The Hockey Schtick points to a new paper that finds a large increase in sunshine over the last 26 years.
“According to the authors, “the average increase of [surface solar radiation] from 1982 to 2008 is estimated to be 0.87 W m−2 per decade,” which equates to 2.26 W m-2 over the 26 year period. By way of comparison, this forcing was 12.5 times greater than the surface forcing alleged by the IPCC from increased CO2 over the same period.
The abstract is here. The paper is here.
“since the late 1980′s Rs has brightened over Europe due to decreases in aerosols but dimmed over China due to their increases. We found that variation of cloud cover determines Rs at a monthly scale but that aerosols determine the variability of Rs at a decadal time scale, in particular, over Europe and China.”
The warming since 1980 was caused by clean air legislation in the the US, UK and Europe.
Not by CO2.
I have posted several articles on this theme here , here and here.
“Controversial shock jock Alan Jones has been ordered to undergo “factual accuracy” training, and to use fact-checkers, in another damaging blow to his credibility.”
“Regulators ruled that Jones breached broadcast rules by claiming Australians contributed just ”1 per cent of .001 per cent of carbon dioxide in the air.”
Aside from the scary fascist activites of the AGW crowd, keep this in mind:
Since the earth has not warmed for 16 years arguing about CO2 is misdirection. It doesn’t cause warming of any significance.
What did cause warming from 1980 to 1998 was in fact clean air legislation around the world.
The amount of SO2 produced by humans dropped by 1 Pinatubo volcanoes worth.
Once China’s coal burning got going, SO2 started to rise again and warming stopped.
The big lie is that exporting coal causes warming when in fact the exported coal cools the earth when it is burned.