View Full Version : Russian scientists challenge UK climate expert

Captain Kidd
2005-Aug-19, 06:10 PM
Two climate change sceptics, who believe the dangers of global warming are overstated, have put their money where their mouth is and bet $10,000 that the planet will cool over the next decade.

The Russian solar physicists Galina Mashnich and Vladimir Bashkirtsev have agreed the wager with a British climate expert, James Annan.
[source (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1552092,00.html)]

They say that global temperatures are linked more to the sun's cycle [i.e. number and size of sunspots] and as the sun is expected to enter a less active cycle soon, they're laying bets the earth will likewise cool.

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2005-Aug-19, 07:12 PM
it is well known that the average energy received by the earth from the sun varies a percent or two... i can't understand why this is never considered to be significant.

if the russians are right, michael mann and company will blame it on global warming.