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Sun not a cause of global warming

Posted by Olive Heffernan on behalf of Quirin Schiermeier The sun, despite claims to the contrary, is not a factor in recent climate change. Nature had a news article last week about a paper – and the reactions to it – by Mike Lockwood and Claus Froehlich. Their comprehensive (and conclusive) (re)-analysis of solar trends concludes that the sum of natural changes in solar activity since 1985 would have cooled our climate, were it not for the strong warming effect of increased greenhouse gas concentrations. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, went online yesterday and have 


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