Global Boring

Heard on ABC Newsradio’s Star Stuff last night: The sun is currently in a period of high activity - in fact, its most active period for the last thousand years. The record of solar activity has been extended to 1,000 years after analysis of chemicals in ice cores, and it’s been found that solar activity correlates strongly with the global temperature - although the amount of warming that the sun contributes isn’t yet known. A significant part of the current bout of global warming is now being attributed to increased solar activity, rather than human activity. (Good source: BBC News) Now, will this make those people screeching about fossil fuels and global warming realise that there are more important problems in this world than the environment?