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Old 01-31-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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NASA - Earth's Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity

A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity -- not changes in solar activity -- are the primary force driving global warming.

The study offers an updated calculation of the Earth's energy imbalance, the difference between the amount of solar energy absorbed by Earth's surface and the amount returned to space as heat. The researchers' calculations show that, despite unusually low solar activity between 2005 and 2010, the planet continued to absorb more energy than it returned to space.

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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“if other climate forcings are fixed”… But climate ‘forcings’ are not fixed, they’re changing all the time. So his claim fails on a fundamental point.

Likely this results from his addiction to models with similarly bad assumptions.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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“if other climate forcings are fixed”… But climate ‘forcings’ are not fixed, they’re changing all the time. So his claim fails on a fundamental point.

Likely this results from his addiction to models with similarly bad assumptions.
Except that nowhere in that article does the phrase "if other climate forcings are fixed" appear. So likely, your argument is made up (or copied from 'Wattsupwiththat').
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