The Sun encompasses planet Earth, supplies the heat that warms it, and even shakes it. The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumed that solar influence on Earth's climate is limited to changes in solar irradiance and adopted the consensus opinion of a hydrogen-filled Sun - the Standard Solar Model (SSM). They did not consider the alternative solar model and instead adopted another consensus opinion: Anthropogenic greenhouse gases play a dominant role in climate change. The SSM fails to explain the solar wind, solar cycles, and the empirical link of solar surface activity with Earth's changing climate. The alternative solar model-molded from an embarrassingly large number of unexpected observations that space-age measurements revealed since 1959-explains not only these puzzles but also how closely linked interactions between the Sun and its planets and other celestial bodies induce turbulent cycles of secondary solar characteristics that significantly affect Earth's climate.
O. Manuel, "Earth's Heat Source -- The Sun," Energy and Environment, vol. 20, pp. 131-144, Multi-Science Publishing, Jan 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/095830509787689178
Keywords and Phrases
Core of Sun; Earth's Climate; Earth-Sun Connection; IPCC Policies; IPCC Procedures; Mass Fractionation; Origin of Solar System; Solar Composition; Solar Density; Solar Inertial Motion; Solar Interior; Solar Luminosity; Solar Orbit; Astronomy; Climatology; Earth (Planet); Flight Dynamics; Global Warming; Greenhouse Gases; Hydrogen; Luminance; Solar Equipment; Solar Wind; Sun; Trajectories; Solar Power Generation; climate Change; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Radiative Forcing; Solar Activity; Solar Cycle; Solar Wind
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