The scariest thing I know
… is this diagram. It’s from probably the best climate blog I’ve ever read, and while there’s no question of the author’s own opinions it’s very well researched throughout. While I’ve claimed the sun to be the culprit behind not only most other climate shifts in history, but also the latest slight warming (that stopped in 1998!), it’s from reading Watt’s entries I’ve become more than sure.
However, the alarming signs that we might be looking at a global freeze – soon – instead of some nice warming is terrifying. Cold is a lot worse than warmth for human society – something Bjorn Lomborg has laid out nicely in his latest book.
Something .. switched off?
(Oh, btw. We’re also looking at a really quiet sun – sunspot wise – and the last time the sun was really really quiet the Thames in London froze over … )
edit: This entry has been updated with a later graph since first published