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P. Edward Murray
2006-Feb-18, 02:12 AM
Yes, I know that we are approaching Solar Minimum but is there any evidence to the claim that an increase in Solar Constant might be a reason because of Global Warming...I doubt it but I wanted to ask folks here anyway.

Thanks,

Ed

Duane
2006-Feb-22, 08:49 AM
I've moved this to the appropriate forum.

ArgoNavis
2006-Feb-22, 11:13 AM
which is?

Fram
2006-Feb-22, 12:51 PM
Solar activity as a whole is in part responsible for the current global warming. Estimates range between one third and half of the temperature rise of the last century attributable to the changing solar activity, IIRC. This has been discussed (among other things) in a few of the Global Warming threads in the General Science section.