhere who desperately want to impose restrictions, punishments or both, on CO2 emitters—which, it’s worth remembering, includes everyone in the world, including you.”

A cooling effect would completely undermine “virtually every single climate model predicting steady warming over the next century,” and would highlight

“just how flawed mainstream climate science has become. After all, if climate alarmists can’t accurately predict a 33-year cooling period based on solar activity, why should we trust them to predict global temperature 100 years in the future?”

Unfortunately, the authors ignore the zero population growth intentions of the manmade climate hoax, as EIR demonstrated in its 2015 special report “ ‘Global Warming’ Scare Is Population Reduction, Not Science.”