Anthropogenic carbon dioxide has caused kidney stones, obesity of Filipinos, and lower IQ (Today, global warming causes… ). But this latest outrage is surely the last straw.
Earthquakes? Tidal waves? (also frequently caused by carbon dioxide). Insignificant, compared to putting the Sun to sleep! Anthony Watts has the story, Sun in deep slumber: 10.7 solar flux hits record low value. Maybe this CO2 stuff is just as dangerous as Al Gore and James Hansen swear it must be.
If the Sun’s magnetic activity shuts down for a prolonged interval (and note that the 10.7cm flux is a measure of that activity), Earth’s essential Solar protection from high energy cosmic rays will be marginally diminished. Those high energy cosmic rays, free to penetrate the solar system and Earth’s lower atmosphere, will more often cause electron showers and increased low cloud formation. The increased low clouds will reflect more of the Sun’s energy, raising the albedo of Earth, and dropping the temperature. A few degrees is all it will take; and Al Gore’s tragic prophecy of Global Cooling will become reality. Growing seasons will be shorter, food quantity and variety will be drastically diminished, just when, on a colder Earth, humans will need more food; more calories in their diets. Just like in 1650 AD; and just like in 1825 AD.
You think expensive gasoline is a problem.
Sunspots are also a measure of solar activity. And we have had no sunspots in the last 24 days, when cycle 24 should have been going strong, for long! We haven’t seen a cycle 24 spot in 73 days (ICECAP, William Briggs, June 15, 2008).
Carbon dioxide is bad stuff, indeed. So be sure not to emit any carbon dioxide. And be ashamed, very ashamed, of the damage to the Universe, and to the Sun, caused by you.