The Story Behind That 2007 Paper


By Paul Homewood


As I mentioned yesterday, Dr Mike Lockwood wrote a paper back in 2007 which claimed that changes in solar radiation had no impact on recent global warming.

What is intriguing is that six years later, in 2013, he seems to have totally changed his mind, as the BBC meteorologist, Paul Hudson, related at the time:

It’s known by climatologists as the ‘Little Ice Age’, a period in the 1600s when harsh winters across the UK and Europe were often severe.

The severe cold went hand in hand with an exceptionally inactive sun, and was called the Maunder solar minimum.

Now a leading scientist from Reading University has told me that the current rate of decline in solar activity is such that there’s a real risk of seeing a return of such conditions.

I’ve been to see Professor Mike Lockwood to take a look at the work…

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